Mercury Retrograde




   There’s a very interesting and busy time coming up!! Yes, Mercury is turning Retrograde again, starting July 24 through September 19, 2017. Remember Mercury (rules communication, messages, thoughts, perception, and travel) is going Retrograde (which means the planet appears to slow down in motion, then appears to go backward, and finally appears to move forward).


   All of this starts in the pre-shadow of Mercury on July 24 through August 12, in the sign of Leo (whose energies are ambition, creativity, passion, generous, warm-heartedness, stubbornness, and laziness) and this regal star makes Mercury honorable and just; but loving-kindness may be mistaken for weakness.


   Then, Mercury Retrograde turns directly retrograde into the sign of Virgo (whose energies are practical, logical, detailed, a sense of duty and service, critical, and picky) on August 13 through September 5 in which you might find yourself frying for too long in facts and figures, and involved in more negative thinking, selfishness, distrust, fear, confusion, miscommunication, relationship problems, and scandal.


   But, from September 5 through September 19, Mercury goes back into the sign of Leo, and is in what is called the post-shadow period. This is particularly powerful and significant, and it could lead to changes in how/who you love, trust, or finances. You will find yourself looking forward to exciting opportunities to improve how/who you love, trust, and finances.


What to EXPECT during Mercury Retrograde:


  • Miscommunication
  • Delays
  • Quarrels
  • Slow mail
  • Missed Appointments
  • Crazy Drivers
  • Heightened inner awareness
  • Wrong directions
  • Dead cell phone batteries
  • Telephone service snarls
  • Machinery breakdowns
  • More mistakes
  • Getting sentimental
  • Computer problems/breakdowns
  • Angry people
  • More accidents
  • Games of phone tag



What NOT to do during Mercury Retrograde:


  • Buy big-ticket items
  • Start anything new
  • Make important decisions
  • File a lawsuit
  • Buy anything sketchy in an email or text
  • Run into arms/bed of an ex
  • Sign contracts
  • Negotiate a contract
  • Go on a “first date”
  • Start a new job
  • Turn in sloppy work
  • Expect things to move quickly
  • Take anything for granted
  • Travel without backup plans
  • Enter into binding commitments


   If you have started something BEFORE Mercury Retrograde, it should turn out okay.


   This is a really exciting Mercury Retrograde period, with great creative potential. It is powerful enough to ignite your courage to do something you have put off. Although Mercury Retrograde signifies much deceptiveness and miscommunication, there will also be a lot of raw, unrefined truth, and solutions to your love and finance situations. From September 20 on, your determination and sustained effort should bring the growth and happiness you wish for.