Even if you are not at all interested in astrology, you have probably heard of Mercury retrograde - an astrological phenomenon in which the planet seems to be moving in the opposite direction. Many associate this period with setbacks, poor sleep and well-being. Is there any reason for this? The BeautyHack editors asked the astrologer Veronica Stars.
Mercury in retrograde as an astrological phenomenon
The planets revolve around the sun and never change their direction. But sometimes there is such a phenomenon as the retrograde motion of the planets in which it seems that this motion is happening in the opposite direction. The illusion is easy to explain. Periodically, the Earth overtakes a planet moving in a larger orbit. Any of them can be retrograde: Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and others.
But it is Mercury that astrologers fear. It is believed that he is responsible for logic, thoughts, forms reality, the ability to receive and transmit information, as well as communication, documents, powers of attorney, communications technology and trade.
When a planet is in retrograde, along with its visual change in movement, the usual course of life also changes. This phenomenon provokes troubles, failures, delays, entailing serious consequences. The main reason for this is our own actions and disregard for the recommendations of astrologers.
Mercury retrograde is observed three times a year and lasts 21 days. During this period, it is better not to plan any important affairs, negotiations and not start new business. This time, Mercury will be in retrograde from October 31 to November 20.
How Mercury helps solve the problems of the past
Without working through the past, it is impossible to form a positive reality and future. Mercury in retrograde is a good opportunity to make a little "trip". Within three weeks you will have a chance to "edit" the past and do "work on mistakes." The planet contributes to this in every possible way.
During the period of Mercury retrograde, surprising events sometimes occur: old relationships, friends, clients are announced, contacts with people from the past are renewed. And also - lost things are found and debts are returned. Everything in order for each of us to learn lessons and gain experience.
Why exactly he
This planet is in everyone's horoscope. Its functions are built into us by default. Without Mercury, we will not be able to express ourselves, speak, write, gesture, maintain communication of any kind. That is why, when he is in retrograde, many people feel discomfort in communication and misunderstanding.
Retro Mercury lowers concentration - we become inattentive, which can cause injury or an accident.
In addition to all of the above, the Planet is also responsible for trading operations. Fluctuations and instability are possible in the global financial markets. In personal and financial matters, we can lose the ability to analyze - one of the possible causes of problems with money.
Psychologists are sure: all this is due to too close attention to this astrological phenomenon on social networks. Having stumbled upon articles and posts, we program ourselves for failure. And there really is some truth in this. You can't blame all your failures on Mercury - you need to take control of your life yourself.
Those who think positively and are confident in their intentions will never succumb to his influence, but will spend this time usefully: return to unsolved matters, resume their studies, go to their favorite place and, most importantly, find answers to exciting questions of the past within themselves. …
How Mercury Retrograde Affects Well-Being
Imagine that Mercury is our brain. And when he changes direction, the work of the central nervous system is also disrupted. Many suffer from headaches, migraines, complain of weakness and lack of strength.
How to protect yourself during an unfavorable astrological period
The main recommendation for the period of retro Mercury, retro Venus and retro Mars is not to start anything new: not to change jobs and not enter into relationships. And do not forget that this is a great period for dialogue with yourself and putting things in order in your inner world, because after all, most events depend on our attitude towards them.
What does the psychologist think about it
It's always interesting to hear the other side. For example, a psychologist who is not interested in astrological phenomena. Elena Sadykova helped us find out why many people are afraid of retrograde Mercury.
- One of the basic human illusions is the illusion of control over the events that happen to you. Some people are afraid to admit their helplessness in front of fate, so they protect their psyche, finding at least some opportunity to predict bad events. "Well, Mercury retrograde, what did I tell you!" - their inner child triumphs. If you notice this for yourself, try to abstract yourself from astrology and take responsibility for your life. Also, every day you need to pay more attention to good situations, and draw conclusions from bad events and move on.