Mercury went retrograde on April 10, 2017. It will move from 4 degrees Taurus as far back as 24 degrees before it goes direct again.
There is always much panic about Mercury retrograde. Before we go any further, it is important to understand that unless you have Mercury retrograde in your birth chart or if Mercury while in retrograde touches a planet in your horoscope within the degrees it will travel during its retrograde motion, you may not be overly affected by these energies. However, those that do have Mercury retrograde in their birth chart and particularly if you have a natal planet either conjunct, square or in opposition to the degrees that Mercury will be influencing, you may be strongly affected by Mercury in its retrograde cycle.
Mercury in its retrograde cycle can have profound effect on planning or the signing of documents. It is best to avoid any negotiations during this specific cycle which ends on the 4th of May, 2017. You may find that things do not work out the way you have planned. There may be delays. What you are trying to push forward in your life seems to run into snags. Sometimes nothing seems to run without some type of hitch.
Anything that deals with material acquisition during the cycle when Mercury is in Taurus (which is until April 21, 2017) should, if possible, be left to be finalized for another day once Mercury goes direct again. While Mercury is in the sign of Aries any self-initiated enterprises that you might have been thinking about venturing into should also be avoided, if at all possible.
The general condition of Mercury in your natal chart will also define how these energies will pan out for you. If Mercury is poorly aspected then the mind is unclear on which path to take and avoiding documentation or the signing of agreements is a wish choice during this time. If the alignment of Mercury is in good shape in your natal chart, you might still run into snags but with some struggle these could possibly be worked out. Either way it is best to wait until the retrograde cycle is finished.
Check you chart to see what house position transiting Mercury is in as well as the placement of Mercury in your birth chart. These will be areas of life that are affected. Those without Mercury retrograde in their birth charts may also run into some snags during its retrograde cycle although not as profound as those who have Mercury retrograde in their birth chart. Some people with Mercury direct in their birth chart will experience nothing of significance at all during this cycle. If, however, they have other planets within the degrees mentioned during the Mercury cycle, these areas of life and the planetary energies may be affected.
Sit back and plan your strategies during this Mercury retrograde cycle and then make your moves after it turns direct again. If however you have to complete tasks during this cycle and you can’t put it off, proceed with caution. Make sure you have everything properly in place and read the fine print before signing any documents.
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