Mercury retrograde occurs three or four times per year. Of course it is not really moving in a backward orbit, but from our earthly perspective, it appears that way. The Winged God, Mercury, rules communication, travel, the internet and all electronic gadgets. During a Mercury Retrograde we can expect travel delays, miscommunications, missed communications, computer snafus and crashes, appliances breaking, appointment cancellations and problems with our automobiles. It is very important during a Mercury Retrograde to be very succinct with your communication, especially those centered around your relationships. And yes, even soulmate relationships.
How Mercury Affects Communication
Mercury rules communication. Communication can be difficult in soulmate relationships even when Mercury is traveling in its normal planetary motion. With a retrograde Mercury, communication can come to a standstill. There are missed communications because cellphones, home phones, email systems, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter will have more technology snafus. Text messages never arrive. Email systems go down. The probability of communication going awry is significantly increased during these three weeks.
Even without the technological breakdowns, interpersonal communication is still very challenging. When we are living under the influence of a Mercury retrograde, our energy moves inward. It is a good time for communicating on the inner plains. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations are also heightened during these periods. You may say one thing to someone but they will likely misunderstand you or miss your intent all together.
Surviving Mercury Retrograde with Your Soulmate
All relationships require communication so Mercury Retrograde can be tough on relationships. It is not the time to expect great communication from your soulmate. And when that communication does come, misunderstandings and misinterpretations can create conflicts. Before you overreact to something in a text message, take a few moments to really think about what the message says before responding. Be sure to slow down as well. Rapid fire texts back to your soulmate will only increase combative energies.
It will be better to communicate in person with your soulmate as much as possible. Text messages and emails can be misinterpreted as there is no voice inflection. You may something completely innocent in a text message to your soulmate only to have them blow it completely out of proportion.
It’s also important not to assume anything during a Mercury Retrograde. If you have set plans to go on a date or attend an event with your soulmate, make sure you double-check the time and date of reservations or tickets. This is something you will want to do with the venue as well as with your soulmate.
Mercury Retrograde is a great time to review situations in your lives. It is a great time for communicating within, so it’s perfect for meditation practice. If your soulmate is trying to assess, reassess, restructure, rethink or redo some portion of their life, allowing them the time and space to do that will help your relationship. If you find your soulmate pulling back from you during this time try not to panic. Mercury is causing it. This does not mean your soulmate is losing interest in you, they just need a time out.
Mercury Retrograde is not the best time to make major purchases or big decisions. For example, if your soulmate asks you to move in with them during a retrograde, it’s probably wise to wait until after the retrograde is over before making any plans. Often times, decisions made during a retrograde Mercury can be reversed once he starts moving forward again.
Soulmates have often reunited during a Mercury Retrograde. You may find yourself suddenly having a lot of thoughts about a past soulmate relationship, then suddenly out of the blue they contact you. If you have broken up with someone who still tugs at your heartstrings, the opportunity for them returning are greatly increased during these Mercury retrograde periods.
On a positive note, breakups occurring under a retrograde Mercury are not always permanent. When the illusion of the backward planet dissipates, some soulmates will reunite. So, if you and your romantic partner have exploded into major argument and ended the relationship, chances are you will get back together.
Mercury Retrograde can be challenging especially when it comes to soulmate relationships. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can allow you move more effortlessly through these periods and get safely to the other side, with your sanity and relationship intact.