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2015 Mercury Retrograde

Mercury the smallest planet in our solar system appears at times to slow down, stop and then move backwards for some days. Eventually it appears to stop, change direction and then move forward again in its orbit. This phenomenon is termed as Mercury retrograde. This phenomenon has to do with the relative speed of the Earth and Mercury as well as their relationship to each other at a particular point in their orbits around the Sun.

There are three Mercury Retrograde periods each year, each lasting for about 3 weeks or so. In 2015 Mercury goes retrograde in the three periods of January-February, May-June and September-October. Of late Mercury retrograde is gaining much importance in our lives. The simple reason being that communication via hand-held devices and the internet now holds the key to life in this universe and of course Mercury rules the same.

Mercury is said to be having iron as its major component and not the element Mercury as most of you had thought. Hence Mercury retrograde implies a big ball of magnet going around us and hence the weird things that happen in our lives when it crosses the earth's orbit.

Getting to know when Mercury goes retrograde shall help you to face life much easily. If you are the creative type or like to think out of the box then this is the period when you can gain a lot. For the others Mercury retrograde period is a time to stay back, relax and wait for the tide to change...

Legend :
  • - Pre-Retrograde
  • - Retrograde
  • - Post Retrograde


2015 Mercury Retrograde Guide

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