What IS Mercury retrograde, really?
Four (at times, just 3) times a year for about three weeks, Mercury passes the earth’s orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop and spin backward (go retrograde).
Of course, it’s really not moving backward, but like two trains or cars passing each other, it creates the optical illusion that one (Mercury) is going backward.
Communication planet Mercury, rules the transfer of information, so during this signal-jamming cycle it may seem that an awful lot of things related to communication can go wrong. Some of us suddenly feel very down at this time too for no particular reason.
What can you do about Mercury Retrograde?
Back it up to the cloud. Keep a careful watch on mobile devices, too. Leaving your phone or bag in a cab or dumping coffee on your laptop? These are mistakes that can be avoided with a little extra caution.
The exception to the rule
About 5% of people have found that Mercury going retrograde has the totally opposite effect for them. News they have waited for suddenly pours in, long drawn out house sales may suddenly complete and they experience great movement suddenly when things around them have felt stagnant for some time.
Find out how Mecury Retrograde affects you.