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The purpose of Mercury Retrograde is to review and revise our life.  The course correction of Mercury Retrograde is to re-align with reality.

Major Aspects in 

February 2018

January 31 - Sun opposition Moon - FULL MOON | BLUE MOON | SUPERMOON | LUNAR ECLIPSE - 11 Aquarius / 11 Leo

February 3 - Venus square Jupiter - 21 Scorpio

February 7 - Moon conjunct Jupiter - 22 Scorpio

February 8 - Moon conjunct Mars - 8 Sagittarius

February 11 - Moon conjunct Saturn - 5 Capricorn

February 12 - Moon conjunct Pluto - 20 Capricorn

February 15 - Moon conjunct Mercury - 25 Aquarius

February 15  - Sun conjunct Moon - NEW MOON / SOLAR ECLIPSE - 27 Aquarius

February 16 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog

February 17 - Sun conjunct Mercury - 28 Aquarius

February 18 - Sun enters Pisces

February 21 - Venus conjunct Neptune - 13 Pisces

February 25 - Mercury conjunct Neptune - 14 Pisces

March 1 - Sun opposition Moon - FULL MOON - 11 Pisces / 11 Virgo 

March 4 - Sun conjunct Neptune - 14 Pisces

March 4 - Mercury conjunct Venus - 27 Pisces

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MERCURY RETROGRADE: The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.

NOTE: As we know, Mercury doesn’t actually move backwards, the issue becomes that the Earth’s orbit is moving faster than Mercury and so it “appears” that Mercury is going backwards. The important element is to realize that when Earth is moving faster than Mercury, we experience a time when our mental concepts and perceptions are stretching to keep up with the faster moving situations. We can feel confused, disconnected and frustrated as situations feel out of control.

Mercury itself rules how we think, we will be adjusting everything related to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication, especially how technology and material elements play a part in the physical manifestation of ideas. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that many parts of our life are being revised. Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a "course correction" and provide a stop gap measure until we can review situations. During this time of revision, change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making for a highly frustrating time. This will be especially true with changing our minds, reviewing new ideas and our communication being improved and honed so not to be mis-understood.

The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of "non-reaction", and fire signs being impacted, emotional and mental reactions to concepts (perceptions and reality) will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde. Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

Mercury retrogrades have a cycle** in which the retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees and approximately on the same calendar days. This exactness is seldom thought about Mercury retrograde, with the seemingly chaotic and confusing situations we experience during the retrogrades. The exact Mercury retrogrades we will experience in 2017 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the same calendar days of 1938. This cycle** is seldom talked about in the astrology world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity. We can look back at history of 1938 to see the impact of Mercury retrogrades covering the same time frames, the same signs and the same degrees. We are coming to an important time as was experienced in 1938. Few people are old enough to recount the transition of that time, but it becomes history repeating itself to give us a chance to grow as humanity, as a society and to make a difference. The Planet of Mars also follows this same cycle and the sequence of Mars combining with Mercury's influence of ideas and attitudes and Mars brings these ideas and attitudes into action. The phrase "thoughts become things" certainly brings home the combined energy of these two planetary connections.

To read more;   Mercury Retrograde information Mercury Retrograde OnLine News is published three times a year, (four times during  2017) during each Mercury retrograde to provide detailed information as to the impact for each Sun sign, each house that Mercury retrograde impacts during it's visit, and each Personal Year - numerological impact from Mercury's retrograde phase.  Mercury Retrograde Phenomena Graphs are available as a free download. 

The changes that occurred back in the days of 1938 bring us to a time when we are looking at the same issues. These issues are setting the stage for the important Mercury retrograde cycle that is also relevant to similarities in 1938. It is important to understand that the cosmic clock has the timing similarities that we see in the outside world. Few realize the importance of correlating the statistics with events in the outside world to the cosmic clock of the magnetic pull of planetary movements.

Mercury Retrograde for 2017 - The Power of Initiative & Intention

In 2017, Mercury retrogrades three times, beginning with the first as a new nine-year cycle is put into motion.    Similar to a Broadway Play, our stage lights shine on the prominent elements and events that capture the themes for this nine-year cycle and the themes that will continue to unfold for the next nine-years. The people, places and things begin to change and transition us into our new environment preparing us for this important nine-year cycle. The power of inner peace is to bring forward new visions and to see the Spiritual Play for this theme and growth. Now we can take the gift within each of the situations and circumstances and see and appreciate the gifts given to us and expand into new directions.  As Mercury brings information into our life that transitions each of the core areas, we can begin to transform our life to move into our new directions.

Mercury turns retrograde December 19th 2016 at 15 Capricorn
Mercury turns direct on January 8th 2017 at 29 Sagittarius

Mercury turns retrograde April 9th at 5 Taurus
Mercury turns direct on May 3rd at 24 Aries

Mercury turns retrograde August 12th at 12 Virgo
Mercury turns direct on September 5th at 29 Leo

Mercury turns retrograde on December 2nd at 29 Sagittarius
Mercury turns direct on December 22nd at 13 Sagittarius

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Mercury Retrograde for 2018 - The Power of Individuality

In 2018, Mercury retrogrades three times,

Mercury turns retrograde March 23rd at 17 Aries
Mercury turns direct on April 16th at 5 Aries

Mercury turns retrograde July 27th at 23 Leo
Mercury turns direct on August 20 at 11 Leo

Mercury turns retrograde November 18th at 13 Sagittarius
Mercury turns direct on December 7th at 27 Scorpio

Mercury Retrograde for 2019 - The Power of Expression

In 2019, Mercury retrogrades three times,

Mercury turns retrograde March 5th at 29 Pisces
Mercury turns direct on March 29th at 16 Pisces

Mercury turns retrograde July 8th 4 Leo
Mercury turns direct on August 2nd 23 Cancer

Mercury turns retrograde November 1st at 27 Scorpio
Mercury turns direct on November  22nd at 11 Scorpio



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**Proprietary discovery by Karyl Jackson

written by Karyl Jackson

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