Believe it or not, some people actually feel more relaxed when Mercury goes retrograde. Now, I know a lot of folks complain about their tech acting up and messages getting mixed up. But some people really seem to do well during this astrological thing.

If you’re someone who oddly feels calm when Mercury appears to move backward, there might be a few reasons for it.

They’re in tune with the cosmic flow

Some people see Mercury retrograde as more than just an astrological phenomenon. For those who are more spiritually inclined, they believe it serves as an opportunity to press pause on our busy lives and check in with ourselves.

During a Mercury retrograde, things can feel like they’re moving a bit slower. Plans may get delayed, communication mix-ups happen more often – it’s easy to feel thrown off. But for those who view it spiritually, this is by design. They feel it’s the universe’s way of saying, “hey, take a breather from running around so much”.

Rather than fight against what seems to be retrograde “mishaps”, these folks choose to lean into the slower pace. They take extra time for meditation, journaling, spending time in nature – whatever helps them feel reconnected to their inner wisdom and guidance.

Their routine and mindset stay the same

For some, a Mercury retrograde just doesn’t seem to have much of an impact. They go about their regular routine without letting the retrograde energy throw them off course. Folks who are less affected by it just keep on keeping on – they don’t feel the need to postpone important decisions or projects until it’s over.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I think most of us do feel some effects from a retrograde, like increased miscommunications or delays. But there are definitely those people who just sail right through it without any drama. They wake up each day, do their usual work and activities, and go to bed without a second thought about Mercury being in retrograde.

They embrace the chance to review and redo

Many people, myself included, really take Mercury retrograde as a chance to look back and refresh parts of their lives that could use some work. Whether it’s reorganizing their house so everything has a place, reexamining their budget and savings goals to make sure they’re on track, or reaching out to reconnect with old pals they haven’t talked to in a while, making the most of the retrograde for review and restoration really leaves them feeling fulfilled and productive.

I know a few people who use this time specifically for decluttering and organizing their homes. They’ll spend a few days really combing through every room, donating things they don’t use anymore, and finding a home for everything else so it’s easy to find what they need.

Others will schedule some time to sit down and compare their financial picture to their original plans. They’ll check in on retirement savings, paying down debt, and other monetary milestones to make sure they’re on track or see if they need to adjust course.

Reconnecting with friends is also big – people will scroll through old texts and messages looking for folks they’ve lost touch with. Whether a quick catch-up phone call or setting a date to grab a coffee, it’s a nice way to refuel relationships that may have lost steam.

How to make the most of Mercury Retrograde

During Mercury retrograde, it can feel like everything is working against you, and communication gets crossed. But for some people, this astrological phase brings a welcome reprieve from the usual hustle and bustle.

Go analog

Mercury retrograde is a perfect time to unplug and slow down. Break out the paper planner, write letters to friends, cook meals from scratch, and engage in other activities that don’t require a wifi connection. Spending less time staring at bright screens can help reduce stress and increase your sense of well-being.

Reflect and recharge

When Mercury appears to change direction, it’s an ideal opportunity to pause and reflect. Look for insights into ongoing challenges or ideas that you’ve had simmering on the back burner. Mercury retrograde invites you to rest, renew your energy, and gain a new perspective on situations that have felt stuck or unresolved.

Reconnect and resolve

This phase is also well suited for rekindling old relationships and addressing past disagreements. Reach out to people you’ve lost touch with or have unfinished business. Say what’s been left unsaid – extend an olive branch, ask for forgiveness, clarify any hurt or misunderstanding. Making peace with the past will lighten your emotional load and allow you to move forward unencumbered.

Go with the flow

The key to thriving during Mercury retrograde is flexibility and patience. Don’t fight the cosmic currents – be like water and flow with them instead. When technology glitches or wires get crossed, stay calm and find alternatives. Double-check details, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts or making irreversible decisions. Go slowly, be open to unexpected insights, and trust that this temporary slowdown is happening for a reason.

Before you know it, Mercury will turn direct again, and you’ll feel refreshed, recharged, and ready to integrate the lessons you’ve learned.