As we enter the upcoming Mercury retrograde period, be prepared for heightened intensity due to its unique placement between two powerful eclipses.

Sandwiched between the recent lunar eclipse and the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th, this retrograde cycle is expected to amplify the usual challenges associated with Mercury's backward motion. Communication breakdowns, technological glitches, and misunderstandings may be more pronounced during this time, urging us to proceed with caution and mindfulness in our interactions and decisions. However, amidst the chaos, there lies an opportunity for profound reflection, inner work, and transformation.

By embracing the lessons and insights that emerge during this potent cosmic alignment, we can navigate this period with grace and emerge stronger on the other side.

Continue reading to find out what to do and what not to do during the Mercury Retrograde as well as a Ritual to help you harness the power. 

Here's some things to do during a Mercury retrograde:

During a Mercury retrograde, it's a good time to slow down, reflect, and focus on activities that involve revisiting, reorganizing, and reconsidering aspects of life due to the perceived effects of communication and technology disruptions.

Reflect on Past Choices: Use this time to reflect on past decisions and their outcomes. Consider what you've learned and how you can apply it moving forward.

Reconnect with Old Friends: Reach out to old friends or acquaintances you've lost touch with. Mercury retrograde can be a good time for rekindling connections.

Revisit Unfinished Projects: Take the opportunity to revisit projects you've put on hold or left unfinished. This is a good time to tie up loose ends.

Review Contracts and Agreements: If you need to sign any contracts or agreements, review them carefully. Mercury retrograde is associated with communication mishaps, so it's important to be extra diligent.

Reorganize Your Space: Use this time to declutter and reorganize your living or work space. Clearing out physical clutter can help clear mental clutter as well.

Revise Plans and Goals: Review your goals and plans for the future. Determine if any adjustments or revisions are needed to stay on track.

Renew Your Mind and Body: Focus on self-care activities such as meditation, yoga, or journaling. Mercury retrograde can be a stressful time for some, so it's important to prioritize mental and physical well-being.

Reassess Communication: Be mindful of your communication with others. Double-check emails, texts, and other forms of communication to avoid misunderstandings.

Revisit Learning: Take the opportunity to revisit topics or subjects you've been meaning to learn more about. Whether it's through reading, taking a course, or attending a workshop, use this time to expand your knowledge.

Rest and Relaxation: Embrace the slower pace of Mercury retrograde and take time to rest and recharge. Allow yourself to enjoy moments of solitude and quiet reflection.

While Mercury retrograde is often associated with challenges, it can also offer valuable opportunities for growth and self-reflection. Approach this time with patience, flexibility, and an open mind.

Here's some things you might consider avoiding during a Mercury retrograde:

During a Mercury retrograde, it's best to avoid certain activities that may be more prone to complications or misunderstandings due to the perceived effects on communication and technology.

Starting New Projects: Hold off on launching new projects or ventures until after the retrograde period. Initiating new endeavors during this time could lead to unexpected obstacles or setbacks.

Signing Important Contracts: Avoid signing important contracts or agreements if possible. Miscommunications or overlooked details may arise, leading to potential complications later on.

Making Major Purchases: Refrain from making significant purchases, especially high-value items like electronics or vehicles. There's a higher risk of encountering hidden defects or issues that may not be immediately apparent.

Scheduling Important Meetings or Interviews: Try to avoid scheduling crucial meetings, interviews, or presentations during Mercury retrograde. Communication breakdowns or misunderstandings could disrupt the flow of these interactions.

Starting Long-Distance Travel: If possible, postpone long-distance travel plans until after the retrograde period. Delays, cancellations, or logistical challenges may arise unexpectedly, causing frustration and inconvenience.

Relying Solely on Technology: Be cautious when relying solely on technology during Mercury retrograde. Backup important data, double-check appointments, and allow extra time for technological glitches or malfunctions.

Having Important Conversations: Hold off on having sensitive or crucial conversations until after Mercury retrograde. Misunderstandings or misinterpretations may occur, leading to unnecessary conflict or tension.

Ignoring Intuition: Pay attention to your intuition during Mercury retrograde. If something feels off or uncertain, trust your instincts and proceed with caution.

Blindly Following Plans: Remain flexible with your plans and expectations during this time. Unexpected changes or disruptions may require you to adapt quickly, so be prepared to pivot if necessary.

Overcommitting Yourself: Avoid overcommitting yourself during Mercury retrograde. Focus on completing existing tasks and obligations rather than taking on additional responsibilities that could overwhelm you.

While Mercury retrograde is often associated with communication and technology breakdowns, it's important to remember that it can also be a valuable period for reflection, reassessment, and course correction. By being mindful of potential pitfalls and exercising caution in your actions, you can navigate this period with greater ease and clarity.


Creating a metaphysical ritual for the Mercury retrograde period can help you harness the energy of this time for reflection, introspection, and spiritual growth. Here's a suggested ritual you can follow:

Intention: This ritual is designed to help you navigate the challenges of Mercury retrograde with grace and mindfulness, while also tapping into its potential for personal growth and transformation.

Materials Needed:

Candles (preferably in colors associated with communication and reflection, such as blue or silver)
Incense or sage for cleansing
Pen and paper
Crystals (such as clear quartz for clarity, amethyst for intuition, and aquamarine for communication)
A quiet, comfortable space where you won't be disturbed



Begin by cleansing your space with incense or sage, focusing on clearing any stagnant or negative energy.
Light your candles, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your ritual.

Setting Intentions:

Take a few moments to center yourself and set your intentions for the ritual. Reflect on what you hope to gain from this Mercury retrograde period, whether it's clarity, insight, or healing.
Write down your intentions on a piece of paper, focusing on positive affirmations and outcomes.

Meditation and Visualization:

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths, allowing yourself to relax and enter a meditative state.
Visualize a sphere of blue or silver light surrounding you, providing protection and clarity during the retrograde period.
Imagine yourself moving through this period with ease and grace, trusting in the process of reflection and renewal.

Crystal Grid Activation:

Arrange your crystals in a grid formation, placing them in a pattern that feels intuitively right to you.
As you place each crystal, infuse it with your intentions for the retrograde period, envisioning it amplifying the energy of reflection, communication, and transformation.

Journaling and Reflection:

Take your pen and paper and begin journaling about any insights or feelings that arise during the ritual.
Reflect on past experiences with Mercury retrograde, noting any patterns or lessons you've learned.
Write down any intentions or affirmations you wish to carry with you through this period of reflection and renewal.

Closing the Ritual:

Express gratitude for the insights and blessings you've received during the ritual.
Blow out the candles, symbolizing the end of the ritual and the beginning of a new phase of growth and transformation.

Carry your intentions with you throughout the Mercury retrograde period, trusting in the process and remaining open to the lessons it has to offer.

The most important aspect of any ritual is your intention and connection to the energy you're working with. Feel free to adapt this ritual to suit your own beliefs and practices, and always listen to your intuition as you move through the process.

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