Mercury will go direct this Wednesday, January 18 after the end of its retrograde period, which began on December 29, 2022. This means that it is time to move forward, but to do so without further setbacks, it is necessary to cleanse our energy, astrologers recommend.
Retrogrades in astrology occur when a planet appears to move backwards in the sky, and therefore does so in the zodiac. Once this planet begins to transit forward again it is called direct..
Mercury is the planet in charge of communication, the mind, and technology. During its retrograde, we may have experienced delays, confusion, and stagnation in our goals for the year, mainly because it occurred in Capricorn, a sign linked to our goals.
Now that it’s live, we’ll be more practical and we’ll be able to work on our plans for this year. Nevertheless, the energy of a retrograde is very powerful so it is necessary to clean it so that our progress is faster and easier.
What rituals to do in direct Mercury?
After a retrograde, it takes a while for the stars to “recover”, to this It is called the shadow period. and it affects us almost as when it is receding, since we are connected to the energy of the planets. To clean this energy we can resort to some rituals.
One option suggested by astrologers from Astrology Answers is to take time out of the day to light a candle or incense and visualize the goals you want to achieve this year. When they are clear, write them on a piece of paper or draw them, however you prefer, and then write down how they make you feel emotionally. Keep this paper on your personal altar, under your pillow, or in a drawer.
Ritual to clean retrograde energy
We must remember that we will not only be in the retrograde shadow of Mercury, we are also facing that of Mars and Uranus. To feel lighter we can resort to energy cleansing ritual baths.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add rose petals, some herbs you have at home such as rosemary, chamomile, mint, ginger, etc., as well as essential oils. Let it boil for about 15 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
Once it is at a comfortable temperature for your body, go to the shower, light a candle and some incense. Take a regular bath and then pour the mixture that you boiled from your neck down. Visualize how this water takes away all the negative energy and allows the positive to enter.
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