Ed Kluska’s Astrology & Mindful Living Newsletter:
Mercury Retrograde Is Coming
About three times a year Mercury, the winged messenger, goes retrograde (apparent reverse motion relative to the Sun) for a three-week period.
My research shows that about five days before and after Mercury goes retrograde (in this case Thursday, September 17) and then about five days before and after Mercury goes direct (Friday, October 09) are most significant.
The decisions you make and the plans you start with Mercury retrograde are more likely to take a twist later and be seen in a different light when unforeseen assumptions and mistakes "come to light” after Mercury goes direct.
Mercury retrograde periods are not “bad” in and of themselves. You just need to be more careful.
Mercury retrograde time periods are favorable for reflection, reviewing and meditation. Allow more time for writing, editing, researching and problem solving.
The problem is that Mercury retrograde periods create more “mess ups” and complications than usual because Mercury rules our thinking and communication.
Plans and decisions take a twist or an unexpected direction. Mental lapses and mistakes, misunderstandings, false assumptions, missed appointments, lost checks, written typos, and cancellations and postponements are more likely.
For example, when you travel, you are more likely to encounter longer delays, misplaced luggage, lost hotel room keys, unforeseen detours and inaccurate directions.
Because Mercury also rules anything to do with data and information and its transmission, expect “screwy things” to also occur with your computers, software, data, messages, phone calls, cell phones, emails, text messages, cable TV, appointments, meetings, trips and lectures.
I’ve often seen problems and malfunctions suddenly appear with my phone, computer and cable TV and then mysteriously resolve themselves once Mercury goes direct.
So with Mercury retrograde approaching, back up your computer and be extra thorough, careful, and vigilant with your plans and decisions as well as communication and agreements including letters and contracts.
Don't assume anything. Double-check the fine print. Reconfirm details. Make sure all nuances are clarified.
Finally, don’t blame Mercury retrograde for anything that goes wrong in your life. It may be a factor but your misfortunes are more likely related to challenging transit to your Sun, Moon, Mars or Saturn, for example.
If you need further explanation with any of this information, contact me. And please forward this information to your family and friends.
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