And so It Begins!
The final shadow of Mercury Retrograde in 2023!
Hi my beautiful spiritual manifestors and business enthusiasts! So, Mercury is up to its retrograde antics again, starting in Capricorn and wrapping up in Sagittarius. But what does this cosmic dance really mean for us?
Firstly, the retrograde shadow starts playing tricks on us even before Mercury goes retrograde. It kicks in when Mercury first passes a certain degree, and it wraps up when Mercury revisits that same degree after its retrograde journey. This shadow period is different from the storm period, where Mercury slows down. Got it?
Now, here’s the thing: the post-retrograde shadow is usually friendlier to new long-term ventures than the pre-retrograde one. If you kick things off in the pre-shadow, your venture’s progressed Mercury might decide to go retrograde in the next few years—maybe not the best scenario.
When Mercury goes retrograde, it does its backward dance about three times a year, hanging around for roughly three weeks each time. So, yes, it’s a pretty regular cosmic occurrence, about 18% of the time.
Now, why should we care? Well, Mercury is the chatterbox of the planets, ruling our communication game, decision-making skills, and all things involving information. When it’s in retrograde, things tend to get a bit fuzzy. Contracts, decisions, launching a new biz—think twice, my friends. Mercury retrograde is like a cosmic caution sign for being extra careful with money, personal info, and paperwork.
But you know what, it’s not all doom and gloom! Mercury retrograde is also a time for some serious soul-searching and re-organizing. Sure, communication might get wonky, but it’s an excellent period for inner revelations and revisiting old plans.
Remember those pesky stations? Pay extra attention on December 13th, 2023, and January 1st, 2024. Also, mark December 22nd, 2023, when Mercury does its backward dance with the Sun at 0 degrees Capricorn. Around these dates, be mindful of what you say and hold off on big decisions if you can.
In a nutshell, while Mercury is doing its retro thing, it’s not the best time to launch a project or sign contracts. But it’s a fantastic time for some out-of-the-box thinking. Just be mindful of your words, especially during those station dates. Stay cosmic, stay cautious, and let the cosmic dance unfold! 🌌✨