Peace be with you my friends! I've decided to blog a bit about an astrological phenomenon called Mercury Retrograde, which has just recently finished. Firstly, I would like to make clear that astrology is not a major element in Voodoo and spiritual workings in this tradition may be undertaken regardless of lunar and planetary phases. However, on a personal level I have experienced time and time again the effects of Mercury Retrograde and I have noticed similar effects in the lives of clients for whom I read, therefore I've decided to briefly discuss the effects of this astrological phenomenon and what we may do to combat and minimize them.
Mercury Retrograde, an astrological phenomenon!
Three or four times a year the planet Mercury slows in its orbit and appears to move backwards in reference to other planets moving through the solar system. This lasts about three to fours weeks. Since Mercury has dominion over communication and technology, it is not uncommon or computers to crash, cell phones to drops calls, e-mails to not be received correctly and communication between partners in relationships to be less than ideal. This is especially true in situations where tension and distance already exist. Also, I have noticed that the energy emitted during spell work can take longer to go into effect during these retrogrades periods. On a personal note, I have crashed at least four different computers during the retrograde phase, so I know how frustrating these periods can be!
Now that we understand a bit about this phenomenon and the effects it brings, I would like to share a few methods and techniques I’ve created to offset and even turn in our favor the effects of Mercury Retrograde. First, it’s important to be vigilant as to the date when Mercury goes retrograde, which can be found on any astrological website. When this occurs, I advise people to take a bath in some salt water to neutralize any irregular energies that may be attracted to one’s person as to go into the retrograde period spiritually clean. Then I would advise you to burn a 7 day Uncrossing or Road Opening candle which can easily be bought online or at any Botanica. Burning the candle will lessen the effects of the retrograde and actually make it work to your benefit to expose things that you need to work on to improve the overall quality of your life. Also, it’s advisable not to enter into any business deal, get married, buy a home, sign a contract or make any other major life altering decisions during these retrograde periods. In short, it is advisable to work on projects that you already have in place rather than embark on new undertakings.
I hope you have enjoyed learning about this interesting aspect of astrology. If you have any further questions or would like inquire about any of my services, please do not hesitate to contact me. Until next time I wish you peace, happiness and the sweetest of blessings.