Deviant Art. Mercury is in its shadow period now, moving at a snails space as it prepares to turn retrograde. (Most people know by know that Mercury doesn’t actually travel backwards, or retrograde but because we observe the motion of the planets from Earth they sometimes appear to move backwards from our perspective which we call retrograde motion.) Mercury will be retrograde through August 18th. Because Mercury rules communication, learning and communication equipment, anything started or implemented during Mercury retrograde periods MAY bring potential problems or glitches later on.
As someone who has observed this phenomenon for over 40 years, I can tell you that the current hysteria over Mercury retrograde that fills the Interwebs is way overblown. It sells astrological news perhaps, but the number of people who write me in terror of making a move or even a small purchase during these periods makes me weep.
During the Mercury retrograde, we just need to exercise an additional level of care. If you’re booking a flight for a trip, REview your flight arrangements a few times to be sure you haven’t made a mistake. If you have to start a job, sign a contract, or buy a new car because your old one died, do your REsearch, REread the contract or documents to be sure they are clear.
Mercury retrograde periods are excellent for REvisiting a discussion which isn’t quite REsolved, or simply for taking time to REflect and REwind your life. The waves of the ocean ebb and flow, and the retrograde periods are like the ebb tide, REturning us back to the ocean to REcharge and REplenish our life force.
It will likely help that Mercury is acting as a singleton planet during […]