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When Mercury is Retrograde …

… other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion.

2015 Retrograde Dates In 2015, Mercury will be retrograde during:

  • January 21 – February 11
  • May 19 – June 11
  • September 17 – October 9

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This Mercury retrograde will give us many signs and signals for what will dominate Mercury-ruled areas from mid-February through mid-May 2015. This retrograde is a time to review past goals and ambitions, and take a new look at how things were unrealistic given the larger group or social environment. Here we take a new look at what’s behind us before moving forward anew at the end of the RX period in mid-February. We can get all kinds of new insights into future potentials, while seeing things in the recent past differently.

The Inferior Conjunction happens January 30 at 11 Aquarius. That indicates the coming “fusion of life and mind” will help us to a new look, new interpretation, or new understanding of the issues associated with the middle decan of Aquarius, as well as what Jupiter taught us in February 2009, when it occupied that exact degree.

So welcome many things being reviewed or coming back up to surface these next three weeks thanks to the retrograde quality of the time. Some will review past efforts to see what still needs to be integrated into the life, and/or there could be returns, rehearsals, or echoes of the past and its hopes, dreams, assumptions, and ambitions.   Read this full Article, wonderfully written by Robert Wilkinson on “The Guide of Souls in January 2015.”  This will be another important retrograde, where the past will be reviewed to see what we can and cannot bring with us into the future in mid-February. It will help us rehearse or do the research we need to get ready to spring forward in early March, clear about what we know, what we need to know, and what must happen if we are to move forward in our lives.

Another Important Perspective

Welcome Mercury Retrograde! 

Hopefully by now we have all learned not to fear it, for it is simply a part of the natural cosmic cycles and can bring with it many valuable gifts!

After a strong beginning to 2015 which has moved us into setting plans in forward motion, we have an opportunity to slow down a bit and now go over the plans we have set.

This is a great time for going over the details, researching, reflecting, cleansing, clearing, and delving deeper into the various aspects and dynamics at hand.

Read All: Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA ASTRAL INSIGHTS

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Mercury Retrograde: May – July 2014

Prepare to take advantage of realignment.

 

Retrograde Calender

Retrograde Calendar

 

What Mercury Retrograde effects?

The planet Mercury rules all activities that relate to communications, travel, learning such as:

 

    • signing agreements
    • classes and schools
    • sending correspondence
    • communications equipment such as computers, radios, and phones
    • traveling and travel equipment such as cars, bicycles, trains, and planes

Mercury Retrograde periods are not considered idealfor engaging in Mercury related activities such as:

  • public promotions
  • making important decisions
  • travel
  • purchasing communications equipment
  • signing contracts
  • initiating business deals
  • sending important correspondence or any type of message
  • starting school or any important project
  • beginning new enterprise (as plans may reverse later)

A Mercury retrograde period is considered excellent for:

  • reviewing and revising goals and plans
  • catching up on old business / re-organizing routine
  • cleaning out the metaphorical closet
  • Spiritual reflection

 

 

 

2013 Mercury Retrograde Calendar

Mercury Retrograde 2013 Calendar

Mercury Retrograde 2013 Calendar

 

 

Retrograde 1: February 23, 2013 at 9:41 a.m. GMT, 4:41 a.m. Eastern, 3:41 a.m. Central, 2:41 a.m. Mountain, 1:41 a.m. Pacific

Stations Direct: March 17, 2013 at 8:03 p.m. GMT, 4:03 p.m. Eastern, 3:30 p.m. Central, 2:30 p.m. Mountain, 1:30 p.m. Pacific

Retrograde 2: June 26, 2013 at 1:07 p.m. GMT, 9:07 a.m. Eastern, 8:07 a.m. Central, 7:07 a.m. Mountain, 6:07 a.m. Pacific

Stations Direct: July 20, 2013 at 6:22 p.m. GMT, 2:22 p.m. Eastern, 1:22 p.m. Central, 12:22 p.m. Mountain, 11:22 a.m. Pacific

Retrograde 3: October 21, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. GMT, 6:29 a.m. Eastern, 5:29 a.m. Central, 4:29 a.m. Mountain, 3:29 a.m. Pacific

Stations Direct: November 10, 2013 at 9:12 p.m. GMT, 4:12 p.m. Eastern, 3:12 p.m. Central, 2:12 p.m. Mountain, 1:12 p.m. Pacific

 

The planet Mercury is retrograde about three times a year for three weeks per span.  Mercury races past the part of its orbit that is closer to the earth and begins to travel on to the further side of the sun, and from our perspective, during that time, moves in the opposite direction as the earth. By Earth’s sight against the sky Mercury seems to move forward, then backwards, then forward again as it returns to pass the earth again in a three week cycle.

Path of Retrograde

Path of Retrograde

 

As seen from Earth, all the planets appear to periodically switch direction as they cross the sky. Though all stars and planets appear to move from east to west on a nightly basis in response to the rotation of Earth, the outer planets generally drift slowly eastward relative to the stars. This motion is normal for the planets, and so is considered direct motion. However, since Earth completes its orbit in a shorter period of time than the planets outside its orbit, it periodically overtakes them, like a faster car on a multi-lane highway. When this occurs, the planet being passed will first appear to stop its eastward drift, and then drift back toward the west. Then, as Earth swings past the planet in its orbit, it appears to resume its normal motion west to east. Inner planets Venus and Mercury appear to move in retrograde in a similar mechanism, but as they can never be in opposition to the Sun as seen from Earth, their retrograde cycles are tied to their lower conjunctions with the Sun. Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects (including Pluto) also exhibit apparent retrogradation.

 

From Mercury

At certain points on Mercury’s surface, an observer would be able to see the Sun rise part way, then reverse and set before rising again, all within the same Mercurian day. This apparent retrograde motion of the Sun occurs because, from approximately four Earth days before perihelion until approximately four Earth days after it, Mercury’s angular orbital speed exceeds its angular rotational velocity. Mercury’s elliptical orbit is farther from circular than that of any other planet in our solar system, resulting in a substantially higher orbital speed near perihelion.

 

What To Expect

In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce, education and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially those who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, consultants, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, salespeople, teachers, travellers, tricksters and thieves. Mercury also has an occult side, so healing, astrology and the transmission of spiritual knowledge are also in his area.

Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misunderstandings; flawed, disrupted, or delayed communications, negotiations and trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray or awry.

It is not exactly wise to make important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely that such decisions will be clouded by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking. Mercury is all about mental clarity and the power of the mind, so when Mercury is retrograde these intellectual characteristics tend to be less acute than usual, as the critical faculties are dimmed. Make sure you pay attention to the small print!

 

 

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