As you may have heard, it’s a SuperMoon Mercury retrograde.
We go through three Mercury retrograde periods each year, with each one lasting about three weeks.
So dealing with Mercury retrograde is not a rare event.
Based on years of practical experience, if we’ve astrologically savvy at all, we’ve learned how to accommodate those times when Mercury is retrograde.
We expect a little more confusion and misunderstanding in our personal communications. So we try to be more forgiving of others and of ourselves as well.
We allow a little extra time to get to appointments.
We double-check the math in important transactions and proofread written documents more carefully.
As astro-traders, we learn to take the Mercury retrograde experience in stride. We stay alert by adding some extra caution to our trade execution and money management, and double-checking our market analysis along the way.
But the current Mercury retrograde is strikingly different. In fact, it represents a fairly rare occurrence from an astrological perspective, thanks in large part to a specific lunar factor.
The First SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde In Nine Years
For the first time since January 2009, Mercury has made a retrograde station on exactly the same day as a SuperMoon Full Moon, with the lunar perigee pumping up the power of the syzygy and adding to the overall tension of the Mercury station.
As the 90-degree dial shown here reveals, the midpoint between the SuperMoon and the Mercury station is also a hot spot.
It activates the Kronos/Admetos midpoint, so this is a time when leadership will be challenged. We could see the collapse of governments, the removal of national leaders, and a shuffling of leadership in market sectors as well.
In other words, while any Mercury retrograde period can skew the markets, this particular one may prove to be particularly important!