SUMMER 2012 MERCURY RETROGRADE
By Felissa Rose
On Saturday, July 14 at 10:17 pm EDT Mercury will go retrograde at 12 degrees 32 minutes of Leo. The retrograde ends Weds August 8 at 1:41 am EDT when Mercury is in one degree 26 minutes of Leo.
As the messenger of the Gods, Mercury rules communications, information, speech and the way we process our thoughts. Retrograde energy is introspective and people who were born with this position tend to be quieter. Mercury retrograde at birth has no bearing on intelligence; many writers and authors are born while Mercury is retrograde. Mercury also rules connections so delays can be expected as people are having more difficulty making decisions, understanding concepts and information. Avoid signing papers and contracts as its easy now to miss the details and fine print.
Along with Mars, moving parts are ruled by Mercury, if possible avoid buying autos, phones, wiring, circuits, watches, technology or just about any equipment. If it manages to work properly most likely it will be missing something or won't be quite right.
With the retrograde falling during the height of the summer vacation season, double check all reservations, hotels, airlines, and car rentals and expect some delays. With business slowing down it's actually a good time to take off and have fun. Check your camera, I experienced a camera not working during a Mercury retrograde period and running perfectly fine after it was over. If possible avoid medical, procedures, exams or tests as they can be inconclusive and need to be repeated.
Frustrations brought on by the Mercury retrograde slowdowns and delays can create tension and frustration. Leo is the sign of the heart and Mercury rules the breath. Focusing on your breath will not only aid your circulation and heart but also have a calming effect.
Reassessing and rethinking previous decisions and thoughts would be a positive way to connect to Mercury retrograde energy as well as thinking before speaking and not blurting things out. Beginning a week before Mercury is about to go retrograde motion there's an impetus to get things done. When it goes direct things begin to clear up and people start to take action.
Mercury will next be retrograde from November 6 to November 26, 2012 and February 23 to March 17, 2013. Interesting that the November retrograde begins on Election Day more about this next time.
Copyright 2012 Felissa Rose. All rights reserved.
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