Have you ever wondered, what does Mercury retrograde mean? Mercury Retrograde is a time when Mercury appears to be moving backward. It lasts about a month but is a little longer due to Mercury going into shadow and coming out of shadow. Mercury retrogrades 3 to 4 times a year, so it’s hard to avoid.
Mercury rules communication, technology, and transportation. These are the three areas you can see have a little disturbance during Mercury retrogrades.
What Mercury retrograde means
So what does Mercury retrograde mean? Well, when Mercury retrograde you may notice you have technology glitches and miscommunications. I always find that my auto-correct on my phone doesn’t work as well, I often get people texting me when they mean to text someone else and vice versa. I was listening to the radio once during a Mercury retrograde and they were talking about how they accidentally texted the wrong person and was having people call in and share their experiences of doing this. One lady called and said that her pastor and her husband have the same name and she accidentally texted her pastor and told him she loved him. This is a Mercury retrograde moment.
People often say don’t sign a contract during Mercury retrograde. I have seen many people sign contracts during Mercury retrograde and have the outcome not so great. I had a friend sign a lease for an apartment and the apartment had mold and her and her boyfriend broke up during the contract and her boyfriend stopped paying the lease and it created all sorts of chaos for them both. Although this doesn’t always happen, it is best to take a fine comb and look through any contract several times before signing it if you need to sign a contract during Mercury retrograde to avoid any miscommunication. When Mercury retrograde happens you can reconnect with old friends. You may notice when Mercury retrogrades that friend you haven’t heard from since the last Mercury retrograde calls you or you are out and about around town and you run into an old friend or customer you haven’t seen in a long time.
You may also find you have computer glitches during Mercury retrograde. Mercury is ruled by Gemini and Gemini is the sign that is associated with technology. Jason Bagnell is a Gemini IT professional and any time there is a Mercury retrograde his business does amazing. He is really amazing at fixing computers even during a Mercury retrograde. If you need any computer help, contact Jason and he offers remote support and can help you out. I have heard many Geminis express to me that Mercury retrogrades are when they make the most progress.
I would also recommend putting your phone down while driving and remember that it can wait until later. Sometimes Mercury retrograde and create car accidents, so keep your eye on the road and take extra precautions when driving during Mercury retrograde.
Mercury retrogrades can be a great time to take a step back and rethink, review and reevaluate things. This is a good time to question things in your life. Are you going in the direction you would like? It is also helpful to look at what sign it is in to learn more about what area of your life it is affecting. You can do this by looking at what house and sign. You can learn more about how to do this here.
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