Mercury is in retrograde, should I run for my life? Is this a real thing? Here is what I’ve learned…
Three or four times a year, when you look up in the sky, the planet Mercury is moving in an opposite direction to planet Earth…this is what on the streets people call Mercury in Retrograde. You see, planets move from east to west around the sun (i.e., they are turning right), and when Mercury turns to move from west to east instead that’s Mercury in retrograde.
However, this backwards movement is an illusion, similar to the illusion you experience when you’re in a car on the highway moving faster than another car alongside yours. The other car appears to be moving backwards, but it’s just moving slower than you are. The same thing happens when our planet passes Mercury in our orbit around the sun. Mercury is just moving slower than Earth, causing the illusion that moving in retrograde. In our experience Mercury is moving backwards so it’s true, but in reality it isn’t, so it isn’t true.
I’m not an astrologer, not even an amateur one, but I know that during the so call Mercury in Retrograde period, communication and deals are in jeopardy (some theory relate this to the god Mercury being in charge of communications, really??) I wonder if the illusion of backward movement may be just a call from the Divine to make us carefully observe our surroundings/situations. It is an invitation to slow down and see beyond the illusions or maya. What do you think?