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Mercury Retrograde: Going Forward in Reverse

Beautiful photograph of the planet Mercury.

Mercury Is Golden

Several times per year, the planet Mercury appears to slow, stop, change direction and move “backwards” through the heavens for approximately six weeks, then slow/stop/change direction once more and move forward.

Astrologers call this “mirage” [for the phenomenon doesn't really happen] Mercury retrograde, and such times are when one can usually count on having everything which could go wrong quickly go wrong. Especially if mechanics and/or electronics and communications are involved.

It’s true that life can prove even more difficult during a Mercury retrograde [and the present Mercury retrograde will be felt well into September though it goes stationary-direct on August 26th], but if armed with the proper perspective, one can learn to love Mercury retrogrades…

Mercury is such a beautiful troublemaker.

Mercurial Mercury

Mercury retrograde may well be in full force every time your computer has a major crash [the very reason back-ups are so necessary prior to a Mercury retrograde], but unexpectedly running into friends one hasn’t seen in years and receiving letters/emails or phone calls from old flames and schoolmates is another regular occurrence during Mercury retrograde. As is finding things we thought we’d lost forever.

Mercury retrograde is all about the “re.” Review, re-new, re-do. Re-evaluate, re-think, re-plan. It’s also a good time to re-organize in preparation for moving forward once again when Mercury has gone direct.

Don’t fear the Mercury retrograde, use it to your advantage and enjoy the surprises it places in most paths. Re-lax and re-st are also a good “REs.” Most of us don’t get as much sleep as we need and will feel more tired during Mercury retrogrades. Catch up on your sleep and your chores, and with old friends, and you too will learn to love the Mercury retrograde.

Mercury retrograde is also the perfect time to get an astrology or tarot re-ading and to turn a fresh eye toward a fresh start. If you’re going to be in West Palm Beach, please call Luxe Energy Aesthetics for an appointment! 561 822-3513 (or email V at Tapupuncture dot com, and readings are available through skype.)


  1. aldo says:

    i never know mercury retrograde can have good thing too but i think you are correct. i found my lost book of address very important for me in this last mercury retrograde and i was believe that will never happen. thank you for give me good things to think for mercury retrograde.

  2. Lexi says:

    I don’t know if I can ever learn to love mercury retrograde but I will start watching more closely now to see the good things you talk about!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I never heard anything nice about mercury retrograde before! You gave me something interesting to think about. I hope you will write more posts about astrology because I enjoy reading new ideas that are not in my books. You have a nice blog.

  4. Michaela Strickland says:

    I wish you did more posts because I think your ideas about astrology are very interesting and different from all the other astro blogs I read. I live in Sarasota but the next time I am going to West Palm Beach I will definitely make an appointment for a reading with you!