Mercury Retrograde kicks off on Saturday, May 29, for the second this year. If you are still reeling in the chaos sown by Mercury at the start of the year, the bad news things won’t be much better this time around. Mercury goes retrograde three times this year, appearing to sail across the skies in the wrong direction.
And since Mercury is the Planet of Communication, you can expect your communication skills to take a major hit in the coming days.
Due to an optical illusion triggered by the planet’s much shorter orbit of the Sun, Mercury will appear to move backwards.
In purely astronomical terms, Mercury will carry on as usual, but the apparent backwards motion will still leave an imprint on your life.
The word retrograde, after all, comes from the Latin word “retrogradus” or “backwards step”.
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With Mercury Retrograde, YouTube astrologer Gregory Scott predicts things are going to go somewhat haywire in the coming days.
But the chaos won’t be limited to your conversations and arguments alone.
Undelivered emails, lost post and missed phone calls also tend to pile on.
The astrologer said: “Mercury retrograde traditionally is said that things like computers start being less reliable, you know, emails go missing, snail-mail letters don’t arrive or get lost.
Mercury will stay retrograde between May 29 and June 22 second this year.
You might find from time to time you have trouble remembering things, like scheduled meetings or phone calls.
Attention to detail can get a bit muddy, as will your ability to maintain a healthy and stable relationship.
People often worry about how Mercury Retrograde will affect their intimate lives as they are often said to take a hit.
According to experts at PsychicWorld, this can also be a chance to slow and down put your relationship into perspective.
When things goe pearshaped, it might be the right time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
According to International Healer Daisy Foss, Mercury Retrograde will also intensity your desire to explore and be free.
This, of course, can put a lot of strain on your relationship.
The expert added: “As this planet appears to retreat, it may feel like it’s all going wrong in your love life, as you bring up issues and arguments from the past.”