By now, I’m sure you’ve read the post on “Surviving Mercury Retrograde”, in which we outlined general tips to help get you through this turbulent period (if you haven’t check it out). So you know that Mercury is the planet of communication, and when it retrogrades, it has the tendency to create a lot of miscommunication and confusion, which of course can heavily impact our personal relationships. Of course, we can’t live our lives entirely by Mercury retrograde, but here are 8 helpful tips on how to deal with Mercury retrograde in your romantic life:
Don’t overact. People don’t say what they mean and they don’t mean what they say during Mercury retrograde. Misunderstanding will occur more than ever, so be cautious not to jump to conclusions and overreact.
Don’t breakup. You might be going through some trying times and may even feel that you’re over the relationship, but it isn’t the right time to close that chapter just yet. Wait until the retrograde is over, when your mind is clear, to finally decide if you want to leave.
Don’t change your relationship status. The next few weeks are not a good time to change for engaged to “married or “situationship” to seriously dating. Mercury retrograde can cause confusion and “blurred vision”, causing you not to see the bigger picture. This is also why I don’t think it’s not a good time to rekindle an old flame. It may seem right under the retrograde, but it can turn wrong once Mercury goes direct. Wait until then.
Don’t go on any first dates. First dates under the retrograde can bring miscommunication, try to hold off and schedule it after the three weeks of the retrograde are over.
Show more compassion and forgiveness. Remember this the time for misunderstandings, so try to be more tolerable and understanding.
Resolve your differences. This is the perfect time to reflect and discuss issues that may be bothering you. If you can’t come to a resolution, agree to revisit it once Mercury goes direct.
Reminisce on the good times. Go to the place you first met. Go through old photos. This will help your remember the great times you had with the people you love.
Reassert your commitment. Mercury retrogrades are the universe’s built-in speed bumps. Sometimes, you can’t accelerate unless you go into reverse a little bit. This is a great time to reconfirm your continued devotion and love for each other.