Corrected: Tuesday, 5/10/22 – 6/3/22
A Mercury Retrograde Cycle is neither intrinsically good nor bad. It’s a 3 week cycle that occurs 3 or 4 times a year for approximately 3 weeks. During this period of time, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward from the Earth’s vantage point. Matters related to Mercury’s domain – information, communications, travel, and commerce – can be heightened and challenged in ways that make it hard for them to move forward smoothly. Mercury retrograde cycles often correspond with unclear or frustrated communications and travel delays.Often during Mercury retrogrades, clear perspective is lacking, needed information is missing, important details could be over-looked and delays, glitches or breakdowns occur. Paying extra attention to details and allowing extra time for travel, meetings, errands and commitments can help decrease the stress of any snafus. Mercury retrogrades can also reflect upsets with your instruments of communication and travel. Cars, computers, phones, appliances might act up or break down completely. If you travel, allow extra time and reconfirm your reservations. Consider going somewhere you’ve already been.
Issues or people from the past have an uncanny way of showing up during Mercury retrograde cycles. Sometimes it’s useful to get another look at something that once was vexing to see how far we’ve come, but getting re-involved with the old dynamics, people, and situations is likely to yield the same result as before.
Mercury retrogrades can also reflect upsets with your instruments of communication and travel. Cars, computers, phones, appliances might act up or break down completely. If you travel, allow extra time and reconfirm your reservations. Consider going somewhere you’ve already been.
Mercury retrograde cycles aren’t considered ideal times to launch new communications or initiatives, sign contracts or make major purchases. Some prefer to postpone those types of activities until after the retrograde in order to minimize the potential for miscues, glitches and revisions.
Mercury retrograde cycles are useful times for going through files, correspondence, and clutter to clear them out. And, since Mercury appears to be retracing its path through the heavens, it can be very beneficial to reflect, revisit, and review where wee been — It’s a great time to have a personal, intuitive reading to support your process of reviewing and reflecting and preparing for what’s next!