Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mercury Retrograde is here again!

Hello everyone...another Mercury Retrograde is upon us! It begins on Wednesday, June 26 at 9:07am EDT.

For those of you new to Mercury retrograde, here are some of your standard possible effects:

  • Missed emails, text messages, or voicemails
  • Miscommunication of all kinds between people
  • Problems with paperwork--lost, misplaced, re-routed, etc.
  • Unexpected delays or cancellations of meetings or get-togethers
  • Computer problems of any and all stripes but usually minor ones
  • People being late or not showing up at all
Some of your standard coping strategies include:
  • Back up all computer data regularly
  • Check all travel plans--hotels, airlines, car rentals, etc.--before you leave on any trips
  • Confirm that meetings are taking place 
  • Try NOT to sign anything during this period--lease, job offer, etc.--if you can help it. If you can't wait, read the fine print TWICE on every document you sign and confirm understanding
  • Ensure your messages are being sent and received
  • Don't start new projects; "new" things that are started now usually have to be re-done
  • Finish up old projects and tie up loose ends
  • Edit--this is a GREAT time for editing manuscripts and documents!
  • Be understanding of others' problems communicating or showing up late or not at all; likely it is not their fault
  • Speak carefully
Overall, please be extremely careful about communicating because there is a strong potential for misunderstandings. Simply and clearly is the way to go.

Also, if you are traveling, be extra careful and allow extra time. Don't text and drive and minimize all cell phone communications if you are driving. And expect dropped calls and technical difficulties. I suggest having a backup plan that doesn't include technology, like printed directions, for example. 

If you haven't backed up your data--hard drives, devices, etc.--do it right now. Don't wait. 

Mercury is retrograding in Cancer, so be extra careful with communications matters, paperwork, or electronics involving your family--and those you consider to be family!--and all domestic matters, like your living situation and any work being done to your home.

We're in Mercury retrograde until the Sun moves into Leo on July 26, so plan on dealing with it through the end of the month of July.

You can't stop living during Merc retro. But you can be smart. So take precautions and expect some day-to-day frustration. Hopefully in doing so you'll dodge any bullets that Mercury decides to send your way. 


  1. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, why did this have to happy right before my birthday?!?!?!?! Ugh! Darn you Mercury! *shakes fist*

    1. Sorry hon. I am sure that it's not personal.

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