Two days ago, Mercury went retrograde, and now appears to be moving backward in the sky. In recent years, Mercury retrograde periods have accumulated an impressive load of superstitions, such as “don’t sign contracts” and “don’t make major purchases.” In fact, Mercury is the planet of communication, commerce, and travel, and when Mercury is retrograde, it is simply a time to look more closely at these areas in order to reassess, reformulate, revise, and renew.
Today, cleanse a light-colored agate in running water, sunlight, and/or sage smoke. Hold it in your right hand and empower it with the intention to approach this time with a steady mind and a positive attitude. Call on the god Mercury to align you with divine timing and to help you see the ways you can leverage this energy for clarity, harmony, abundance, and success. Keep the agate with you until Mercury goes direct on March 9.