It’s easy to give advice like “don’t plan any trips or start anything new when Mercury is retrograde,” we can’t always put our lives on hold. I always advise clients who need to begin a new job or start a new endeavor of some kind during Mercury retrograde to go ahead and do it, but expect communication problems or the need to renegotiate during the process.
Take me for example. I have been renovating a house to sell, and despite my best efforts it was finished right when Mercury turned retrograde. I could wait til Mercury turned direct around Christmas day, but the market would be absolutely dead. So I bit the bullet and listed it on a day when the Moon was in Cancer, the sign of home and family life, well aspected and not void of course. We had a contract immediately and everything went smoothly until the inspection when the inspector flagged some foundation items. It turned out the inspector was wrong – a Mercury retrograde issue of having to go back and revisit something – and since then everything has been fine and we are closing in a few weeks. Mercury Rx fears averted!
But not everything goes so smoothly under Mercury Rx. I also was planning a trip and had intended to wait until after the holidays to book the airfare, but there was a very good price available and only two seats left. So I booked the flights, and on the Delta website was an offer to get their American Express credit card and get a $200 discount off the flight. I filled out the application, because $200 is a lot of money, was approved, and tried to book my ticket with […]