You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t buy new electronics like computers and cell phones during Mercury retrograde, or horror stories about accidentally replying all to a company-wide email; electronics gone haywire are typically associated with Mercury retrograde because they’re items we use to facilitate communication. Even as a Reiki therapist, I can tell when we enter the retrograde, and then I check the calendar!!
Unfortunately, messing with our communication technologies isn’t the only way Mercury retrograde can wreak havoc in our lives. During Mercury retrograde, travel is often delayed, and technology becomes more likely to glitch, so be careful to back up important files, make sure you’ve got your dates and times right, double-check that you’re actually sending that message to the right person.
Technical difficulties are commonly associated with Mercury’s retrograde period, but it can also make a mess of your personal life — after all, communication is one of the foundations of healthy relationships, so when communication goes awry, so do our relationships. “Interpersonal misunderstandings are common too,” Comstock-Gay says, “so it’s worth putting a bit of extra time and effort into communicating clearly.” (Claire Comstock-Gay, astrologer for The Cut and author of “Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars)
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