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The purpose of Mercury Retrograde is to review and revise our life.  The course correction of Mercury Retrograde is to re-align with reality.

Major Aspects in 

May 2018

May 1 - Sun opposition Jupiter - 17 Taurus / 17 Scorpio

May 13 - Mercury conjunct Uranus - 29 Aries

May 13 - Mercury enters Taurus

May 15 - Sun conjunct Moon - NEW MOON - 24 Taurus

May 15 - Uranus enters Taurus

May 15 - Mars enters Aquarius

May 16 - Mars square Uranus - 0 Aquarius / 0 Taurus

May 22 - Mercury opposition Jupiter - 16 Taurus / 16 Scorpio

May 25 - Venus opposition Saturn - 8 Cancer / 8 Capricorn

May 29 - Sun opposition Moon - 8 Gemini / 8 Sagittarius 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE: The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.

NOTE: As we know, Mercury doesn’t actually move backwards, the issue becomes that the Earth’s orbit is moving faster than Mercury and so it “appears” that Mercury is going backwards. The important element is to realize that when Earth is moving faster than Mercury, we experience a time when our mental concepts and perceptions are stretching to keep up with the faster moving situations. We can feel confused, disconnected and frustrated as situations feel out of control.

Mercury itself rules how we think, we will be adjusting everything related to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication, especially how technology and material elements play a part in the physical manifestation of ideas. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that many parts of our life are being revised. Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a "course correction" and provide a stop gap measure until we can review situations. During this time of revision, change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making for a highly frustrating time. This will be especially true with changing our minds, reviewing new ideas and our communication being improved and honed so not to be mis-understood.

The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of "non-reaction", and fire signs being impacted, emotional and mental reactions to concepts (perceptions and reality) will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde. Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

Mercury retrogrades have a cycle** in which the retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees and approximately on the same calendar days. This exactness is seldom thought about Mercury retrograde, with the seemingly chaotic and confusing situations we experience during the retrogrades. The exact Mercury retrogrades we will experience in 2018 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the same calendar days of 1939. This cycle** is seldom talked about in the astrology world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity. We can look back at history of 1939 to see the impact of Mercury retrogrades covering the same time frames, the same signs and the same degrees. We are coming to an important time as was experienced in 1939. Few people are old enough to recount the transition of that time, but it becomes history repeating itself to give us a chance to grow as humanity, as a society and to make a difference. The Planet of Mars also follows this same cycle and the sequence of Mars combining with Mercury's influence of ideas and attitudes and Mars brings these ideas and attitudes into action. The phrase "thoughts become things" certainly brings home the combined energy of these two planetary connections.

To read more;   Mercury Retrograde information Mercury Retrograde OnLine News is published three times a year,  during each Mercury retrograde to provide detailed information as to the impact for each Sun sign, each house that Mercury retrograde impacts during it's visit, and each Personal Year - numerological impact from Mercury's retrograde phase.  Mercury Retrograde Phenomena Graphs are available as a free download. 

The changes that occurred back in the days of 1939 bring us to a time when we are looking at the same issues. These issues are setting the stage for the important Mercury retrograde cycle that is also relevant to similarities in 1939. It is important to understand that the cosmic clock has the timing similarities that we see in the outside world. Few realize the importance of correlating the statistics with events in the outside world to the cosmic clock of the magnetic pull of planetary movements.

Mercury Retrograde for 2018 - The Power of Individuality

In 2018, Mercury retrogrades three times,

Mercury turns retrograde March 22nd at 17 Aries
Mercury turns direct on April 15th at 4 Aries

Mercury turns retrograde July 25th at 23 Leo
Mercury turns direct on August 18th at 11 Leo

Mercury turns retrograde November 16th at 13 Sagittarius
Mercury turns direct on December 6th at 27 Scorpio

Mercury Retrograde for 2019 - The Power of Expression

In 2019, Mercury retrogrades three times,

Mercury turns retrograde March 5th at 29 Pisces
Mercury turns direct on March 29th at 16 Pisces

Mercury turns retrograde July 8th 4 Leo
Mercury turns direct on August 2nd 23 Cancer

Mercury turns retrograde November 1st at 27 Scorpio
Mercury turns direct on November  22nd at 11 Scorpio

 


 

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**Proprietary discovery by Karyl Jackson

written by Karyl Jackson

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