Updated: Jan 19, 2021
Mercury Rules Communication. When in Retrograde, you will experience problems associated with travel, miscommunication, technology, anxiety and stress. This retrograde is probably the most noticiable because it brings a sense of chaos in our communication with others. Makes you feel like no one is on the same page as you. AND THAT CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY ! This is the perfect time to reevaluate how we handle things and how we can communicate with others and even how to take better care of our valuables ( such as cars, phones, computers and so on.)
What NOT To Do during Mercury Retrograde
Don't Enter New/Old Relationships
While Mercury is in retrograde, it is not the best time to make any serious commitments. Even exes find a way into your dreams and onto your door step. Issa trap. Don't fall for it. You'll reflect on it and be thankful that you waited on Mercury Retrograde to end before tying the knot.
It can seem romantic that your ex made thier way back to you, but what seems romantic right now may turn into a disaster. This isn't to say don't give your ex another chance. Take a test drive, go out on a few dates, get to know them (I know you know them already but people change, and those changes could be good or bad.) This is a great time to reflect on your past relationship and why it didn't work out. Even better time to get the closure you've been looking for. Mercury Retrograde is welcomes in moments of reflection, but don't set yourself back by making a serious commitment before analyzing whether it's the best decision to make or not.
Yes, this goes for those of you wanting to make a serious commitment with that new guy or girl you met that seems to be perfect. Test the waters out first before making any finalizations. Get to know them. Who knows, you may find the love of your life, or you may have just found a creep.
Don't Enter New Deals and Contracts
This is not the time to sign a contract or get into a new deal. Reasons being, you may have missed important details. Keep in mind that Mercury affects communication and interpretation. Examples, you may have signed the wrong contract, words may be misspelled, negotionations weren't correctly written, etc . . . The best thing to do is to stall it and analyze it at this time. This could include, negotiating what you really want, having a meeting to dicuss the contract so you fully understand it, or even hiring someone after you've read it, to read it as well.
This includes launches , hold off until the retrograde is over.
If you need to launch or finalize anything at this time, make sure that all the documents are correct and your plans were well thought out.
NO BIG INVESTMENTS
Things might look really juicy right now but it might not be juicy afterwards. Keep in mind that taking on new expenses can be a mistake. You could be quite impulsive during Mercury Retrograde.
If you do happen to make big purchases, be sure to keep receipts and back ups !
The worst part is due to the technology being wonky, you may think that you have a ton of money this pay period but your bill payments may be taking a while to process. Be cautious with your money!
This brings me to reminding you that you have to keep back ups during times like this. Your computer could shut off at any moment. And that oil change you've been meaning to get for your car, make sure you get it NOW, before Mercury Retrograde screws you over.