It's In Rearward Mode Again
According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What is Mercury retrograde anyway?
Due to the way our planet’s orbit interacts with the orbits of the other planets, they might sometimes appear to be travelling backward through the night sky with respect to the zodiac. This is, in fact, an illusion, which is called apparent retrograde motion.
Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is travelling backwards. These periods are referred to as times when Mercury is in retrograde motion, or simply “Mercury retrograde.” These times in particular were traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration.
However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. It’s said that intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
We are right smack in the midst of the first of 2020’s trinity. It began February 17 and goes through March 10. The other two are June 18 to July 1 and October 14 to November 3. Mark it on your calendar. If you find things are pretty wonky you can always check your calendar to see if you can pin it on Mercury.
The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, it is advisable to remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Double check your email responses, check in with reservations before taking that trip. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again before making any final decisions. 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. It is sometimes easier to blame someone or something else than to take responsibility for the messes in their lives. In fact this is a good time to reflect. Mercury retrograde can be an excellent time to take a step back and reanalyze who you are and what you are doing, but do refrain from making any drastic changes until after retrograde has ended.
How it may affect us personally depends on our zodiac sign and that’s for astrology gurus. Not my purview. One final piece of advice – be judicious in exercising the fickle finger that loves to hit the send key.
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