The Mercury Retrograde

The Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

Hey guys,

Recently I received an interesting question about astrology from a Pretland subscriber.


Hey Jenny, I recently got into astrology because a friend of mine said that crystals and astrology were kind of connected.

I also read that there is something called the Mercury Retrograde that is happening right now.

I have no idea what it is about but was wondering if you could share more about it?


Wonderful question, my love.

Actually, I have been getting into astrology a lot as well over the past few months.

Because it is so interesting and kind of connected to crystals and spirituality as well.

Anyway, here are three key things you should know about the Mercury Retrograde from my own experience.

But first, let us understand what this whole thing is about in the first place.

According to astronomers, Mercury goes retrograde when it appears to move backward, but in reality, it is on its normal rotation. 

And when this happens, the result of this retrograde has some sort of impact on us on Earth.

So, let us proceed with an open mind.


  1. You should pick your battles and what’s worth arguing over.

When deciding what kind of arguments to get into, pick your battles wisely.

If a decision is going to affect your life negatively for more than three months, it’s worth discussing with involved parties. 

Prioritizing can be a really helpful exercise in determining if something is worth your time and energy.

True strength lies in staying calm, analyzing a situation fairly and then making a move. Sometimes, that move is simply to take a deep breath and surrender to the situation. 

Other times, you have to advocate for yourself. Trust that no one can do it better than you.

If you feel worried about confronting somebody about a problem because you know something is wrong.

See how long this problem has been going on between both of you and the relevant parties.

Assess the magnitude of the problem if it does not get resolved soon.

After analyzing all these factors, make the right decision and pick your battles wisely.

I know you can do it!


  1. You should wait on signing any contracts, major decisions, or declarations (of love and/or murder) of any type.

We all feel so much pressure to do things quickly and correctly—when really, we usually only get one or the other. 

If anyone is pressuring you to make a big decision—like getting married or buying a house or spending a lot of money on a material item.

Then they probably do not have your best interests in mind.

Today, we live in a fast-paced society where others have super high expectations of us at home and work.

We are expected by our boss to be the best and high-performing employee so we can make our companies as much money as possible.

We are expected to be a good spouse by always looking out for him/her and making sure his/her needs are always met.

I do not know if you feel that way, but I do feel that way sometimes and it’s unhealthy if it gets out of hand.

So, do not ever feel pressured when making big decisions in life.

Calm down, meditate with your crystals and then sit on it for a while before rushing to make that decision.

Because life is all about having as little regrets as possible right?


  1. You should be choosy with who you spend your time with.

Ok, I know what some of you are thinking.

And no, I am not telling you to alienate some of your friends and family.

Choose who you spend time within this world. 

Obviously, there is not much you can do about co-workers and certain family members. 

But! You can limit the time spent with those that make you feel stressed or less in any way.

During Mercury retrograde especially, it is important to protect your time and energy from emotional vampires.

Or those who always make use of others for their personal gains, (human leeches I call them)

But I really mean it when I say to stay away from them, especially the emotional vampires.

Negativity is a very dangerous virus; it spreads easily like wildfire in a forest.

The more time you spend with a negative emotional vampire, the more he/she will suck the life force out of you and you will not even realize it.

By the time he/she is done sucking everything from you, you are like a dried-up puddle of water that has already evaporated.

With no positive energy left in your emotional bank account.

And you will feel horrible, like really really horrible. (trust me, I have been through this)

It is not worth it.

If you have read up to this point and have already forgotten most about what I just said, it is ok.

You only need to remember the part about staying away from negative people as much as possible, even if they are close to you.

As I am writing this, I am also starting to do more self-reflection as well and train to become a more patient person, so I do not make the wrong moves.

Hope you enjoyed reading this interesting piece on the Mercury Retrograde.



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