How to make the most of this phenomenon

Although all planets in the Solar System present the so-called apparent retrogradation movement, one of them in particular has become the center of attention in the popular imagination when it comes to astrology: the famous Mercury Retrograde. But is Mercury Retrograde really that problematic? Before we go deeper into the subject, it is worth remembering that retrogradation is an apparent movement of a planet in the opposite direction of the others in its system, as observed from Earth.

A retrograde planet represents a moment of review and evaluation. A chance to look calmly at an event that has passed, but still needs to be resolved; time to look back and review issues that are of that planet’s universe. And Mercury Retrograde tells us precisely about the time to reflect about what we verbalize, communicate, express to the world.

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The Power of Mercury

In mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods, the only one with a free pass to travel from heaven to hell and thus transmit messages between the worlds. The closest planet to the Sun, ruler of Gemini, has a very fast orbit and goes retrograde about three times a year. This speed says a lot about what it represents. Mercury is movement, the flow of ideas, exchanges, and connections. It tells us about the power of communication, vital for the survival of the human race.

Effects of Mercury Retrograde

But when Mercury goes retrograde does everything really stop working, appliances break down, people can’t communicate, documents are lost, emails don’t arrive? Not exactly. These are problems that can happen at any time of the year, regardless of the movement of a planet. Unforeseen things happen, communication errors also happen, and we should not stop our lives or fail to make important decisions because of Mercury Retrograde.

Obviously those who have a strong influence of Mercury in their birth chart can feel its effect more strongly, but it is still important to look at this phenomenon in a practical way. Individuals with Mercury Retrograde in their natal chart tend to be people who like to review information, texts, and have a tendency to think too much before acting, a more reflective nature, although no definitive analysis can be made without looking at the chart in a complete way.

Mercury Retrograde tells us of the need to have more concentration and attention in that period. Be careful about what we are saying, about the messages we are passing to the world. It is a time to think before we do and speak, to make decisions in a more assertive way – so we don’t need to go back. Be attentive to what you say, and make everything clear. Seek objectivity, clarity, review important documents, check information. And do it calmly.

Instead of looking at the retrogradation of Mercury as something negative, we should think about what good we can get out of this phenomenon.

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It can be a good opportunity to:

  • Rescue an issue that was left unresolved and unresolved;
  • Correct a misunderstanding;
  • Organize documents, old photos;
  • Do a good cleaning, separating what is no longer useful, including papers;
  • Review a planning of goals and objectives;
  • Reflect on our relationships, the way we are communicating with our friends, family, and companions.

The stars never want to punish us, so we should not look at their movements and positions in a negative way, even if sometimes they bring us challenging situations. It is during these moments that we can learn, grow, get to know ourselves better, and thus move forward in our journey.

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