Emotional Effects of Mercury in Retrograde; How to Cope
The emotional effects of Mercury in retrograde is not your imagination. Three to four time a year Mercury is closer to the sun than Earth is, therefore, its orbit is shorter. When Mercury passes closest to the Earth we gain the illusion that the planet is traveling backwards. This is a similar effect as when you are riding a train and pass another train – it can seem as though the one is going backwards.
The planet Mercury is associated with communication, listening, speaking, learning, negotiating, buying, selling, traveling plans, vehicles, contracts and agreements. This means that when Mercury is in retrograde you can expect any or all of these things to also spin as though they appearing to go backwards, or out of control.
For individuals who are quite sensitive to energy, especially empaths, Mercury in Retrograde can cause confusion, delays, and frustration. Here’s how to cope . . .