As a result, for the next three weeks, Mercury is retracing its path across the skies, but actually, the planet is also circling on ahead, in a faster way than we are.
Mercury will be sailing through your life in the most intimate of ways, over the next three weeks that follow.
It is seldom discussed how numerology can help us in order to navigate tricky astrological shifts, as not many people know the specifics. But, for those people that do, it is genuine, and it does work.
The planet Mercury has long been associated with the number 5. Both share a particular frequency, a resonance that connects a lot of the conditions, as well as components, characters, and qualities.
If you have a lot of 5s in your chart, then at this time, you will have a particular affinity with the Mercurial planet. But, even when you don’t, and the number 5 remains a mystery for you, it will still have incredibly useful lessons to offer. They can be of significant value during the time of Mercury’s retrograde.
The number 5 also stands for the frequency of freedom, as well as sensation, adventure, and fearlessness. It also holds a strong essence of trust, which says that life is innately supportive. We have nothing at all to be scared of, and freedom ultimately gives some way to the creation and not to decay.
The number 5 is the absolute antithesis of control, as well as a restriction. But it does respond to some specific amount of rhythm and routine.
4 things which you need to know
There are a lot more things which can be said about the number 5. But, when we talk about what its energy and wisdom can offer to us over the following three weeks, while the planet Mercury is in retrograde, here is the most significant lessons to take away today:
Movement and change define this number. This will be the ideal time to allow your life to take you wherever it flows. And this may happen while Mercury is in retrograde. To shift us onto some new, and embrace the strange, unexpected and unfamiliar things.
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The planet Mercury is fast moving, changeable planet, so it is the same with the energy of the number 5. When the planet is in retrograde, we will be asked to backtrack or to look at and reassess the ways we are communicating or our inner self-image.
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This will not be the time for making any significant changes. It will be somewhat for revisiting and reassessing. Take this as an opportunity to increase your self-awareness.
One of the biggest blocks of physical, as well as emotional freedom is carrying too much baggage. You should take the opportunity over the following three weeks to clear some of the clutter in your life. What does it take too much space in your life? What is taking up too much of your energy? Ask yourself this question now and act on what you find out.
With having the potential for miscommunication, retrogrades of Mercury are incredible times to ramp up the use of embodied intuition. This means that seeing those signals that our body tells us, above, and beyond the message, we receive through words and language. For number 5, the natural state is a substantial body connection. Honoring, as well as listening to the body over the following three weeks should come very easy. Another thing which is essential is to be vigilant of the desire for escaping through bodily sensations (such as food, drink, drugs, etc.).
One of the challenges that the number 5 gives us is resisting the urge to kick up a storm. There can be drama enticing to the number 5. It may also create an excuse for not taking more significant risks in our lives, ones that can usually lead to progress.
There may be some potential for disagreements, as well as conflicts and clashes. Therefore, it will be vital not to fall into the traps that easily.
How are you preparing for the retrograde of the planet Mercury? Do you prefer breezing through this period, or does it hit you hard?
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