Mercury Retrograde effects our communications, the way we pick up information and process thoughts.
Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce, education and transportation.
Mercury retrograde occurs thrice a year usually (4 times in few years and each retrograde period is about 3-4 weeks) and it gives rise to personal misunderstandings as well as flawed, disrupted or delayed communications, negotiations and trade glitches, and breakdowns with phones, computers, vehicles.
If you want to buy a new phone or repair it, install a new software, repair your vehicle, then postpone it until mercury goes direct.
During this mercury retrograde period, step back from decision-making, agreements, contracts and use this review time to your benefit.
Write down the pros and cons of everything since your mind will not settle on anything one hundred percent! When Mercury turns direct, you will have greater clarity and are more likely to make good decisions. If possible, avoid buying communication-related products such as computers and phones. Keep receipts of all transactions.
If you are traveling, double-check your reservations and bring a good book to read and plenty of games for the kids in case you are delayed.
During Mercury retrograde, your mental faculties are not functioning well; in fact they “go on vacation.”
Main things to Avoid during Mercury Retrograde
- Avoid new agreements and contracts
- Do not accept or start a new job
- Do not try to close a Sale, wait for mercury direct period
- Do not initiate any new writings or new projects
- Avoid or minimize scheduling of meetings or giving new appointments. You might have to cancel or re-schedule them often
- Avoid frequent and long distance travelling. If can’t be avoided, take precautions against things being lost or stolen. You might miss a train or flight too.
- Do NOT buy computers, mobile phones. Do NOT install or upgrade softwares
- Do NOT repair your vehicle unless you cannot postpone it until mercury goes direct
- Avoid shopping. You will get better deals in mercury direct period
- Do not select a new roommate or move into a new house. Avoid new partners in business.
If you are born with Retrograde Mercury in your birth chart, then these effects perfectly apply to you more than other.
See here for dates and effects of Mercury going Retrograde