When You Feel Like Your Mercury isn’t Useful, it’s Probably Mercury Retrograde

If you have any interest at all in astrology, you will have undoubtedly encountered talk of Mercury Retrograde. Now, for the skeptics, it's an excuse hippies use because they feel foggy today. For those of us who place stock in such things, Mercury appearing to move backwards can cause all of sorts of problems. Namely, good luck getting any work done. At least, that's how it is for me. You're also advised against signing contracts and anything to do with money at this time.

So, does that mean, if you want to get any writing done, you'll be blocked until September 5th (the next time Mercury goes out of retrograde)? Not exactly. For me, I try to make the brain fog work for me, rather than against me. It requires you to be more thoughtful. What are your characters doing? What do you want them to say? What do you want to happen next? If anything, because I have to stop and think, it helps me link together what I've written when Mercury is out of retrograde.

As with everything related to astrology, it all comes down to the sign the planet is in and how it is aspected. Mine happens to be in Sagittarius, which is a difficult placement for Mercury. Big picture? Sure. Fine details? Uh... what were we talking about? But, as with everything in life, it's only a hindrance if we allow it to be.

As always, thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments. Bye!

To find your Mercury, get your birth chart here. You will need to know the exact time and place you were born.

Learn more about Mercury Retrograde and how it affects the signs here.