There may be a cosmic explanation for your current emotions of uncertainty and high anxiety: Mercury is in retrograde motion for almost three weeks.
When Mercury is retrograde, what to do and what to avoid?
In Greek mythology, Hermes was the representation of the Messenger of the Gods.
He was the son of Zeus and Maya and as a young man, he showed signs of his restless and adventurous nature. He was considered the guardian of the roads and the traveler’s companion. According to legend, he created the lyre from the shell of a tortoise and traded it to his brother Apollo for the staff of concord.
Mercury in astrology
Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo and is associated with intelligence, verbal and written communication, exchange, movement and service.
Certain precautions need to be taken because when retrograde, these regions are disturbed and setbacks occur which, although not usually catastrophic, are annoying and disrupt the order or daily routine.
All planets in the solar system orbit the Sun counterclockwise and in the same general direction.
However, some planets appear to travel backward at specific times as seen from Earth through astrology and at those times the planets are known as retrograde.
The study of planets, stars and retrograde points in astrology has always been a topic of discussion, some consider it relevant and others do not. Whatever the point of view, it is an open invitation to look at the areas and energies that might be especially affected when Mercury is retrograde.
Whether or not it is relevant to study planets, stars and retrograde points in astrology has long been debated. Regardless of your perspective, you are welcome to pay attention to the energies and places that may be particularly affected when Mercury is retrograde.
Mercury Retrograde 2022
Mercury, the planet that governs speech, public relations, means of transportation and mental processes, will retrograde four times in this year 2022. This will occur as Mercury moves through the air signs.
Let’s look at the four Mercury retrogrades that will occur in 2022.
- The first retrograde in 2022 occurs between January 14 and February 3 in the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius.
- The second retrograde in 2022 occurs between May 10 and June 3 in the signs of Taurus and Gemini.
- The third retrograde in 2022 occurs between September 9 and October 2 in the signs of Libra and Virgo.
- The fourth retrograde of 2022 occurs between December 29, 2022 and January 18, 2023, in the sign of Capricorn.
In the case of Mercury retrograde, NO
Computers and all information stored on them should be handled with special caution when Mercury is retrograde. The worst computer viruses can cause the greatest distractions. The same guidance applies when buying a new computer.
Purchased products could be defective, damaged, or not meet your expectations. Know the return policy before making a major purchase during this time, keep the receipt and make sure the item is covered by a warranty.
In terms of communication, there are more wrong calls and more answered calls than usual.
Pay special attention whether you are traveling by car or on foot, as there is a chance of getting lost. Examples are missing a flight because you thought it was leaving at a different time or taking the wrong departure.
Mercury controls business
Mercury is the planet that rules commerce, so when Mercury is retrograde, finances can take a negative turn.
However, if you know the guidelines for success during the three-week retrograde period, you can avoid financial stress and possibly lay the groundwork for future wealth.
You should not initiate new business alliances, financial arrangements, or investments.
It is not suggested to initiate acts related to paperwork, errands, business matters, or services during Mercury retrograde as there will be endless complications.
Loan applications should be avoided because they involve signing contracts, which is prohibited during Mercury retrograde. Again, assume that more information is needed before making an important judgment.
To avoid delays, errors and confusion, do not file your taxes a few days in advance.
Since cash flow during these dates is very slow, avoid going into debt by borrowing money or using credit cards.
Clinical tests or examinations that require written diagnoses or results should be postponed, if possible, due to the possibility of major inaccuracies and errors.
Also, it is not a good idea to purchase vehicles because doing so often results in ongoing car problems that end up costing a lot of money to fix and maintain in garages. Moving is also not suggested.
Guidelines to follow in Mercury retrograde
Rethink and reorganize current financial commitments made in the past, for example: restructure your investment portfolio, renegotiate business agreements, evaluate your insurance coverage and review your credit report.
Because of the likelihood that they may resurface and lurk during Mercury retrograde, all of these old problems should be terminated or handled.
Plan now to buy or lease a computer, car, or house; compare costs and gather all necessary information.
Take a new inventory of your possessions, get rid of everything you no longer need or want and make room for the new things you want.
Personal relationships in Mercury retrograde
There are several types of confusion in personal and romantic relationships when Mercury is retrograde. Lack of clarity in our daily thoughts tends to cause problems and disturb our routine.
When receiving or giving information, we must proceed with caution. Nor should we place our faith in promises. If it is obligatory to give “the word”, it is advisable to give it again when Mercury is direct, as if you were giving it for the first time.
Birthdays during Mercury Retrograde phase
People whose birthday falls during Mercury retrograde experience a year of amplified difficulties with the normal functioning of everyday objects and with the use of oral and written language.
You will need to be especially careful when handling papers and documents, as usually when you write something down, you lose or cannot locate information that was meticulously preserved on the computer, forcing you to start over.
The main advantage of this astrological phenomenon is that since thinking is typically introverted and reflective, it is a good time and an incredible gain for people with a birthday under its influence who wish to begin studying or doing research.
The typical advice on these dates is to read anything you sign more carefully than usual or, if possible, refrain from signing anything.
With information from Termometro Zodiacal