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Mercury Retrograde: October 13 - November 3, 2020

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

October 13th 2020 will be the start of Mercury's final retrograde of the year, and it's three full weeks of mayhem, this retrograde also fully overlaps with the Mars retrograde 2020, which is also causing all sorts of frustrations.

Mercury retrograde is an optical illusion during which the planet appears to be moving backward from our view on Earth. The planet isn't reversing its orbit.



The planets in our solar system move in the same direction around the sun, but because Mercury’s orbit is shorter than earth's orbit (mercury is 88 days versus our earth 365) it laps the Earth a few times a year, and when it does, it appears to reverse course.


All planets undergo retrograde periods, other than the sun and moon. The amount of time spent retrograded lengthens according to their distance from the Sun. Hence the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) remain retrograde for several months but Mercury is retrograde for only about three weeks at a time.


Mercury goes direct on the morning of November 3rd 2020.


The planet Mercury is associated with Information, communication and clear thinking.

So, when it’s in retrograde, be ready for a slowdown in those areas.

We lose things. Things break. The planet's reputation for messing things up is real.

You may feel like it's shaking up your world but the side effects of this transit are generally things that are meant to happen. Mercury retrograde isn’t just a run of bad luck.


Given that Mercury retrograde could be forcing us to review and altar our lives at this point.

It makes sense that we should slow down from time to time and just think about our lives.

In this time period, we may be outside our comfort zone, following our gut instincts may be the only solution to the problems we are facing. Don't get dragged in to negative thinking cycles, Things may fall apart around you but remember this is just a bump in the road.

Stay Positive.....its a long road.

When we are stressed, we have a harder time getting to sleep, Lying awake at night, anxiously thinking how we could have prevented the day’s mistakes. Wallowing on negative energy only makes it that much more accepted.


Mercury retrograde brings to us truths that we may have never known.

You may think it’s nothing but a pain, causing disruption, generally chucking a spanner into the works, but the passage of Mercury retrograde is actually a gift, which gives us an opportunity It’s how we receive and understand this gift that matters. Nothing that Mercury retrograde throws our way is solely negative.

Consider yourself blessed with an opportunity to wake up, embrace the unexpected, If we’ll only allow it to speak its often unwanted messages, It can reveal where adjustment is needed within, mercury comes around not to frustrate us but to reveal the flaws in our thinking.

When a planet is in retrograde, its influence can be felt deeply within us, as we’re encouraged to consider the personal truths of life in a private way.

If we allow ourselves to be distracted by the small inconveniences, we can easily miss the hidden messages we receive.



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