Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period: The play is not over yet

When you are in the backward state of Mercury, the day that * finally * ends cannot come anytime soon. However, having an insanity expiration date does not mean that it is technically over. After all, you still have time to deal with Mercury’s retrograde shadow, and believe it or not, the end of this difficult transit can feel even more intense than retrograde!

When Mercury stations are indicated after a three-week long communication crisis, it may seem like the most confusing and startling part of the whole experience. The reason? Mercury, one of the fastest moving planets in all astrology, slows down when it is reversed. And when it is in a straight position, it suddenly begins to accelerate again, which you can only describe as a “cosmic whiplash.” The best way to use the space between Mercury Retrograde and Mercury Direct is to reconsider what happened last month and come to your own conclusions in the future.

As a professional astrologer for almost 20 years, I have seen Mercury make life-changing decisions in the pre- and post-gradual stages. This is why the phrase “retroshed” was coined many years ago, because — it’s for lack of a better word — that * shadist * vibe you’ll ever feel! The messy and uncomfortable things happen during the retrograde shadow period, thanks to the fact that Mercury is feeling more cunning than before. Communication is not clear, travel delays are imminent, misfortune abounds and the drama escalates to feverish heights from nowhere. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? No.

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What is Mercury “Retroshed”?

Retroshed may sound like the title of a pop music album, but it’s much more than the buzzing sound of a planet! The “retroshed” is what happens a few weeks after Mercury’s reversal, while our lives are being corrected and rebuilt. Think of it as the culmination of your Mercury retrospective experience; When you can look back at this conflict and hesitation with a clear perspective. Now, you have the opportunity to change that. Therefore, it is very common for people to break up and start a new path.

Pre-rogged transit সাধারণত which usually occurs two weeks before Mercury’s reversal করে sets the tone for the planet’s lunar path. At this point, you begin to notice that you lack stability and continuity. It is very common for a Mercury retrospective story to begin at this point, as east-backward transit reveals themes of impending retrospect. Think of it as a suggestion of your Mercury retrograde experience.

For example, if you’re in trouble with someone important to you and arguing just before Mercury’s reversal, that means you’ll probably spend the next three weeks rebuilding and rebuilding the relationship. However, after Mercury turns directly, you may come to the conclusion that you no longer want to sacrifice your time and energy for the relationship. You gave the relationship another chance during Mercury’s retreat, and during the post-retrograde shadow, you’re guessing the decision a second time and wanting to get out of the partnership. See what I mean by saying this experience is challenging?

How do you survive the retroshed period?

StyleCaster |  Mercury Retrograde May 2022

The best way to survive retroshed is to focus on yourself! Stop thinking about what your ex is doing and whatever you do, don’t * stock * their social media. If someone makes you a ghost, let him be a ghost. This can bring a lot of ambiguity and extra confusion to the surface people are facing at this time (and you certainly don’t need it). It’s also common for people to say something they don’t necessarily mean, so take things with a grain of salt. If people insult you, remember করা their purpose is to hurt, because they’re probably frustrated with their own retroshed drama.

In light news, the retroshed period is a beautiful time for self-care. Catch up on your beauty sleep as much as you can. Massage, take a hot bath and do something that makes you feel good about yourself. No matter what you do, it is important to remember that you are not being chased by the universe. If you feel guilty about some of the useless purchases you made during the Mercury retreat, feel free to return it (i.e., if you haven’t already lost the receipt).

Don’t feel compelled to stick to the reckless decision you have made since the beginning of the pre-rogued phase. Note: Mercury is moving slower than normal and is recovering for the * third time * during this transit. Feeling dizzy, yet? Clean your head using this time for your convenience. Correct those you have had problems with over the past few weeks. But most importantly, correct yourself.

Mercury pre- and post-shadow dates

Eastward shadow of Mercury:

December 29, 2021 to January 14, 2022

April 25, 2022 to May 10, 2022

August 22, 2022 to September 9, 2022

December 12, 2022 to December 29, 2022

Mercury retrograde:

January 14, 2022 to February 3, 2022

May 10, 2022 to June 3, 2022

September 9, 2022 to October 2, 2022

December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023

Mercury post-shadow:

February 3, 2022 to February 23, 2022

June 3, 2022 to June 18, 2022

October 2, 2022 to October 16, 2022

January 18, 2023 to February 23, 2023

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