Mercury Retrograde: What You Need to Know

Mercury Retrograde: What You Need to Know

 

Fights out of nowhere, missing emails, stress, and anxiety! I promise it’s not you, but instead something known as Mercury Retrograde.

 

What is Mercury Retrograde?

 

Mercury Retrograde is a time when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in its orbit. It doesn’t actually move backward, it just looks that way when you are viewing Mercury from earth. This astrological event happens three or four times a year, and can cause a lot of confusion for people who aren’t aware of what it means or the reason. Mercury is the planet in astrology that is known for communication. This is why during Mercury Retrograde, it’s often called the time when “communication goes haywire.” This can be anything from miscommunications with others, to having your computer crash out of nowhere! Mercury Retrograde is notorious for causing travel delays, technology glitches, and communication mishaps.

 

What to Remember

 

The main thing to remember during Mercury Retrograde is that it’s a time of chaos, and things are likely to go wrong so be sure to plan ahead! That’s why some people refuse to buy new cars, ink new deals, or start any new projects during retrograde. Although I never take it that far, I do recommend that if you are planning on traveling during a Mercury Retrograde time period, make sure you have all your ducks in a row beforehand. Double check with the airline, hotel, and car rental companies just to be safe. If you can roll with the punches and go with the flow, you’ll get through this period just fine.

 

Save The Date!

 

First, make it a point of saving the dates that Mercury Retrograde will happen this year in your phone. If you are prepared for it, you won’t be as stressed out or frustrated when things don’t go as planned.

 

Here are the dates that mercury will be in retrograde for 2022:

  • January 13 to February 3 
  • May 10 to June 2
  • September 9 to October 1
  • December 28 to January 18 (2023)

 

The Mercury Retrograde Loop Hole

 

If you have a project that lands right smack in the middle of Mercury Retrograde, like closing on a house or freshly finishing a deal, no need to worry, you are exempt from the chaos! Oddly enough, Mercury Retrograde only affects the deals, purchases, and travel plans that happen when booked during Mercury Retrograde. If you have a project you were working on before retrograde happened, consider yourself ‘ grandfathered in’. The best way to work with mercury retrograde is by using the time to your advantage! Take this time to finish up old projects, clean out your closets, and organize everything. Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time to reflect and review your life so you can start fresh when Mercury goes direct.

Have Patience

 

Remember that retrograde doesn’t just effect you, but all human life here on Earth. It is normal for people to be more emotional, sensitive, or frustrated during this time. Give yourself and others around you some slack, and understand that this phase will eventually pass.

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Blame It On Mercury Retrograde

Blame It On Mercury Retrograde

Wondering why your travel plans are hopelessly botched up and your cell phone is acting like it’s possessed? You might want to check your calendar, because it’s that time again –  Mercury is in retrograde!

You’ve probably heard people mention Mercury being in retrograde, but maybe you aren’t sure exactly what that means. Let me explain. The planet Mercury orbits the sun faster than Earth does. About three or four times a year, it passes us and, from our perspective, seems to be moving backwards. This planetary phenomenon lasts for a few weeks, and people often blame it when frustrating things happen in their lives – especially in the areas of communication and technology.

Mercury in retrograde can be a challenging time when things just don’t seem to be working right. Your internet is extra slow, and your phone keeps dropping calls. It’s not just technology that’s affected. Relationships with other people can be affected too. During this time, I’m always careful about my communication to avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings. I try not to sign contracts when Mercury is in retrograde, and if I have to, I make sure to read the fine print carefully!

But sometimes, the negatives can become positives!

While no one enjoys technology snafus, missed flights, or squabbles with loved ones – there is a silver lining. Good things can happen when Mercury is in retrograde, especially when you take this opportunity to reassess, revisit and reevaluate. You might have conflicts that don’t seem that big of a deal. You sweep them under the rug because they just aren’t that important. Then during a time like this, suddenly that pile of small conflicts becomes the giant elephant in the room. That can help you to take those conflicts seriously and finally resolve them.

A good friend of mine was having trouble with her sister-in-law. They lived far apart and never saw each other, so my friend was content just to ignore the problem and pretend everything was fine. Then my friend’s mom got sick, and the family had to come together to help her. Of course, Mercury was in retrograde at the time. That and the stress of worrying about their mom combined, and everything that my friend and her sister-in-law had been sweeping under the rug exploded into a huge argument.

My friend made a comment that her sister-in-law misunderstood, and years of resentment came to the surface. When the smoke cleared, the two women looked at each other and started laughing. They both realized that they had been fighting over nothing. “We got all the yuck out of the way,” my friend told me, “and really started talking. It didn’t take long to realize that we butt heads because we’re so much alike. We might never be best friends, but we definitely aren’t enemies anymore.”

If you’re conscious of the effect of the planets on your life, you can prepare for them. Allow a little extra time to get to appointments, and make doubly sure you really saved that file before you shut off your computer. Be extra patient when Mercury is in retrograde – remember that during this time, people are more likely to lose their tempers or get their feelings hurt.

You can look at the things that cause stress and conflict and take a serious look at whether there’s anything you can do about them. Maybe a job that’s causing a lot of stress gets more stressful, so you get motivated to put that resume together and find something better. Maybe a conflict with a family member comes to the surface so you can finally let go of years of hostility and connect with love.

Whoever you’re with and whatever you’re doing for the next couple of weeks, take a deep breath, remember to be patient with the phone, the internet, your friends, your family and especially yourself.

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