I mean, being an empathic person in general can be tough all on its own but Mercury just went retrograde on the 26th of July, the day before the lunar eclipse. The energies are off the charts and people are slightly irritated and agitated right now. Ok maybe more than slightly. They are downright frantic.
You know, poor Merc sure has a bad rap. With relatively good reason. Communication breakdowns, flights cancelled, crazy weather, things break, people turn into assholes. I mean, ya, it’s not all good. But what people forget is that Merc really is just sending you signs. Many of us miss the signs. Instead we brace ourselves for a 3 week shitstorm and pray for that it won’t hurt so bad this time.
An empathic person just wants to hide out
So because empaths are, well, very empathic, this is a bit of chaotic time for us and our sensitivity. Not only are we feeling our own energy supercharged, we’re taking in everyone else’s too. And it’s not pretty. We feel you. All of you. And during the retrograde, we feel you even more.
Is it just me or does it seem like negative and toxic people gravitate towards us even more because we’re like a sounding board? Are we just toxic energy magnets? Do people come and dump on us because they think we can help them, soothe them, calm them down? Do they even listen to us? Oh so many questions.
Being an empathic person at this time means that we have a shit ton of energy clearing to do, on ourselves, like our own. Everyone is so angry and uptight right now. We feel that shit. Is it any wonder we’d rather just stay in and hide? Thanx Merc.
I have often found myself stopping a toxic conversation before it got out of hand. Like when a group wants to start gossiping. I’ll have none of that. I try to stop it and if I can’t, I’ll just walk away. More people need to do this. Gossiping is for the weak.
Shield me please
I’m a bit of shield type person. If I know I am heading into toxic territory, I immediately call upon Archangel Michael to shield my energies and keep me safe. Help me from absorbing too much toxic energy. It works. I am super sensitive to energies so protecting my own energy is really important to me. If I happen to meet up with someone in my travels who is just spewing anger and hurt and pain and all that, I can be more loving and compassionate with them, without letting their energies weigh me down.
An empathic person needs to be careful during this wonderful Merc retro season. If you don’t prepare yourself for the high flying, erratic and supercharged energies, you’re gonna get sick. Plain and simple. You know what I mean. I hope if you are an empath, and know you are one, that you also know how to clear negative energy.
The signs Merc is sending
So let’s get back to the signs that merc is sending.
The signs that so many miss? Calm down. Slow down, Be patient. Take time out to smell the roses. Spend more time with things that feel like sunshine. Spend more time with people who feel like sunshine. Take deep breaths before you act or speak.
This is a time for introspection. This is a time to take a step back and see what’s going on in your life, what’s not working, where you need to be more patient (like almost everywhere really) and maybe be more mindful of the things that get to you that shouldn’t. Like what needs to go and what can stay.
This is a great time for all to look into their lives, check what works, do more of that, get rid of what doesn’t work, stay away from that and have more self love. Even an empathic person has to do that.
Merc Retro has a bad rap for a good reason. Shit does go wrong but remember, how you handle things makes all the difference in the world when going through this tough retrograde season.
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