What is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury retrograde is when the planet Mercury appears to stop and is moving backwards from orbit. It reverses for three and half weeks before returning to forward motion. As Mercury is closer to the sun then earth, it only takes eighty eight days for Mercury to orbit.
Mercury rules communication, contracts, transport, travel, technology, information and logic. When Mercury back spins it affects these as they don’t have the benefit of Mercury supervising them.
When in 2021 will Mercury Retrograde occur?
January 30th to February 21st in air sign Aquaris
May 29th to June 22nd in air sign Gemini
Sept 27th to Oct 23rd in air sign Libra
There is also a “shadow period” on either side of these dates for about two weeks where you may feel the Mercury retrograde energy.
How it will affect you?
Everyone will feel the Mercury retrograde energy differently. It is not a time to be starting anything new like a job or purchasing any new, expensive items like a house, car or electronic items. If you do, you may experience them breaking down, something better comes along later or at a better price. The environment and energy is rapidly changing and no-one can predict future conditions.
Mercury rertograde can also bring back people from our past. Be careful. Its not always for a fresh start rather for closure.
As Mercury rules communication be sure to double check emails, texts before sending them, you don’t want them going to the wrong person.
- Back up your computer and phones
- Travel for liesure, perfect time to get away from this energy
- Reconnect old friends and family
It is a time to focus on any activities with prefix “re”
It is a great time to tie up any loose ends, finish anything you may have started, clean out your space, ready to emerge fresh when Mercury turns direct.
- Start a new job
- Close on a house
- Not a good time to sign contracts, agreements
- Poor time to launch new endeavors
- No elective surgery
- Purchase expensive items
- Forgetfulness can happen – double check you have everything before leaving the house
- Avoid jumping to conclusions in romantic situations
If you do need to do any of the above, please double check all the terms and conditions first.
I hope Mercury retrograde is kind to you all.
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