Mercury Retrograde: Effects on Relationships & How to Harness Its Energy
Daisy Foss, International Healer, sheds light on the effects of Mercury retrograde on our romantic relationships and how to harness its energy.
Between May 29th and June 22nd Mercury will be in retrograde, where it appears to be moving backwards from our position on Earth. According to Arcadian, in-house expert from PsychicWorld.com, Mercury retrograde in Gemini “is an opportunity the Universe gives us to slowdown and re-think, a time to change reoccurring life cycles and re-conceptualise our relationships.”
Mercury Retrograde Effect On Relationships
This upcoming retrograde will occur under Mercury’s ruling sign of Gemini, intensifying any desires for freedom or to explore. This causes potential for huge relationship challenges such as cheating, betrayal or loss of intimacy. As this planet appears to retreat, it may feel like it’s all going wrong in your love life, as you bring up issues and arguments from the past. Communication is key and with Mercury, the planet of communication, seemingly backtracking, you have to work extra hard! Focus on making your relationship stronger by talking, being honest and openhearted.
Due to the intense Gemini energy during these two weeks, it is hard to make rational decisions and easy to misinterpret signals. As a result, it is not advised to start a relationship in retrograde, especially reverting to ex partners or friends you haven’t seen in a while. This is common as we can sometimes yearn for the past during this time, however the grass is not always greener! Focus on the romantic and platonic relationships you already have as all are open for a retrograde upgrade, be loving and patient with your loved ones during this time.
How To Harness The Energy Of Mercury Retrograde
The energy of Gemini is very flirty, romantic and clever, always seeing two sides to everything, however, combined with the broken cycle of its ruling planet in retrograde, these two weeks can be emotionally chaotic. The crystal Amazonite is particularly potent during this time due to the strong Gemini energy whilst transitioning into June. Through balancing masculine and feminine energies, Amazonite helps you to see both sides of any personal or interpersonal problems which is vital during this time of strained communication. Try warming up an Amazonite crystal by a radiator or candle to expel this calming and neutralising energy