Profile: Dr. Sohini Sastri, best astrologer in India, known for her accurate prediction and effective guidance with vast knowledge of astrology and occult science. She is a KP Astrologer with 15+ years of experience in Vedic astrology, palmistry, vastu etc.
Dr. Sastri is rewarded by President of India, Vice President of India, and Governors of three states. She has written many books about astrology and regular columnist of many popular magazines and a very popular face in different TV shows.
Q. What is Mercury retrograde?
Mercury retrograde is an astrological phenomenon that is well-known even among laymen. Mercury retrograde produces a slew of communication and travel issues. This phenomenon has a global impact, and if you're aware of it, you'll be able to foresee and plan for the next era, according to the years of experience I got.
This retrograde motion happens about three to four times per year. The houses that Mercury rules and is associated with give more information on the effects of the retrogression on a personal level. The best strategy for this period is being aware and prepared. If one makes allowances for delays, there will be less frustration and frayed tempers all around. Do make hard copies and backups of important paperwork.
Q. Please enlighten us a bit about Mercury, its retrograde movement, and influences on our life?
Mercury is a planet that moves quickly. In a person's horoscope, it represents communication, intelligence, trade, and travel. A person with a strong Mercury will be intelligent and fast to think. Jupiter makes a person knowledgeable and learned, while Mercury makes them keen and quick-witted. A strong Mercury allows a person to communicate well and easily learn new languages. Friendship is likewise ruled by Mercury. Mercury is well-placed in the chart of successful businesspeople.
Planets orbit one other at the same speed and in the same direction. The apparent movement of the planets as seen from Earth, however, is different because the Earth is likewise moving in an orbit around the Sun. When viewed from Earth, planets appear to move quicker, slower, stationary, and even backwards. Direct (forward) motion, stationing (becoming still), and retrograde motion are the three types of visible motion (appearing to move backwards).
All communication is symbolised by Mercury. This includes both speaking and listening. Mercury in retrograde gets one's wiring twisted. People have a habit of miscommunicating information. Someone listening to another may misunderstand the message. During a Mercury retrograde, it's also a good idea to be especially cautious with internet communication. The next time you send an email without the attachment or subject line you may put the blame on a retrograde Mercury.
Agreements And Paperwork:
Mercury rules all types of written communication. This includes writing, reading, research, editing and paperwork. So, books, manuscripts, legal contracts, legal documents, educational research papers, school term papers are all under Mercury’s influence. So, if you are entering into a business contract, double-check your paperwork and allow a little extra time in case of delays in drafting, negotiating, and signing. Mercury retrograde also affects authors.
The effect of a retrograde Mercury can be felt when one is travelling as well. An astrologically aware person will always be careful to leave early in case of getting stuck in traffic along the way. Delayed flights and confusion about timings happen under the effect of a retrograde Mercury. If you are travelling during the Mercury retrograde, do preventive maintenance on your vehicle.
Because Mercury governs your thought process, you can be sure you won't be thinking clearly during a Mercury retrograde. When the planet swings direct, hasty actions are more likely to be reversed. So, defer any major decisions till later. This pertains to commercial negotiations and contracts. There will very certainly be some variation or hiccup along the route.
Friends From the Past:
Friendship is represented by Mercury. He brings back friends and acquaintances from the past when he travels backward. As per my knowledge, during a Mercury retrograde, you might run with an old college roommate or a childhood playmate. During this time, one may even run into ex-boyfriends and girlfriends. In this time, there is a huge chance that issues from the past will reappear and disturb your mental peace.