Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide for Soulmate Relationships

Mercury retrograde occurs three or four times per year.

Of course it’s 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 experience travel delays, miscommunications, missed communications and computer problems. We will also see appliances breaking, appointment cancellations and problems with automobiles.

So it’s crucial during a Mercury Retrograde to be clear with all communication. This is especially important for communication with loved ones, especially soulmate relationships.


Mercury rules communication. Communication can be difficult in soulmate relationships even when Mercury is traveling in it’s normal planetary motion. With a retrograde Mercury, communication can come to a standstill.

There are communication problems because cell phones, the Internet and social media platforms will have technology snafus. Text messages never arrive. Email systems go down. The probability of communication going awry increases significantly during this three week period.

Even without the technology breakdowns, interpersonal communication can be challenging. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations are also heightened during these periods. You may say one thing to someone but they will likely misunderstand you. They may even miss your intent all together.


All relationships require communication, so Mercury Retrograde can be tough on relationships. This is not the time to expect great communication from your soulmate. When that communication does come, misunderstandings and misinterpretations can create conflicts.

So 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 and forth 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, only to have them blow it completely out of proportion.

Soulmate Guide to Surviving Mercury Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

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.


When we’re living under the influence of a Mercury retrograde, our energy moves inward. This is a good time for communicating on the inner plains.

It’s the perfect time to review situations in our lives. It’s also a great time for communicating within, like improving your meditation practice.

If your soulmate is trying to assess, 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 wise to wait until it’s over before making any plans. Often times, decisions made during a retrograde Mercury can reverse once it starts moving forward again.


Soulmates often reunite 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.

So if you’ve broken up with someone who still tugs at your heartstrings, the opportunity for them returning are increased during Mercury retrograde periods.

On a positive note, separations 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 partner explode into a major argument and end 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, will allow you move more effortlessly through these periods. This will ensure you get safely to the other side, with your sanity and relationship intact.

Originally posted on 2018-03-28 @ 11:53 pm

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