Mercury: The Transformational Messenger

Mercury is retrograde from October 13 - November 3, 2020 in Scorpio and Libra

Three times each year, the planet Mercury seems to go “backward” in the sky from our perspective on Earth in a phenomenon known as Mercury retrograde. Mercury is known as the transformational messenger and moves quickly and freely between the celestial world and the human world. In Lemurian Astrology, Mercury represents our mind, our perception of reality, the way we communicate and how we process information.


An Opportunity to Create Balance

The Mercury retrograde cycle offers an opportunity to balance our thinking processes by moving from a logical, linear, left-brain way into a more intuitive, creative, right-brain way of understanding things. The Lemurians lived in concert with the movement of the stars and the planets, and they used an astrology that was experiential and ceremonial. Imagine how they might have celebrated as they watched Mercury, coming to a “Still Point”, stationing retrograde and then retracing its path in the sky.


Slow Down and Get Clarity

In our modern world, Mercury retrograde is a time to reflect, refresh and review where we have been in order to move forward once the retrograde cycle is complete—including tuning in to messages you might be receiving about backing up your computers or double-checking your communications! Take some deep prana breaths, meditate and slow down to get greater clarity. Ask yourself questions, like “Would there be a more balanced approach to this?” Re-evaluate, re-think and re-invent, as needed!

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Where is This Happening for You?

Part of the fun ;-) of Mercury retrograde is knowing in which hale (house) on your kahaki’i (natal chart) or blueprint Mercury is retrograding for you. This is where you would want to be especially present, tuning into your intuition and the messages from the guidance through your right brain.  Find out where this retrograde cycle occurs on your natal chart.


Accessing the Still Point

We can also experience the various phases of the Mercury retrograde cycle as Mercury enters the retrograde window, stations retrograde, stations direct and then leaves the retrograde window. At each point of the cycle, the energy shifts and there are also other planets and stars near Mercury that affect the flow of energy.

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In each retrograde cycle there is an opportunity to access the “still point” of the planet as it stops and then shifts direction in the sky. This timing creates a powerful portal of clarity and inspiration that can be experienced at the retrograde station and again at the direct station


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In love and Lemurian blessings,



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Karinna Nielsen


Karinna Nielsen is a spiritual channel and purveyor of ancient Lemurian wisdom. She is a certified practitioner and the lead facilitator for the Signature Cell Healing® International workshops and online courses. Her channeled articles are a regular feature in the Sedona Journal of Emergence. Karinna is passionate about guiding others to explore healing through the wisdom and practices of the ancient Lemurians.

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