Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde

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By Mariah McCloskey

If you’ve been feeling like your thoughts are jumbled, you can’t articulate yourself, and you feel like you just got a punch in the gut, it’s probably because Mercury just went into retrograde. While this happens every 88 days, it creates mayhem for people, and if you think you’re not subjected to this, think again.

Mercury is in retrograde from March 5 until March 28. A planet is classed as being in retrograde when it appears to move backward, in an opposite direction to Earth. When Mercury is in retrograde, astrologers believe that its effects can creep up on everyone. No matter who you are, you’re affected by this retrograde.

Since Mercury connects with Neptune during this retrograde, it brings in its foggy, blind-spotted glasses. The fact that Neptune is part of this retrograde means that wherever you are, this retrograde is going to reach you. Now, that doesn't mean you have to hide under the covers until this cloudy period is over, it just means you have to be prepared and cautious.

Day-to-day things become compromised and thrown out of sync because of this retrograde. Communication, transportation, technology, and even commerce is said to be affected, this means that if your laptop is acting up, it may be because of the planets. But communication is the thing that most people should worry about, astrologers say it is advisable to take extra care when talking to your loved ones or holding important business meetings.

Many astrologers state that having patience and focusing on effective communication is crucial during these 23 days. They also advise to hold off on signing any important contracts or making any binding decisions during this time, since communication between people is often off. If it can't be avoided, astrologers say you should take a flexible approach and be prepared for every eventuality.

Just because the planets are not in alignment does not mean that the rest of March is going to be awful for you. If you focus on the other person’s viewpoint and try to understand them, this retrograde won’t be as difficult for you, unless your laptop breaks.

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