Mercury retrograde is a well-known astrological phenomenon that occurs three times a year, when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward in its orbit. It’s associated with disruptions and challenges in communication, technology, and travel, and can be a time of frustration and confusion for many people. However, in spirituality and witchcraft, there are various techniques that can help us navigate through Mercury retrograde with greater ease and grace.
The shadow phases of Mercury retrograde refer to the period of time before and after the actual retrograde period when Mercury appears to be moving backward in its orbit. During the pre-retrograde shadow phase, which lasts about two weeks, Mercury begins to slow down in its orbit, and we may start to feel the effects of Mercury retrograde before it officially begins.
During the post-retrograde shadow phase, which also lasts about two weeks, Mercury begins to pick up speed again, and we may need to deal with the aftermath of any miscommunications or misunderstandings that occurred during the retrograde period.
Here are some spiritual techniques that can help us navigate through Mercury Retrograde and its shadow phases:
Mercury retrograde and its shadow phases can be challenging, but with the right spiritual techniques in witchcraft, we can navigate through this time with greater ease and grace. By focusing on clear communication, protection, cleansing and clearing, and grounding and centering, we can prepare ourselves energetically and emotionally for any challenges that may arise during Mercury retrograde. Remember, this is a time to slow down, reflect, and reconnect with ourselves and our spiritual practices, so embrace the opportunity to deepen your connection with the divine and trust that everything will unfold as it should.