Holm Astrology

 

Mercury Retrograde


Mercury has to do with our thought process and thinking ability.  It has a great deal to do with our communication techniques and our ability to create ideas and formulate action through the thought process.


Mercury goes retrograde three or four times a year, with interludes every four months (approximate).  Its retrograde cycle is approximately three weeks in length.  During its retrograde cycle, it appears to move backwards in the heavens between 10 to 15 degrees.  This is a period when we would be wise to sit back and review what has taken place recently before pushing ahead with our goals.  This is a time of analytical analyses before we move ahead.  Careful study is advised and then when Mercury goes direct, we can move ahead with our endeavors. 


If by chance we have no choice but to proceed with a project under the influence of Mercury’s retrograde cycle, we can usually expect some delays or obstructions along the way.