Want to find out how to manifest during Mercury Retrograde? This blog post will teach you how to take full advantage of the power of Mercury Retrograde and call in your greatest desire.
What Is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury Retrograde occur 3 times a year, when the planet Mercury appears to travel backward across the sky.
According to astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, news, information, gossip and technology. Therefore, these times often causes these areas of your life to suffer.
Because Mercury retrograde has the potential to cause mishaps in the present moment, it’s actually recommended use it as an opportunity to slow down, and reflect on the desires you want to manifest in the future.
Follow these 5 steps below to call in your desires during Mercury Retrograde.
1. Clarify What You Want To Manifest During Mercury Retrograde
The first step to manifesting during Mercury Retrograde is to clarify what you want and why you want it.
Grab a journal and describe what you want to manifest. What is it? What does it look like? What can do you with it? How does it make you feel?
Then write down why you want to manifest it. Why do you want to manifest this desire? What is your intention behind this desire?
Your intention is important it will dictate whether you attract positive or negative experiences.
If your intention is backed by negative energy like desperation, you will attract more negative outcomes.
If your intention is backed by positive energy like joy, you will attract more positive outcomes.
2. Visualize Your Life As If You Have Already Manifested What You Want
The second step to manifesting during Mercury Retrograde is to visualize how your life would look like if you already manifested what you want.
As I teach in my book Feeling Good, your energy creates your reality.
Therefore, it’s important to remember that it’s your feeling that attracts when it comes to manifestation.
Whatever energy and attention you put out into the Universe, will come back to you.
Out of the many manifestation techniques available, the best way to get into the feeling of what you want is through visualization.
Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and picture in your head what your life would be like if your desire has already manifested.
Visualize yourself enjoying your manifestation, feeling content and happy, and living your best life—anything that will help you get into the feeling of having that desire.
Most people will feel joyful or happy which are all emotions with high vibrations.
According to the Law of Attraction, when you are joyful or happy, you will attract experiences that match your energy.
Don’t try to visualize how you can make this happen or when this will happen.
These unanswerable questions will just distract you from feeling the end result you want to manifest.
3. Identify The Limiting Beliefs You Have Around Your Manifestation
The third step to manifesting during Mercury Retrograde is to identify any limiting beliefs that are in your way.
Limiting beliefs are the beliefs that block you from fully believing you can have your desire.
Some common limiting beliefs when manifesting during Mercury Retrograde are:
- You can’t manifest during Mercury Retrograde
- Bad things always happen to me during Mercury Retrograde
- I should just give up on my desires during Mercury Retrograde
- I can’t get what I want
- It’s hard to manifest what I want
- Manifestation doesn’t work for me
- It’s impossible to manifest this desire
- I can only manifest small things
- Good things never happen to me
- The Law of Attraction is not real
- I can’t create my own reality
- It’s selfish to manifest what I want
- Astrology is a bunch of BS
One thing that’s common in all of these limiting beliefs is they are all false.
These limiting beliefs only exist in your mind as a result of your past experiences to protect yourself from pain in the future.
The first step to getting rid of your limiting beliefs is to simply acknowledge them.
By witnessing your limiting beliefs, you’ll be able to recognize that they are not true and take corrective action to eliminate them from your life.
Honor yourself for having the strength to witness your limiting beliefs instead of running from them.
Trust that if you weren’t ready to face your limiting beliefs, you wouldn’t have even read this blog post!
By choosing to search for a post like this, you’re sending a massive statement to the Universe that you’re ready to heal and be free.
4. Repeat Positive Affirmations To Believe In Your Manifestation
The fourth step to manifesting during Mercury Retrograde is to believe you can manifest what you want no matter what.
Use affirmations to gently replace your negative thoughts with high-vibe energy.
Recite your affirmations while maintaining the energy you cultivated in Step 2.
Use these affirmations to combat your limiting beliefs:
- I create my own reality.
- My circumstances are a reflection of my thoughts.
- It’s possible to manifest what I want.
- The Universe is responding to my every thought.
- I intend to take full advantage of Mercury Retrograde and manifest my greatest desires.
- The Universe is on my side.
- I know my desire will manifest.
- Abundance is making its way to me.
- I am ready to receive abundance in all areas of my life.
- It feels good to be abundant.
- I support my desire with positive intentions.
- I can’t wait to manifest this desire into my physical reality.
Repeat these affirmations every day for at least 40 days.
According to scientific research, it takes at least 40 days of consistent repitition to turn a throught into a belief.
If you’re new to affirmations, you can follow this guide on using affirmations to get started.
But the number one thing to remember when using positive affirmations is it’s all about how you feel.
Affirmations work best when you actually believe in what you are saying. Don’t just recite affirmations just for the sake of doing it.
Choose a few that resonate with you and actually imagine how you feel if you lived out the affirmation.
If reciting an affirmation brings you a sense of relief, then you are on the right track to harnessing the power of positive affirmations.
Try writing affirmations for yourself. No one knows you and your circumstances better than you! The most powerful affirmations are the affirmations you write for yourself.
5. Assume Your Desire Is Already Coming To You
The final step to manifesting during Mercury Retrograde is to stop obsessing over your desire and just assume that you will manifest it no matter what.
The most important thing you need to do is to trust that your desire is already coming and there’s no stopping it.
Every positive thought you think and every positive action you take is bringing your desire closer to you.
Most people mess up at this final stage because they constantly worry about when or how they will manifest their desire.
This is a big mistake because it basically negates all the work you have put in.
When you feel worried, it means that you don’t believe it will happen. And if you don’t believe it will happen, it won’t!
Manifesting can be summed one in one sentence. What you believe is what you receive.
If you want to manifest something, you must unblock all vibrational resistance standing between you and your desire by fully believing that it is already happening.
So the biggest lesson here is to maintain your belief by trusting that the Universe is already working diligently to bring your vision into reality.
Trust that the Universe is always responding to your energy and you will always attract outcomes that are a vibrational match for what you believe in.
If you find yourself getting impatient with your manifestation, use this prayer of surrender to let go of your obsessive thoughts: Universe, I step back and let you lead the way.
How Long Does It Take To Manifest After Mercury Retrograde?
It can take a few weeks to manifest your desire after Mercury Retrograde.
The amount of time it will take to manifest depends on how well you stay in alignment with the belief that you will have your desire one day.
If you’re always focusing on the fact that your desire is still not here yet, that outcome is exactly what you will manifest.
Whatever you focus on, you attract.
You cannot think about not having what you want and manifest what you want at the same time.
If you want to manifest what you want, the majority of your thoughts must be aligned with the possibility that you will manifest your desire no matter what.
This means no negative self-talk, no self-doubt, and no feeling sorry for yourself.
As long as you believe you can manifest your desire, you will manifest it.
Does Manifesting During Mercury Retrograde Always Work?
Yes. Manifesting during Mercury Retrograde always works.
However, your outcome may unfold in a slightly different way than you planned it.
For example, instead of manifesting a relationship with a specific person, you may manifest a relationship with someone new who is your true soulmate.
This is why it’s so important not to limit the way you think your manifestation will unfold. Always be open to creative possibilities.
Remain aligned with your desire to manifest what you want, but stay open to when or how it will happen.