Manifestation

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Hello Starlights!,

The time has come. Mercury Retrograde is on our doorstep. Cue the mass hysteria, crying, fear, and being afraid to leave the house. This has always been a time that strikes a cord of fear among people who don’t understand what this time is all about (and sometimes even in those who do understand it). 

Think of this as a time to really just slow down and relax. I have always had a really interesting relationship with Mercury Retrograde (I’ll refer to it as MX). I have decided to let you guys in on my secrets to surviving it or at least making the best out of it. Ha!

  1. I never sign major documents during MX. This is something that is known but I wanted to share this in case you haven’t heard it before. The reason for this is because MX can cause slight communication errors and signing major things like a lease or a car loan may seem fine, but you will probably realize you could have received a better offer later or find that you misread or misunderstood a term of the document. So play it safe here. That being said, this is a great time to REEVALUATE your current lease or loan or whatever. I had a decent experience renewing my lease during Mercury Retrograde last year, but I took my time and asked my Angels to bless the process. So if it MUST be done, please bring your Angels into the mix and make sure you listen to the guidance that you get from them.
  2. I always try to slow down my thought process (which is a bitch because ADD has me going a million miles a minute) and make sure I speak and talk only AFTER I have thought about what I am saying. Misunderstanding a running amuck during this time, so make sure you are really working with your throat chakra (Vishuddha) and keeping it balanced. You can do this by carrying LAPIS LAZULI in your pocket, or just by visualizing white light cleansing your throat chakra. It’s honestly as easy as just having the intention of clearing it and it’s cleared. This chakra center is where your communication in all forms come from, so making sure it’s balanced is necessary in aiding in meaningful and clear communication.
  3. BE PATIENT WITH TECHNOLOGY! MX can fuck up everything when it comes to electronics so make sure you give yourself extra time. As I’m writing this, my iPhone is acting stupid. So make sure you back up your phone if you have a smart device, back up your tablets, computers, everything. Better to be safe that sorry if Mercury decides to pay you a visit.
  4. Crystals. Crystals. Crystals. Smoky Quartz is my BEST FRIEND during MX because it is a work-horse crystal. This crystal absorbs negative energy from situations and even from your own aura! This is something I love during MX and carry A LOT of. If you don’t have Smoky Quartz, you can still work with the energy of it by just looking at a picture of it and asking the energy of the crystal to be with you! You will still notice the same effects, I promise! I carry a variety of crystals along with me and it’s really up to what you carry and what the intention you have while carrying the crystals are. We talked about Lapis Lazuli earlier, so that’s always helpful to carry! *Quick Note: Crystals themselves don’t do anything. The purpose of carrying a crystal or crystals is for them to amplify the intention that you have set :)
  5. Space/Energy Clearing. This. Is. So. Important. When your energy in your home is cleared, and your personal energy is cleared, the energy flows easier around you and it can actually help other people who don’t even know that their energy needs clearing. You can do this with sage, paolo Santo wood, with your angels, or just with your intention. Just know that this is one of the most important things you can do during this crazy time.
  6. Oracle Cards. I carry a physical Oracle Deck with me wherever I go during MX. Why? Because if I want or need encouragement, I have a tool that I can draw from that will give me that. Last MX, I used the Keepers of The Light Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray and will probably use those again! 
  7. Pray/Meditate. Just ask for help. Stay aligned with your truth and keep yourself in tune with the Universe/Source/Guides and know that they have your back!
  8. Self Care. Take a bubble bath. Have a glass of wine. Read a book. Play with your pet. Don’t do anything that doesn’t make you light up. Take a walk in nature if you can. Self Care is a big key in navigating MX. When you take care of yourself, you open up more to intuitive guidance and that is crucial to MX.
  9. Set Your Intention. Your thoughts create your reality. That is a fact. If you go into this scared and worried, your experience will bring situations that scare and worry you. MX is a higher powered time of self-fulfilling prophecies. So make sure you go into this with this intention to learn and grow.

All in All, Mercury Retrograde isn’t some cosmic conspiracy to fuck your whole life up for a month. Consider it a gift from the Universe, giving you the tools and time that you need to really take care for yourself and reevaluate what you need to fix and let go of. If you want to check in with a reading to find out what this MX Theme is for you, you can do so by visiting the ‘Readings’ portion of this site in the top right, or you can just click here

May the odds be ever in your favor,

Andrew

 

Archangel Power Quiz!

Archangels are among the most powerful. They oversee all other Angels, including our Guardian Angels! They are loving, supportive, and always wanting to speak to us! This quiz will help you identify which Archangel is trying to get your attention!

Question 1: What color are you most draw to?

A) Blue

B) Green

C) Orange

D) Pink

Question 2: Which area of your life is stressing you out the most?

A) Safety

B) Health

C) Being able to follow your passions

D) Money/Finances/Career

Question 3: If you had one wish, what would it be?

A) You and your loved ones protected from harm 

B) Perfect Health

C) The courage to follow your dreams and passions

D) Never having to worrying about having enough resources

Question 4: Which of these describes your feelings about money?

A) My personal, spiritual, and psychic protection is more important.

B) Taking care of my health is more important than stressing about money

C) I use my money mostly to pursue my dreams and passions. 

D) Money is a top priority to me, I have to have financial stability to feel safe.

Question 5: How do you feel about your passions and interests?

A) I love feeling peaceful and safe in following my passions and interests

B) If I am not feeling my best, I can't give my attention to my passions and hobbies

C) I follow my passions and dreams to the fullest extent and enjoy doing so!

D) I primarily use my money to fund my passions, interests, and hobbies.

Question 6: Safety (psychic, physical, and spiritual) ________?

A) is the most important 

B) is important, but not more important than my health.

C) is important so that I can fully follow my heart in pursuing my passions.

D)  is feeling financially secure at all times.

Question 7: When you think about your health, which of these apply more?

A) Feeling safe everywhere I go, and protecting my energy, is part of my health routine.

B) My health is the most important thing to me. Spiritual, Physical, Mental, I am always on my game.

C) I want to be healthy so that I can continue following my dreams and passions to the fullest!

D) Financial health is the most important, but I focus on my physical health as well.

Alright! Time to tally up and check your results!

Mostly A's -Archangel Michael

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

This powerful Angel is coming to you to remind you that you are safe and protected always. Archangel Michael always appears with his battle armor and sword, ready to cut away any negativity from our lives. If you answered mostly A's, take a moment to ask Archangel Michael to release you from any fears or negativity so that you can live your life purpose fully and peacefully.

Mostly B's- Archangel Raphael

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Archangel Raphael is the Angel of health and healing. If you have been struggling with health or healing, call upon Raphael to help you in anyway that he can! This can mean healing you himself, or sending you down the right path to someone who can. Raphael also assists healers and those who want to help others. Another aspect of Archangel Raphael is bring a soul mate to you! So if you got mostly B's, Archangel Raphael is knocking on the door, let him in and don't be afraid to ask for his help or guidance.

Mostly C's- Archangel Gabriel

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

If you got mostly C's then Archangel Gabriel is the one calling out to you. Gabriel is Angel is of clear messages and communication. She helps writers, teachers, parents, and those who are trying to follow their passions. If you have been following your passions, but things just don't seem to work out, call upon Gabriel to help you see where things could change. She can open up a clear line of communication between you and your higher self to help you reach your full potential!

Mostly D's- Archangel Ariel

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Image from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Mostly D's says that you have money on the brain! Archangel Ariel is the angel of finances, manifestation, and careers. There are other things about her that we will focus on in later quizzes, but this is her big thing. Ariel is considered to be the Archangel closest to earth, that's why she reigns over the monetary aspects of our lives. If you have been experiencing hardships with money or your career, ask Ariel to help you keep your mindset positive so that you can manifest financial security or a better career, if that is what you want. Never think that asking for money is bad! It is PERFECTLY fine! 

I hope that you enjoyed this Quiz! This is the first thing I have done like this. If you would like to learn even more about the angels, including how to see them, hear them, talk to them, and develop a relationship with them, including the ones above, I invite you to check out Andrew's Angel Crew by clicking the link. It is a place where you, and others, can talk about the Angels, learn about them, and even go through Guided Meditations with them! So check it out, and see you there!

Angel Blessings!

Andrew