Clutter Clearing and Mercury retrograde

Mercury is currently retrograde from December 3 to 23, 2017!

(if you read this after December 23rd, 2017 check here to find out when Mercury is retrograde next). 


What does that mean for you and your life and business?

Mercury rules communication, contracts, agreements, codes (i.e. computer code), transportation, shipping, travel, automobiles etc.

Things that might go wrong or happen to you during Mercury retrograde:
• you miss a train or plane connection
• your car breaks down
• your computer crashes (do you have a recent back-up ready?)
• you are late for meetings/appointments no matter how early you leave
• you are more forgetful
• communicating is harder
• listening seems harder
• misunderstandings happen
• etc


Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause your plans to go awry. So try to be flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing important contracts. You can review projects and plans, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.


Mercury retrograde is an excellent time to reflect on the past and gives you an extra boost to sweep out all that (internal and external) clutter. #grafetized

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Clutter Clearing during Mercury retrograde?

While you shouldn’t make any important moves, Mercury retrograde is an excellent time to reflect on the past. This means it’s an excellent time for Clutter Clearing, finishing started projects (also a type of clutter) and letting go of limiting beliefs (internal clutter).

Most people think Clutter Clearing is about organizing but it’s actually more about exploring and reflecting on the stories we tell ourselves, the ones that keep us stuck. Clutter Clearing can get you unstuck and get organized is simply a nice side-effect.


Mercury in retrograde gives you an extra boost to sweep out all that (internal and external) clutter.


The perfect use of this time right now is, therefore, to reflect on 2017 and finish everything up. On the other hand, don’t start anything new yet otherwise, you might regret it later.

  • don’t make important decisions
  • don’t sign important contracts
  • don’t finalize any important plans


Goals and New Years Resolutions

And of course for people that are setting new goals on a regular basis don’t make them until December 24th, 2017, when “the spook” is over.

In addition, if your goal or resolution is about quitting a bad habit, be patient and wait until the next New Moon (Dec 27 – other New Moon dates check here). Starting to combat a bad habit on a New Moon will ensure your chances of success will be even better, since


New Moon days are the most ideal to stop and replace bad habits with better ones.


Paying attention of Mercury retrograde periods will allow you to avoid a lot of frustrations and disappointments and in return can increase your productivity.

You might be tempted to put this all off as nonsense but once you begin to pay attention to what happens to you during these phases you might revise your opinion. Let me know in the comments below your experience with Mercury retrograde.


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Olivia December 21, 2017

Hi Conny,

I like how you say clutter clearing is about exploring and reflecting on the stories we tell ourselves.

After almost a year of a stalled renovation project, work began again with a new contractor at the beginning of mercury retrograde and things couldn’t be going better!

The value of completing an unfinished project can’t be underestimated!

    Conny December 21, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback Olivia and I am so happy for you that your renovation project is finally going well. I know all about how stressful it is to live in a construction site, but the more we enjoy the results afterward 🙂

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