Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde from June 7th-July 1st 2014. I have been writing about this astrological phenomenon at Horoscope Friends. Here’s a snippet from the article:
“Mercury Retrograde is known to astrologers as a time to expect communication chaos. This is because Mercury is the planet that rules communication and when retrograde, the fleet-footed messenger God is hot-footing it in reverse motion and gives the illusion of moving backwards through the heavens.
In other words, during Mercury Retrograde, the God of communication is not functioning effectively and this important astrological event takes place three times a year for three weeks at a time.
Any good astrologer will suggest you avoid buying a new car, a new laptop or updating technological equipment whilst Mercury is retrograde. It’s equally important to ensure your data is backed up and you double-check all your communications. Anything that involves correspondence, transport, the mind, the spoken word and technology can fall foul of Mercury’s trickster abilities.
This has become such a common notion that people who know little about astrology often understand the Mercury Retrograde phenomenon. It’s become a popular term in popular music and culture, for example, Katy Perry’s song It Takes Two which appears on her fourth album Prism (2013) begins ‘Is Mercury in Retrograde?’….”
The article focuses on how Mercury Retrograde has become recognized in popular culture and what happens when major world events take place when the planet of communication is up to its tricks. Read the full article to discover how Mercury retrograde affects Sporting Bloopers, Political Mayhem, Extreme Weather & the Money Markets.
A big thank you to all the astrologers who report on Mercury Retrograde in world events which was a great help in writing this article, especially Jessica Adams who has a brilliant knowledge and database of this important astrological event.