What is a Retrograde?
A retrograde is when the planet appears to be moving backwards from the Earth's perspective. This results in the "shadow side" of the planet's energy becoming more prominent for that period of time.
Mercury Rules Communication
The planet Mercury rules communication and coordination issues, so it's important to be mindful of this during the Retrograde times. This idea comes from the connection to mythology, the Messenger to the Gods, Mercury, with his winged shoes was in charge of Divine and Earthly communications. In modern communications, we deal primarily with verbal, written, digital, and other varied types of interpersonal communication.
2023 Mercury Retrograde Dates
Here is a list of the 2023 dates that Mercury will be in Retrograde:
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Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.