Mercury Retrograde May 2015

Mercury goes retrograde May 18 2015 and 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.

Mercury Retrograde may 2015So 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 what this transit won’t let you do is to go into autopilot.

There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at its wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread anothers communications. But once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business knowing 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 into your cave at its retrograde point. 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.

Mercury Retrograde Journey May 2015

Mercury stations retrograde from May 18 until June 11 2015. This is the most powerful Mercury retrograde of the year since not only does Mercury rule Gemini, but it will also pass over some of the most potent and bright stars in the firmament. The most famous of these stars is the grand Archangel star Aldebaran. This royal star is found in the face of the Bull of Taurus. I have written about this star in great detail here; Fixed Star Aldebaran at 9º Gemini and I found Mercury with Aldebaran speaks out against evil. It may swing between sinner and saint and switch abruptly between conflicting principles. For a while during this retrograde we may be confused with Mercury’s duplicity. But in the end though, this experience will force us to be more adaptable and pliable, with the ability to build bridges and mediate between opposing forces. Mercury is very likely to play devils advocate with even more force than usual during this time.

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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. Huh I am 12 Leo Sun 10 Pluto and it seems to be making me FEEL. Feel like Sleeping Beauty is waking from her sleep with a lot of feelings coming up.

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    • yummy Anne Rice just came out with and erotic version of “Sleeping Beauty” Haven’t read it and may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but……..passing the word.

    • Not much eroticism here!!! I will check it out.

  2. Dear Marina,
    Am a 25th March born Aries with Venus in Pisces. Your Mercury retrograde write up was like a revelation. I have never ever read such amazingly beautiful elaboration on Mercury retrograde. Just like your dates say, my twin (My twin as in my beloved, who’s a 13th April born Aries also with Venus in Pisces.)has been separated from me yesterday,it’s not a break up but he is having other pressures in his life and he badly needed a break to attend to those and he has gone back to his hometown(mercury retrograde!) You can imagine it’s like a tearing apart experience for both of us as we stayed together and shared each and everything. His love is almost perennial and unconditional for me, but he is for unknown reason confused about this relation lately. He is supposed to come back after two months but at this point of time suffering from huge indecision. Am totally crestfallen and alone and don’t know what to do. I can only hope that he comes back and that this is just a temporary separation and that his confusion gets cleared. Please, kindly enlighten me with your advice.

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    • Just let go. Trust in the divine Plan. Take comfort that whatever happens will be for the highest good –. Your loving trust and detachment will give your Beloved the space he needs and he is more likely to come back to you.

    • aquarius02,
      Thank you so much for your reply. My optimism is strong, my faith in him and the universe is extreme. And when he will come back i’ll surely let you know on this page.

  3. How would I know where any of this is right now in my chart? Thats a big question isnt it? I have a natal chart, but thats all. Little help please? :)

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    • No? ok,another place Im invisible. I keep wondering if I should use this power for good or evil.

    • You can get a free chart here:

      Sorry we don’t get to all the comments. Been so busy lately with family.

  4. July 15 – Mercury stationary retrograde in my 11th house, conjunct my natal Mars
    August 8 – Mercury stationary direct at 1ºLeo 26?, in my 11th house too, conjunct progressed Mars. In the same day transit jupiter is conjunct my natal MC.

    I’m curious what these aspects will bring. Mars could be a lover…

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  5. The past 2 years have been VERY TRYING in relationship with my husband (pisces sun/ virgo rising). I am a last decan virgo born in 1972 with scorpio rising at 2 degrees.
    This hits my Venus in Leo dead on and I am worried this is the end of days for us. Very much an emotional rollercoaster as the “Love Tryst” seems to be an issue. I do feel co dependent,but on my own at the same time. I’ve been watching a relationship train wreck happen all the while trying to to be patient but I am very frustrated and feel completely foolish. When will this be over!!! I hold out hope he comes to his senses before I do something rash. I am struggling with major trust issues and severe hurt, and now this is affecting me physically. Am i doing the right thing by letting him work through this, I feel the more I assert my hurt and express my feelings with him the more I push him away. Please help with some insight. Thanks

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