Log In

Harnessing Your Hormones: Navigating Mercury Retrograde 2024 with Self-Awareness

Apr 06, 2024
Mercury Retrograde and Cycle Syncing Tips

I don’t know about you, but have you been feeling a little slow lately?  Have you had some miscommunication or technical issues this week?  Well, mercury is in retrograde and there’s nothing we can do about it except learn and be aware during this time.  We are going to explore how to do this in the blog, but first, what is Mercury Retrograde, you ask?

Mercury retrograde is an astrological phenomenon where the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward in its orbit as observed from Earth. From the perspective of the Earth's orbit, it looks as if Mercury is moving in reverse. This occurs three to four times a year and lasts for about three weeks each time.  According to CNN, It most recently started on April 1st, 2024 and will last until April 24th, then mercury will also be in retrograde Aug. 5, 2024 to Aug. 27, 2024, and Nov. 25, 2024 to Dec. 15, 2024.

In astrology, Mercury is associated with communication, travel, technology, and commerce. When Mercury goes into retrograde, it is believed by some astrologers that these areas of life may be influenced in negative or disruptive ways. Commonly reported effects during Mercury retrograde periods include miscommunication, misunderstandings, delays, technological glitches, travel mishaps, and difficulties in making decisions.  While some dismiss astrology as mere superstition, others find value in exploring how cosmic events intersect with our lives. In this blog, we'll delve into an intriguing connection: how understanding your hormone cycle can empower you to navigate the challenges of Mercury retrograde with grace and self-awareness.

Understanding Your Hormone Cycle:

Before we delve into the cosmic realm, let's ground ourselves in the biological rhythms of our bodies. For women who menstruate, the hormone cycle governs a monthly ebb and flow of energy, mood, and physical well-being. From the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone to the subtle shifts in neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, our bodies undergo a complex interplay of biochemical changes throughout the menstrual cycle.  If you are interested in more on this topic, Be Better Life offers a self-paced online course called ‘Go with the Flow’ about the hormone cycle, cycle syncing recipes, and a variety of other cycle syncing tips.

Navigating Mercury Retrograde:

Now, let's turn our gaze to the skies and contemplate Mercury retrograde, a phenomenon that astrologers believe can disrupt communication, travel, and technology. While skeptics may raise an eyebrow at the notion of planetary movements influencing our daily lives, many of us have experienced the uncanny timing of miscommunications, delays, and unexpected twists during these periods.

The Intersection of Hormones and Astrology:

What, then, is the connection between our hormone cycles and Mercury retrograde? At first glance, the two may seem unrelated, but a deeper exploration reveals intriguing parallels. Both involve cycles of change and adaptation, influencing our perceptions, emotions, and interactions with the world around us.

Managing Mercury Retrograde with Hormonal Awareness:

So, how can understanding your hormone cycle empower you to navigate the murky waters of Mercury retrograde? Here are a few strategies to consider:

  • Self-Reflection: Take time to observe how your hormone cycle intersects with Mercury retrograde periods. Notice any patterns or correlations between hormonal fluctuations and your experiences during these cosmic events.
  • Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities that support your physical and emotional well-being throughout your hormone cycle. Whether it's practicing mindfulness, taking a yoga class, indulging in nurturing rituals, or simply giving yourself permission to rest, listen to what your body needs and honor those needs. 

  • Communication: Recognize that both hormone fluctuations and Mercury retrograde can impact communication styles and interpersonal dynamics. Approach interactions with empathy, patience, and clarity, especially during times of heightened sensitivity.  
  • Flexibility: Cultivate a mindset of flexibility and adaptability to navigate the unexpected twists and turns that Mercury retrograde may bring. Embrace the opportunity to learn and grow from challenges, knowing that each cycle—whether cosmic or biological—offers valuable lessons and insights.


As we journey through the cosmic tapestry of our lives, the interplay between astrology and biology invites us to explore new dimensions of self-awareness and empowerment. By understanding our hormone cycles and embracing the wisdom of Mercury retrograde, we can navigate life's ups and downs with resilience, grace, and a touch of celestial magic. While some people closely follow astrology and believe in the significance of Mercury retrograde, others view it as a pseudoscience with no empirical evidence to support its effects. Still, many find it a useful framework for reflection and planning, whether to take extra precautions during these periods or simply to be more mindful of communication and decision-making.  So, dear Be Better reader, may you harness the power of your hormones and the wisdom of the stars as you journey through the cosmic dance of existence.