What is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury Retrograde means when the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards.
Retrograde motion is an APPARENT change in the movement of the planet through the sky. It is not REAL in that the planet does not physically start moving backwards in its orbit. It just appears to do so because of the relative positions of the planet and Earth and how they are moving around the Sun.
What does that mean for you?
Before, during & after Mercury Retrograde you may notice that things start to go a little haywire.
Area’s where you have been making great strides in (especially communication related) tend to start going backwards making you feel like you’ve achieved nothing. It also affects other things like travel, electronic appliances, it creates bizzare arguments and makes everyone seem a little mad!
Gemini’s and Virgo’s are ruled by Mercury and may have a paticulary rough time of it so make sure to be extra kind to them (or yourself)
Be a little patient, Mercury Retrograde doesn’t last forever. The people around you might be getting on your last nerve but it won’t be for long. It’s important to keep your cool!
Your exes or people from your past might decide now is a good time to get in touch, remember there is a reason that some people are in your past so make sure to keep it that way, in some circumstances it’s a good thing and may rekindle some important relastionships, only you will know for you.
Leave lots of time for travelling and expect delays, so before you plan your journey factor in some extra time to be on the safe side.
This is not the time to sign important documents or contracts so before agreeing to some new payment plan make sure you’ve read the fine print and contract numerous times, even get some fresh eyes on it if you must!
You might want to spend the whole time hiding away but listen, that’s normal. Take some time out from people & events if you must. It really won’t do any harm at all!
Are there any good points?
Mercury Retrograde does actually have some good points but you won’t hear too much about them because everyone is affected! But here’s some things you should be aware of:
1 – It’s a great time to reminisce with some old friends. You are sure to have a giggle.
2. It’s a great time to re-evaluate your life and see where need’s work.
3. Any things you’ve left on the long finger can finally be finished up so it’s a great time to clear clutter and tie up loose ends.
4.You often get pushed in new directions, go with the flow, the universe is trying to show you something.
5. You might actually rekindle a lost friendship or relationship!
And that’s what Mercury Retrograde is all about,