Anytime a planet is in retrograde its normal speed is slower, and the planetary influences are impaired and often detained. Throughout the annual cycle different planets will have retrogrades that impact our charts. However, out of all the planets, Mercury is the only planet that goes into retrograde at least 3 times within one year. Annually, Mercury will position itself in a retrograde position for an average of 3 weeks at a time. This means that out of every 12 months of the year, we find ourselves within a Mercury Retrograde period for approximately a grand total of two months spread out across the calendar. In other words, 1/6 (or 17%) of our lives are spent living during this Retrograde, so you can get a sense of why it’s so important.
What is it about Mercury in Retrograde Anyway?
It’s not all bad news, there are some things that you SHOULD consider doing during a period of Mercury Retrograde.
Things to Do During Mercury Retrograde:
But you take the good with the bad, as you will want to avoid the following during the period of Mercury Retrograde.
Things to Avoid During Mercury Retrograde:
The 2019 Mercury Retrogrades fall in the periods of the water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. To help you navigate the retrogrades here is a schedule:
Though you should take caution during a Mercury Retrograde, the truth is you cannot avoid or delay making choices in your life. However, understanding the aspects of a retrograde will allow you to make appropriate choices. As I like to say, one way to view the retrograde, is to see it as a weather forecast, which is simply giving you heads up so you can prepare for stormy weather.
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