Mercury Retrograde: Mercury is the planet of communication, short distance travel, paperwork, computers, wire, siblings etc. Whenever Mercury retrograde don't sign contracts, because you don't have all the information, try to avoid short distance traveling, because anything can go wrong. If Mercury retrograde trigger individual planets in chart then there is form of some stressful aspect, there can be feeling of misunderstandings and miscommunication. However, Mercury retrograde is always is positive reconnecting to friendships, acquaintances you lost touch with. Mercury retrograde is not favorable for initiating new projects or rising but it is good for editing and working and making the idea of project even stronger and better.
What is retrograde ?
A retrograde is literally defined as going backwards. Planets do not technically move backward, however it appear move backwards due to differences in the speed of movement within planets in our solar system. The Sun and Moon appear never retrograde and Rahu and Ketu always retrograde.
Mercury Retrogrades occurs approximately every three months, lasting for approximately three weeks.
First House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your first house of self-image, righteous, confidence, vitality and physical body. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of communicating your personal point of view, and you will put a great deal into yourself. The first house represents into whatever you are saying, so you'll also be able to examine yourself more objectively. Mercury is that planet which show your mind, and that could confuse people is just that your mind is not working well. You could be very distracted by so many ideas reflecting in your mind.
Second House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your second house of family, close friends, value, and wealth. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of complication of second house. So you are going to be drawn to what you value in life. You will think about and plan for these things more than usual. This would be a time to avoid important financial or property transactions. If you are expecting a check in the mail it gets lost or it gets delay. But could be a time when you're either finishing up or resolving negotiating of financial negotiations.
Third House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your third house of short distance traveling, siblings, communications, neighbors and meetings. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of complication of third house. You can get email a phone call from somebody would lose touch with and now you reconnected once again. If you went on a job interview or have meeting in an audition and then there was a call back when the Mercury goes retrograde. So it's best for a lot of revising and just rethinking and reworking all these ideas or meetings.
Fourth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your fourth house of mother, convenience, and peace of mind. When Mercury goes Retrograde on 21st January to February 11th, this could just be the time for more on personal matters regarding the mother and inner peace. You might be reflecting and thinking more about your past, and your childhood. This would be a very positive time for family meeting for discussing what's important for you within the family and because you are better able to communicate your feelings to your family. You could be drawn to involving home and property such as making plans for remodeling and repairs or even relocating.
Fifth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your fifth house of romance, children, speculation, money, creativity and learning. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of complication of fifth house. Miscommunication with romantic partners and children. There May be some delays in fifth house things and some adjustments needed. There can be frustration related with romantic partners and what you expect will not fulfill. Precautions needs to be taken for any money investments or gambling, as there can be chances of misinformation.
Sixth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your sixth house of workplace, service, disease, health, and coworker. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of complication of sixth house. You could also become too political of your own self at your own job performance or to others. You could become more self-critical because of that demanding perfectionist. You could be a little bit too critical of your other people. You're going to be more attentive to detail and more inclined to enhance your job skills with more training and learning new techniques and you will be more concern with your health in this time period.
Seventh House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your seventh house of partnership, others people and spouse. When Mercury goes retrograde. You should not to trying to connect with new clients, new customers, because with the Mercury retrograde you don't have all the information, just as anything can go wrong. You don't do anything overly risky, any kind you as long as it’s more cautious. Take your time trying to negotiate a new partnership, a new contract and take precaution while dealing with spouse, any misunderstanding May happen.
Eighth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your eighth house of uncertainty, partner money, tax, credits cards and metaphysical studies. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time of complication of eight house. So there can be problems with the planning and negotiations of financial obligations. But the eighth is also the sector of that rules the hidden dimensions of our lives from astrology to psychology and this would be a time when your more open to you know thinking about these matters.
Tenth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your tenth house of duty, career, responsibility, and business matters. When Mercury goes retrograde, this could just be the time of revising and adjusting related with your business and career. This is a time when your business expectations make it more sluggish, more delay but it could be a really great time for revising or going back to an old project. You should not initiate any kind of new work projects during the Mercury retrograde.
Ninth House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your ninth house of philosophy, teaching, publishing, higher learning, law, inspiration foreign affair and religion. When Mercury goes retrograde, this could just be the time of complications of ninth house. Ninth house is the house of long distance traveling. Mercury retrograde in ninth house have tendency for delays and problems with traveling within the Mercury retrograde period. But this is very favorable time for teaching, publishing, Marketing and advertising.
Eleventh House: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your eleventh house of ambition, income and dreams. When Mercury goes Retrograde. You're attention are going to be on 11th house matters. You're going to be really thinking about your goals and expectations. These aspirations 11th house also deals with friendships, There could be a lot more conversations and discussions and debates going on but when Mercury is in retrograde friendships your participation in organizations May be tested the weak ones could fall apart. You could be hearing from a friend that you have lost touch with some of your friends.
Twelfth House:: Mercury is going to be retrograde in your twelfth house of shadow, meditation, sleeping and isolation. When Mercury goes Retrograde, this could just be the time for introspection for spiritual practices, and for deep thinking, soul searching, and inner understanding. On the other side of that you just might be feeling like you're in a holding pattern, or you kind of stuck with this lot of energy. You May be keeping your opinions to yourself and feeling not so much like communicating and this is where it's a little crazy. You are re-planning, re-thinking, re-reflecting on your keeping to yourself down a more positive.
Do some Preparation before Mercury retrograde: Take care of details of paperwork before a retrograde begins. After a retrograde, address issues that created, and check for errors in things you did in Mercury retrograde.
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