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Mercury Again Goes Retrograde, 12/26/2009 – 1/15/2010

This post was written by Anna
on December 29, 2009 | Comments (3)

That crafty trickster Mercury has again gone retrograde, this period (entirely in Capricorn) lasting from December 26, 2009 through January 15, 2010.

Perhaps it is because the new year is just days away that this particular retrograde period I’m focusing on rebirth and renewal. Mercury retrograde is synonymous in popular culture with a time of messy communications, lost items, frazzled travelers, and altogether, frustration. But while Mercury retrograde may provide us with an inconvenience or two, it also gives us a time to step back and re-evaluate our lives.

That’s right. However harried Mercury retrograde has the potential to make us, it provides us with a valuable time of “re.” Retribution, recall, rebirth, re-evaluation, renewal, reprise, reckoning. When we stop focusing on all the little things going wrong in our lives that we blame on Mercury retrograde, we may find new knowledge and perspective and perhaps even a bit of gratitude for other things in our lives that may be going well.

Mercury is only retrograde for 21 days every 88 days. Do we really need to fear the coming of three weeks three or four times a year? My opinion is no. That’s not to say that Mercury retrograde has always (or ever) been kind to me, but during this period of Mercury retrograde I intend to make some New Year’s resolutions (again with the “re” words) that focus on what is good in my life, and how I can make my life even better.

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#1 
Written By Kathy Ingraham
on December 29th, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

I feel uplifted by what you said! Instead of blaming Mercury for going retrograde…I am going to change my lens and look at the new perspective of the “re” especially with RE-Evaluation! thank you! for the new spin on Mercury!

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Written By Nigel Ward
on December 31st, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

This totally cleared up what i misunderstood of mercury going into retro-grade.I was born on September 22 a cusp for the sun sign Virgo & the sun sign Libra .Mercury is one of my planets( the other being Venus)This was a great article Thank you very much For truly shining a light on this planets retrograde.This Cusp baby is Very happy with this Re-liaztion on a retrograde that has haunted me!

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#3 
Written By Anna L.
on December 31st, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

That’s great, Nigel! Marguerite Manning, author of Cosmic Karma, also has a great article about the pros of Mercury Retrograde (including more details about the retrograde phenomenon): http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/1725.

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