Mercury is about to go retrograde, and while things might not feel too extreme just yet… oh boy is it coming! You will be feeling all the things!

This retrograde is happening in the sign Gemini, and it will cause a lot of communication issues, making it a stressful time for us all. If you are typically not the type to let your vulnerable sideshow, this retrograde might pull that out of you whether you want it to or not. I know this is going to be a confusing time at first, but it will help us all to grow in big ways in the long run.

Astrology King Wrote the following:

Mercury retrograde is generally associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. Mercury retrograde May 2021 is square Neptune which means you cannot trust what you hear or read. It brings lies, deception, confusion, fraud, conspiracy theories, and propaganda.

More detail about Mercury retrograde May 2021 follows some general information at retrograde Mercury in transit. Information about Mercury retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Transiting Mercury in retrograde is a regular cycle occurring three or four times a year for about 24 days. While this is more frequent than any other planet, Mercury is still only retrograde 19% of the time. This is far less than Jupiter outwards, but more than Venus and Mars.

The retrograde Mercury phase is just one part of the retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods. The illustration below shows the apparent retrograde motion of Mercury as seen from Earth.

Retrograde Mercury brings communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. There is a feel of a difficult Mercury–Saturn aspect to Mercury in retrograde. You can also expect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past. While the retrograde period might be good for flicking through old photo albums, it is generally considered more of a nuisance than a benefit.

Mercury transiting in retrograde motion can play havoc with your thoughts, communications, travels, and electronics. Take extra care with your words and try not to react too quickly in any arguments or if provoked. Take some time out if you start to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace. Double-check all of your emails and posts on Facebook before hitting the send button.

Business negotiations will be in a state of flux, so avoid signing contracts. Some important details will not yet be available, and others may be unreliable or dishonest. If going on a road trip then make sure you get your car serviced beforehand. The riskiest times for decision-making, negotiations, communication, and transport are the few days on either side of the exact retrograde and direct stations. However, care should still be taken during the retrograde period.

This retrograde is one that we should take to heart and if someone isn’t alright with the vulnerable things that come out from you as a result of it, perhaps they do not belong in your life. Do not let fear get the best of you as this continues to go through the motions. You are still in charge of your life, and you need to work to ground yourself when you’re getting worked up or if things are beginning to feel like too much.

Remember to take a step back right now, and don’t believe everything that you read or hear. Lies and deception will run rampant right now, and you will want to keep your guard up.

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