Watchout when the trickster planet spins backward!
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Mental Mercury goes retrograde three or four times eachyear, and during this time we all go a little mental, too. That’s because whenthe planet of communication and movement appears to spin backward, itinterferes with our movement-based world. This interrupts and slows ourcommunications, travel and business negotiations for about three weeks severaltimes every year.
But what exactly does “Mercury Retrograde” mean? Noplanet ever moves backward literally. It is simply an optical illusion from ourpoint of view on Earth, which happens because Earth orbits the Sun at adifferent speed than Mercury and the other planets. Mercury is a fast-movingplanet, so it turns retrograde more frequently than any other planet.
When Mercury goes retrograde, it feels like the universeis blocking your progress, so watch out for things like computer crashes,traffic jams, cars breaking down and airport delays. Don’t sign any importantdocuments, and don’t make big purchases until the trickster planet turnsdirect.