Mercury can go into retrograde four times a year for about three weeks each time. There is also a shadow time that will last at least a week on either side of the time. The shadow will come at the time when Mercury slows down, and it will last until it goes into full speed again.
What Happens When Mercury is in Retrograde?
There can be different things that happen when Mercury is in retrograde such as computers shutting down, decisions that are changed or canceled within a little amount of time and problems with technology.
Some people will experience problems in their travel, flights that are missed or weather that seems to be in reverse. Some will even lose their passport or their luggage during this time.
When you want to say something important to someone, it might come out backwards or you might not be able to make it to important meetings because communication doesn’t seem to work right.
Why Be Happy About the Retrograde?
Even though things can be hard during this time, there is a purpose for this. This is a time that you should be ready to grow because of the different challenges that you face.
Mercury retrograde can be a good thing because it allows you to better yourself. When things aren’t working, this is a time to change it and to find out what you really want. Get back what is lost and do the same thing with your relationships.
This is a time that you can fix things that aren’t working. You can look at the tarot and see that the Mercury retrograde can mean that you have a chance to improve things in your life. The astrological sign of the retrograde will fall in the house where your natal chart is, and this can help you accomplish things.
How Can a Tarot Spread Help During Mercury Retrograde?
There is a five-card spread that you can use during the Mercury retrograde. The cards can help you to better your life.
- Card 1:
This card is one that will teach you a lesson during the Mercury retrograde. Here are some examples:
Eight of Wands in Reverse
If you have this card coming, you will need to get rid of relationships that aren’t working and find something new that will work. Also, find a vacation to take in a place that you have never been to or get a make-over. Do whatever you need to do to make your life better.
Find better ways to communicate and don’t be embarrassed when you put yourself out there to other people.
Come up with some good ideas and shift your thoughts to be reflective while you are listening to what the cards are telling you.
- Card 2
This card can tell you what your changes need to be to make your life better during the Mercury Retrograde. Here are some examples:
Two of Cups in Reverse
You need to learn to communicate better so that you can save your relationships. Find out what problems you are experiencing and learn to deal with them. Figure out what is really happening and don’t waste time waiting.
- Card 3
This card can tell you how to prepare for the Mercury retrograde. Here are some examples:
This card can tell you that you need to be in control of your life. You need to communicate what you need to say so that people can understand you. Take time to journal and to meditate and see if things work better and if you can connect to the world around you.
Don’t waste time and make sure that you plan things out. Don’t look for always contacting people but focus on making sure that the conversation is helpful.
- Card 4
This card can tell you how to not be manipulated during the Mercury retrograde. Here is an example:
Seven of Wands
This card can tell you to focus on your time and where you are. It tells you to say yes and no and then keep to that answer. This card tells you to set boundaries and to have strength to do what is best for your life.
- Card 5
This card can tell you how to express yourself clearly during the Mercury retrograde. Here is an example:
Queen of Cups
This card can tell you to find what you want the most and to speak what your heart says. It tells you that you have the power to make decisions and that you need to listen to your intuiti9on. Let it guide you while you tune in to the world around you.
Discover who you are and what you need to change to make your life better. Improve yourself during the Mercury retrograde while listening and speaking from the heart.