Originally, I heard about it from my friend
who works with the brain and spiritual balances and energies. I also met another friend who had her theories about Planet Mercury. They both pretty much concluded the same thing about Mercury retrograde. The energy is off, it's not a good time to
sign contracts or make big decisions, relationships may be unstable, and you may receive a negative energy or attitude. Perhaps you miss a flight, have a great interview and not get the job, buy a new refrigerator and it dies out a few days later, or have an incredible date and he never calls. These occurrences that may happen in our everyday life are occurring on a higher frequency during the Mercury Retrograde.
This year the Mercury Retrograde was May 18 to June 11, which is three weeks.
Each year it happens for a three week period 3-4 times a year.
“The planet Mercury tends to move slowly eastward across our night sky, but every few months it passes Earth in its orbit around the sun and, because of the relative alignment, it travels westward across our night sky for a few days,” explains Matthew Hutson, author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking
Here is more detailed description from:
"So during the retrograde period it feels like Mercury has gone down into the underworld. In this realm, closer to spirit, we become more right-brain orientated
so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before. This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things, because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but what this transit won’t let you do is to go into autopilot.There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at its wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread anothers communications. But once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business knowing we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.
The house in your natal chart that Mercury retrogrades in, will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts, because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”. Before the retrograde, is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down into your cave at its retrograde point. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot."
How do YOU feel about this Mercury Retrograde? Can you take a deeper look into your last few weeks and make connections from what you read above? Did something feel "off" or "uneasy," and you ended up with a bad outcome or consequence?
Sometimes people find astrology to be in a league of its own, but we can always learn from new theories, ideas, beliefs, and better yet-making sure we buy a warranty for that new computer!