Mercury Retrograde Advice From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

As I get older, looking to the stars has become more of a factor in my life. I love looking into astrology and having the guidance to deal with issues and personalities.

Three times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be traveling backwards in the night sky for three weeks. This is called Mercury Retrograde. We are in the middle of this period right now (July 26 to August 19).

Since the planet Mercury deals with communication, travel, and contracts, often during these retrograde periods, you will notice plans going awry, being delayed, confusion, and mis-understandings. This always seems to be the time when my computer has crashed or texts aren’t delivered. Often times, it can feel like life is handing us a bunch of lemons.

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It is recommended by astrologists to not sign contracts during this period and to plan to have extra time for delays. Most of all, remain flexible. It is a good period of time to reflect. Ask yourself where you are focusing your energy.

Now that I know Mercury Retrograde periods are coming, I spend the week before trying to tie up lose ends and finishing projects. I also back up my computer and pictures and try to look forward to weeks of reflection that are coming.

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All of the information above is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac which has so much fascinating advice and tidbits and is basically a guidebook for life. Do you have any tips for making it through Mercury Retrograde?