How to Use Retrograde Energy to Increase Wealth or Improve Financial Matters
It’s Mercury retrograde season again, friends! It’s one of those times that tend to make people groan and causes anxiety. But it doesn’t have to. Retrogrades are a gift from the Universe to give us downtime that we desperately need. And this month we have a few planets in retrograde. Uranus is still retrograde in Taurus until November 6. Venus is retrograde in Scorpio until October 31, at which point she continues her backflip into Libra until November 16. And we have a Mercury retrograde from November 17 to December 6, first in Sagittarius and then in Scorpio. So today we are going to look at how to use retrograde energy to attract wealth and improve your financial matters.
With retrogrades during Scorpio season, things feel intense! But we want you to recognize the advantages of retrograde season so that you can attract love, and most importantly, happiness and abundance. Retrograde is a wonderful time to do that. Be sure that you are keeping in touch with our Daily Horoscopes to get a bird’s eye view on exactly what these retrograde seasons are going to stir up.
A Little Review on Retrogrades
Retrogrades are about life slowing down in the lane that a certain planet is in. The planetary themes take on the theme of the zodiac sign that they are in. And, whatever house that touches in your chart or zodiac sign is going to be the area of your life that this retrograde will touch you most.
Is it Possible to Manifest Success When Planets Are in Retrograde?
Retrogrades are about the planet slowing down, and it does appear like they are going backwards, but they are really just moving at a snail’s pace. Sometimes it is slow enough for them to move backwards, and this is why we see planets jumping back and forth between signs during their retrograde transits.
Retrogrades also impact internal events. Yes, external events create problems, like computer crashes or misunderstandings in communications. Don’t get frustrated - these things happen to remind you to slow down. I had a computer crash during a Mercury retrograde and it turned out to be because I was too rushed that day and wasn’t paying attention.
So, I had some internal work to do. I reminded myself to slow down BEFORE I get a new computer. Turns out all I needed to do was clean up my hard drive a bit and all was good. The intention of the Universe is to remind us to slow down. You can’t attract wealth if your machines are crashing. But can you do something in the slow lane to prevent that from happening in the first place? Yes.
That’s the gift of the Universe during retrograde season. They are a blessed reminder that the answer is within. It really is! We use the “re” themes of retrogrades to find those answers – remember, reflect, review, and repeat. If you want to attract wealth during retrograde season, it’s all about tapping into that inner powerhouse. Retrogrades give us the opportunity to find that powerhouse.
During Mercury retrogrades, communication and transportation issues are the focus, as are all of the gadgets that control those things. So during this time, you need to work through communication slowly and ASK if you don’t understand.
During Uranus retrograde, out of the blue events may happen, but they are more likely to happen internally. You may suddenly stop feeling things for someone for example, or suddenly decide to change jobs or lose clients. Time to slow down and think about what your intuition is telling you when shock moments are happening.
Venus is the planet that helps us to attract wealth and love. And during Venus retrograde, we are given opportunities to look within for those opportunities. What is she trying to tell you? Where are the wealth channels? They are there. Take the time to use the “Re” themes of Mercury to figure it out. Your superpower is literally within!
Remember, thoughts become real when planets are retrograde. If you use the energy right, these retrogrades could be the most blessed time of your year. Use these tips to help ensure you don’t just survive retrogrades, but succeed when it feels as life is stacked up against during this time. Then you can use the energy to your fullest advantage and attract wealth and abundance.
1. Re-Consider Your Agenda
The most common retrograde tip is to avoid engaging in any activities that depend on external events. Your chances of life getting delayed, confused, or slowed down are very high.
Reconsider any external events that you absolutely don’t need on your calendar right now. Re-consider anything on the agenda that relies on factors being out of your control. Instead, use the slow energy from retrogrades to reboot, refresh, and relax.
But you also need to reconsider your internal agenda. What is wealth or abundance to you REALLY? Is it a lottery win? Or is it a successful client close? Or, does abundance to you mean just having your home and people in it happy? Sometimes people think that just having good health equals abundance. Reconsider your internal agenda.
Your agenda = your intentions during retrograde season. If all you care about is making money, you may be missing some family points, or client points, or home points. Create a meaning for wealth that has pure intentions, and good karma. Then Venus will help you to attract those things when she goes direct, and Uranus will bring those out-of-the-blue events you need to make that happen. Mercury will ensure all plans go smoothly. And when things run smoothly, you feel wealthier.
2. Re-flect & Re-ceive
One of the most common words used in conjunction with retrograde season is: reflect. Mercury rules intellect and the pursuit of knowledge. When Mercury is direct, use that intellect in business and in life wisely and be open to learning more. When Mercury is retrograde, that intellect should be pointed internally to learn about yourself. Reflection is a critical component of any success during Mercury retrograde.
When Venus is retrograde, she is pointing you to reflect on the things you want to attract in your life with both love and money. You may find that upon reflection a partner is weighing you down and preventing you from working in your job to your fullest potential. Or you may find that a money door you keep knocking on just isn’t going to be answered. It’s time to reflect.
At the same time, it’s time to reflect on the PROCESS of receiving. Are you okay with receiving love? When you get complimented do you get excited and giddy and compliment back? Or do you lower your head and wish you didn’t have to be put in this position?
When you get a bonus at work, or praise or admiration, do you respond: “Oh, you don’t have to say that. You didn’t have to do that.”
Many people do. Millions of people do. You can’t attract good things in your life if you don’t feel that you deserve them.
When you feel that you deserve them, you find yourself in that period of flow that attracts happiness and abundance. Retrogrades are all about reflecting and receiving to a point where you can find that place where you can RECEIVE love, wealth, and abundance.
Reflect. Receive. Flow. Abundance.
3. Re-move the Trash
After you’ve had time to reflect on what is good and what needs to change in your life; it’s time to clear out the clutter. Cut toxic habits, relationships, and the stuff that keeps your mind busy with worry and anxiety. Remove it and don’t give it a second thought. You will feel lighter.
There is a karmic connection between endings and beginnings during retrograde season. Everything happens for a reason. The important thing about being real and honest about what you are removing from your life is to just do it.
A beautiful blessing about this time is that if you are reflecting and honest and find that you screwed up somewhere, retrogrades give you that second chance. Many astrologers say that breakups or fallouts don’t last if they happen under retrogrades if a couple was meant to be together.
This is also the case for business deals, house closings, new jobs, relocations, anything in your life that is happening right now. Create endings where you need to, that’s the point of these transits. If you want to create wealth and abundance, you need to remove the trash that is weighing you down from it. If you make a mistake, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus will fix it later. What is meant to be will be through the karmic ties of retrograde.
4. Re-member the Good Ol’ Days
If you want to create abundance and relieve your financial concerns, use nostalgia and reflection to your advantage. You won’t have to work very hard on this
Don’t just remember these successes. Lock in the steps you took to create that wealth once in your life. Write it down. This is important. THIS is reflection.
If you’ve done your homework and have ‘taken out the trash’, don’t be surprised if a twin flame, soul mate, or wealthy karmic connection in your life pops in to mix things up a bit.
Now that you’ve taken the time to reflect and clear your head, you have all kinds of emotional space to work with when you are going through life after the retrograde. You know what isn’t working and have created room for what will bring you abundance. Hopefully you have locked in that success formula.
Repeat the steps of previous successes to manifest that same success in your life again. But this time, take it up a notch so that this success is even bigger and better than before. Whether it’s money or love you are seeking wealth in, repeating this step over and over again will remind you that you are the master of your Destiny after all. And that’s why retrogrades are such an exciting time.
When it comes to any retrograde season, it’s all about using that slow energy of the Universe to your fullest advantage. Slow down, just like Universe is. Set the intentions to create abundance, and really decide what that is. It doesn’t have to be a million-dollar bank account. It has to be what pure wealth means to you. Review. Reflect. Repeat. That’s your success formula for retrograde season. Lock it in. And be sure you are checking out your Daily Horoscopes and Weekly Horoscopes to learn more about where retrogrades are touching your chart and how you can use that energy every day to create abundance and find relief in your money matters.
Yes, wealth attraction is a spiritual thing. Work it!
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