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How to Use Mercury Retrograde to your Advantage in your Business

April 19, 20233 min read

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that occurs three times a year, when Mercury (the planet of communication) appears to be moving backwards. This can cause confusion and delays in travel, communication and technology use.
While some people are convinced that this period of time is bad luck for everyone involved, there are actually many ways you can use Mercury Retrograde as an advantage in your business!

Preparing for Mercury Retrograde

  • Prepare for Mercury Retrograde.

  • Plan ahead and double-check your work to make sure everything is in order before the retrograde begins. This will help you avoid any last-minute hiccups that could cost you time and money, or even worse, damage your reputation as an entrepreneur.

  • Allocate more time for tasks that need extra attention during this period of heightened risk of errors or delays (e.g., sending out invoices).

Taking Advantage of Mercury Retrograde

  • Reflect on Your Business Goals.

  • Reevaluate Your Strategies.

  • Work on Long-Term Projects.

If you’re working on a long-term project, now is the time to get it off the ground. Mercury Retrograde is an excellent opportunity to reassess your goals and strategies, which can help you avoid making costly mistakes later on. Mercury Retrograde is a great time to take a step back and evaluate your business goals, strategies, and tactics. Think about what’s working well, and what could use some improvement. Take advantage of this period of heightened risk in order to ensure that you have the best plan possible before moving forward with your plans.

Evaluate your communication in your business

— especially with employees, partners, and customers. Are you communicating clearly? Are you conveying information effectively? If not, now is the time to get your messaging in order. Mercury Retrograde is a good time to revisit contracts and agreements with others—make sure that everything is up-to-date and accurate before proceeding further. —it’s important to know what you’re saying and how it’s being received by others. You may also want to consider getting professional help or advice at this time. It’s also a good idea to review any contracts that you signed during a previous Mercury retrograde cycle, as they may require amendment due to changes in circumstances.

Protect your systems and processes

- during the Mercury retrograde cycle by making sure that they’re up to date, accurate and working properly. This is a great time to review your IT systems and make sure that they have all the latest security patches and updates installed on them. You may also want to consider backing up your data and making sure that you have a plan in place for disaster recovery if something goes wrong. It’s important to make sure that all of your systems are working properly before, during and after Mercury retrograde.


Mercury retrograde is a time when you should be careful when making important decisions. Don’t rush into anything because you may end up regretting it later on. Try to avoid signing contracts or making any major purchases during this time period. If possible, try to hold off on starting new projects until Mercury goes direct again.

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