The first of three Mercury Retrogrades this year has started on March 22 and will last until April 15. Like any other Mercury Retrogrades in the past, many believe that this celestial event will wreak havoc on people’s relationships, careers, travels, gadgets, and overall well-being.
Technically, Mercury is in retrograde when it travels the course opposite of Earth. All planets orbit from east to west around the sun, but Mercury is in retrograde means it travels from west to east.
People think that Mercury Retrograde brings chaos to humans in the form of miscommunications and bad decision-making. Anything can go wrong for no apparent reason apart from Mercury reversing from its natural course. Couples suddenly become unreasonable, cars suddenly malfunction, photos suddenly disappear from iPhones; or worse come to worse people can find themselves crying over something that happened ages ago.
As pointed out by Time, the belief that planet Mercury rules communication have brought about the untoward perceptions about the celestial event. So much so, that when the planet reverses its orbit, people expect that the natural flow of all forms of communications will have reversals as well.
Due to widespread miscommunications, astrologers have always advised against making decisions and starting any new undertaking when Mercury is in retrograde. This includes delaying contract signings for new job offers or business deals and establishing a new romantic relationship. They have been reminding everyone that this particular time needs patient and clarity of mind.
One astrologer at Gifted Astrology is particularly warning everyone about the potential widespread of selfishness during the Mercury Retrograde this month. “This Mercury Retrograde will be in Aries, the sign of action and the assertive self, so people will be putting their own priorities first during this transit. During this retrograde other people’s motivations may seem highly selfish, so if that comes up, take a deep breath, get the facts straight and say namaste to yourself before you open your mouth,” the astrologer tells Bustle.
The second Mercury Retrograde will happen from July 26 until August 18. The third episode will happen on November 16 until December 6.
Meanwhile, Daily Disruption has compiled 10 tweets from people who had experienced how Mercury Retrograde can really impact people:
If you don’t know what to say, be silent. If you don’t know what to do, be still.
This is why it is advised not to make big decisions during Mercury Retrograde. Our Mind and Communication are processing and not at peak capacity, so it’s best to be introspective during Mercury Rx
— Karen Neverland (@KarenNeverland) March 12, 2018
If you need to do taxes, spring cleaning, or any paperwork, it would be wise to get it done before the Equinox and Mercury Retrograde next week.
— Karen Neverland (@KarenNeverland) March 14, 2018
✨? friendly reminder that mercury retrograde periods are extremely useful to catch your breath, and retreat into the sanctity that is your mind. a time to reflect, meditate, and come out of it with a stronger sense of self and a clearer perception of the world around you. ?✨
— MILKSTROLOGY? (@milkstrology) March 22, 2018
Mercury retrograde in Aries starts tomorrow this one will be making us question if we have been making the right choices. What do we need to let go of so we can go in the direction that is meant for us. We will be confronting a lot of truths for 3 weeks.
— ?Goddess? (@AquariusGoddes) March 21, 2018
mercury retrograde shadow szn has begun!!!! tips:
• try not to say shit you don’t mean bc mercury is the planet of communication so shits sideways rn even if u don’t mean it to be
• don’t reply to your ex
• be early to appointments, flights, dates
— ℰ (@EVANJEL1NA) March 19, 2018
mercury retrograde falls during aries season this year, and mercury will also be stationing retrograde while it is in aries.
id say aggressive confrontation and feisty miscommunication will be almost unavoidable. fighting words will be said. be prepared for all-out verbal war
— garret (@GEMlNHIGH) March 20, 2018
Mercury Retrograde is going to be in Aries in two days! Be careful with your mental processes, for it’ll affect the house Mercury is transiting through. Ask yourself: Will communicating this help me truly help me assert myself or will it cause unnecessary conflict?
— Alexis (@ayyriestrology) March 20, 2018
Aries Mercury retrograde bullet points:
-leave plenty of time to get there
-don’t rely to heavily on tech/call IT
-cut them slack and ask them what they meant before you get in your feelings
-pray for Gemini’s and Virgos
— • Honestly Astrology • (@happycapricorn) March 21, 2018
another mercury retrograde tip:
close any doors from your past you may have left open before it begins or you will have visitors walking through them without knocking first. this is why our exes seem to pop back in during this time – we left the energetic door wide open pic.twitter.com/JObNuVzrdY
— garret (@GEMlNHIGH) March 13, 2018
During this Mercury Retrograde, see if you can open up to an entirely different understanding of reality. Challenge your beliefs and judgments. That’s how you’ll get something out of it and awaken to new ideas, revelations, and original ways of doing life.
— Intuitive Fish (@intuitive_fish) March 21, 2018
Mercury retrograde in Aries will be a test in patience and impulse control. There will be a lot of misinterpretations so guard yourself. No matter how crucial or important observe and think rationally before making a move/opening your mouth. If not you’ll regret it.
— bohdisattva (@graphicMedium) March 21, 2018