Mercury and Venus Retrograde
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
For about six days next week, both Mercury and Venus will be retrograde. This does not happen often. Venus is retrograde about once every one and a half years, and Mercury is retrograde about three times a year. Rarely do their retrograde periods overlap.
If nothing else, this means that matters are in somewhat of a “pause” mode, and it is a good time to be reflecting on your life and values.
My March 03 newsletter explained that Venus retrograde from March 04 until April 14 will bring more shifts, changes, and reevaluations related to what Venus rules: pleasures, values, finances, and relationships.
Venus retrograde is by no means “bad” in and of itself. Rather, it provides opportunities to turn our attention inward to question certain areas of our lives. But overall, it is not the ideal time to commit to a financial plan, a relationship or a marriage.
Venus goes direct next Friday, April 14, and this Sunday, April 09, Mercury goes retrograde until May 03 when it turns direct.
Unfortunately, many people believe that when Mercury is retrograde, everything goes wrong. But this is not the case. You just need to be more careful with your thinking, plans, and decisions.
In fact, Mercury retrograde periods are favorable for more inwardly-oriented activities such as reflection, reviewing and meditation. During this period, allow more time for writing, editing, researching, and problem-solving.
The problem is that Mercury retrograde periods do create more “mess ups” and complications than usual because Mercury rules our thinking and communication.
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.
Do not assume anything. Double-check the fine print. Reconfirm details. Make sure all nuances are clarified.
To learn more about Venus retrograde, click here for my March 03, 2017 newsletter.
To learn more about Mercury retrograde, click here for my December 14, 2016 newsletter.
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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