Along with exercising patience and grounding, Bly notes that mindfulness is another tool that can be useful during Mercury retrograde. Again, Mercury rules our mental faculties, and when it’s retrograde, we can feel really scatterbrained.
When you slow down and practice mindfulness, though, you can sort through the mind-muddling effects of this retrograde—and actually find more clarity than you would otherwise. With Mercury retrogrades, a little extra mental effort can go a long way for getting answers.
Bly recommends doing any activities you like that promote relaxation, such as meditation, yoga, or breathwork. “Check in with your altar, journaling, and listen to crystal or brass bowl music,” she adds.