Ah! It’s time again, that the oh so annoying planet Mercury will go retrograde on September 17th! If you have no idea what Mercury Retrograde is, bear with me. This is not some fake horoscope type of a thing. No. Literally the planet Mercury goes backwards during this period of time in space and this affects us in many ways.
I first heard about this phenomenon because of my boss, who literally swears by this. We have a feng shui lady who is a tenant at our office and she is always keeping us in the loop about these kinds of things. After doing some research, and realizing how much you truly are impacted by this even if you don’t know anything about it, I wanted to tell everyone and anyone about it lol. Even though most of the time when I tell people about it, they look at me like I’m crazy haha.
So long story short, here are the DON’Ts of Mercury Retrograde:
– don’t sign any contracts (for a new house, new car, etc.)
– don’t buy electronics… or they will go bad, trust me
– don’t purchase anything expensive
– don’t form any new relationships (business wise, maybe even love wise)
– avoid traveling a lot, this can result in cancelled flights, delayed flights and etc. (well this sucks because I am going to Armenia for my cousin’s wedding on September 28th, oops)
Those are like the main things, but Mercury Retrograde also affects communications, documents get lost, people misunderstand each other, checks get delayed, I mean a bunch of unwanted crap happens! The best thing to do is to be careful, double check your work, be clear when you speak to someone and just be patient! Make major decisions after Mercury goes direct again.
The pre shadow started on August 28th and will last until September 16th, Mercury Retrograde will occur starting September 17th until October 9th, and the post-shadow will last till October 24th. Some say that pre and post shadows are actually worse than the retrograde period itself. So avoid making any drastic, major decisions during this period of time!
Mercury occurs about 3 times in one year, I know it’s so bad ugh.
January 21 – February 11, 2015 in air Aquarius
May 18 – June 11, 2015 in air Gemini
September 17 – October 9, 2015 in air Libra
January 5 – January 25, 2016 starts in Aquarius, ends in earth Capricorn
April 28 – May 22, 2016 in earth sign Taurus
August 30 – September 22, 2016 in earth sign Virgo
December 19 2016 – January 8, 2017 in earth Capricorn to late degree fire Sagittarius
I am already feeling it and it’s only the pre-shadow period for now… ugh! Comment bellow if you’re feeling it too!!!