What is Mercury Retrograde? Why it matters + how it affects us

May 11, 2023 0 Comments

So why are people freaking out about Mercury retrograde? We’ve literally covered the astronomy of this, but from an astrological perspective there are some other implications that tend to make people a little nervous.

On the one hand, Mercury rules topics related to communication, technology, and travel, so when it’s retrograde, those are the areas that tend to take the biggest hit. Think of delays in transit, miscommunication, accidentally sending an email too early… things of that nature.

As the AstroTwins previously explained to mindbodygreen, “During [Mercury retrogrades]astrologers advise against buying new computers, electronics, appliances and cars,” adding that during Mercury retrograde it is also difficult to sign contracts because it is easy to miss an important detail.

But according to Pennington, Mercury retrograde isn’t all bad. In fact, she says, they offer us the perfect opportunity to “go back in time” and make the necessary changes before moving forward.

Sure, your text messages might not be as fast, or you might get a flat tire on the way to work, but in terms of the big picture, Pennington explains, “It enforces the idea that editing, reviewing, cutting things out, going back to something and recycling it is just part of the process.”

So instead of looking at Mercury retrograde as something to be afraid of, she tells mindbodygreen, use it as a chance to make sure you’re doing things right.

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