Mercury Retrograde Starts Tonight & Ends July 12th
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C.S. Sherin, 17 June 2020
Mercury Retrograde begins tonight in the sign of Cancer, and will end on July 12th. Mercury will go direct the next day, on July 13th, 2020.
By the way, if you have questions about the importance or validity of retrogrades, check out this post.
Mercury retrograde has symbolic meaning for us, from our viewpoint here on Earth. The symbolism and mythology connected with astrology can help us to gain insight into cycles, habits, patterns, and dynamics that emerge in the present moment. There is a lot more going on than just a Mercury retrograde at this time, but it can be helpful to look at one collective dynamic at a time, and synthesize as we go. Especially with a personal planet like Mercury, which symbolizes all things that have to do with thought, intellect, comprehension, and communication--we can find much useful information as we look closely at transits, like a retrograde.
There has been a certain amount of sensationalism linked with Mercury retrograde, and many point to the effects of confirmation bias as a result. While I do wish to diffuse unnecessary levels of concern, and I definitely want to discourage any temptation to allow astrology to dictate our lives...I also wish to say that there is some wisdom and useful perspective to be gained in paying attention to Mercury retrograde--in a calm, measured way--that includes lots of room for common sense and individual needs.
That being said, I have found that there are some things that are better avoided, if at all possible, during a Mercury retrograde:
- Avoid committing to anything that is completely and totally new and out of the blue, especially--hiring, contracts, contractors, repairs, major purchases, jobs, etc.