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We all tend to get a bit scared when we hear about Mercury going into retrograde so this time around a proper heads up is warranted.

Mercury went retrograde February 17th and will not be going direct until March 10th. Yes, that means there is a lot in store for each of us. Since Mercury is the planet of communication and other things of the sort when it is retrograding it throws a lot of things off. It leaves us facing a lot of misunderstandings and causes struggles in our day-to-day lives.

This time around Mercury will be retrograding in the sign Pisces but moving into Aquarius which also brings its own energies forth. During this time we will all be focusing more on the events in our lives and need to slow down big time as a result. We should not be making big decisions while this retrograde is underway but instead working to hold space for ourselves and the people around us within reason. 

In regards to the things we should not be doing during this time Astrology Zone wrote as follows:

Don’t make any important moves when Mercury is retrograde. Nothing will be settled successfully for the future during these periods anyway – you will find it nearly impossible to nail down a plan. During a retrograde period, it is hard to get decisions from others. Even if a decision is made, it will be subject to change, either just after Mercury turns to direct motion or much later.

Mercury retrograde periods would not be good times to do anything involving communications, such as launch a magazine, website, or advertising or publicity campaign.

These phases are also considered poor times to launch any new endeavors, even if they are not related to the communications industries.

Similarly, a retrograde period is not a good time to sign any contracts or even to shake hands on any new agreements. Do not close on a house during this time nor sign a lease. Verbal agreements are considered the same as written ones. The environment will be quite fluid and changeable, no matter what you are told or what you think.

It’s not that the people you are dealing with are necessarily duplicitous. It’s just that nobody can fully predict what conditions will be like later. If you start a new job, it won’t necessarily be the position you thought it was when you accepted it. If you are a manager, you will have difficulty choosing the right candidate for the job, so, if you can, hold off hiring anyone. If you buy a house, problems could crop up later that were completely unanticipated.

Don’t be too assertive during this time or you might end up butting heads with more people than you want to. You should in many ways do your best to close yourself off a bit and spend time on your own. This whole ordeal is a chance for you to grow as a person but on your own not with others. While that might be a bit hard to grasp it is important to remember.

For more on this whole ordeal and how it might affect you on a personal level please check out the video below. This will be one of three times that Mercury goes retrograding in 2020. Be as prepared as you possibly can.