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Mercury Retrograde...

Are you finding your computer is malfunctioning or a letter has failed to reach the desired location?
Or have you been caught up in the travel chaos caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash? Or is it that your trusty steed, the motor which has never let you down, has finally given up the ghost?

If so, the chances are that Mercury retrograde has had something to do with it, and will continue to do so until the 10th of May. Mercury goes retrograde or into backward motion, three times a year. Think back to the 18th of April. For since then areas of your situation have probably gone haywire, and glitches can affect interpersonal communications, travel, distribution and technical and electrical devices. The people most affected are those with Virgo or Gemini prominent - which are both governed by Mercury or those who have a lot of 3rd or 6th House planets in their Natal Charts.

Mercury retrograde is seen as a time when it is less positive to initiate new projects or to start a new relationship because once the planet moves forwards, the situation can rapidly change. Yet there is a very positive side of this transit, in that it enables us to address old problems or rectify past mistakes - or finally get something sorted out, which has not been well organized. Watch out too for industrial disputes affecting trains, planes and ports, these often erupt when this planet is revolving backwards.

However, people born with Mercury retrograde, can often function better when this planet goes backwards. Also people with retrograde planets are reapplying past karmas, where they misused energies and have to slow down and think carefully before initiating anything new in this life-time.

When Mercury or any other planet goes retrograde, a lot of things already initiated will have to be put on hold. Then when Mercury turns direct, things are not rectified very quickly. The planet has to move to the degree at which it stopped for the energy to flow feely again. With Mercury retrograde in Taurus mental and physical processes will be slow and plodding and decision making will be hard to change. Contract discussions may slow. If you are buying or selling a house, it may be a fraught time. Additionally, the spiky Mars has been clashing with Mercury for much of April, causing tension and irritability. All too easily people can misunderstand one another or take things personally, which are not meant personally.

A good example of Mercury retrograde at work, occurred this week when the UKs Premier, Prime Minister Brown, was caught on microphone making ill considered remarks. We have all the ingredients here, the microphone is ruled by Mercury, his comments and thoughts, being a Sun Pisces, are broadly governed by Taurus, which is of course where Mercury is twisting backwards. If Mr Brown or one of his advisors read this, they may in future treat the periods of Mercury retrograde withsome respect!


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