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Mercury Retrograde 15 degrees of Capricorn December 20, 2016
Mercury will go into a retrograde or backwards state starting on December 20th. For the next three weeks after that mercury will stay in the sign of Capricorn and will sort of be on stall. During this time it will highlight areas that need a little redo in your life. Communications will not be as easy as they normally are and there is a high probability of missed messages, misinterpreted words, missing phone calls and phantom emails. Double check all your appointments and travel plans during this time. The general theme from Mercury retrograde is communication chaos.
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During a retrograde transit there is a higher than average chance of missed appointments, problems associated with communications, travel chaos, computer crash’s, electronic or mechanical problems and general confusion. That said, Mercury retrograde is a wonderful time for a redo or to finish up projects you have already begun. Before Mercury goes retrograde, back up your files on your computer, double-check your appointments, travel plans and commitments.
Don't worry, surviving Mercury retrograde is easy and it's a wonderful time for a redo. Re-calibrate and restructure the things in your life holding you back. Before Mercury goes retrograde, back up all your files on your computer and double-check all your appointments and commitments. You can easily survive Mercury retrograde by reviewing your life. Are you happy with the direction it is taking? Re-evaluate and make improvements. Reorganize and reduce your clutter. Give old items to charity. Rewrite your bio and replace old photos on social media sites. Double-check all travel plans. Give yourself plenty of time. Complete projects that you have already started. Clean your living space and environment. Take a class or a new course of study. Read everything you sign, twice and above all, go with the flow because everything happens for reason.
There is a big emphasis on the earth signs in 2016 which will shift our focus to more earthly matters, hard work and logical thinking. Mercury is the earth signs are like a voice of reason pushing you towards logical thinking, reasoning, studies and being frugal. You can gain the most benefit from this by working hard towards your goals. Mercury is encouraging and nudging us towards a more stable way of life now. Life can't be a party all the time, sometimes you just have to get the job done. Life will begin to get back to normal; however it is best to wait until Mercury leaves its shadow phase to be extra sure. Business, travel and communications will run much smoother at that time. Watch my video on Mercury retrograde for more information on the subject. To see how the planets may affect you personally in 2017, order your In Depth Astrology Reading with me based on your date, location and time of birth.
What is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury retrograde is when the planet Mercury appears to slow down, go backwards in the sky, slow down and begin to move forward again. This is only a optical illusion that happens three to four times every year for approximately three weeks at a time per cycle. Mercury retrograde is what astrologers refer to as a transit and is a classic example of Astrology in its simplest form. It was said in ancient times that the planets in the sky affect us here on earth, "As above, so below". This is a pattern in Astrology and your personal horoscope.
The planet Mercury takes approximately 88 days to travel through the 12 signs of the zodiac. In astrology, Mercury is the ruling planet of the zodiac signs Virgo and Gemini which represents all forms of communication, speech, reasoning, travel and writing. Mercury also rules over technology, electronics, social media, music and short trips. All the planets go in retrograde motion during their transits through our solar system. Like all planetary transits in astrology, Mercury retrograde will only affect you if you have these signs, planets and degrees in your horoscope. Each time Mercury goes retrograde through a sign it influences us with the characteristics of that zodiac sign. When Mercury is retrograde in Gemini or Virgo it affects our speech, communications and generally makes people more critical than at other times.
What to expect when Mercury is Retrograde
During this time you can expect cancellations, missed or garbled messages, texts, phone calls, communication breakdowns, vehicle, electronic, computer and device problems. If you purchase a vehicle, computer, device or electronic item at this time you may find the item to be faulty or a lemon. Save your money. Travel plans are more prone to delays or complications and major moves may be regretted later. Mercury retrograde also brings out con artists, liars and thieves. Keep this in mind at this time and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Beware of scams, shady sounding deals or someone promising you the Moon. You may notice for yourself that you experience these things around you. Watch for computers, electronics and vehicles not operating properly, cancelled appointments and people promising more than they can deliver. Watch what you say during this time.
Mercury retrograde is not a favorable time to sign important documents, contracts or to make major life decisions. It is not a favorable time to marry, begin a new job or to move to another country. Business, travel and communications will run much smoother at that time. Don't worry, surviving Mercury retrograde is easy and it is a wonderful time for a redo. Re-calibrate and restructure the things in your life holding you back.
Mercury in Retrograde December 2016-January 8, 2017
What does it mean for you Sun Sign?
Mercury Retrograde conjuncts sober Saturn in Sagittarius as it stops by your 9th house. You may experience delays, misunderstandings or challenges associated with education or travel. It's possible he will have to submit your paperwork once again or that your travel arrangements have not been completed. Spiritual matters are also on your mind and some of you will look deep within and begin to re-evaluate your life so far.
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius stalling in your 8th house of joint income could delay money matters for a few weeks. Particularly if this involves an inheritance there could be more paperwork that is required. This is money that you get from a source that you have not actually earned yourself so this could also represent a bank loan, student loan, gift or gambling win.
Your ruling planet Mercury will start the year off in retrograde or in it backwards motion. Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius bringing potential misunderstandings regarding your 7th house of partnerships, relationships and marriage. This also includes partnerships you have with people in business or through business. Relationship confusion is in full swing for a few weeks.
Mercury will retrograde in Sagittarius pausing in your 6th house of work and health. There could be complications or misunderstandings regarding your work. You may have to re-submit paperwork for a job or the promotion you were promised has not come through yet and will take more time. A health issue from the past may resurface depending on your horoscope.
Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius stopping by your 5th house of fun, creativity as well as children. Normally you have all signs love to have fun, however you may feel less enthusiastic now or your plans involve a lot more work than you had anticipated. There is a possibility of communication problems, developments or adoption delays associated with children or small pets.
Your ruling planet Mercury in currently in the sign of Sagittarius in a retrograde motion or in a backwards state. Mercury retrogrades halting in your 4th house of home and your current living environment. You may experience complications, delays or relationship problems associated with your home. There could be unexpected repairs or damage to your home during this time.
Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius as it stops by your 3rd house of writing, communications, your neighborhood and short distance travel. Double check all appointments and correspondence. This made also highlight past relationship issues associated with your relatives such as sisters, brothers, cousins and the like. This would be a good time to bury the hatchet if there is one.
Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius as it visits your 2nd house of money, income and material gain. You may experience frustrations, delays or challenges regarding these areas of your life. You may have to resubmit paperwork regarding a money matter or money that is owing to you. This is not a favorable time to request a loan or to borrow money, it is better to wait.
Mercury retrogrades in your sign Sag which can have you feeling wonky. It is right beside Saturn as it stops by your 1st house of your physical body, your image as well as your true self. You may be feeling slightly down but actually, you are just being too serious or hard on yourself. Lighten up and take it easy. Concentrate on positive thoughts as this too shall pass. This can also aggravate health issues regarding bones such as arthritis or teeth related issues.
Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius as it pauses in your 12th house of behind the scenes matters, private matters and secrets. There could be relationship issues associated with a secret communication for some of you. Others will have incredible visions or dreams in their sleep. This energy may have you visit hospitals, nursing homes and places of incarceration such as gaol or prison's. Mercury is right beside your ruling planet Saturn which may aggravate health issues for you regarding bones, such as arthritis or teeth related issues.
Mercury will stall or retrograde in Sagittarius as it drops by your 11th house of groups, clubs and large gatherings of people. There might be a misunderstanding or communication problem with a friend or someone you have met in an organization. You may temporarily suffer from foot and mouth disease and be unpopular for a few weeks. Mind what you say and how you say it. You can always catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius as it lingers in your 10th house of career, prestige, promotions, awards and honors. You may find there are delays, challenges, frustrations or problems regarding these areas of your life. It is also possible you will have to resubmit paperwork or more information needed to move forward. Use this time to go over every detail of your career with a fine tooth comb.
Mercury retrograde 2017 Top 10 Survival guide
Mercury retrograde doesn’t have to be a bummer, in fact your future will be bright if you follow my Mercury Retrograde 2017 Top 10 survival guide. Here are my Top 10 Mercury retrograde survival tips to help you. I've even thrown in a bonus.
(Before Mercury goes retrograde back up all files on your computer.)
Mercury Retrograde is actually a great time to:
1 Review your life. Are you happy with the direction it is taking?
2 Re-evaluate and make improvements.
3 Re-organize and reduce your clutter. Give old items to charity.
4 Rewrite your bio and replace old photos on social media sites.
5 Double-check all travel plans. Give yourself plenty of extra time.
6 Complete projects that you already have started.
7 Clean your living space and environment.
8 Go with the flow. Everything happens for a reason.
9 Take a class or a new course of study.
10 Read everything you sign…twice.
Mercury Retrograde 2016
The planet Mercury will be retrograde four times in 2016. First in Aquarius and Capricorn, second in Taurus, third in Virgo and finally in Capricorn and Sagittarius. There is a big emphasis on the Earth signs in 2016 which will shift our focus to more earthy matters. Mercury in the earth signs is like a voice of reason pushing you towards logical thinking, reasoning, studying, and being frugal. You can gain the most benefit from this by working hard towards your goals. Mercury is encouraging and nudging us towards a more stable way of life. Life can't be a party all the time, sometimes you just have to do it and not think about it anymore.
2016 Mercury Retrograde dates
Retrograde on December 20 at 15 degrees of Capricorn
Direct on January 9, 2017 at 28 degrees of Sagittarius
Mercury Retrograde 2017
Retrograde April 9, 2017 at 4° of Taurus
Direct on May 3 at 24° of Aries
Out of Shadow May 21
Retrograde August 13 at 11° of Virgo
Direct on September 5 at 28° of Leo
Out of Shadow September 19th
Retrograde on December 3 at 29° of Sagittarius
Direct on December 23 at 13° of Sagittarius
Out o Shadow January 10, 2018