If Mercury retrograde being back this week for it’s first turn in 2022 is the good news, then the bad news is that we get an extra helping this year.
Poor old Mercury - culturally, this planetary retrograde has enjoyed quite the PR over the past couple of years. Personally, and I think I speak for many others, it’s quite nice to understand a reason why everything seems to feel ‘backward’ at certain times of the year.
Yep, 2022 is presenting us an extra dose - but you’ve got until the end of the year to wait for that. Lucky us! But what is Mercury retrograde and how does it affect us?
First of all - make a note of these dates:
● January 14 to February 3, 2022
● May 10 to June 2, 2022
● September 9 to October 2, 2022
● December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023
At least then you’ll be able to nod sagely when you are wondering what on earth is happening in your world.
The planet Mercury spins backwards three times a year, with an encore this very year end, making it 4. This astrological phenomena has become a popular way to excuse any kind of unfathomable madness in our daily lives, moods, health and behaviour.
The pro’s will tell us that there are actual benefits to this chaos that simultaneously hits our lives here on Earth, whilst Mercury spins its merry way the wrong way, but if we are aware and ready for the slippery little thing, we can at least be on the front foot ourselves.
According to astrologers, each Mercury retrograde is responsible for something different;
● The January retrograde will focus on how we share our thoughts.
● The May to June retrograde will force us out of our comfort zones.
● The September/October retrograde strives for balance in our life and the way in which we communicate.
● The final Mercury retrograde of 2022 will force us to take a step back and examine the whole picture.
If for you, everything seems to feel haywire during a retrograde, is there anything we can do to combat this? Preparation is key, and so is self care, or even self forgiveness. Taking a mindful minute to be on top of everything (passwords, keys, chargers, work contracts and projects) Stay on top!
Relationships wise, if there are any niggles, then retrograde isn’t always the best time to bring up something new. But if needs must, remember your diplomac
It’s crazy how the smallest planet can wreak such huge havoc on us seemingly, but take comfort in the fact that this time, it really isn’t you, It’s Mercury.