Three to four times every year we experience the illusion of the planet Mercury traveling backwards, which we refer to as Mercury Retrograde.
Mercury rules communication, travel, technology and the legal system. When Mercury is in retrograde, these areas of life are at their absolute weakest point. It is the absence of Mercury that is the cause of these problems.
Everyone is impacted by Mercury Retrograde to varying degrees, all based on the position of Mercury in your natal chart at the moment you were born. Having a natal chart reading with an experienced astrologer will help you understand Mercury's importance in your life and how it will impact you during its retrograde.
For the majority of people (myself included), Mercury Retrograde is a very unpleasant time. Between constant technical difficulties, miscommunication and change of travel plans, these are the most unproductive stretches of time throughout the year.
- International travel, particularly to conflict-stricken countries. Now is not the time for extreme cultural contrast.
- Confrontations and difficult conversations. Keep the drama or special requests to a bare minimum.
- Do not ask for a raise, do not go to couples counseling and do not try to solve problems with family members. Communication will be at its weakest point until a few days AFTER Mercury Retrograde.
- Do not file important paperwork. Do not file your taxes (or even prepare paperwork), do not file divorce papers and do not sign important documents.
- Avoid large purchases, such as homes or cars. And if you must, please triple-check all contracts!
- Medical treatments are safe during this time, but be prepared for scheduling delays.
- Clerical errors are EXTREMELY common during this time, so verify (and re-verify) your prescriptions to make sure you were prescribed the correct product and dosage!
Between car accidents, identity theft, faulty legal agreements and getting stuck in third world countries, I have been through it all!
I am so sensitive to these astrological occurrences that I can feel them energetically 3 weeks before they begin. I can feel it in my bones. I can almost smell it coming.
Finally, I decided to do something about it!
Click here to find some much needed relief and view the Mercury Retrograde Spell
Love & Magick,