In a nutshell, when the planet Mercury is in retrograde, it means that the planet appears to be moving backwards across the sky. Thus the term retrograde. Mercury is not the only planet however given this retrograde endearment.
Mercury is the Roman god of communicators, of speech, translators and interpreters. In astrology it is heralded as the rule of communications. So when it is in retrograde for astrology, it takes the opposite meaning of what it rules over.
Here are some Do’s and Don’ts from Tarot.com during a Mercury Retrograde period
Here are the Mercury Retrograde dates in 2023 to take note of:
- December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023
- April 21 to May 14, 2023
- August 23 to September 15, 2023
- December 13, 2023 to January 1, 2024