Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018

When Will Mercury Next Be in Retrograde?


When is Mercury next in Retrograde? Here’s our Mercury Retrograde Calendar for 2018.  What does this mean and how does mercury retrograde affect you?

What is “Mercury Retrograde”?

We are all influenced when Mercury is in retrograde. 

Due to the way our own orbit interacts with those of the other planets, they might sometimes appear to be traveling backward through the night sky with respect to the zodiac. This is, in fact, an illusion, which we call apparent retrograde motion.

Several times a year, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards. These times in particular were traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration.

Perhaps Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. It’s said that intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018

In 2018, Mercury will be only be retrograde during the date ranges of:

  • March 23 to April 15
  • July 26 to August 19
  • November 17 to December 6

What to Do When Mercury is Retrograde

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and miscommunication.

Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and review where you put your energy in your life. For example, if family and faith are important to you, are you putting your energies there or just overextended in other areas? Take a moment to reflect.

Mercury and You

The type of influence you feel depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs Earth is in when Mercury goes retrograde.

What’s your Zodiac Sign? Click here to find out: “Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs.”

Learn more about zodiac sign profiles in general. Make sure that your gardening does not go awry when Mercury is in retrograde, and check out your zodiac profile for gardening.


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Mercury Retrograde

When I was younger I followed astrology closely. I learned about Mercury's retrograde peroids and the adverse effects of certain activities. There are things I avoid during these times. Major purchases being high on the list.

Retrograde has ended but still having misunderstandings

I understand the retograde finished on the 5th but I have been seeing a lot of misunderstandings the last 3 days. Any idea why?


Is the first and last day of retrogade the worst?

Mercury Retrograde

I was told by my astrologer that the beginning, usually the first 2 weeks, and more so, the first week, is the worst. As the retrograde is ending and Mercury starts moving out, it gets a lot better. The last 5 days or so should go easily.

Oh the air is so heavy!!!

This retrograde has been a heavy one. I have made the best of it but so glad to see the back of it. Life hasn’t been great!!!

Mercury Retrograde

I did notice an abnormal amount of miscommunications this retrograde. This was worse than others.

So this is new to me, it

So this is new to me, it makes more sense now why I feel like I have no control in my life. Some people maybe scoff at Seasonal Affective Disorder but I have a feeling it is like this retrograde stuff. If the sun is not out then I find myself moping, teary-eyed, dismal, lazy and in despair, but as soon as the light shines again wow I can do my chores and smile and play with the pets etc. Need to pay attention to this stuff, and not dismiss it because some lying and deceitful talking head says otherwise.

Solar Powered

Colleen, is your zodiac a fire sign? Both my western and Chinese zodiac signs are fire and when the sun is not out I also have no energy, find myself in a very low mood and my head feels cloudy and unfocused. But once the sun is back out it's like I'm another person full of energy and feeling great. I've always said I was solar powered and wonder if it has to do with all fire in my astrological signs.


Hi Sarahdawn, actually yes I am, an Aries! Very fascinating info, thank you!

classic remedies

what farmer wouldn't enjoy another viewing of Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles"

this thread has my brain retrograde

these postings are similar to a FML site.
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Think of it this way...

What about all those other times when things went awry - or worse - and it WASN't Mercury retrograde? I am sure most people who are concerned about this would find plenty of memories; but for some reason many Mercury RX believers seem to remember only those inconveniences that happened during a Mercury RX period.

Fear it not. Just live life fully.

No Need To Explain

I had already thought of it that way. No need to explain it to me. Thanks.

2017 Mercury Retrograde is the worst.

January 1 to 9: is a time where my father found out he had cancer.
April 9 to May 3: is a time where my father had died of cancer.

I'm NOT looking forward to August 13 - September 5 OR December 3 - 23, as I can only deal with so much bad news in one year. :(

your concern with Mercury going retrograde in Aug 2017

Hi Natz...I have been a reader for nearly 30 yrs & having done much research ( as well as doing readings) & checking out to see how it all works I would love to share what I believe. Some of what I wish to share with you is from a very interesting man many years ago.
Please relax Natz as ''fear of " can certainly be exausting. I believe Astrology can be very interesting if you study the main factors. It is easier to break it down yourself without using a book to work with as the book is not necessary, it just fills you up with useless information.Although it is a very complicated business it is better to work in general than in great detail. My thoughts at this time are that health is dependent on magnetics or vibration. So therefore maybe understand that astrology has nothing to do with the planets, but of the gravitational magnetic force. I might be wrong but it depends on the magnetics. One of the strongest planets is earth because it has a balance.Maybe time of birth is not as important as that of the time of our conception....isn't that interesting:-) After 30 years of searching for my own truth on all of this I have found alot of confusion.
My personal interest is powers of the mind Natz....please relax & just be in the now & see what interestingly wonderful changes occur around you.I feel you are entering a whole change of your persona Natz. Sometimes our eyes and ears can deceive that not true.
Good luck & go well Natz wherever you are on the planet.

House Move & Getting Married

So as it goes, I'm usually head straight and focused

This year I'm getting married (September) and I have just moved house (April)

It took to the 11th hour to get the contract signed off we moved on the 15th April and I have been feeling so unsettled.

I seem to be bickering with my better half on the small things.
I have lost my passport the first time in 30 plus years which has caused me to postpone my holiday.
I had a awful argument with a relative about invitations to my wedding, she dragged up past grievance (its been festering in our relationship over the years and I guess we needed to have that discussion!!), however, think we have managed to clear the air.

My florist told me she was unable to do my had to find an alternative.

I feel constantly exhausted, everything that needs doing is a chore and takes ages.
I'm glad it's all over.

Why are you blaming Mercury Retrograde?

Applied knowledge is power.


I have come to expect long lost friends and lovers to show up when Mercury is retro. This retro a woman whom I would consider an important relationship that went off the tracks returned in my life. Unrequited lover begins texting. And the best of all, I sent a letter to an old address (25 years past)at Christmas time wishing my former landlord all the best in hoping it reached her and low and behold she received it during this MR! Writing me back a glorious letter of good cheer. i think MR's can be a time of unexpected communications and also a time when presented with a difficult or unpleasant occurrence, the wits to figure it out and get on with your day. ✨

this retrograde sucks!!!

broken car window stolen skateboard... torn acl ,mcl. broken phone, friend possibly died/missing..nearly broke up with girlfriend.. all in the past 3 weeks


The worst Mercury Retrograde EVER!! Can't wait for it to be over.

Yes! I agree. This one has

Yes! I agree. This one has been awful. Communication has been the absolute worst. People don't reply, didn't get my communication, mistakes on important documents.

i cant wait til its over

I CANT WAIT TIL MAY 3RD !!!! Legit gonna pop champange, me n the guy i like always have it rough when it happens like ugggghhh

Friendship that is more

Of course MR has to be now. Both of my parents have passed this year, and when my father passed, my best friend, that happens to be of the other sex, was the only one with me. This was on 3/22, and since then I have been falling harder and harder for her. We have been best friends for 5+ years. I don't want to ruin the friendship that we have, it's just the guys she is seeing are pathetic, we have never had a fight, or miscommunication until the last two weeks. I feel I need to talk to her about our relationship, and I want to take it to the next level because she is consuming my mind. I don't know how to approach it without it not going well. But I do a lot for her, and don't want to hurt her or disrupt her life in any way. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

You should tell her how you feel...

There is a possibility she feels the same. I would wait until after Mercury retrograde, it is stationary for about a week so anytime after the 10th of May. I would spend this time formulating a plan of how you are going to bring it up but she deserves to know the truth,truth works everytime. If she doesn't feel the same then at least you will know and there is the possibility that she hasn't looked at you in that way, but might.Friendship turns into love a lot since that is really the best place to start. Good Luck to both of you and I will be holding good thoughts for the best possible outcome! Also my deepest sympathy in regards to the loss of your parents, how sad to lose them both so close together.

Friggin Mercury retrograde!!

Always been a skeptic but looks like the planets are trying to force me to believe in the effects of Mercury retrograde. Been waiting on feedback for two financial proposals that were due last week...nothing. Miscommunications between my colleagues and me are piling up, threatening payroll and everyone's holidays. Today, my home burglar alarm goes off for no reason, the ATM eats checks and shuts down (!) such that the bank needs to investigate and tie up our finances further. Just out of curiousity I checked and yep, Mercury is retrograde through 12/31. Arrrrggghhhh!!

My hot water heater crapped out.

My Hot water heater crapped out.

water heater

Wow that is amazing me to, May 6th just 3 days after mercury retrograde ends. I wonder if Mercury was retro on a water sign?

MR Birthday?

Can someone please tell me if Mercury was RG on April 30, 1980? I do not have a specific time, sorry.

Retrogrde April 30 1980

NO Mercury was Direct the entire monthe of April and May of 1980. However there are other planets that go retrograde that can cause us some SERIOUS upheaval... SH__T! AND they can last 6 months. Its very interesting. At least we have something to blame it on rather than us going crazy.

What other planets that can cause us some serious upheaval

However there are other planets that go retrograde that can cause us some SERIOUS upheaval... SH__T! AND they can last 6 months

Like to know more!!!

Please Advise.

Worst decision ever

Daughter decided to meet with me and sister regarding some family issues. Worst decision ever Mercury retrograde working at its best

Mercury in retrograde is the worst

Just today: blinker on the car went out. debit card wouldn't work at the store, watch broke, cellphone battery died even though I charged it not an hour before, plant leaked all over the floor and stained the carpet, the next page on this website came up unavailable. HATE MERCURY IN RETROGRADE!! Someone make it stop!!!


What does all this mean?

I hate Mercury Retro! Just

I hate Mercury Retro! Just realized this morning that it must be Merc Retro again because of all the hassles with appointments and purchases. Looked it up and sure enough! Mercury's retro til 5/22. Sheesh! No wonder nothing I've bought lately works and communication/dates with friends have been so annoying and troublesome!

mercury retrograde

i have a question if some 1 got engaged on 28 January 2016 and now getting married on 28th may i dont fin it ok


Hi I am aries and wanted to know about my career.

zodiac gemini

Born, 31 May 1968

what days is gemini in retrograde in 2016

Please send ASAP need to make a big decission

Gemini Retrograde in 2016 or ever

Dear R - Maybe someone already answered this, but only PLANETS ever go retrograde (apparent backwards motion). The Sun and the Moon are often spoken of as planets, but in truth they aren't: The Sun is a star, and the Moon is our own natural satellite. Neither ever goes retrograde.
And Gemini is a constellation, and constellations NEVER go retrograde.
I hope all's is good!
Renna (author of "Planets for Pagans")


I am a Libra with Libra/Scorpio Asc Moon inTaurus.. triple venus factor :) I believe I have met my soulmate but have not physically met him. We plan to meet after retrograde. He is a Sagittarius...we both feel we are both genuine.. amazing calmness is what I feel from him.

Back Iowa :

Where I look to find a place in Iowa ? I will leave Florida. I like a small farm. Who is my mate Soul?

There is a time for everything

Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time for finishing up old is the time for completion...there is a time to harvest and a time to's not the harvest time...or technical's completion time. Just work with the cycles, do not fear them.


According to NASA, this is all made up. Mars is actually the planet that goes into retrograde. This is false and astrologically speaking, you should live your lives and make the decisions that seem best to you.


All planets retrograde. It's the appearance of the planet, in the sky, seeming to be traveling backwards relative to the earth. The planet in retrograde is on the opposite side of the orbit from us, still revolving around the sun in the same direction, it just *looks* like it's going backwards across the sky. Mercury does it more often because of the number of times it goes around the sun vs. the number of times we go around the sun. But all planets retrograde.

gem of a comment, well said

gem of a comment, well said to be easily visualized and understood

Research for yourself instead

Research for yourself instead of depending on NASA. "Tis a wise man who rules his stars, and a fool who blindly obeys them."

Oh my gosh what a mess this

Oh my gosh what a mess this has all been. I am born Feb 15,1976 which was a full moon. Any insight as to why I have been trying break away from my narcissistic mother and start a new life and it just seems like it will never happen. She is hell bent on destroying me. Jelousy..rage. We (my daughter and I) attempted to move to Big Bear Ca. on June 1st 2015 (Mercury Retrograde)and got what we thought was a great Vacation rental. I put so much money into this place because it was run down and the owner actually would not extend for us and actually tried to get us out early to allow family members to stay their after I fixed it up. 2 weeks later the Lake Fire happened and the smoke got so bad we had to leave. Previous to us going to Big Bear I had burned a Open Road Candle that had a rock in the bottom (it was a special made candle). The rock had a face of a skeleton. The wood in the door at the vacation rental in Big Bear in the bathroom was made of natural wood and actually had the same face in the natural wood form. Anyway we ended up leaving (the landlord stole our deposit after I fixed up his place with his permission) and having to go to Palm Springs to live in a Vacation rental. We have never been to Palm Springs but had to come here because its the low season. After arriving here we decided to research the area. Just recently in the last year we discovered that My daughter has Walt Disney's Bday (they were born within 2 hrs of each other) and then we discovered that I had his wife Lillian's Bday Feb 15th. We also had discovered that their daughter Sharon died on my fathers birthday Feb 16th which I find odd. So after researching we discovered that Walt and Lillian owned a house right behind our vacation rental at the Smoke Tree Ranch~we are staying at the Smoke tree Racquet club. (which he eventually had to sell to finance Disneyland because no one believed in him.) We only moved into this place because it was the cheapest place we could find with a low deposit. we knew nothing of Walts & Lillan's love for the desert. I decided recently to burn another open road candle and white soot filled the top of the glass on the bottem of the candle was a face a smiley one but took no notice of it and thought that must mean a good sign. I then burned another one and the same white soot was on the candle again. It was a clean burn. On the bottom of this candle was another happy face but there were more defined characteristics this time. The face on the bottom of my candle was Mickey Mouse with his thumb up. I thought it was a snowman at first and then went into my bedroom and looked closely and said Oh shit it's Mickey mouse and my daughter from the other room yelled...I saw that mom! It is Mickey. My question is what the heck is happening in my life this is too weird. Right before I came to this vacation rental I visited my fathers grave before getting to Palm Springs and put a Mickey figurine on his grave that I found at the bottom of the Big Bear Vacation rental toy box. I had no money for flowers to leave him but growing up our last name was Donald and my father use to do the Donald Duck voice because people would make fun of our last name and he would respond in a Donald Duck voice sarcastically and that got people off his back. Our favorite place when I was a child was Dineyland and my father use to draw all of Walt's characters just as good as a cartoon artist. Thank you for getting to this if you can~ I know you have a lot of people contacting you. Its just weird and the more I look for answers the more I get confused and more signs of Walt and Lillian just come out of nowhere. I am a natural born talent however my mother has overshadowed most of my life with her control especially when I got sick for the past 10 years she used this to break down my self esteem ect and use it to her mother has always hated my father with a passion when he was alive) and so I am finally in the process of writing my first book (my father was a writer as well so I get most of my talent from him). Anyone who has insight to this I would really appreciate it. I never believed in any of this kind of stuff till this happened :)

mercury retrograde

I know exactly what you have said here. I was the same way…thought it was part of astrology and wanted nothing to do with it, just that, I watch it, and other peoples and their purchase and mine act…and it s just real...

Mercury Retrograde

There are a few things that stand out in this post. You seem to be a giving person-which is great. You mentioned finances-Why invest in building up someone elses property instead of saving your money to invest and build up your own? If you want to help someone, you seem like you do, volunteer with someone-the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelters, etc. Doing so might help with some of the issues you have from your experience with your mother. The Mickey showing up seems to be your dad letting you know he is near. Hopefully that is comforting to you. You dont seem to like your mother at this time in your life so stop depending on her. Period. When you contact her it should be only to say Hi & How are you doing? Do not ask for anything else. You are an adult with a child so you are definitely old enough to leave the nest alone. You didnt say much about employment a stable job would be great followed by stable housing. Again you have the love & support of your dad. He is right there (in spirit). Good luck

Had the best week ever last

Had the best week ever last week in regards to career and moving forward. Explain why MR had no effect on me...

Merc retrograde can be a more

Merc retrograde can be a more efficient time period for some. I had the same experience. I had some great accomplishments and the best few weeks in years. Also, you may have merc rx on your natal chart like I do.

Mercury Retrograde does not

Mercury Retrograde does not always have an 'adverse' affect on people & their mechanical things. Look to the house & meaning in your personal astrological chart through which Mercury is traveling to reveal best how this retrograde may influence you. It is better to think of a Mercury retrograde as a time for slowing & reviewing and not pursuing forward bold moves & decisions. Think of it more as a time to meditate on what you've learned while Mercury was direct. Mercury retrograde can harbor in things from the past... say, like old friends or finding something long lost. If you think of it in this way, you may find that Mercury did, indeed, have some form of affect on you after all, ;)

Mercury retrograde does not

Mercury retrograde does not mean that something bad will happen. It simply means that a lot of things can go wrong and even if you start something new during this period and you are happy about it, it may not turn out well in the long term.

For instance, Alexis Tsipras won the Greek elections during the first Mercury retrograde period of this year. It must have been a good day for him back then, but right now I don't think he is still celebrating.

So true! Alexis Tsipras was

So true! Alexis Tsipras was voted in on January 26, 2015 and resigned on August 27, 2015. Mercury retrograde is not to be taken lightly!

What is your astrological

What is your astrological sign? Do you have any natal planets in virgo or Gemini?

I have a job interview

I have a job interview exactly before the MR (18/May/15) and I would like to follow up about it . Do I have to follow up with them during the MR or should I wait after 11/June /15?

Can we wear gemstone during

Can we wear gemstone during mercury retrogades?
Especially emerald, which is said to be the gemstone for mercury itself?

What are your thoughts on

What are your thoughts on revealing your feelings during an MR to a *long time crush, who you are almost positive feels the same way. The timing seems to be right, otherwise, and opportunities to do so are abundant during this time. I feel, and my close friends as well, that he has avoided making a move because he is a bit gun-shy. Kind of a long story about why I haven't made that move yet, but I feel ready. Even had some interesting "signs". Would this period of changes in communication be favorable during this time? Our birthdates are extremely compatible. *By long time, I mean over a year. Any help would be appreciated.

How can I find someone who is

How can I find someone who is a legit astrologer and can run my chart and my finance chart to see how comparable we are and when and if retrogrades will affect me. Thus far they seem to be getting worse for me in the past year> I'd like to find a professional draw up my chart.
On a different note- what planet will be in this retrograde?

Mercury will be in retrograde

Mercury will be in retrograde for about 3 weeks. The sun is now in Taurus, moving into Gemini on May 22. Linda Goodman has written books that will help you to answer your questions. Find LINDA GOODMAN's LOVE SIGNS and her SUN SIGNS as well.

You should contact a local

You should contact a local "new age" bookstore to find an astrologer.

I have a good friend who is

I have a good friend who is "legit astrologer." You can find him on Facebook under "Raven Steele." (In Michigan) he is very professional and extremely accurate! Also very affordable.
Good luck!

Just noticed that my

Just noticed that my wedding day is October 3 2015 and it during the last cycle of Mercury being in Retrograde. oh well planned this wedding before I knew this information and going to do it anyway. What do you all think? Never had communication problems before so not gonna let this get to me though I have had people tell me to make it after the cycle ended.

Emry, what is your

Emry, what is your astrological sign?

You need to look at which

You need to look at which house Mercury falls in your astrological chart plus your betrothed's astrological chart to see how the retrograde period will affect you. If I were you, I'd also have a professional astrologer review your wedding date to see if you've picked a day with good planetart aspects. October 3 means that Mercury will retrograde in Libra at this time - the sign of partnerships. You may have delays or changes regarding your wedding planning, etc but since I can't see your chart, I can't help you further.

Life goes on even when Mercury is in retrograde.

I have had my life spin in

I have had my life spin in circles due to retros.

You ought to think twice about scheduling your nuptuals. Twenty years later you may
end up with the Big D!

What a horrible thing to say

What a horrible thing to say to a complete stranger. First of all, getting married during a MR is NO WAY related to the actual relationship.
Secondly, the thing that MAY go wrong is NOT her marriage due to MR, but the actual ceremony itself. MR is not "bad luck", but rather an appearance of time being "out of reach". Travel plans interrupted, the ceremony official suddenly backing out, hotel reservations get lost, etc.

Stop the madness.

Exactly right. Do all the

Exactly right. Do all the planning and scheduling before MR and things should be fine. Maybe some travel SNAFU's, or the minister may stumble over some words, but the relationship is unaffected by the ME.

Shame in y'all for saying the relationship will fail.

Retrogrades are a good period

Retrogrades are a good period for growth too! I agree...not bad luck! Just expect that there could be delays. I think people mess themselves up worrying too much during these periods...way more than what the retrograde itself actually does.

In my study and experience,

In my study and experience, you should be fine. The engagement is a contract made prior. It's okay to do contracts with people you already know, or have had previous relationship. If it makes you really nervous, just remember to build in time for delays, and don't get rattled if something silly happens,like your dj at the reception forgets to plug something in on the sound check. :) And everyone can be forgetful on such a big day. Charge your phone, make a list of every thing you have to bring with on your special day. All will be Beautiful. Congrats!

Good for you. Well put.

Good for you. Well put.

My husband and I were married

My husband and I were married during a retrograde 14 years ago and we are still very happily married. While we've had some blowout fights over the years during retrogrades I wouldn't say cancel your wedding. Just make sure all your t's are crossed, i's are dotted and practice good communication skills.

Hi..... ? anything in

Hi..... ? anything in process prior to Mecury in Retro grade is usually ok to continue with. MR - is a time of completion, so if the Wedding plans or engagement were prior to MR... the Wedding would be a completion event.... your relationship was probably prior to MR - so I think this makes it ok.... :)

Blessings for both of you :)


Hi! I am most likely going to

Hi! I am most likely going to give birth during this retrograde period, and had the same reaction as you. My astrologer friend said "No worries! Just take a little extra time to troubleshoot all of the potentially frustrating scenarios, plan to deal with what IS within your limited control, and let go of the rest." A huge factor during Mercury retrograde is that energetically, a lot of folks are already expecting the worst, which can be a powerful key to manifestation. If you are already prepared for a few speed bumps, and keep your sense of humor, you'll roll through it relatively unscathed. (*just don't leave important details to that last minute window of time) ;-) And congrats!

I was born with mercury

I was born with mercury retrograde as we're my children. There are no worries. People w mercury retrograde tend to be easily distracted during retrograde periods. "Flakey", but in a pleasant way. They are generally intelligent n intuitive. Delivery may be delayed, doctor not on time (I had that happen)or some other minor irritation, but u n baby will be fine :)

Just read about it and work

Just read about it and work with the suggestions that is given. Talk to your soon to be husband and tell him that you need to keep communications opened and that Mercury in Retrograde will be past and all will get better. Communicate with each other nothing is more important

Best to wait and best wishes

Best to wait and best wishes to you : ))

U can get married before it

U can get married before it goes retrograde in a little ceremony in front of a judge; then u do ur dream wedding in October as planned.

I read it too late and ended

I read it too late and ended up calling mine off. It was supposed to be May 30th. Everything went upside down here.

My husband and I have been

My husband and I have been married for just a little 3 years. We were happy as we every could be, had our small minor argumetns like every couple would. Randomly towards the end of december and the first week of January he went on a rage for divorce and has filed. We NEVER had the divorce talk every in our 3 years of marriage. there were no red flags or anything. i told him he should have communicated better and he admit yes he should have, but is still insistent on the divorce. As silly as it maybe, could the MR, make him re-evaluate his entire situation?

we got married religious

we got married religious ceremony on nov 14,2011 but then did a legal court marriage nov 25th,2011 during MR in 2011 . :( just makes me think a lot now

Astrology is extremely

Astrology is extremely complex. MR always intensifies whatever is happening. But a main characteristic of MR is that whatever's going on will be short-lived. This is why astrology warns not to make life-changing agreements during MR. Example: never marry, start a new job, buy a house or any major purchase during MR bc either it won't last or it will be entangled. Hope it helps.

This sounds more like

This sounds more like transiting Uranus hitting something in his chart or your composite chart. Uranus transits are notorious for divorce filings.

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My wife and I met on Labor

My wife and I met on Labor Day Monday 2012 and married in January 2013. We are both in our late 40's and married twice before but this time it was completely different for both of us. We were inseparable but over time, she began to obssess on small communication issues between us (which are normal for 2 people who know each other so briefly). Yet it seemed like she couldn't help herself and came to the point where she wanted us to split, which we did...on Labor Day Monday of THIS year. I am completely devastated and KNOW she is making a huge mistake.

MY QUESTION: Could something like this that happened without MR, be "healed" during MR??

My boyfriend of 5 years just

My boyfriend of 5 years just up and left us and is on a plane today coming back from another state after visiting his ex girlfriend he left me and his 2 year old son. He went to stay with her since Thursday night.
I am virgo with Gemini and he is Gemini with either virgo or leo I cant remember but this last week has been a very jealous one for me I know he will try to reconcile once he gets back but I am so hurt I dont know what or why he would go visit her when our relationship isnt over.
Does this MR have a lot to do with it? He moved out a while back but only comes around when he wants then I find this out...
I just want my family back together but still I just dont know if I can forgive him for leaving us to be wit her its considered cheating to me :/

First of all, he is your

First of all, he is your 'boyfriend' for 5 years??????!! That should tell you something right there, he is NOT GOING TO MARRY YOU. Then he's in and out, went to visit his ex girlfriend?? Come on, get real. Are you kidding me? Please wake up. You are a Virgo, use your intuition, leave this looser, make him pay up his child support or what ever, but stop wasting your time and emotions on this jerk.

Right on Twelve!

Right on Twelve!

Amen Twelve! What is it? I

Amen Twelve! What is it? I know 3 Virgos in similar situations who are convinced that they don't deserve any better. YOU DO! Let him go, the faster and the farther the better.

You both need more

You both need more spirituality in your life, it's not godly and he is disloyal. very hurtful and this other person is probably keeping in touch too, I would put a binding spell on her, not to hurt her, but for her to leave you and your family alone.. surround you and your boyfriend in the light and ask for protection.. be blessed and good luck.

Luisa, Mercury Retrograde has

Luisa, Mercury Retrograde has nothing to do with his irresponsibility and his inability to commit to you and your family. MR seems to affect communications etc., but if he is a jerk, he is a jerk.

He probably comes back from his girlfriend's house when they have had an argument and he returns to have sex with you to assure himself that he is still "the man."

Tell him to get lost and not return. You are FAR better off without him. You want someone who thinks you are wonderful and that your son is a great kid, not some loser who is going to teach your son by example, how to treat women (you).

I just want to let Sharon

I just want to let Sharon know, "What a great answer to such a common problem with so many men disrespecting women!!!" Sometimes when you find a good man, you just can't believe it. Thanks for being so right on. I certainly hope your comments to the damsel in distress heeds this knowledge.


Lisa, you got a loser! He

Lisa, you got a loser! He crawls back to you because he knows he can! Wake up! He's robbing you of your self respect. Throw the bum out! It's worse for your child seeing this going on!
Once a cheater, always a cheater! They don't change! Give your child a stable home and get rid of him.

MR is the least of your

MR is the least of your problems. Your choice in men is bad. Grow a spine & kick this jerk to the curb! We teach people how to treat us.

Dear love, no one can tell

Dear love, no one can tell you how to follow your heart except to follow your heart. Your inner self will tell you the right thing to do. You may want to seek guidance from a counselor about this. One thing for sure, when we give our bodies to a man who does not respect us, we lose self respect too. Cheating is not necessarily the end, but in my experience, sharing a man typically gives him carte blanche to continue to play around.

Wow, my boyfriend and I

Wow, my boyfriend and I almost broke up March 6-10, then again June 24-29. Both during Mercury retrograde or darn close to it.

He broke up with me last weekend, a week before Mercury goes retrograde again. He called yesterday wanting to work it out...But Mercury is about to go into retrograde again tomorrow!

He has Gemini moon and a number of planets in Virgo. I have a Virgo sun.

What to do?!? I don't want to lose him...

Mercury retrograde usually

Mercury retrograde usually means miscommunication, lost data, lost car keys, etc. I would say that the realizations about your relationship have more to do with Mars, Venus, and the Lunar Eclipses and New Moons that have happened lately.

I was born when mercury was

I was born when mercury was in retrograde. As a result my bad luck happens within the week before MR. But during MR, I can't do anything wrong. My business thrives, my relationships are remedied or end because they should. MR is the best time for me. I look forward to them. I am a Scorpio with an Aries ascendant. All of he posts regarding dating, breakups, buying, and signing. If you are truly interested in making decisions regarding MR or any other transitions, you should plan better. Do not forget the other person is affected differently by the transits. You need to check their signs and their issues, to help you solve yours. But mostly, you should step forward in life and stop trying to step backwards.

Any bad intentions by the

Any bad intentions by the offeror of the contract should be just as defective during MR as any bad intentions you may have. Make life happen. Just plan better.

I am in the process if

I am in the process if interviewing for a job that I used to do before just at a different company. Will this situation work in an MR? Same area, similar title, same responsibilities but different company and product.

This is my first time to hear

This is my first time to hear MR its sounds interesting I'm a Scorpio lady and my bf is a Married Cancer guy does this Mr has a good effect to our relationship? I mean does our relationship will be more stronger? I was born on October 30,1972.He was born on July 16,1969. How this MR affect our relationship? I hope it could answered I love him.

Scorpio and Cancer are of the

Scorpio and Cancer are of the same element (water), which by itself, means little. All of it depends on other planets in your respective charts, how those planets are related to each other and how your current transits are affected.

If you know the time of your respective births, you can check out (you'll also need to input your birth locations).

Planets that govern these types of relationships are the moon, Venus and Mars.

It's a place to start.

OMG only a scorpio sex addict

OMG only a scorpio sex addict would have the nerve to come on asking for advice in adultery with a married cancer... Your relationship success in whole is already doomed. Move on to someone more appropriate.

Be careful how you judge.

Be careful how you judge. It's doubtful that you have all of the information and those that are 'superior' are quite frequently the next to fall. Consider this your warning....

Firstly he's MARRIED!!! Love

Firstly he's MARRIED!!! Love him all you want but he's using you. MR has nothing to go with your stupidity. Dont play second fiddle to a man who took vows. Why do women steal other women's men, fall in love and then the men use it as leverage in using you. And hurting another person or family.

Um, my grandmother

Um, my grandmother gave me this advise long ago.
If he will cheat with you, he will cheat on you. What makes you so special that you would change the nature of a man ?

Cancer men often cheat and

Cancer men often cheat and NEVER leave their wives.

It took me sooo long to get

It took me sooo long to get on the blush bandwagon, too, Tricia!

I have met a guy during MR.

I have met a guy during MR. At the time I was not interested, but after the date changed my mind, but it was too late. He replied that he wasn't interested. I can't stop thinking about him. Can he change his mind if he made that decision during MR? Should I contact him again when Mercury is retrogate (as it brings people from the past) or should I contact him when Mercury is direct, so there is no further problem in communication. Meeting him during MR was the worst timing ever, we didn't communicate very well... And it left a bad impression. Or should I just forget about him and move on?

The meeting chart steers the

The meeting chart steers the relationship. If this is meant to be you can look at the natal synastry, I don't put everything based on a simple mercury retrograde there are many more complicated factors.

If he's not interested, not

If he's not interested, not much any planetary influences can do about this. Find someone who IS interested! If the synastry is good it's good. It's obviously not good if he's not interested. Allow a universe-arranged relationship.

Folks, do not post personal

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I broke uo with my ex-gf 3

I broke uo with my ex-gf 3 months ago for the 2nd time. I realize I made a mistake both times. I attempted to reconcile during the first day of retrograde 6/26. She didn't want to. We were together for over a year & thought we were soul mates. There was even akashik record stuff on both ends, separately before we got together. There's a lot more to this. Anyway, she said she's not dating & neither am I while we both work on ourselves. She said that she doesn't think she wants to reconcile ever in the future but she said she's not completely sure. Is there a chance for us to reconcile when I'm done working on myself (in 4-6 months or so)? I'm recently divorced 2 months ago.

A lot of problems with

A lot of problems with Mercury in retro are misattributed. That tiny mud ball has very little influence on human beings. And while in retro, intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
No, solar flares are the current issue and geomagnetic interference caused by these unpredictable flares. I am afraid there is at least another year before things settle down. Be patient.

Hey Tim , If you only

Hey Tim , If you only divorced 2 mos. ago? I'd say you still have alot of issues to work out. Divorce is like death and many of us tend to cling to others to help us over the hurdles of a break up. No matter how much you and your ex-wife may have agreed it was best. I would say give yourself at least a full year before you plan to be serious with someone else. You don't want them to feel the residue of your past relationship. You're already bringing in someone and breaking up with them..that is totally unacceptable and just because the 2 of you feel a spiritual connection, doesn't mean you should be in a committed relationship. I have a soul mate and even though we thought of being each others loves, we knew our friendship and bond was more important than the intimacy that involves sex and family. Just let her be and not confuse her. Also you don't know that 4-6 mos of working on yourself is enough time. If you need companionship then have dates and be platonic. Learn to be someones friend first and not think only of your needs to have someone by your side.

Thats so sad. I hope you can

Thats so sad. I hope you can work it out. Because true love is had to come by. I know this awesome Spiritual Advisor Scarlet. She really help me with my situation.If your into that type of thing here is will tell you this shes so amazing and caring:).You will not regret it!!!!

you divorced 2 months ago and

you divorced 2 months ago and were dating your gf as recently as 3 months ago. astrology has nothing to do with your problems. work on yourself for a few years and stop acting like a fool.

your last sentence needed to

your last sentence needed to be your first. with the emotional upheaval of a divorve, a new realtionship so soon is hardly doable. you may try to justify it in your present state of mind but given yourself a significant emotional rest to regroup and recover. explore other ways for now to disract youself from relationships. spend time with a hobby, travel, visit new places closer to home. D!o volunteer work. There are so many community initiatives that could use a little help. above all, rest your emotions and give your heart a chance to recharge.

Hi it's been nearly two

Hi it's been nearly two months I just can't stop thinking of someone I knew 22 years ago it driving me mad it has taken over my life please why this happening he's settle down and so have I

What is it with the person

What is it with the person from 22yrs ago? What do you feel your missing?

No he's married to another

No he's married to another woman,but for now im here in china to work and he is in philippines...thanks for replying my msg.

Im a Gemini . I broke up with

Im a Gemini . I broke up with a man I am very in love with at the beginning of retrograde .i was under stress but it really did make a lot of since .we are not really communacating now even though I said I was sorry as he is hurt and angry at me. Hoping to make some head way when mercury turns direct .

Darlin as a gemini you always

Darlin as a gemini you always need to keep an eye on your twin brother or sister. Watch for crazy making when merc goes rx in oct-nov. Accept what happened under the covers. It is what it is. Kathi

Identifying with certain

Identifying with certain blogs and interested to reach out.

This blog shined a brighter

This blog shined a brighter light on my life. Me always having to keep a an eye on my twin sister. Be the voice of reason. Curious about the sheet situation.... we'll certainly see soon enough.

Intuition is high during

Intuition is high during these retro periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary, but it is the Sun which is the problem. It is sending out incredible flares. These will mess with life here on Earth far more then the tiny mud ball millions of miles from Earth and just a wee bit larger than our Moon. One more year in this cycle. Have fun.

February 23–March 17: Went

February 23–March 17: Went back to Nebraska to visit my 80 year old grandma. The 2nd day of my visit we rushed her to the ER with abdominal pain and, a few days later, learned that she had pancreatic cancer.

June 26–July 20: After taking care of my grandma during her first round of chemo, I returned to Arizona for a breather. My cat jumped at the window to swat at a bird, landed funny, and within minutes had a terribly swollen hind leg. After taking Xrays and performing other diagnostic tests we found that she had landed on a malignant tumor and it had burst, causing the swelling. Had she not landed funny we may never have known about the cancer until she was too sick and weak to go on. Coincidence? As they could not remove the cancer, we had to put our girl to sleep.

I look forward to things evening out for awhile.

My wife left me during all of

My wife left me during all of this mercury retrogade and I was reading that because we may get back together. can you tell me if this is happening do to the retrograde?

You are smart to question the

You are smart to question the atmosphere now! Only the spirit and soul knows the outcome. You two will sort this out once mercury rx leaves the dead zone. You and your wife may have trust issues for now. She is unhappy with herself. Not you! Her stability needs to be in question.

I'd look into transits more

I'd look into transits more than retrograde. Most disputes or no communications is due to the transits in someone's astrological chart.

My ex and I hadn't been on

My ex and I hadn't been on talking terms since february. I started talking to him on june 1st, but he was hardly responsive and dismiSive until recently- late june! The communication is great now and we - actually I won't jinx anythig by talking :) this one retrogade has worked out for me!
He's pisces and I'm a gemini

i am a taurus woman im with a

i am a taurus woman im with a capricorn man he is married...weve been together since 2005,now i am planning to buy a house this this the good time to buy...

So, your having an affair

So, your having an affair with a married man and you want to know if it's a good time to buy a house? I think you should be asking some very different questions IMO..

Seriously......your big

Seriously......your big question is whether this is a good time to buy a house when you are with a married man? OMFG.

Good girl for sharing your

Good girl for sharing your relationship. Many folks dont understand the dilema of being a very good person yet having a most debilitating situation to the statis quo. Buy the house! But not during mercury rx. The house is for your soul and spirit. This is for u! You know the rules of a mistress by now. The house is a comfort zone. Go for it! Hugs. Kathi

Thank you so much for sharing

Thank you so much for sharing your comments,its not easy for me to have this situation,actually i need advice,this house is for me.

when is the mercury rx?thanks

when is the mercury rx?thanks kathi.hug and kisses

Yes! It is a great time for a

Yes! It is a great time for a taurus woman who is with a capricorn married man to buy a home. But only if you have 8 dogs and 8 cats, if you don't, you simply must get 8 puppies and 8 kittens first, or you'll be sorry.

thank you i will do your

thank you i will do your advice...

???? What the hell does the 8

???? What the hell does the 8 cats or 8 dogs have to do with it???? I would break up with someone if they had that many!! That was CRAZY advice!!

I want to know what is the

I want to know what is the meaning of this kittens and puppies? Thanks

Is he married to you? Are you

Is he married to you? Are you married to him?

That is what I'm thinking.she

That is what I'm thinking.she isn't married to him and he will have her waiting forever!! everever, everever!! Like all Capricorn men do!

Right now would be a good

Right now would be a good time to buy..but please read about Oct 21'st retrograde..You need to avoid that Uranus in the 4th house. It's more about the date you move into the property ..there is so much more going on there.

so I am about to have a baby,

so I am about to have a baby, my boyfriend and I are about to close on a house and our car broke down beyond all repair. we have to buy and new car, sign our housing contract and welcome our lil bundle of joy all during Mercury retrograde... is there any hope for this all to work out okay??

Yes! These are sure signs

Yes! These are sure signs that this retrograde is a time of new beginnings for you. Enjoy!

With or without Mercury Rx,

With or without Mercury Rx, never, ever buy a car or any other large item when you are purchasing a home!! You must wait until after the house deal is completed before purchasing other items that are financed. If you purchase the car before the house deal is done, it will change your approval status with the mortgage company. Your mortgage approval was determined on your credit and repayment ability, prior to having an additional monthly payment for a car. The mortgage company could cancel your loan approval or charge you higher interest. Wait to buy the car!

I am Pisces and Mercury in

I am Pisces and Mercury in retrograde has really negatively affected me in the past. I need to sign a legal document and I may miss a deadline if I wait until July 21st.

Do I have to wait or is it just during the direct phase that legal documents cannot be signed?

I would wait...Pisces.

I would wait...Pisces.

I am also a pisces and I hate

I am also a pisces and I hate mercury retrograde BUT, I hope this time its a good thing.

Sometimes you just have to

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and continue on with life. Unfortunately, somethings - such as legal documents- cannot wait; if you have to sign 'em then sign 'em but expect delays and/or having to go back on them for changes. For example, It might just turn out that something (thats out of your control) goes wrong when they are being processed that causes a delay - maybe someone misplaced them, the signature was in the wrong spot, someone forgot to sign a line, etc.. causing you to have to sign them all over again or something to that effect. If that were to happen, it could buy you more time to get through the retrograde and face them again when its over. This has happened to me lots of times during Mercury RX.. expect the unexpected and always triple check everything important.

When you have the Sun,

When you have the Sun, Rising, Venus, AND Mercury all in Virgo then you can complain. until then.. just thank God or whoever you worship that you don't. Complaining is Virgos number one speciality by the way...

This is the 2nd of a ten day

This is the 2nd of a ten day lunar cycle that has all gates open across the realms. One should hang ten in meditation and us the energy and opportunities to evolve. !)

I lost primary custody I my

I lost primary custody I my children during this retrograde, does this mean if I continue to pursue custody I have a chance of accomplishing shared custody again?

Only if it doesn't mean

Only if it doesn't mean trying to negoiate during another mercury in retrograde. Tensions rise, and things can become final during these phases.

There is a possibilty but a

There is a possibilty but a higher self action is to consistently, peacefully and lovingly remain in contact with your children esp on important dates. Their love and connection to you can not be severed by the courts. Only you can maintain this parental connection by doing the above, and continuing to work on yourself and your life to prove the courts etc you are the person who desserves shared custody. Blessngs to you.

My friend passed during this

My friend passed during this retrograde; she was only 34... Does this mean she will come back again or will her soul be freed?

No, when she passed her soul

No, when she passed her soul was released from the body. Therefore mercury being retrograde can no longer have any effect on her. However, it actually goes to show how Mercury retrograde can affect our lives, causing miscommunications abound. It basically means that you will remember your past with this friend, more vividly and that she actually meant more to you than you realized. Once Mercury goes direct, you will be able to move forward and let the past go, more readily and easily.

I have been in silence with

I have been in silence with my boyfriend for the last month...I don't know what happened or why we stopped communicating...yet he seems to post things on FB to get my attention and songs that he misses me. So is this going to work itself out? I can't keep chasing him, I always make the attempt . How do I handle this..during this time? He is a Gemini I'm a Leo. He shuts down and won't tell me why when he is mad about something.

It has been awkward between

It has been awkward between me and my bf too, not saying very much to eachother... Drawn out, Awkward moments of silence... I am glad I found this page to help explain why. I haven't been feeling the love lately, and I don't like it :( I am hoping things will improve soon!!!!!! Good luck to you ! We'll get through this...

Cherry Pie... We hate to

Cherry Pie... We hate to break it to you and bless your sweet heart,.. but I doubt he is truly your boyfriend if you have not talked to him in the past month. Please someone who you cant connect with on a deeper and intimate level... perhaps a virgo?

Gemini and Leo geton for a

Gemini and Leo geton for a while, but in the end faithful Leo will get the other twin, and that ain't good.

Rule number one. If you chase

Rule number one. If you chase someone or something, they/it runs! Don't chase him! If he wants you, he knows where to find you. ((hugs))

I am scheduled for surgery

I am scheduled for surgery on my knee July 16. I have had 2 previous surgeries on this knee. The first of which was in the beginning of a previous retrograde and the surgery was a failure.

In a sense this is hopefully the resolution of a long standing problem - and late retrogrades can be good for that....or at least I hope...

MR is a perfect time to go

MR is a perfect time to go back and revise something done in a prior MR that didn't work right. My dad, at 84, broke his hip in a MR, had surgery and a miserable recovery in hospital, rehab and nursing home, full of medication errors and miscommunication between me and medical staff. His continued post-surgical pain for 1.5 years required a revisionary surgery, which was also during MR. I was terrified. Surgery was a breeze, went faster than surgeon expected, healed quickly and completely. Dad is now almost 88. Still has some pain and leg weakness, but from a surgical perspective, it's great.

Be calm, drink lots of water and get really excellent nutrition. This surgery should be great for you.

I'm going to sleep for the

I'm going to sleep for the next 30 days......

Help! I start a new job on

Help! I start a new job on 7/15/13......the area where I live jobs are limited so I can't postpone my start date AND I would like to stay with this company for a while! Geeesh plus my birthday is during this retrograde 7/ moon & asc are both in Sag

You should not postpone your

You should not postpone your job. Just practice some meditation to clear your mind, every morning and night. Then just remember that this will pass soon, and mercury retrograde is just an illusion. It just appears to be going backwards... the mind is a terrible thing to waste and it is quite powerful enough to go slowly and make check lists, and just be aware that miscommunications and other misplacings can happen and they are natural :) Good Luck !

I have come to understand and

I have come to understand and realize :
"I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts" and " I can change my thoughts". This is from the studies of Atonement.
Therefore the answers to many questions can be found by listening and asking your heart brain what to do.
This daily practice will help One ,become more aware of their inner strengths to kick out the ego
speaking of fear and failure. Then EGO feeds off the negative thoughts manifested in our head brain. Think with ones heart brain and all that is good or is meant to be will follow. We are each perfect the way we were made. Kick out the negative .

What a wonderfully insightful

What a wonderfully insightful post. Thank you for your perspective. Not only do I whole heartedly agree, I plan to put this into action in my own life. Cheers!

I received a job offer and

I received a job offer and have already been to a few ice-breakers with the new team and training sessions. I don't sign the contract however, until July 18th. Am I doomed? I have already booked the vacation day and the appointment is scheduled. Advice?

Valerie G. I consider myself

Valerie G.

I consider myself to be a "student of astrology". About your "contract" - I would delay signing it until after July 20th, when Mercury goes direct. But use this time (now) to review the contract, assess its merits, its objectives and HONESTY (most important of all). Contracts should protect both parties, all parties. Not be one sided. I wish you blessings and prosperity in your new endeavor!

I had 2 experiences with a

I had 2 experiences with a job and retrograde. Whether I signed the contract later or not, I still BEGAN getting the job during the retrograde and NEITHER of them worked out well. I lost them both within months. I interviewed and was accepted for one before the retrograde, and they opened the club DURING the retrograde. The gym has been doing VERY poorly since and I have left because they haven't paid me even once on time.
The other was similar, I was getting jipped with money and the owner was a total disgusting person, so I left there too.
Good luck. It all works out for the best though. So don't fret. Mercury retrograde=Re-write, Re-view, Re-do, RELAX!

I decided to start doing

I decided to start doing affirmations for this retrograde. I have used them in the past and got wonderful results.

I am concerned after reading

I am concerned after reading the comments about surgery. Earlier this month, June, I was scheduled for lasik eye surgery in July. I am just realizing it is during MR. Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

Hi Pattyann, I recommend an

Hi Pattyann,

I recommend an article of the late Howard Sasportas where he rapported a similar personal issue. The book title....? I will let you know at short. Problably it will clear the sky a lot more for you!

Best regards,
Paul Rietman, The Netherlands

Hi, PattyAnn, Seeing that you

Hi, PattyAnn,

Seeing that you need those eyes and they would be hard to get fixed, I would postpone any surgery unless life threatening during Mercury retrograde period.

I have a closing on a house

I have a closing on a house 07/11/13, and I was wondering if anything, it is okay during MR Thank you CB

being a landlord myself I

being a landlord myself I know time is of the essence get a couple red candles the glass ones with your 7 days dress them with Mercury oil keep one burning all the way through a retrograde. double check all your paperwork and don't take any detail for granted

That sounds like a good way

That sounds like a good way to burn the property down. Then you won't have to worry about your tenant anymore.

Or, you could just read each

Or, you could just read each thing very carefully and also expect obstacles or snafus. It's hard to tell - were you born with Mercury Retrograde like me? If so, then you dont' feel the effects nearly as much and also, what is your rising sign? That will determine what house Mercury is in when it turns retrograde at 22 Cancer. Be very careful though - make sure you know every single thing about the house you are buying before signing those papers. Seldom does "something hidden" not come up after mercury goes direct.

Well what happened?

Well what happened?

I have a tenant to evict

I have a tenant to evict which I have never done before. I sent a legal letter 2 month ago which made him pay half of the balance over 4 months, but he hasn't responded since. I just realized if I see a lawyer tomorrow as scheduled, it might be too close to MR. What would you do? I'm debating if I should wait another 3 weeks which is a huge burden on me...

since you are re-visiting the

since you are re-visiting the situation it is probably a perfect time to deal with this

Oh I should have read your

Oh I should have read your message before I decide to postpone! It bugged me the fact that I might start a court process during the MR. Oh well. I can resume after this :)

Do you guys recommend getting

Do you guys recommend getting and going to a new gym (la fitness) during mercury retrograde?!

Don't sign any contracts!!!

Don't sign any contracts!!! AND be really careful you don't hurt yourself on the equipment.

Two monthly horoscope guides

Two monthly horoscope guides have July 19 as good day to sign a contract, during next MR.
I have a house closing scheduled for that day, what wins out? Both horoscope guides list same date 7/19 which doesn't often happen they agree, MR ends 7/20.

Better not to have surgery

Better not to have surgery when the moon is in scorpio if you have a choice. ditto for mercury retrograde.

I do not expect anything

I do not expect anything furing MR I roll with it, work with the Trickster Gods and enjoy new adventures. In my head that is xD.

I got a job offer before MR,

I got a job offer before MR, however started the job during it. I'm having a lot of problems with my boss, it's almost like she hates me. I'm wondering if this will get better. Ugh

I am wondering what influence

I am wondering what influence the election of a new Pope and the Conclave has during retrograde Mercury. I feel this bears watching very closely and is significant for millions of Catholic followers as well as the world news. Could 1978 repeat itself again or will the Church's “Sexual Scandal” rear its ugly head again. This unusual timing (retrograde Mercury) will have far flung effects on many areas of the election process via the spoken and written word (the casting of ballots). I wonder if any other recent Conclaves were done during retrograde Mercury. Certainly would be interesting to research this information!!

Well right before the new

Well right before the new pope was told to us a lone bird lit near the area an omen of who would be selected and did we get, St Francis of Assissi

my bike was stolen during

my bike was stolen during this March 2013 Mercury Retrograde ... I rode it to University 25k there and back again everyday ... now I'm unable to ...

Mercury retro affects people

Mercury retro affects people differently depending on their signs and charts. Some people seem to go unscathed through a Mercury retro while others like me accumulate delays, unusual incidents, coincidences and obstacles that completely drain all my energy. I have tried all sorts of things to make this period as smooth as possible but as I cannot control other people's actions and needs, I simply cannot avoid Mercury retro's effects.
Things I would not do during a mercury retro are signing important contracts, launch an event, have surgery or medical exams, business travels, purchase equipment especially IT equipment. Things I would definitely do are meeting up with long lost friends, work on tasks and things I have not completed yet and that are long overdue.

I was wondering if I should

I was wondering if I should buy my paralyzed dog a wheelchair during mercury retrograde. She's been slowly going paralyzed for the last year, but has been confined to just sitting on the soda for the last 3 months, as her disease progressed. I would love to make her mobile again. I think she would be a lot happier too, but I don't want it to fail. It is new, it is transportation I guess. However it is helping her with an old problem. So I'm confused if it will work or not during a MR. Thanks.


Jeepers...expect transportation problems and communication problems...might be better to wait, so she understands better that this is not a half-cage. Is she otherwise fit? Is she in pain when she moves? Might be kinder to put her down and let her spirit find a new puppy body to live in. I'm sorry for your situation.

Mercury retrograde is the

Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to do things starting with "re-". With a cart, your dog may re-learn how to move, re-discover the outside world, re-alize that you love her that much and re-new her vigor and attachment to life.

Killing her in the hope that next time around will be different overlooks the operation of purpose, or karma. She may well have to go through this again & again until she finds someone willing to help her on her journey through this interesting process of learning to move differently through the world. It would suck for her to have to repeat the painful and embarrassing parts until she can get help getting to the good part :) I bet you're the right person though. Best wishes to you both.

Hi Chris79. MR or not, I

Hi Chris79. MR or not, I would definitely go straight away and get the wheelchair! Of course you're afraid it might not work but you won't know until you get your poor dog the chair and see how she does.
I've had animals all my life and not once have I let MR stop me from getting one of my animals whatever they needed. How would you feel if you were her? "Hmm.... better not because Mercury is Retro and it might not work."
They have had such tremendous success with animals, not just dogs, and wheelchairs! Too much success to stop me from getting her what she needs! The animals who have been blessed enough to have people who love them enough to get them whatever it may take to improve the quality of their lives, MR or not, have seen their animals make tremendous comebacks and become very active, healthy and happy!!
Please don't put her down and hope for "next time"! If you're going to do that, please give her to PAWS or another non kill shelter where they will get her whatever it takes to improve her quality of life instead of killing her!! How would you feel if the situation were reversed and you were the pup?
They've even developed prosthetic legs for horses and have had tremendous success with those! Nowadays, a wheelchair for a dog is nothing! Even with MR. This is taking MR way too far!!

I am a Gemini. I have a job

I am a Gemini. I have a job interview during MR. Will it affect the outcome?

Maybe, maybe not. Just make

Maybe, maybe not. Just make sure you have plenty of time to get to the interview and that you are well prepared.

Everything went well, just

Everything went well, just waiting on a phone call!

Never never do the following

Never never do the following things during merc retrograde if you can help it:
1) Buy new electronics of any kind
2) Start major new ventures
3) SCHEDULE Surgery, esp. new surgery. If you are re-doing things including surgery, that could work.

If fate intervenes and you can't help/reschedule, then don't be surprised if the outcome is less than perfect. Good Luck!

Thanks for yur comment but I

Thanks for yur comment but I know some people who have had their best surgery under a Mercury retro. There are no divine rules that say that Mercury retro's surgery are a no no. It works well for some people

what if you were born under

what if you were born under Mercury Retrograde?
My bday is 2/24 and I was just wondering about if there's a double does of MR or if one is immune.
Thank you.

If you wree born under

If you wree born under Mercury retro, you will feel more at ease going through this period than others.

Yeah right!? I was born w/MR

Yeah right!? I was born w/MR and Always struggle through every MR! I lose cell phones, the whole bit! I appreciate knowing when Mercury retros are, however, and use it to my advantage to finish projects, clean, etc.

My Birthday is 12 /21/1942 3

My Birthday is 12 /21/1942 3 minutes to midnight Was I born on a date mercury was in Reto?

I have a lease I have to sign

I have a lease I have to sign march 2nd- I am concerned with mercury in retrograde. I cannot just not sign the lease because of theses dates of reto because I will not get the space I've been waiting for.

suggestions to being mindful of signing contacts during retrograde periods?

i felt a perfect flow of

i felt a perfect flow of energy for past two weeks but it seems to be melowing out i think because of mr. What should i do during this time stay productive and positive safely?

Is mercury retrograde a good

Is mercury retrograde a good time to do a backpacking trip during which I will be teaching meditation and connecting with spiritguides and nature
? Thanks!

don't go on any trips during

don't go on any trips during MR. you might meditate under an old tree and have a heavy branch fall on you. wait a week later to take your trip. good luck!

Actually, this is a great

Actually, this is a great time to travel! Just don't expect everything to go like clockwork. Expect delays, or changes and roll with it. While Mercury rules travel and communication, it also rules mentation and thinking. What we perceive is what we call reality. During MR, we just need to readjust how we perceive things. Best laid plans, and all that. So, unless you're really obsessive about having everything be perfect, go and have fun.

To Patricia03: Anything I

To Patricia03: Anything I have scheduled during a Mercury retrograde has been messed up.Vacations,financial deals,surgeries...I try to schedule things accordingly, but if I schedule without checking the dates, I have a mess.

what time zone to these days

what time zone to these days represent?

The dates represent Eastern

The dates represent Eastern Time U.S.

Me and my boyfriend are

Me and my boyfriend are having issues and it started last Wednesday.. When asked if we are together or not...his reply is "he isn't getting into that".. So I am left confused as to are we together or not. He just seem so distance but hasn't't said the words we are broken up. Confused.. Help

That means he's a jerk and

That means he's a jerk and doesn't deserve you. Time to move on and find someone who is not afraid to commit.

Check back to see if there

Check back to see if there could have been a misunderstanding last Wednesday. We are prone to make very wrong assumptions during Mercury Retrograde times, so double-check to see if that was a possibility for either of you. Be patient for now and dump him in early April if things don't get fine between you by then.

attraction varies over time.

attraction varies over time. the attraction cycle lengths for males and females are different, so you will move in and out of phase. know and respect these cycles and it will add to your understanding and respect for each other.

I applied for loss

I applied for loss modification and got to different letters in the last 2 weeks one that I got it and one that I was denied.I am s pices

Appreciate knowing that I

Appreciate knowing that I will have to take special care under mu sign which is Virgo.

I was born on September 24th,

I was born on September 24th, 1977, but I wasn't DUE to be born until October 31st...Does this have any affect on my sign/behaviors/traits? I feel like there's so much more to me than I know... Please help. I also have a super crush on someone, and want to know if I should be patient with him or move on.

You were born at the time and

You were born at the time and on the date appropriate to your life's path, as are we all. Your sun sign of Libra is mildly influenced by Virgan traits due to your birthday's proximity to the cusp between the two, and a prominent placement of a powerful sign can appear to overshadow Libra's airy presence, so Libra - which can come across like a gentle breeze or a gusty wind but will always be thinking, weighing, measuring, moving forward, and in your case carrying just a bit of Virgo dust - is a part of every aspect of you. However, a Leo Moon, for instance, may make you run more emotionally hot than the average Libran native, or an Aries Ascendant may give you a more explosive outward appearance. In any case, patience is not likely to be your strongest suit, and your desire to partner up makes it even harder when you've met someone who piques your interest. It'd be worth your while to, at least, have a full reading of your own natal chart done, and if you're still waiting to catch this person's eye, perhaps a synastry reading would be in order. Or, if you can't get enough of the pertinent information for him, at least an analysis of his and your respective Sun signs together in light of your complete reading and the energy of this time in your life. All the best to you. :)

when will I get a break in

when will I get a break in life? No matter what I don, I can't get my life back on track. Life is nothing but endless torture

Could be a couple different

Could be a couple different reasons why and when u may get a break. This life u may have chose to take a lot of challenges to progress your soul. (admiring) have your chart read for sure. Or u are going against the tide of your reason u are here and need to figure out your track. Law of attraction is another possibility. Check out Info on that to see if u could be creating this. Take life as a mystery to figure out and have faith in yourself.

Going through a similar

Going through a similar phase, but am sure life's trials are a way of God talking to us. Somewhere in it all is meaning and it is upto us to have the courage to live out the storm with Faith in His Love, and strnegth that He will be by us at all times.

You NEED to learn about the

You NEED to learn about the Law of Attraction! Re-read your post and see the limiting and negative things you just said about yourself, and then start to understand the harm such negative things do to your future and start creating positive in your life. It's up to you, and you DO have the power to create whatever life you choose. Learn to stop yourself when you start a negative thought and replace it with a positive one and see how beautifully your life changes for you and everyone around you!

Upon reading your post once

Upon reading your post once again works my nerve to put it straight out. i know many people who believe in what i believe to be sheer nonsense. tell that to people in places like hati, india, and other 3rd world countries. they don't believe in it either. it is however good to try and stay positive but that is not always possible. and that is reality. and i believe in reality.

I am not a great believer in

I am not a great believer in blaming a planet for our sundry troubles. The present Solar eclipse is so much more powerful at this time Nov 13th 2012, whether seen or not the cosmic vibes accelerate our intuition, I am only on occassion affected by Mercury, but the wining people sure do test my patiences....

Thanks for the info. I will

Thanks for the info. I will share this to my friends.

im having difficulties in my

im having difficulties in my love life will it increase during this period?

When Mercury goes retrograde,

When Mercury goes retrograde, it's usually not a time to make big decisions or engage in certain romantic activities. Wait until Mercury is direct again to make big decisions on love. See our page on When Mercury Is Retrograde:

that is a very broad question

that is a very broad question ... but when Mars is retrograd... any surgeries during this time is really nice... if you have questions abt this... look at Mars retrograd...


My mother is suppose to have

My mother is suppose to have shoulder surgery on March 16, 2012, is this a good time for her?

My mohther is scheduled for

My mohther is scheduled for shoulder surgery on March 16, 2012, she is a Libra, 10/16/31 is this a good time for her to have this surgery?

I'm not sure about Merc

I'm not sure about Merc Retro, but *have* heard that you should not have surgery when the moon is in the sign that controls whatever body part is being operated, find what sign rules the shoulders and then what sign the moon is in on 3/16. Hope this helps.

Patricia, I have to say, in

I have to say, in my own experience, I was going into sinus surgery during a day that fell on Mercury Retrograde. As the nurse was inserting the i/v into my arm, I was sitting straight up, and the arms on the side of the bed were not locked up. I ended up blacking out, falling out of the bed face first, and smacking my head and face into the tile. I ended up with a concussion, and the doctor was unable to perform the surgery, so it had to be rescheduled. My mom informed me that it was indeed MR, and failed to tell me beforehand. So, surgery for your mom? May not be such a good idea! (in my own experience).

I hope you sued the

I hope you sued the doctor/hospital. That's how my mother died and we won 1 million. Drs should know better than leave bed rails down.

That would be the nurses job,

That would be the nurses job, not the doctor!

Nurse's job

The nurse needed a doctor's order to put rails up/fall precautions. Just saying.

I would not take the chance.

I would not take the chance. My husband was advised not to go through a cornea transplant because Merc. retro. 2011. He stopped breathing and was given a 50/50 chance of making it. He made it thank God. I would never take that chance again!

I would be interested to have

I would be interested to have access to hospital statistics. My take is that if it was so obvious there was a link between Mercury retro and serious hospital accidents, it would be known by now.

ALOT of things are obvious

ALOT of things are obvious that aren't commonly made known, especially where conventional wisdom is concerned! But this isn't conventional wisdom and you won't find it on Fox News...

During Mercury retrograde you

During Mercury retrograde you do not have all the usually this is not a good time for surgery.At the same could have some other transitsbor aspects that suggest it is a good time. But in general, I personally hold of a decision during a mercury retrograde period. hope this helps. Blessings to you either way.

It's not a good idea to have

It's not a good idea to have surgery during Mercury retrograde, but it's okay if it's for a recurring problem. If you can't avoid it, then read the fine print and ask questions, double-check on things, etc.