Mercury Retrograde

If you find yourself experiencing difficulties with getting projects started, communicating with others, and your electronics seem to be going haywire lately, it could be because of Mercury retrograde. Many of us, myself included, have blamed Mercury for our mishaps when the planet goes retrograde.

What does this mean? Mercury rules communication, contracts, paperwork, travel, mind/thoughts, and ideas. For about three weeks at a time, the planet goes backward which can and often does cause confusion and a bit of chaos in our lives. When Mercury is retrograde, there are certain areas in our lives that could benefit from taking some time to reflect upon. However, there are also some things that is would be best to avoid doing.


  • Make important decisions
  • Sign contracts
  • Buy a car
  • Begin a new relationship
  • Take anything personally at this time


  • Take your time reading paperwork/contracts
  • Reflect on your past decisions
  • Have back-up plans for travel
  • Repair your car
  • Re-color your hair
  • Review your financial situation
  • Give yourself and your space a good clearing
  • Release an unhealthy habit 

What you can expect: miscommunication, electronics going haywire, batteries dying, angry behavior, mistakes, getting lost or being late, increased number of accidents, people from your past making a comeback in your life.

As you can see, there are benefits to the Mercury retrograde cycle. You are being given the opportunity to stop and review your relationships, finances, and decisions you have made. Your life doesn’t have to be put on hold when Mercury is in retrograde and sometimes, we must sign contracts or have challenging conversations with others. My advice is to take your time before you speak, don’t take anything personally, give yourself extra time, and have back up plans.