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Mercury Retrograde Meaning

Mercury Retrograde 2017

When Mercury goes retrograde the traditional advice is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” But the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

During the retrograde period it feels like Mercury has gone down into the underworld. In this realm, closer to spirit, we become more right-brain orientated. It is dark, so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before.

This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things, because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but this transit won’t let you go into autopilot.

Mercury Retrograde Meaning

There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at a wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread another’s communications. Once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business, knowing that we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.

The house in your natal chart that Mercury retrogrades in, will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts, because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”.

Before the retrograde, is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down with you into  your retrograde cave. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot.

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  1. Fakes – So who is Dier Dos Santos – the other party who brought the Brexit challenge to the UK High Court? Yu can google him but virtually nothing comes up! Apparently he is a Brazilian with dual passports living in Notting Hill and working in a hairdressing salon in Belgrvia… he allegedly voted leave but then decided if he was going to leave he wanted it done fairly and decided to bring this case to the high court!!! WHAAAAAAT???? According to his lawyer, James Greene he is an ordinary guy who has slipped into hiding because of hate mail… So here’s a funny thing! Peter Mandelson is the ex labour European Union Commissioner. He has a Brazilian boyfriend (not Dos Santos) and lives in Noting Hill… maybe there’s nothing in this but none of the UK press has anything on Dos Santos and no one claims to have worked with him etc etc And yet – we know everything there is to know about Gina Miller the wealthy philanthropist and other party who brought this case. Isn’t that odd? Its one of the outstanding legal challenges of the century so far as it is now in the Supreme court and questions the British Constitution. And the case was brought by a “leave” voting Brazilian??? My guess is he is out of the country now with a tidy sum afforded him for his dubious identity and we won’t hear anything or see anything of him again. As a Brazilian he can easily slip into Portugal and just as easily slip back to the UK should he wish on his other passport. Perhaps his travel plans will be disrupted over the Mercury retro phase… odd indeed!