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It is also well advised to refrain from making major commitments and signing important contracts during this period. Careless thinking, misinformation, haste and poor communication impede ability to make wise decisions.
Often people feel pressured to make an immediate decision. It is best to wait if possible.
It is likely that you will change your mind after Mercury changes direction as new information comes to light or a different perspective is revealed.
HOW TO USE THE ENERGY OF MERCURY RETROGRADE
There are many positive uses for Mercury Retrograde energy. This is an excellent time for introspection - looking towards past. Your focus may change and alternative ideas may come to light.
Mercury Retrograde is an optimum time to focus on people, issues and projects that are already established or from past.
It is an excellent time to initiate contact and meet with people who have not been in your life for a while. In fact, it is not uncommon to be contacted by long lost friends and family at this time.
This is time is to take on any activities that entail review or revision of old or already established projects.
Cleaning out reviewing and reorganizing records is an excellent example. Another is gathering your financial information together from past year in preparation for filing your tax return.
WHEN DOES MERCURY GO RETROGRADE?
Mercury makes his retrograde dance approximately three times a year for a period of three weeks. You may feel its effects up to a week or so before it makes its retrograde station.
Here are periods when Mercury goes retrograde for 2005 and 2006:
March 19 to April 12
July 23 to August 16
November 14 to December 4
March 2 to March 25
July 4 to July 29
October 28 to November 18
Use this information to optimize your planning and efficiency.
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