How Mercury In Retrograde Is Going To Affect Our Life
Over the past some days, you might have heard about blaming on Mercury being in retrograde.
Retrograde is a very common phrase among those who enjoy astrology.
March 23 marked as Mercury retrograde for the first time of 2018. And the planet will remain in retrograde until April 15.
Let’s first start with the basic. The term “retrograde” is defined as directed or moving backward.
It means planet Mercury appears to be travelling from east to west. In contrary to its standard west-to-east orbit through the stars.
Retrograde happens to all visible planets. Depending on the planet, the space between retrograde periods can range from a few months to a few years.
This phenomenon mystified ancient astronomers as they studied the night sky.
Some fact suggests that retrograde is one of the ways planets got their name.
Ancient astronomers named them after a Greek word meaning “wanderer”. Because the large celestial bodies seemed to wander through the sky among the fixed star.
Retrograde motion isn’t a real phenomenon. It is just an optical illusion.
Mercury’s orbit is faster and smaller Earth’s. That’s why it frequently catches up to and then passes Earth.
When this happens, the smaller planet appears to be backtracking through the sky.
Attributing certain events to different planets has been part of astrology for centuries.
American Astrology, a magazine in 1930, began publishing horoscope. These horoscopes were tied birth dates to sign of the zodiac.
This was the beginning of the daily horoscopes we all know and love (or scoff at) today.
According to The Astrology Dictionary, each planet is associated with various aspects of life.
And a retrograde period means there will be trouble involving the things associated with the planet in retrograde.
And Mercury is the planet associated with communication, media, travel and technology.
That’s why when Mercury in retrograde, people supposedly face difficulties in those areas of life.
E.g., Laptop break down, friends argue etc.
Of course, these things can happen at any other time of year. Still, coincidences can create powerful superstitions.
It was only a matter of time until articles about Mercury retrograde began to circulate.
Thus, the internet had a new justification for anything that went wrong. As history has proven, when the media changes, astrology does too.
Either way, you have from now until April 15, from July 26 to August 19, and from November 17 to December 6 to blame everything on Mercury.