“As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a strong believer in the importance of cycles. You’d better try to understand them, because all of your timing and often your luck is tied up in them.” ~Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca
There are regular periodic cycles that astrology always promises will change our times, so aligning peace of mind is absolutely necessary to better understand the benefits that can be brought to our lives. One such cycle is Mercury Retrograde, the astrological offering for review, reflection, redo and release.
Who is Mercury anyway and what does “Retrograde” mean?
Mercury -also known as The Messenger as our closest inner planet from above- is in charge of our movement, electricity, communications, thinking, mentality, along with any and all exchanges of information down here below.
Approximately 3 times each year, he retraces his measured degrees within his current zodiac transit for about 3 weeks.
Think of a person -or in this case a mass of a planet in our Universal energy field- placing a blindfold on and then walking backwards. Now you get the basic gist of “retrograde” and it’s effects. Is it starting to make sense our actions and events just might become ultimately disarrayed as a result of this cycle?
22 March to 15 April in Aries | Approach begins: 08 March
26 July to 19 August in Leo | Approach begins: 07 July
15 Nov to 06 Dec in Sagittarius/Scorpio | Approach begins: 28 Oct
5 Things You Need to Know About Mercury Retrograde
1. You are meant to embrace change & reflect upon what already exists.
2. Total Hours of MRx in 1 Year = The Hours We Sleep in 1 Year.
3. Nothing you wish to have future success with should be initiated.
4. Human error is highest under this passage.
5. Being friends with PATIENCE allows victory for any MRx cycle.
BONUS TIP! No two Mercury Retrogrades are ever the same.
While absolutely yes, the general rules of thumb listed above always apply to any given Mercury Retrograde cycle, the way each one collectively flows will always differ. Equally, how each passage personally affects your individual astrological forecast, is the deeper dish details you are meant to know and should be extremely aware about about every time it comes back around.
In 2018, Mercury will back track first through Aries 22 March to 15 April, then in Leo 26 July to 19 August, and conclude within Sagittarius and Scorpio, 16 November to 06 December. How the fire trinity of astrology is placed within your natal astrology chart, determines where you are most favored for focusing upon Mercury’s reflective requests for this year.
Added Bonus Cycles of Reflection in 2018
Mars Retrograde 26 June to 27 August
2018’s second Mercury Retrograde 26 July to 19 August will be “extra reflective” as it will run simultaneously during a Mars Retrograde cycle. Mars is our planet that guides our motivations, drives, conclusions, aggressive action and abilities to express courage in life.
Like Mercury -when he isn’t looking where he is going- the energetic affects of Mars in a cycle of review must be deeply understood in order to navigate through with success with anything you are planning. Being properly prepared for Summer 2018 will be a wise move by any soul. Equally, we will experience 3 Eclipses (Solar Eclipse 12 July, Lunar Eclipse 27 July and Solar Eclipse 11 August) that will absolutely amp up the season with plenty of timing is everything advice that will need to be carefully adhered to. Learn more about Mars Retrograde in 2018: Redefining the Ambition of Humanity.
Venus Retrograde 05 October to 16 November
2018’s third and final Mercury Retrograde 16 November to 06 December will start just as a Venus Retrograde cycle concludes that will remain under it’s Shadow passage through 17 December. Venus is our sagely muse that guides our values, money, beauty, luxury, relationships, and compassion in life.
Like Mercury -when she isn’t looking where she is going- the energetic affects of Venus in a cycle of review must be deeply understood in order to navigate through with success with anything you are planning. Being properly prepared for Autumn 2018 will be a wise move by any soul. Learn more about Venus Retrograde in 2018: Redefining the Value of Power and Alignment.
Let’s Master Mercury Retrograde for You or Your Business in 2018!
Looking back within our lives under these offerings for review, redo and release allows us to naturally see what progress we’ve made, what needs reworking, and most importantly, to remember to have fun with our RE’s of life. Our soul under Mercury Retrograde will be all the happier, and operate from a complete peace of mind as the changing times of MRx will be upon us.