2020 Mercury Retrograde
A good friend of mine and I have an ongoing laugh about Mercury Retrograde. I am a total believer; he a skeptic of all things woo-woo. Years ago me and my, then skeptic mind, ran a huge training facility in New Jersey. We had a little plant lady who cared for our hundreds of live plants on the premises, was a total woo-woo nut. One day she told us if we were having a class next week we needed to get the manuals run and schedules finished before Mercury Retrograde. Since I am the Queen of Inqiry I asked what that meant. Here response went something like this…. A time where it is traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration. Think email blunders and frazzled travel plans huge computer and communication issues. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. I smiled and went my merry way. Later I was having coffee at the Center with some world war I pilots and mentioned the astronomical event. They agreed that they never flew a plane in Retrograde Mercury, as they referred to it, because their analogue flight panels went Fakakta. They swore that air to ground control was useless and orders often went the way of the fairies. I was stunned. One of the scientists minds on my staff clocked it for the next 2 cycles. She politely informed me that her data collected was not just woo-woo, but fact about the astronomical cycle, and she began to warn us of the upcoming event a month in advance. Namaste the Queen Cronista
What is “mercury retrograde”?
Due to the way our planet’s orbit interacts with the orbits of the other planets, they might sometimes appear to be traveling backward through the night sky with respect to the zodiac. This is, in fact, an illusion, which we call apparent retrograde motion.
Three times a year, it appears as if mercury is traveling backwards. We refer to these periods as times when mercury is in retrograde motion, or simply “mercury retrograde.” These times in particular were traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration. Think email blunders and frazzled travel plans.
However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. It’s said that intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
When is mercury in retrograde in 2020?
In 2020, mercury will be in apparent retrograde motion during the following ranges of dates:
February 17 to March 10
June 18 to July 12
October 14 to November 3