Mercury retrograde 2017 starts on August 12 at 11° Virgo and ends on September 5 at 28° Leo.
This Mercury retrograde cycle is a particularly powerful and significant one that could lead to changes in your love life or finances. Fear, insecurity, suspicion, lying, deception, fraud and adultery are some of the issues that may arise. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you can expect to be thinking or talking about matters of love and trust.
Even if you experience disappointment and sadness during Mercury retrograde August 2017, you can look forward to exciting opportunities to improve your love life or finances.
Mercury retrograde is associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays and lost items. There is a feel of a difficult Mercury–Saturn aspect about Mercury retrograde. You can also expect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past. While the Mercury retrograde period may be good for flicking through old photo albums, it is generally considered more of a nuisance than a benefit.
Mercury retrograde can play havoc with your thoughts, communications, travels and electronics. Take extra care with your words and try not to react too quickly in any arguments or if provoked. Take some time out if you start to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace. Double-check all of your emails and posts on Facebook before hitting the send button.
Business negotiations will be in a state of flux during Mercury retrograde so avoid signing contracts. Some important details will not yet be available, and other parties may not be reliable or honest. If going on a road trip then make sure you get your car serviced beforehand.
The riskiest times for decision-making, negotiations, communication and transport are the few days either side of the exact retrograde and direct stations. However, care should still be taken during the retrograde period.
Mistrust, deception and confusion will continue for the three weeks of Mercury retrograde, being worst for a few days around the retrograde station on August 12. At the beginning of this story when Mercury entered the retrograde zone, there was good news and bad news. Bright ideas and positive change from Mercury trine Uranus, then love and money troubles caused by of Venus opposite Saturn.
Mercury Retrograde 2017 Summary
If you are single you may have to work on feelings of insecurity or unworthiness. Mercury retrograde August 2017 may bring situations which force you to deal with fears or poor self-image. If you are still hurting over a previous breakup you may feel resentful and jealous all over again.
Mercury plays a crucial role when it comes to fostering clear understanding between partners, and considering what sign(s) Mercury is transiting is also important when understanding how the cycle affects us.
Mercury Retrograde & Communication
The biggest place where Mercury’s backward motion affects our relationships is in miscommunication and misunderstanding.
Whatever your situation, there will be opportunities to improve your self-esteem and resolve stressful love and money troubles. Mercury retrograde August 2017 may bring disappointment but it does not have to. Faith, trust, honesty, open communication and unconditional love are the ingredients for a loving and lasting relationship.