So what does Mercury retrograde have to do with feng shui? In feng shui, the state of your home is a direct representation of your life. The first step in creating a space that's free-flowing and harmonious is to clear the clutter.
Because Mercury retrograde is a tricky time to move forward, it's the perfect opportunity to start the feng shui process by "going backward" and decluttering.
Not convinced? Here are four more reasons why today is the perfect day to start tidying up your space:
1. Clutter represents everything you’ve been avoiding.
When you deal with your physical stuff, you are dealing with your mental, emotional, and spiritual baggage as well.
2. Decluttering is a way of making peace with the past.
Everything in your home represents something from the past, even if you just bought it one minute ago. When you firmly decide whether something stays or goes, you are sending a message to the Universe that you are decisive about what energies you let into your life, and that you are in control of your destiny.
3. Decluttering is rethinking and reflecting.
According to organization guru Marie Kondo, only items that spark joy deserve a place in your home. Pausing to assess your relationship with the items around you is a subtle but powerful way of examining your current life situation.
4. Decluttering gives you a chance to retreat.
We live in such a go-go-go world, but Mercury retrograde puts a halt to that. If you can slow down long enough to give your home some TLC, you'll see the benefits of it once Mercury goes direct again. Plus, creating a home that serves as your sanctuary will allow you to recharge on a daily basis. Imagine that!
Check out my upcoming Declutter Your Way to Clarity e-course for more information on how to harness this Mercury retrograde.
Looking for more feng shui tips? These resources will help your harness your home's Zen: