|Having problems with Communication or Money right now? Mercury Retrograde might be to blame.
In astrology, Mercury Retrograde is when Mercury appears to travel backwards through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Mercury is travelling so slow, it looks like it is travelling backwards, but this is merely an optical illusion. This is called a retrograde motion.
As the planet Mercury is associated with communication, money, travel, technology, logic, writing and memory, all these things are adversely affected during a Mercury Retrograde.
When is Mercury Retrograde? Here are the dates for the next few years:
|According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.|
What should you do during Mercury Retrograde? Here’s some great advice for during Mercury Retrograde:
So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.
About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and miscommunication.
Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and review where you put your energy in your life.
(From: The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Last accessed: Thursday 13th April 2017.)
If you’d like a good guide to astrology, The Astrology Bible by Judy Hall is great resource.