2023 Mercury Retrograde Cycles of Reflection
As we look to our regular Mercury Retrograde (MRx) passages (which always occur about three times during any given year) we have additional timeframes to be acutely aware of due to other inner planet cycles of reflection that will intertwine along with them.
We enter 2023 under Mercury Retrograde that began 29 December 2022 at 24 degrees Capricorn, equally under MARS RETROGRADE, 30 October 2022 to 12 January 2023.
Understanding Mercury Retrograde and what it actually is meant to positively do for anyone is wise timing is everything wisdom to always take into consideration for our planning and scheduling needs. These recurring astrological cycles are mistakenly overly associated with fear and frustration, which absolutely is not the reaction we are ever meant to have with them.
“Mercury Retrograde is always first & foremost: A Cycle of Reflection.“~Sharita Star
Read that last statement again.
The only reasons Mercury Retrogrades “trip up” anyone is that:
ONE: most people are unaware it is in affect because they have never been introduced to the value of astrology, and naively choose to make initiations for intended long term success during them.
TWO: those who are aware of it are fooled into believing they should fear it every time is comes back around because they are simply misinformed.
If you know what not to do, and most importantly, what you absolutely can do under these reflective, recharging, reassessment and ultimate “time out” periods: you will always be in the energetic flow of Mastering Mercury Retrograde.
Before we get into when all of 2023’s cycle of reflection periods will urgently ask us to have the heads up in our calendars, let’s give you some astrological tips and tools to implement during any of them.
Why Are We Not Favored To Move Forward Under MRx?
Mercury is our Messenger planet from above that guides all communications, thinking, mentality, movement, electronics, transportation, travel, changes, perceptions, adaptability and all exchanges of information that occur down here below.
When in Retrograde -due to the backtracking energy that is cast off from Mercury- all of the matters it watches over do not function nor move forward optimally. Precisely why, anyone is well advised to utilize these periods of time for pause, redoing, and only focus upon reworking what already exists.
Human error is always highest under Mercury Retrograde than any other time of the year. Naturally, forward thinking and planting for future success under this time is equally not well supported.
Therefore, hold off on important decisions such as: starting a business, signing contracts, launching a product, getting married, buying a new car, engaging in any kind of new relationship, purchasing new technology, or buying a new home. None of these initiating actions will turn out well for the long-term, and if implemented under MRx, it is an astrological guarantee they are energetically tied up in faulty foundations that never have the genuine ability to sustain themselves for success.
What Are We Favored To Do With Success Under MRx?
Taking the first rule of thumb that Mercury Retrograde is a cycle of reflection, we are promised to flow with this reassessment time when we honor staying in this exact frame of mind. By only placing our attention upon what already exists, and choosing to wait and see about the future, our personal mastery of this cycle absolutely unfolds.
Getting out our “RE” vocabulary is one of the best ways we can discover ease and peace of mind.
Rerouting, reconnecting, reconsidering, recharging, resting, relaxing, reorganizing, researching, retreating, remembering, replanning, reframing, rescheduling, rekindling, repairing and replacing are all wonderful ways to reap the rewards of what this cycle of reflection is absolutely all about.
Mercury Retrograde is a marvelous time to work with: unfinished projects, revisiting existing creative outlets, reconnecting with old friends/former associates, reassessing existing business plans, practicing the pause, expecting rescheduling of plans, anticipating delays and set backs, having backup plans ready to go, replacing objects in need of repair (yet make sure these are done correctly), doing research, retreating away from the world, and above all, remembering to take a silent listen for oneself (extra meditation, journaling and yoga time please!).
Mercury Retrogrades & YOU!
For anyone’s individual experience, taking a look at your Personal Forecast is always extremely favored to know the precise and specific areas of your life that each one will be seeking your reflective focus within.
As everyone collectively experiences any and all MRx cycles, each one is energetically different from the last, making no two MRxs exactly alike. While the same rules of thumb will always apply, the pulse will always cast off unique affects being Mercury is in another zodiac sign each time. Equally, the other positioning of the planets above any MRx also will relate to, also are never in the same configurations.
So, where is change and necessary reflection asking for your conscious focus and attention during any given year, and especially this one?
- Is it your income/financial matters, lifestyle or vocation?
- Or your home/family life, wealth, or inner healing?
- Or how you approach your life/appear to the world, heart space/abilities yo manifest/create or perception of truth/belief systems?
- What about your communication skills, personal/business relationships or the shaping of your future goals?
Wherever Mercury Retrograde lands in your life or business, know this: it is always time to sharpen the saw within it. The value of astrology is, you always have a precise map and blueprint to help personally guide you through any of them.
How to Prepare for & Move Forward After “MRx”
Each Mercury Retrograde lasts for approximately 21 days (3 weeks).
All have an Approach period, (date when Mercury crosses over the degree point it will fully Retrograde back to) and a Shadow period, (date when Mercury moving forward crosses back over the degree point it began to Retrograde upon). The APPROACH alerts us to what MRx reflections and matters are on the way to be resolved, while the SHADOW allows us to tie up the loose ends and recorrect any natural errors that occur during the Retrograde itself.
2023 Mercury Retrogrades
29 December to 18 January 2023 in Capricorn, 24 to 08 degrees
Approach begins 12 December; Shadow completes 06 February 2023 This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Mars Retrograde, 30 October 2022 to 12 January in Gemini, 25 to 08 degrees
21 April to 14 May in Taurus, 15 to 05 degrees
Approach begins 06 April; Shadow completes 31 May This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Eclipse Season, 20 April in Aries Solar Eclipse & 05 May in Scorpio Lunar Eclipse.
23 August to 15 September in Virgo, 21 to 08 degrees
Approach begins 03 August; Shadow completes 29 September This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Venus Retrograde, 22 July to 03 September in Leo, 28 to 12 degrees
13 December to 01 January 2024 in Capricorn, 08 degrees to Sagittarius, 22 degrees
Approach begins 25 November; Shadow completes 20 January 2024
Let’s Spell Out the Truth
Tapping into the mysteries of Lexigrams, we can also clearly spell out the truth here: BATHE THE HEART RATE, BEAT THE HATE and ever wisely from that grounded state, BE THE EARTH EAR.
Take a look as well, for more energetic tips as we Spell Out the Truth for this cycle of reflection: What’s Really in a Word? MERCURY RETROGRADE
Remember, reflection and reassessment success always can be absolutely ours, but one must choose to consciously slow down. Pause. Take those deeper breaths. Stop forcing matters, and quit the grinding, societal falsified illusion of maintaining the incessant and constant busy bubble rush.
Mercury Retrograde passages come back around in our lives in their appropriate timing is everything cycles, to be our perfect opportunities to restore, recharge and reboot. Without this necessary timeout and downtime, humanity is a mere stone that gathers no moss.
To Your Continual Attainment of Soul Certainty in Our Uncertain Times.