ASTROLOGICAL INFLUENCE ON BUSINESS AND PLANS WHILE MERCURY RETROGRADE FROM AUGUST 13, 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.
Retrograde planet allows you to return to the neglected affairs, finish them, fix any mistakes or shortcomings, try other ways to solve the problem.
In the period of “stopping” of the planet (August 12 – 14, 2017 and September 4 – 5, 2017) it is not recommended to start any business, as it tends to drag out, freeze on the spot, without giving either a positive or a negative result, this time for thinking, considering further actions. If a decision is taken during the retrograde or stationary phase, it should be realized only on direct Mercury and not earlier than it will reach the same degree from which the retrograde movement began.
Mercury happens to be retrograde about three weeks and 3 to 4 times a year. This is a time of misunderstanding, mistakes, oversights, omissions, often inexplicable. People become inattentive, forgetful, distracted. The daily routine is disrupted, scheduled meetings, arrangements, cases are broken, it becomes difficult to find someone on the spot. Lateness, delays, cancellation of flights, communication failures – a common thing in this period. The letters, papers, keys, small objects are lost, any activity connected with Mercury are inhibited.
Machines, computers, appliances can fail. Begin to pester the calls of creditors and complainants, the number of incorrect connections increases. There people who haven’t contacted you for a long time starting to pop up. The danger of incorrectly interpreted or translated information, errors of dispatch services, inconsistency of actions is sharply increased. The shortcomings from the past are revealed.
In contracts signed during the period of retrograde Mercury, as a rule, subsequently, there are flagrant errors or fatal omissions. The business started in this phase will not be stable. Periodically it will be necessary to return to the sources, make some changes to projects, contracts, etc. Each time with retrograde Mercury, there will be various kinds of complications. Problems are possible in the sphere of trade. What is bought with retrograde Mercury, may be unnecessary, unsuitable, defective, and the defects are discovered after Mercury begins direct movement.
As a positive factor, it should be noted that during the retrograde Mercury, it is possible to return to those cases that were postponed, forgotten or failed. There is an opportunity to do it again, taking into account the errors identified over time. Retrograde Mercury makes it possible to put things in order in papers and small deeds, to recall the forgotten, to find the lost, to reconsider their position, to cancel the wrong order, to repair the broken thing, to restore relations or to find them out definitively. For learning in general, this time is favorable, if we consider this process as the accumulation of information, but to demonstrate your knowledge, time is just not suitable because of the danger of being misunderstood.
Retrograde Mercury has the greatest influence on people who have the signs of Gemini or Virgo strongly expressed in the horoscope, in which Mercury has a strong position in the natal chart or is near the Ascendant, as well as people who have a mercurian profession.
Mercury points to the possibility of earning money through intellectual pursuits: science, medicine in the field of therapy and diagnostics, pedagogy, especially in primary and secondary education.
Under the influence of Mercury are representatives of professions related to language and speech: poets, writers, linguists, philologists. Representatives of mental professions; Information and communication, postmen, journalists, especially newspaper work; All kinds of information services, press centers.
And also the profession of people who create and maintain books (libraries, publishers, etc.), various trade professions.
Activities connected with Mercury are those activities that in one way or another connect people, convey information, produce an exchange: brokers and dealers, performing an intermediary function in trade transactions. Mercury belongs to the types of professional activity associated with short and frequent trips (the profession of a guide, conductor).
A retrograde loop of Mercury is the time of revision and refinement of plans, the possibility of adjusting them taking into account newly discovered circumstances. Also at this time, long-overdue cases that have been postponed for a long time for some reason can be successfully resolved – a return to old problems for their final resolution.
It should be noted that the retrograde Mercury from Ausust 31, 2017 to September 5, 2017 returns back to the sign of Leo, and from September 5 to September 10 passes through these points already in the phase of direct movement. At this time, it will again become urgent to review your positions in terms of promoting personal ambitious plans and ideas. The issues of the end of July may again become urgent and demand attention in the light of the new circumstances that have emerged.
This period can give the key to understanding personal problems, focusing on the manifestation of personal ambitions. At this time, the enthusiasm for their plans and the reluctance to take into account the opinions of others can distract attention from important details and particulars.
Especially it should be noted the moment of the conjunction of the transit Mercury with the Sun. In this case, it is necessary to take into account that Mercury makes two conjunctions with the Sun during one cycle: the lower and the upper.
The lower conjunction occurs in the middle of the retrograde path and corresponds to the symbolic New Moon (the exact conjunction is August 26 at 22:43 GMT in the Leo sign). Mercury at this time is in front of the Sun, i.e. between the Earth and the Sun.
The lower conjunction is the end point of the previous cycle, which began on April 24 and the birth of a new one. Before this time, it is necessary to complete the unfinished business, after the conjunction it is possible to start planning new ones, but so far only at the mental level, the actual actions can be started no earlier than Mercury will begin direct movement, i.e. after September 5 – until September 10 while in Leo, and then continuing his journey along the Virgo and passing through the same degrees as in the first half of August.
At the upper conjunction, Mercury moves in the forward direction and is behind the Sun (relative to the Earth), which corresponds to the symbolic Full Moon. The exact conjunction will be October 8 – Mercury and the Sun in Libra. At this time, Mercury will be maximally active: during these periods, the head clearly works, a lot of ideas are generated, this is a favorable time for all previously listed Mercurial affairs. Cases and projects, laid down at the time of the lower conjunction of August 26, will get maximum manifestation at this time.
Aspects that form Mercury (both with transit planets, and with natal), are very important. They indicate the obstacles that a person will encounter in matters related to Mercury, which will contribute to success and how this will directly affect himself.
On the time or retrograde Mercury not recommended:
Start new business or training course; Register an enterprise, open a store, salon, etc.; Get a new job; Sign contracts, agreements, securities; Draw up documents, certificates, other important papers; To buy or exchange an apartment (house), move; Take or rent a room; Buy or sell household and other equipment, vehicles; Lend money or borrow on your own; To go on a trip to new places; Send valuable letters, documents, parcels, etc .; Make new friends, showdowns.
On the time or retrograde Mercury recommended:
Complete previous cases and solve “old” problems; Establish order in the desktops, papers, documents; Review old archives, reread books; Throw out unnecessary papers, small things and objects; Return to the roots, origins; Inspect the furthest, dark corners of your home or office; Review old contracts and terms of cooperation; Search for new premises, which can be moved after the turn of Mercury; To meet old friends, to renew old acquaintances; Edit and rewrite what was written at one time.
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