Mercury Retrograde Dates 2023
12/29/22 – 1/17/23, 4/21/23 – 5/14/23, 8/23/23 – 9/15/23, 12/13 /23 – 1/1/24
Mercury Retrograde #3 2023
A Mercury Retrograde Cycle is a natural 3 week cycle that occurs 3 or 4 times a year and is neither intrinsically good nor bad. During this period of time, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward from the Earth’s vantage point and matters related to Mercury’s domain – like 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.
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 slow down a bit, and prioritize time to reflect, revisit, and review where we’ve been. Positively, this cycle serves as an obvious spiritual reminder that there’s more to life than non-stop pushing forward in the external world of accomplishment. Mercury retrograde cycles are great times to have a personal, intuitive reading to support your process of reviewing and reflecting and preparing for what’s next!
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 mix ups. 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.
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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 retrograde cycles are not considered ideal times to launch new communications or initiatives, sign contracts or make major purchases. Some people prefer to postpone those types of activities until after the retrograde in attempts to minimize the potential for miscues, glitches and revisions.