Mercury In Retrograde Survival Guide

By Admin on February 20, 2020
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Mercury In Retrograde Survival Guide

If you didn’t already know, the first retrograde of 2020 is among us, and it’s coming in strong. With both Mercury and Venus in retrograde, most are feeling pretty overwhelmed. (And did we mention it’s also Pisces season? Get ready for an emotional roller coaster).

What is Mercury in Retrograde? Glad You Asked.

Due to the way our planet’s orbit interacts with the orbits of the other planets, they sometimes appear to be traveling backward through the sky. Of course, this is, in fact, an illusion, which they call apparent retrograde motion

Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is traveling backwards. During these periods, Mercury is in retrograde motion. These times in particular are traditionally linked with confusions, delay, and frustration. 

When is Mercury in Retrograde?

Mark the days on your calendar! The first retrograde started February 17th and will end on March 10th (phew). However the next two retrogrades of the 2020 year fall from June 18th-July 12th as well as October 14th-November 3rd. 

What to Avoid During the Retrograde:

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles and so on so forth. During this time remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Double check everything, cross your T’s and dot your I’s and be extra cautious if planning a trip. Avoid making life changing decisions.

What to Embrace During the retrograde:

Yourself! This may not be the best time to make big decisions and you may feel like you are being overly cautious during this retrograde, however this is the ideal time to reflect among yourself. Take time to create boundaries that will benefit you and your needs.

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