Mercury is Retrograde – from the 3rd August 2011 until the 27th August. This is a time when misunderstandings are more likely to occur, where documents get lost and messages get forgotten. It is a time to be more vigilant with all forms of communication. The most important task to look out for with Mercury Retrograde is with buying new electrical appliances, computer programs, or mechanical parts. The purchases become unreliable and difficult to repair. It was with such knowledge that I was sent into a mild panic at the start of this month – my computer crashed! Mercury hadn’t gone Retrograde at that stage but was about to two days after! It meant that I had to empty my computer of all the data and programs, and then reload them all within a short period of time. Some of the programs I have set aside to install once Mercury moves Direct on the 27th of this month. Consequently with the additional computer tasks disrupting my work schedule I have since been busy catching up on my work, hence my blog entries have been delayed.
Making purchases with Mercury Retrograde doesn’t create any great thunderclaps or sirens. It does however mean that during the time of ownership of that appliance, tool, program, vehicle etc there will be reliability issues with it. These are so-called for no apparent reason, often random with no obvious cause. If the item in question is taken to a technician / repair person there will be no fault found. All in all it makes for a frustrating time.
In my household there are items that my family members purchased or installed when Mercury was Retrograde. This was despite my advice to not go through with it but nonetheless they continued. One such case was when a new printer was installed onto a computer. The printer was a combined unit of scanner, printer & photocopier. I recommended that this should not be undertaken. The response given was that they would simply uninstall the printer at a later date and load it up again when Mercury was Direct. They were thinking along the lines of fooling any ‘spell’ that would be on it. Well they did exactly as they said, installed it Mercury retrograde, uninstalled it then reinstalled it with Mercury Direct. This appliance, I have to say works, but now only operates as a scanner as the other two functions have disappeared. When taken back to the shop it worked fine but when at home it was and is limited.
There have been other cases of purchases made with Mercury retrograde, but thankfully none of these are recent. Now these family members are keen to advise others about Mercury’s tricks, having wasted time and money they are letting others know of the lessons learnt.
Retail shops that sell such items should have “Mercury Direct Sales” – “get in while it is a good time to buy, don’t leave it too late when Mercury is Retrograde. “
I hope my advice helps you to sidestep the potholes. Don’t waste your time and money – be patient and wait for the right time to buy that item. You’ll be pleased with the result and effortless use of the appliance.
Mercury goes Retrograde usually 3 times a year (sometimes 4x), lasting for 3 weeks each time. In our Moon Calendar the dates are given each year as to when this occurs, along with the other planets Retrograde dates.