The planet Mercury appears to go retrograde, to turn around and travel backwards, for three weeks approximately four times a year. “Don’t sign, don’t buy,” is the usual warning for the retrograde Mercury period.
“Don’t sign” refers to contracts of all kinds: a home purchase, rental agreement, lease, marriage document, etc, anything that you hope will work out. Contracts or agreements “Come to nothing,” under retrograde mercury.
“Don’t buy” refers specifically to any kind of machine you expect to be operational- a car, computer, television, you name it. Machines won’t work, they are lemons. The tricky troublemaker will get you if you ignore this warning. “It doesn’t matter,” a woman said as she bought a blender that ended up not working! If you must buy, save the receipt!
What can you do if you want to sign a contract or make a purchase during retrograde Mercury? There are two options: first, you may sign or buy if you negotiated the deal previously, if you considered the matter seriously in the past. Next, you can stall until Mercury goes direct.
Relationships that begin during retrograde Mercury “Come to nothing.” You meet your dream person, everything is perfect, then learn he/she is married, newly escaped from prison, moving to Saudi Arabia or something else that’s a deal breaker.
What’s good about Mercury retrograde? You’re cautioned to avoid brand new undertakings, but you have a second chance to handle something that didn’t work the first time around. You get a “do-over” where you need one: you can go back and clean up a mess, fix something from the past. It isn’t often we get a second chance in life, but retrograde Mercury presents that opportunity on a platter! It’s a great time to fix things, repair problems, relationships, to make amends for the past.
Watch for the retrograde Mercury dates, avoid new beginnings and clean up past mistakes and you will be happy with the results.
Mercury will be retrograde two more times in 2017. Mark your calendar!
August 13 to September 5, 2017
December 3 to December 23, 2017