Mercury retrograde can be a frustrating time for business owners! Communication errors & technology problems often arise during this time, and can have a negative impact on your work. Here’s a guide for helping your business survive during Mercury retrograde…

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In today’s episode, you’ll discover:

  • What could happen during Mercury retrograde
  • How this astrological event can impact your business
  • What to do (and what NOT to do) in your business during Mercury Rx


While you may just want to hibernate during Mercury Retrograde, it’s not all bad news! There are certain activities which are suited to the energy of Mercury Rx, so you can use this time to focus on certain aspects of your business (rather than just shutting up shop for 3 weeks!).

Mercury Retrograde September 2022

Currently Mercury is in retrograde from 10th September to 2nd October 2022. Mercury retrograde gets a bad reputation, but it actually occurs quite frequently – approximately 3-4 times per year for 3 weeks at a time. Learning how to utilize this energy can safeguard your business from negative effects of Mercury Rx.

What is Mercury Retrograde?

When Mercury goes into retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards through the sky from our perspective here on Earth.

In astrology, Mercury rules communication, technology, travel & intellect. When Mercury is in retrograde, all these things can be disrupted. As you can imagine, this can have a devastating effect on your business if your technology fails or the wrong things are communicated to the wrong people!

How to navigate Mercury retrograde in your business

First up – don’t launch anything new during Mercury retrograde! Avoid rushing into new ideas – just take your time and be patient. Often our thoughts & ideas aren’t 100% clear during Mercury retrograde, and we may not be able to communicate our thoughts the best during this time. Instead, journal down your ideas for your next launch, and revisit these ideas after Mercury goes direct again.

Rerun previous launches

Mercury retrograde can be a great time to revisit previous ideas & reflect on the past, so this can be a great time to re-run a previous launch. As you re-run a launch, you can tweak & make improvements. Whether you use this energy to actually re-run a launch during Mercury retrograde, or plan ahead for when Mercury is out of retrograde, this is a great time to consider how to improve a past idea.

Review your business goals

Check in with your business goals for the year, quarter or month. Mercury retrograde is the best time to review & reflect, so this is a great time for checking in with your business goals. What needs to change so you can meet your goals? What goals are now feeling unaligned?

Chase up unpaid invoices

Review your invoices and check if you need to chase up any unpaid bills. Reviewing your finances during Mercury retrograde can help you find invoices that may have been previously forgotten.

Review your business + offerings

Now is a great time for reviewing your business. Perhaps there are offerings that aren’t selling well, or that you just don’t like selling anytime. You are allowed to evolve your business, so this can be a good time to check in and review what’s working well in your business and make appropriate changes.

Re-engage with past clients + prospects

When was the last time you connected with past clients? Mercury retrograde provides a great opportunity to reconnect with people from your past. You may find yourself naturally thinking about people from your past, so this is a great time to reach out and reconnect. Re-engaging with past clients can help them purchase from your business again, so don’t be afraid to reach out!

Some final advice for Mercury retrograde

  • Double check your messages & emails before sending
  • Backup your devices
  • Backup your website
  • Be clear with your communication

Kyra Howearth | Business astrologer

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Comment and let me know: how are you going to navigate this Mercury retrograde in your business? What will you do (or NOT do)?