Ed Kluska’s Astrology Timing Report
From my research, the five days before and after Mercury goes retrograde (in this case Thursday, October 31 at 27 degrees Scorpio) and the five days before and after Mercury goes direct (Wednesday, November 20 at 11 degrees Scorpio) seem to be the most significant days for Mercury retrograde.
Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation, but it’s not bad in and of itself. You do, though, need to be more careful with your plans and decisions.
When Mercury is Retrograde, there are more “mess-ups” and complications than usual because Mercury rules thoughts and communication. There is more likely to be mental lapses and mistakes, misunderstandings, false assumptions, missed appointments, lost checks, written typos, and cancellations and postponements. When you travel, for example, you are more likely to encounter longer delays, misplaced luggage, lost hotel room keys, unforeseen detours, and inaccurate directions.
Also, 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.
Unfortunately, many people continue to believe that when Mercury is retrograde, everything is supposed to go wrong. Still, many successful organizations, companies, corporations, and individuals have Mercury retrograde in their horoscopes.
Also, too many people blame too much on Mercury being retrograde when, in fact, they are having problems and mishaps when other astrological factors are contributing to their difficulties, such as challenging Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto aspects to important points in their horoscope.
Furthermore, Mercury retrograde periods are favorable for inwardly-oriented activities such as reflection, reviewing, and meditation. So, when Mercury is retrograde, it’s good to allow more time for writing, editing, researching, and problem-solving.
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