Nothing seems to get modern Witches in a twitter more than another period of Mercury going retrograde, but what exactly IS meant by this? Here’s a post I made one of the FB forums to explain.
As you know everything in our solar system revolves around our sun, and because they don’t all revolve at the same speed (we take a year to go around once, jupiter takes 4331.57 Earth days!) we are at different places on that big circle, retrograde in planetary terms means ‘to appear to move backwards (retro being the key word) when a planet is said to be retrograde it means that from where the earth is on the revolution this planet appears to be moving backwards.
It’s just an optical illusion (hold up a finger in front of your nose, close one eye, hold up a finger on your other hand, behind your first hand, and make a deosil circle with it, at some point the moving finger is going to look like it’s moving against the deosil direction because it’s on it’s orbit, it’s still moving in the direction you wanted, but to your eye it is going backwards, it’s the same thing)
Now energy wise Mercury is the ruler of communication, when it is ‘retrograde’ things tend to go haywire with communciation, emails get lost, misunderstandings occur, things just don’t run as smoothly as us humans would wish. The wise witch buckles down and gets on with things, double and triple checking everything and backing it up with a phone call if necessary! The flip side is we often find ourselves drawn back to things from our past, either they resurface to be dealt with, or we renew our connections and find different meanings in things that we thought had passed on (it’s not all bad!) Because Mercury has a very short solar year (only 58 days compared to our 365) it means that it can revolve several times around the sun and go retrograde more than once or twice (every planet in the solar system goes retro at some point in the year, according to the comparative orbits with the earth.
A retrograde is perfectly normal, but because of the influences the planets have over our lives, some have more effect than others. The trick is not to panic. (got to admit that when many people are posting the above image all over FB, Insta and the regular social media channels, that can be a bit frightening if you don’t know about these things.
Just double check all communciations channels, be sure you are clear and precise about your intentions, and back every instruction up to be sure. They say it’s not a good time to make decisions or take on new tasks, but the world being what it is, I defy anyone to be able to put these off until Mercury goes on his merry way! Just be aware..
It’s Saturn Return you should be seriously worried about!!
BB, May the Odds be in your Favour, and, this years meme ‘may your retrograde be more Freddie and less Retro’!
Seriously, I should stay off Social Media!