Oh, lovely Mercury in retrograde is at it again. It is going to go retrograde on August 12th in Virgo and will enter direct on September 5 in Leo. For many this one feels like a doosey with many feeling the effects of pre-retrograde period. Depending on your astrological sign you may feel it more then others. So, what is mercury in retrograde, why does it have such a bad association, and how can we make the best of it?
Mercury is the planet associated with communication and technology and goes retrograde 3 or 4 times a year. Now Mercury doesn’t actually move backwards. Instead because Mercury’s orbit around the Sun is so much faster than Earth it appears to be moving west to east around the Sun from Earth. This illusion of backwards movement is similar to a car passing you on the highway and feeling like you are going backwards. Astrologers and many others believe this retrograde movement effects technology, communication, learning, and travel. The effects also depend on which astrological sign Mercury is traveling retrograde through and your astrological signs. This Mercury in retrograde will also be influenced by the Solar Eclipse on August 21. See the references at the bottom for more exact information.
So what’s a witch to do…..