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Mercury Retrograde!

May 22, 2015

In honor of the on-going Mercury Retrograde, it seems a good thing for us to all review just what a Mercury Retrograde is and what it might mean to us.  The current Mercury Retrograde began on May 18, 2015 at 13 degrees of Gemini.  It will continue to move backwards through the sign of Gemini until June 11th at 4 degrees of Gemini.  Gemini is a sign ruled by Mercury so very fitting time to write about Mercury and Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury is a planet that moves very quickly, maybe too quickly creating this illusion from time to time of going backward.  Mercury is said to represent our mind and is affiliated in traditional astrology with the third house, which is ruled by Mercury and the sign of Gemini as mentioned earlier.  Thinking as well as things like local travel and communication is all the territory of this planet Mercury.  In the sign of Gemini that Mercury energy is even stronger, even in retrograde.

In Gemini Mercury can reach is fullest potential.  It is said to be exalted here. In Gemini the mind is quick and people who have this in their charts can be very charming and witty using that quick mind in social situations. This is wonderful energy for working in any field that involved communicating.

In general Mercury goes retrograde at least three times a year.  It is ironic that in today’s world many people who do not study astrology or even know much about astrology will know when Mercury goes retrograde.

In today’s society with the technology related to communications, Mercury becomes more important and naturally communication is the one area we can expect Mercury to cause issues.  This includes in addition to the phone, the connection itself to things like the Internet. Automobiles or any form of local transportation also fall under Mercury’s jurisdiction.  But realize this is also the time wires can get crossed and that is literally as well as figuratively speaking.  Misunderstanding and miscommunications can be the norm during any and all Mercury retrogrades. Things tend to get delayed when Mercury is retrograde.

Siblings can also fall into this category and it can be a good time to review any issues you might be having with issues.  That although Mercury in retrograde can be a difficult time for things such as misunderstandings, it can be a great time to review or research an on-going situation.  Resolutions and resolve can happen during retrograde.  It is just not a time to begin new projects.

Machinery will tend to break down, particularly things like Computers and Automobiles.  Things that get done during the retrograde will often have to be redone.  Connections are difficult to make, and again this is not the best time to make new connections or meeting new people, there could be communication issues.  Whole companies will find that during retrograde Mercury their systems either the phone or the computer will shut down, get a virus or some other Mercury related issue.  The car could leave you sit and although these things can happen any time in the year for anyone, they seem to happen in multitudes when Mercury is retrograde.

But as mentioned earlier Mercury retrograde has its place, it is great for research.  It is a good time to remain indecisive and wait out certain situations or circumstances where the added time can give added information and wisdom. Mercury is also about the gathering of information.  It is also a good time to review your life and what is going on in your life.  It is a great energy for reviewing projects or situations that are already on-going.   As mentioned earlier it can be a great time to mend fences.  It is also a great time to clean out your closets or your office desk. House cleaning of all kinds can be enhanced by using that Mercury retrograde.

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