Ask Mystic: Mercury Retrograde Musings

Darling Mystic,

I’m scared. Tomorrow I’m due to sign a contract and I know you don’t recommend this during Mercury Retrograde.
Here’s the thing though, I often find myself doing/buying things during Mercury Retrogrades. I loathe shopping with a passion and do it as little as possible, but often find myself presented with great shopping opportunities during Mercury Retrograde and rarely regret them. I bought my first ever car for myself at the age of 49 three years ago during a MR and I still love it as much today as the day I bought it.

Today, the first day of the current Mercury Retrograde cycle, I’ve found myself suddenly catching up on jobs I?ve delayed for weeks, months e.g. I bought some jeans to replace the ones I ripped 9 months ago, framed some paintings that have been sitting in my lounge room since January, ordered a new cable television box to replace the one that broke down during summer. It’s like Mercury Retrograde forces me to deal with things I regularly put off. Is that a thing?

The contract I’m signing tomorrow is a rental lease on a house for my daughter, which is a HUGE step forward for her. She’s had massive health issues for the last seven years, and moving into her own place will really help her move on with her life. I haven?t heard her sound so happy and excited in years. This move will mark a real turnaround in the lives of us all. But should I be scared?

Your devoted follower, Multi-Air.

Dear Multi-Air,

Mercury Retrograde – ANY Retrograde – can be amazing. And indeed, some people are immune to them. Or, such as yourself, they get fantastic results from them. Perhaps you are SO Air-Element intensive that you are automatically float above the usual perceptive awareness and readjust to be in the current Flow?

My other theory is that people who are very Uranian in nature/their astrology tend to “over-rule” Mercury Retrogrades. Also, fixing things that have broken down or which you suddenly realize ought to be fixed is very Merc Retro.  The kind of contract signing you should definitely not do on Mercury Retrograde is  of the sort of agreement that actually springs up during Mercury Retrograde.

If it is re a job offer, trip or arrangement conceived or sorted before this Mercury Retrograde, do it. You’re not starting something new, you’re finalizing or repairing something already in play.  And seven years ago was the start of Uranus in Aries so here’s hoping that this Mercury Retro in Taurus is the harbinger of the more stable and grounded for you and your daughter passage of Uranus in Taurus from May 2018!

What does everyone else think – is your Mercury Retro generally a blur of mix-ups, irritations, lost revenue and faux pas or do you experience pure serendipity and inspiration flow?

 

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Cat
Cat

I love the way Multi-air channels the fix/completion vibe of MR!
I enjoy MR, it really brings things to light for me that need changing, or repairing. I find it really therapeutic. I find when I resist is wheb it all goes haywire (like most of life).
I am not 100% sure yet, but my feeling is that Saturn for me is more what others feel fearful for Merc retro, so I’m clearing missing something on the harnessing of that vibe!

Gemricorn
Gemricorn

As a Gemini with Saturn as my ruler and Saturn in Virgo – I ALWAYS regret the things I sign up for during mercury retro. Be it a class, or working with someone new, or buying an airline ticket. Without fail I regret it, it was overpriced/ a faux bargain / the work not good – and without fail I seem to have way more urges TO start new things or act spontaneously during the retro period. Btw – as an aside – DONT buy those Western Digital Passport hard drives!! lol – I have now had THREE die on… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

They have been pretty tumultous in the past—Virgo here

I am triple checking everything this time around, but it aint over yet….

Invicta
Invicta

I’m filling for personal bankruptcy. Started the process online tonight.
Good times.

Multiair
Multiair

It could be the start of turning things around? This must be a really hard time for you, wishing you all the best!

Invicta
Invicta

Thank you Yes, I’m trying to see it that way.. Pluto is very close to my 2nd house now and my north node is in the 2nd house too so it’s going to be hell Ish and stuff for a while but I mean hey, its uncle Pluto right? And the north node, 2nd house Capricorn, Saturn stuff – it fits, or it will eventually. My south node is in the 8th house in Cancer and my life has always been permeated by this murky sense of feeling “lucky” because money kind of “came to me” but I’ve never valued… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

You should try a natal 2H Pluto cj Mars. Personal possessions and money have been difficult all my life.

Invicta
Invicta

I feel that PF I have Pluto square Chiron Chiron opposite Sun Chiron Square Ascendant Saturn on the Ascendant Chiron opposite Pluto I know this is an astrological site but I don’t have the energy to list anymore Just feels like bragging.. Or whatever the complaining version of bragging is. Like humble bragging vibe. It’s exhausting and I’m back here because yet another shady guy just emailed me to ask something and when I answered the question told me to Relax, seriously. It takes so much energy not to roar back something violent I mean is there anything worse than… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

Sorry PF
Those are a few current transits not natal aspects but I have a newfound respect for people with challenging aspects to Saturn, Pluto, Chiron and Mars right now 🙁
I’m off to tattoo Frankie Says on my face :-p

Pi
Pi

holy misogyny alright.
Your stuff is strictly business and also exactly 100% none of their damn business. Churning you up just so they can try and feel superior perched on their fun-sized throne.

Venus on chiron sq Saturn right now, we’re all hitting material-existential walls at the moment as the Cosmic Lawnmower comes thru. Haircuts all round.

south node in 8th house kataka. debt felt like comfort and security? But that 2nd house capricorn. Strong. Take care out there. x

Invicta
Invicta

Oh You People Rule! Thanks PIAB’s! I’m reading this going HA HA EXACTLY!!! It’s really good to read this though LWhitfield because I think the worst aspect of doing the bankruptcy thing is that I don’t know anyone who’s been there done that. It’s not something people talk about and I wish it was because not taking about it creates isolation and fear and then shame and self doubt and I couldn’t agree more. It’s the hard stuff that makes us stronger and smarter and wiser and more confident in the right kind of ways. That thought process you’re describing… Read more »

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon

My feeling on this is they are (have always been) threatened by your independence, financial and otherwise, and they are secretly gloating now that you might actually *need* them (or need help from a man in general) when before you never did, and their patriarchy-soaked brains are now saying to them “see, now she needs a man and I won’t be there to catch her when she falls, let’s see how she likes THAT.” They’re daft, and it’s stupid, and of course, it’s all about them and their inadequacies and entitlements. You just keep doing what you’re doing, bankruptcy is… Read more »

Pi
Pi

“we can do hard things”

omg, thank you
I really love your comment.

LadyLeh
LadyLeh

Indeed

Invicta
Invicta

Big love for this comment and Pi you are golden mate xxx golden PIABs

flowerchild
flowerchild

Transactions have slowed already, trying not to let them get confused as well. Other things are flowing from a previously stalled place, it’s interesting energy. Have had that during other Merc retros where some things just seamlessly flow along, punctuated by serious snafus that have nothing to do with the stuff going on in the ‘flow’ part.. I guess I’ll just stay tuned for this one, since Venus and Saturn are also retro and lighting up my chart… Noticed I’m actually having my Chiron return now, and Venus is retrograding right on that! Not sure how to tell, yet, how… Read more »

maeve
maeve

Mercury retro always brings luck to my side, my current job came with the last retro, so must have a big splash Uranian in my chart as the changes that occur are always positive and definitely get lots done over these periods. It’s almost like I can see or feel the path in front that I need to take.

marsbar
marsbar

I’m a Uranian, but I don’t see Mercury rx as being that great.
However I will tell you that the less controlling of a grip you have on what you think the outcome will be, the better it generally works. Free up your schedule as much as possible. You can make headway in areas you don’t expect.

Also, I took a job under Mercury rx and it disssolved 2 Mercury rx later. It however was the best job of my life! I would do it again in a heartbeat! I’m just sad it didn’t last.

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon

My intuition gets way sharper during Merc retro. As long as I listen to it, I stay golden. If I don’t, I get setbacks. I’m Sun conj Uranus in Libra with Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo. I actually prefer Mercury retro to direct most of the time.

Invicta
Invicta

I normally avoid signing contracts but that’s not something I’ve had to worry much about until recently. Traveling, even local commutes I’ve always been notoriously bad with regardless of the season but I have noticed they seem more inclined to go wrong or that I am not “lucky” during mercury retrograde. It’s as if Jupiter’s protection feels I take it for granted and gives me the finger during MR. Im aware Jupiter is giving me the finger quite a lot lately as it’s square my Saturn and Venus so my Jupiter Rising lucky streak has gone into hiding for a… Read more »

BLISS WITCH
BLISS WITCH

Last MR I read thirty (!) fantasy novels, literally one a day. And I have two kids at home so it’s not like I have spare time. I often have intense “needs” like that during MR. I love vacationing during MR too. Usually end up in some strange stunning place I wouldn’t normally have accessed.

Ariel
Ariel

Errr, this picture tho. DREAM LIFE.

Anyway, I’m a Gemini dreading this Merc retrograde. Already my phone has broken inexplicably, I am worried about getting my taxes sorted out in time to get paid for work I’ve already done & I need to find somewhere to live in less than a month. Essential mail is delayed and contact lenses that I should have had months ago are still not ready. All whilst working *all the time*. I am fed up, but I blame Saturn retro (& returning, for me) & Venus retro. Deep breaths until May.

Gemricorn
Gemricorn

God that is totally how I was feeling today – working ALL the time, just to pay tax – no contact lenses, new hard drive died.

Good luck Ariel! Saturn return is a bitch but life gets so much better after that!

pi
pi

what house is Saturn return in ? is important in my (once-only lol) experience.

Invicta
Invicta

Saturn in the 6th.
Ha

Invicta
Invicta

Same. Except I stopped working on Friday. But I’m not happy about it yet. It’s far from ideal and I have a feeling contact lenses are going to be the least of my worries soon. But enough catastrophising from me. Back to complaining:) Seriously is it a thing with these companies who provide eye care on monthly payment plans? I waited six months after my last eye test for glasses I had to pay for before the test. I say waited but it’s not like they give you a choice right? I called every day for weeks, then once a… Read more »

Carey
Carey

I can relate to Multi-air!! Multiple mercury ruled here with Mercury/Sun/Pluto/Uranus in Virgo – all in choo-choo line-up, and Gemini Sun plus Asc. So. for me, I tend to get the mercury tech and travel wackiness just prior to the retrograde and then I, like Multi-Air, find myself shopping, and job searching but It’s almost as if the mercury retro gears me into doing those things that I’ve been dreading doing. (I loathe shopping and selling myself) And I find stuff and have great new ideas about what to wear and where to work. It’s like the “dread release” switch… Read more »

Multiair
Multiair

Nice to know someone else is on the same page. Thanks for the good wishes.

NinthHouse
NinthHouse

For me it’s been a time for lessons. Usually something I’ve already learnt and become lazy about – Mercury Retro gives me a few upper cuts until I get it together again. Now I make sure I’m operating at full authenticity during MR so I can avoid the bruises.

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles

Depends what other influences are around. Generally just get small annoyances and delays …
Probably focus more on what’s going haywire when I know it’s rx so the judgement is flawed

vikingwoman
vikingwoman

Air Sun, moon and Rising (moon in Gemini, rising in Aqua and Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo) both Mercury and Uranus are my superpowers. When I orginated mortgages, most of my closings were during MR. It just cycled that way. My husband has Sun in Gem (my NN is also close to ky moon) so for some reason we both experience the breakdowns inconveniences about a week before Mercury stations RX, but that also means we get clarity about a week before it stations D. I’ve been clocking it for years..Now I’m really clocking Venus….as she is in my 2nd… Read more »

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

things usually go better for me during mercury retrograde, I’ve always wondered why (probably jinxed myself now – Ptt Ptt Ptt – spit for the evil eye) but if you reckon Uranian types are immune, that would be the answer…

VSLR
VSLR

I just really want Venus direct and all these other retros to be direct. I can’t seem to be able to get a clear picture of my love interest – the information being revealed is interesting. What’s also interesting is that I am not immediately put off by things I wouldv’e been a few years back. But at the same time got my eyes and ears open and my heart in the right place and a type of selfishness that is positive and in my best interest. So all is good but i want to get on with it, neither… Read more »

MissDee
MissDee

I am double Mercury (Gemini sun with Virgo Rising) so MR can be very upsetting for me. I find it varies a lot on the sign it does the Retro. Sometimes it has been very disruptive and every plan (EVERY) was reviewed and changing constantly. I do find that during retro I tend continue stuff I had started during other MR. More so if it’s in calm/earth sign. As if MR was a parallel dimension in which I can be doing things I do not have the inclination to do in other times. Last year during April/May MR I read… Read more »

Multiair
Multiair

Wow Mystic. You’ve hit the nail on the head as always. I’m totes Uranian ruled. And my daughter has been looking for a house on and off for 18 months, so this is definitely the finalisation of a long phase for her, and us. She’s also a Taurus, so the astrological picture seems to fit. The idea that Uranus in Taurus might bring a more stable period for her is very reassuring, after some really brutal experiences. I also see how much joy home-making brings her and having her own home now could be the making of her. I’m guessing… Read more »

Multiair
Multiair

PS I signed the contract

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Congratulations 🙂 xx

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

lovin that photo..i want to BE there…

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

me too!!

pi
pi

much like all life dramas, I find that our response to the problems, not avoiding the problems themselves, is the source of chill etc. not that I am a textbook example of chill but srsly fuq stress, honestly, my adrenals can’t hack that junk any more. Mercury is retrograde 33% of the year or something, it’s not like a lot of important admin can go on hold that often maybe. Plan B, hard copies of everything, proof of contact, confirmation phone calls, emergency slush fund, politesse, gets you part way there. congrats to you / your daughter on the apartment… Read more »

Mermaid97
Mermaid97

This Merc Retro is totally freaking me out, because I’m right in the middle of job hunting! I’m hoping that a role I interviewed for weeks ago will come to fruition, otherwise it’s going to be jobs that I’m applying for now. Or shouldn’t this affect me greatly as I started the job hunt before Merc went retro?

MissDee
MissDee

I think the hunting can be positive during MR. It’s the sudden or unexpected offer + contract + starting the new job during MR that should be avoided.
If you have been looking for a new job for a long time it’s not something you are starting now.
Plus if you get called back you still have to go through interview and maybe you will not be the only candidate:
Usually there’s at least a second interview to be taken into account. By the time the whole hunting/assessment process will be through, Mercury will be Direct. It’s only 20 days away.

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

Got the most bizarre job “offer” just as Merc went retro..some alleged company I don’t remember applying to (although I could have at 2am while half asleep or something) “congratulating” me on the fact that my resume had been selected from a large pool of applicants for some weird casual social media role that supposedly paid $700 per week and that I should contact them immediately (to claim my prize?). That made me suspicious in itself but the spelling mistakes and odd syntax on their site nailed it. Scam.

MissDee
MissDee

Ok stay away from scams like ALWAYS.
But if you apply and they respond and then everything is normal with the interview and all, then go for it.

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

I seriously doubt these guys were legit – just hoping that opening the email hasn’t released something onto my computer that I don’t want there…

socialgraffiti
socialgraffiti

Aquarius stellium and Mercury retrogrades are either extremely calming for me or are followed by phases of pure chaos. I’ve gotten over my fear of retrogrades though. Life can’t stop just because a planet changes its orbit.

Jacqui
Jacqui

During a MR I took 30 school kids to Sydney from the New England region. Of course the train was late. The next day we were to pick up our weekly train passes at Central but the “ticketman” got pleurisy and left tickets on his other desk, so we had to fork out full price tickets for all of us… $900! which was refunded three weeks later. I kept saying to the other teacher don’t stress its mercury retrograde just triple check and laugh.

Jokerman
Jokerman

That type of stupidity is what made Python successful.

emma
emma

I’m going to be putting my house up for rent during the retro.. but I guess since I have been planning it for ages it should be ok.

Question to anyone who may know.. I have Uranus exactly conjunct my moon (in Capricorn) – does that make me uranian, even though I am Libra sun, Pisces rising?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Yes

Jokerman
Jokerman

The more the outer 3 aspect a personal planet the more Outer Planet you are.

emma
emma

Thanks!

Hermeswitch
Hermeswitch

Besides my tech playing silly buggers I find it very productive.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Over-rule …as in they have no effect?

Multiair
Multiair

For me, it’s more like I get a mental boost to help me deal with things I usually have no energy for.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I’m very Uranian but have had some crazy comms with Big German car reversing. Mixed texts n emails & such. But the last one was in my 7th and it was fantastic, and because ‘our’ houses are trine overlay, it was her 3rd.

My 11th. …mmmm?

thelovelyduckling
thelovelyduckling

I seem to do ok under Merc Retro, but I was born under it. Any correlation?

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising

same

Ale
Ale

I have a mix. Writing comes in spurts, but it is a good time for me to sort out the practical things in life-paying bills etc. Don’t know enough about astrology to know why, yet.

Girl
Girl

I find Merc Retro amazing for writing. It flows. Is easy. And I WANT to do it (usually there is a mild tantrum before getting me to sit down at desk). So I love them.

Alouetta
Alouetta

Yes, me too! Writing and editing.

Impybat
Impybat

Yes to this! I’ve been having surges of ideas for fiction I’m working on.

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