Mercury Retrograde

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Hints and Tips To Navigate Through

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, for three weeks each time. So, does it always cause mayhem in your comms and devices? Only if you have placements between the degrees it covers during the retrograde. This is because planets are at their strongest when they start and end their retrograde.

In 2021 all the retrogrades will be in Air signs, emphasizing a need to gain objectivity about what has happened to the World. In 2020 emotions (Mercury retrogrades in Water) ran strong. With Mercury spending more time in the Air signs, we should be able to discover, learn and integrate new ideas, philosophies and social energy. Our emotional attachments to entrenched ways of life will now be challenged by the need to look at things from a higher perspective.

2021 Mercury Retrograde Dates

Between Jan 30th and Feb 21st, from 26° to 11° Aquarius

Between May 29th and Jun 22nd, from 24° to 16° Gemini

Between Sep 27th and Oct 18th, from 25° to 10° Libra

Useful Approaches to Mercury Retrograde

So what do we do if our natal placements are affected directly? Cancel life and relationships? Unrealistic, and unnecessary.

What we do is

– CHILL… This is not the end of the world and will only last three weeks

– Count to 250 before hitting Send

– Check, double check, and triple check anything important

– Have a bit of a laugh when something goes wrong. How else are you going to get better in life if not through mistakes?


What we can also do is

– Reconnect with people from our past

– Restart that project we put aside for a while

– Revisit what we allow to go through our minds

– Replan our next move or target

– Take our time to go inside and mull things over

– SMOLDER (when the retrograde happens in Scorpio)


Sounds scary? NAAAH! There are worse things to worry about in the world. Like the US elections on a crazy Mercury day squaring Saturn, for example…

Just use humour and common sense and you’ll breeze right through it. It’s only three weeks, after all. How fast have the last three weeks gone for you? They’ve certainly flown for me…


Does this help? Do let me know if you have any questions. Or get in touch for a reading if you’d like more clarity. I’m GOOD at that. Even during Mercruy Gatorade


Sending you CHILL VIBES for throughout the retrograde…