More Mercury Retrograde Things to Do and Things to Avoid

Mercury retrograde is back and causing its usual havoc. It will be retrograde between March 12th and April 4th. I’m often asked what’s okay to do on a retrograde. Here are few additions to my ongoing list of do’s and don’ts for the retrograde.

Breaking Up – breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend is a painful shock. When it occurs for the first time during Mercury retrograde very often you will have an opportunity to get back together to try to work through the issues. However, if the issues persist then on a future Mercury retrograde you could break up again and stay apart.

Fertility Treatments – if you’re begining treatments then the retrograde is not the best time. Retrogrades cause us to repeat actions and so it will take more than one treatment for success. However if you have already started the process than it’s fine to continue during the retrograde.

Changing Stock Brokers – when dealing with anything that requires agreements and lots of paperwork Mercury can throw a wrench into the process. If you need to change brokers during a retrograde make sure you make copies of anything you sign and double check that electronic transfers go through. Also note that you may want to change brokers again on a future retrograde.

Buying a Car – because Mercury rules cars buying a car during Mercury retrograde can be very problematic. If you must by a car during this period consider what warranties the dealer offers. If you’re buying from a private party take particular care to make sure the title is transfered properly.

Foot Problems – Mercury retrograde can bring back symptoms from previous injuries. When foot problems surface it’s a reminder to go back to caring for feet with good shoes and foot massages. If this is the first time the pain has been a problem take particular care of your feet or the pain may return on future retrogrades.

Buying Cookware – while Mercury retrograde does affect appliances it doesn’t affect kitchen items like pots, pans, plates and utensils. Giving yourself a new soup pot or frying pan during Mercury retrograde is a good thing. It will inspire cooking in the house at this time and again at the next retrograde period.

Traveling Out of the Country – while in retrograde time you can travel however Mercury can cause you to misplace important papers like passports. If traveling on the retrograde consider one of those security passport wallets.

Making a Mistake at Work – there’s never really a good time to make a mistake at work but when Mercury is retrograde we have opportunities to review areas of our life where we may need to pay more attention. Often when you make a mistake during Mercury retrograde you will be given a chance to remedy the situation. If you don’t, the problem will return on a future retrograde.

There is a great booklet on Mercury Retrograde written by a friend of mine, Diane Ronngren.

Other posts about Mercury Retrograde: August 10, 2010 and December 14, 2010


About Donna Stellhorn

Donna Stellhorn is an Astrologer and Feng Shui Expert with more than 20 years’ experience. She wrote a monthly column on Feng Shui for the newspaper, The Light, for 8 years. (Just to clarify; a newspaper is a blog they used to print on paper and throw on your porch). Donna's first Feng Shui book was published in Europe in 1996. Since then she has written 12 books, including Feng Shui Form and the best-selling booklet Sage and Smudge: Clearing Your Personal Space. Her annual Chinese Astrology series, which includes Chinese Astrology 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster, is the third best-selling Chinese Astrology series in the World. Her upcoming book, Plate Size Matters, combines Feng Shui with weight loss where she describes how she used Feng Shui techniques to lose 35 pounds and keep it off. This book will be available in 2017. She has been heard on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and been seen on NECN’s New England Dream House. She spoke at the Women of Wisdom conference in Seattle and the prestigious Build Boston Architectural Conference three years in a row. In 2016 she lectured at Western Digital, Syneron, Brion Jeannette Architecture, and the Marriott Corporation. In 2018 she will be speaking at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago. She is a Feng Shui Red Ribbon Professional and on the board of the International Feng Shui Guild. She is a board member of NCGR—San Diego. Donna Stellhorn successfully combines a variety of metaphysical tools and practical skills in her coaching business. She is very interested in helping her clients grow spiritually and financially and she loves to motivate people with positive ideas. She has logged more than 20,000 hours of consultations with Astrology and Feng Shui clients. Donna is a geek girl at heart. She built her own websites in HTML, she is active on social media and has a popular YouTube channel, Little known fact about Donna: She has done stand-up comedy on stages in California and Arizona and actually got a few laughs. Donna currently lives in Orange County, California with her standard poodle Giles.
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