What Is Mercury Retrograde and What Does It Mean for You?
Nice article, but it could be better if you explained just WHY Mercury causes such communications glitches way out here, millions of miles away, where the gravitational pull from Mercury must be so trivial that no discernible effects would be noticed.
It was C.G.Jung, to my mind, who offered a Psychological hypothesis for the Mercury Retrograde phenomenon. Briefly, since Mercury was the Roman god of communication and messaging, when he went "backwards", his messages got lost, or garbled, of mis-delivered. In modern times, we humans remember the Roman god deep in our psyche, and we are affected by the apparent retrograde motion of the planet Mercury, and so our unconscious causes some of our conscious behaviours to be erratic. So, it is not the planet Mercury that causes such glitches, but our own unconscious. This is related to what is called the Mercury Archetype.
Note that ALL planets have an apparent retrograde motion, and have psychological impacts on us. For example, Mars, the god of war; when it goes retrograde we are inexplicably belligerent or short-tempered, looking for a war. Similarly with Venus, making us loving and compassionate.
Fascinating stuff. I hope that my comment here is helpful.
You are obviously arrogant and rude to the author. Why does mercury go retrograde? Not all planets orbit in circles. Mercury has an oblong orbit. That makes it appear that the planet is going backwards when we are going forwards. You were rude to this author. I think you should apologize.
Archangel Raphael oversees the planet Mercury. He rules the heart chakra. When Mercury goes retrograde, it’s bringing everything to a slower pace so we can see what we need to heal in our lives.
Thank you Sir! I appreciate. I am learning Astrology and your explantion made so many things clear to my mind. Thanks!
Very helpful. I appreciate your expansion on the phenomena. To me, its also a reminder that so much of what i am asked to deal with is outside of my control, not that i am a victime, just that an appreciation and clarification of " how i spend my energy" is a valuable and effective insight.
Hilarious! The troupe from Baroness Von Sketch are great! Thanks for sharing - explains mercury retrograde perfectly! LOL