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Effects of Mercury Retrograde:

August 18th, 2010 11.08 AM

Mercury, a benefic planet rules knowledge, communication, information, ideas,and concepts.A strong Mercury makes one intellectual, adaptable, Versatile and witty while a weak Mercury makes one restless, deceitful and nervous.

Since Mercury also rules speech, writing, and publishing, when it turns retrograde, it gives rise to personal misunderstandings and delayed communications.So the solution is to have clarity in conversation among friends, relatives and colleagues.One should also take care while writing and communicating in public.

In general, Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, but sometimes it also happens four times in a year. While it only lasts for few weeks, its effects are felt for days before and after.

Mercury turns retrograde on August 21st, 2010 and returns to normal on September 12th, 2010.

During the Mercury retrograde, it is not exactly wise to make important decisions, since it is likely that such decisions will be clouded by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking. Mercury is all about mental clarity, so when Mercury is retrograde these intellectual characteristics tend to be less acute than normal,as the critical faculties are weak.

So what can we learn from Mercury retrograde? To move forward in life it is sometimes necessary to backtrack and reconfigure our paths in life.

Mercury forces us to slow down and makes us rethink things done in the past.It also gives us time to think of the past and to rectify our mistakes so that we may not find any difficulties in moving ahead in life.

Like for a salesman, it is a positive time to followup his previous contacts rather than call on new ones.Old friends and unresolved issues pop up out of nowhere.This is the perfect time to deal with the past and to patch up.

What should one avoid during Mercury Retrograde?

First of all we should try to put off certain activities during this period or at least be prepared for interruptions and slow progress.Here are a few things to avoid, or be prepared for during this time:

1.Since Mercury represents communication which is used from mobile phones to transport mediums,problems or delay in these mediums are bound to happen.Avoid starting anything new and postpone purchase vehicles,computers,mobile phones or any new electronic devices.Take care of all your gadjets and electronic equipments during the period.

2.It is critical that you back up your data system and be more careful and vigilant than ever.Make sure you pay attention even to small information.

3.Those in the software field will need more time to complete their projects and would feel fatigue.So relax yourself and avoid stress.

4.Reschedule important meetings until after the retrograde period.

Finally, what about people born with Mercury retrograde? Our ancient vedic pandits felt that this aspect makes one more philosophical.Since Mercury rules thinking, an individual born with this aspect tends to think deeply over events and issues throughout their lifetimes.

May the creator of the Universe bless you all!


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