For most, the term Mercury Retrograde means a series of unfortunate incidents—simply put, a case bad luck. But what is this phenomenon, really?
Three times in a year, the planet Mercury slows down its rotation around the Sun and gives the illusion of moving backwards, instead of forwards. The phenomenon is known as Mercury Retrograde.
In 2022, Mercury Retrograde came into effect from May 10 to June 3, 2022. It is currently in effect from September 9 to October 2, 2022 and will be back again on December 29, 2022 till January 18, 2023.
According to sun sign astrology, the planet Mercury rules communication, mental abilities, and intelligence.
It is assumed that during Mercury Retrograde, there will be high chances of rumours and gossip. Technology may also often fail you.
Slowing down in life and taking it easy is often prescribed during Mercury Retrograde.
In the same vein, you can also defer initiating big projects till after Mercury Retrograde for better chances of success.