Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta
Hello beautiful souls!
I am back with my next article and I hope this will help you embrace Mercury retrograde a bit better, and not blame the poor planet for the entire crisis we go through during this period!
Let us first understand what is Mercury Retrograde?
Every three to four months in a year, the mercury goes into retrograde, it is said that Mercury moves in an opposite direction to Mother Earth, it lasts for about a month. All planets revolve around the sun from east to west direction, but during this period it is said that Mercury moves from west to east. The good news is the opposite direction movement is an illusion, it simply moves slower than earth during this time, but it does have effect on humanity in general! Not all bad of course! Those who follow astrology keenly, they do vouch that movement in planets does affect all areas of our lives, and the mighty Mercury is the planet for communication, travel, and learning.
Instead of blaming Mercury for everything that goes wrong in our lives, let’s thank the planet for the much-needed break we need in this global village. Where everyone is so busy working and making a living, people have forgotten how to live! Also from my personal experience, I can surely say that Mercury will only affect those areas in our life, where we need a break or re-evaluate some decisions.
My mobile always starts giving issues as soon as the shadow phase of Mercury Retrograde starts (2 weeks prior to the phenomenon), it is a welcome break from all the typing and chatting! I spend more time with my family.
I also have experienced that Mercury brings out the Achilles’ heel of the relations to the surface so people can work on it or breaks the relation which does not serve us any purpose. The new job offer letter has not reached yet! Blame the retrograde. Oh no! Don’t! Mercury is just saving you from cleaning the mess of another person. The company and you (in your current workplace) have to tie some loose ends before you jump into your new mission.
The new job offer letter has not reached yet! Blame the retrograde. Oh no! Don’t! Mercury is just saving you from cleaning the mess of another person. The company and you (in your current workplace) have to tie some loose ends before you jump into your new mission.
Mercury just makes you more cautious about your everyday things that we take for granted! Money, health, relationships, the list is endless. We become careful and how is that wrong in any way????
People from your past comes into your life during this time, this is the best time to clear your karma with that person, so that you can truly move on! (Dynamics of the relation does not matter; it can be romantic or platonic).
Here are some tips for you to sail through this “turbulent period”
- Practice Ho’oponopono with the planet Mercury.
- Give Reiki to Mercury.
- Thank the planet for bringing the problems out on the surface so that you can work on them.
- Release, release, release as much as you can!! Make hay while the sun shines!
- Wear Yellow on Wednesdays and offer yellow flowers to Mercury.
The next dates for Mercury retrograde for the next few years are:
2019: March 5 – 28, July 7–31, Oct. 31 – Nov. 20
2020: Feb. 18 – March 9, June 17 – July 12, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
2021: Jan. 30 – Feb. 20, May 29 – June 22, Sept. 27 – Oct. 18
You cannot stop living because it’s retrograde, you just will be more cautious and use this time to re-evaluate your actions and re-organise yourself for the future. Don’t blame the planet if your leech partner leaves and goes or if the cell phone that has to be repaired for months now, goes for a toss! Thank it and move on.
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A lecturer by profession, teaching undergraduate students Mathematics, Statistics, Research Methodology and Business Communication, Sunetra Dasgupta is also Reiki Teacher & Healer. She strongly believes that Reiki came to her rescue in difficult phases of life, helping her to cope and transform. Sunetra is currently affiliated to Alohahappiness - an MNC specializing in various healing services, remedial products, Vaastu, Numerology, Astrology and Past Life Regression to name a few. At Alohahappiness, she is an active Guide, Healer and Teacher regularly taking up cases for healing and courses for teaching. She has channelled Gajanan Vinayak Reiki, and heals with and teaches Traditional (Usui) Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Karuna Reiki®, Soulmate Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Wagle Reiki, Angel Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Lavender Flame Reiki, 30 more types of Reiki, Magnified Healing, DLA, Akashic Records, Access Consciousness, Aura Brushing, Cord Removal, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading, Runes, Tasseography, Violet Flame, Herbs and Oils, Candle Magick, Signature Analysis, Vastu, Numerology, Feng Shui, Bach Flower, I Ching, Fairy Ring, LOA, Diceology, Lithomancy, Hydromancy. She is also an Angel whisperer. She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” which can be bought from Pothi.com.
She lives in India and can be contacted via Alohahappiness official page facebook.com/alohahappiness. Her personal Pages are facebook.com/soniele.daniel.