Mercury Retrograde 2017 pst/pdt
December 2016 - January 8 2017
April 9 - May 3
August 12 - September 5
December 2 - December 22
Mercury, as well as the other planets, exhibit apparent reverse or retrograde motion when they are nearest the earth. They appear to move backward (east to west) against the background of stars. When nearest the earth, the planet appears brighter and the impact on the individual is the strongest during these retrograde periods. A retrograde planet “backs up” in our mind and consciousness, which encourages us to experience its energy internally. It's appropriate to consider these times as an opportunity to reconsider your perception as you review and reflect. Mercury rules thinking, writing, speaking, communicating, calculating, computers, cars, travel, schedules, electronic equipment, telephones, mail, appointments, contracts, keys....so be conscious and double check and confirm so as to keep your head on straight :) With Mercury retrograde, the opportunity to revisit the past from the Present of the present is for revision of previous unconscious reactions so as to recharge them with new insights. Mercury retrograde is known to interrupt activity and cause some confusion. People from the past often reappear during Mercury retrograde for a revisit, rewriting with greater clarity...'tis a great time to meditate! Recognize, reorganize, remember, reveal, realize, relinquish, rethink, recharge, reinvigorate, revise, release, relax, restore, return, renew, relax, recharge. Revolt if necessary!