What does it mean when this planet moves backwards? Mercury has already gone retrograde according to ancient astrology methods but in modern astrology it begins on July 26th - Aug. 19th.
Mercury is the planet of communication (messenger of the God's), transportation, broadcasting, journalism, television, writing, talking, critical thinking and intellectual discussions. When this planet goes retro it literally forces us to slow down and look for introspect; reflect on your life and see where one can do better. Retrogrades always bring the past back to life and if those past friends and memories are pleasant, then enjoy. This is also where miscommunication comes in.Speak clearly and precise as miscommunication is common under these stars.
THE DO AND DON'T OF MERCURY RETROGRADE
Do not buy a new car
Do not sign any contracts
Do not travel if you can avoid it
Do not start anything new
Do not go on a first date or get married
Do look over all your work carefully and double check everything
Do get your car serviced or tune-up
Do update your websites and social media persona's
Do put some money in savings
Do clean up around your home,reflect,regroup and refocus
Do have a yard sale as recycled is blessed under a retrograde period