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Mercury Retrograde May 2022 – Your Questions Answered

Mercury Retrograde May 2022 Your Questions Answered Girl and Her Moon

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We asked if you had any questions about Mercury Retrograde over on our Instagram, and we heard and received all of your thoughts.

We have summarised many questions into a few for ease and applicability. Enjoy! Questions from you, our community, answered by an Astrologer, Noush!

As always, the invitation to swim deeper into your natal chart is open with our 1:1 Astrology Readings here.


Your Questions


What is the best way to navigate challenges during this time? Should we avoid certain activities or just use caution and awareness?

While Mercury stations retrograde and appears to be moving backwards in the cosmic sky,  our lives carry on moving forward so it’s not always possible to avoid everything during a retrograde period! Exercising caution and extra awareness during this time is one of the secrets to getting through a retrograde unscathed.

Although keep in mind, some retrograde break-downs or mis-haps are unavoidable, and the best way to navigate through these challenging moments is to take them as opportunities to re-assess and re-align your focus so you can move ahead with more clarity and confidence.


What are your thoughts on launching something new during Mercury Retrograde? What if one cannot wait until the retrograde is over?

If you cannot wait to launch something new and it has to happen during a Mercury Retrograde, I would not bring any fear or worry to the new project. It is important to carry with you a feeling of joy and success in whatever project you are launching, whenever that might be!

However, if it has to be during a mercury retrograde, this just means that when you are dealing with any paperwork or communication throughout the lifetime of this project, just be extra cautious and check the details to make sure the message of your intention is clear and that any confusion is addressed quickly.

In the long run, the trial and error experienced through the project might serve as good practice to improve your communication or documentation skills so you are more capable in asserting your boundaries and getting your message across without confusion.


How can I make the best use of this time?

The best way to use this time is to continue living your beautiful life and not fear the retrograde! I would treat it like any other time of the year and not look out for any hurdles or hiccups. The mercury retrograde is just a moment in the year to bring you back into alignment with your truest thoughts and clear out any confusion or worry.


How does it affect your Natal Mercury placement?

This is an interesting question and it is something that we would have to explore in a natal chart reading as this is very dependent on where your natal Mercury is placed, which other planets are aspecting it and so on


I was born with mercury in retrograde, what does this mean for me?

If you are born during a mercury retrograde, you might find that the mercury retrograde periods do not impact you as much as they do some others. It may also be a time when things run a little smoother for you, so these can be a time that you look forward to!


What does it mean when a planet is retrograde in its home sign?

It’s not so much about which sign the planet is retrograde in as it is about what aspects that planet might be making to other planets during its retrograde period, this can be other transiting planets it is aspecting or your own natal planets.


How does it affect the natal planets in the house that mercury is retrograding through?

Mercury retrograding over any of your natal planets, particularly the personal planets, such as the sun, moon, mercury, venus or mars, can bring confusion or a bit of chaos to the energy of those planets as it relates to the particular house, or life sector, it moves through.

For example, if Mercury retrograde travels over your natal Venus in the 11th house, there may be some miscommunication between friends, particularly if there is a love interest in the mix! It can also indicate an important time to double check any documents relating to financial matters between collaborators.




Mercury Retrograde for Aries Sun/Aries Rising

This is an opportune time to review the thoughts you allow into your mind that create patterns of habit for you on a daily basis. Take this time to rethink your work day, the time you spend on your body and physical health and also if there are any daily expenses you can re-evaluate to bring more peace of mind in the long run. Be open to coworkers or work projects from the past coming back up, there might be an opportunity coming forward from an old connection or an old idea that comes back around with a fresh vision that give it new life!

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Taurus Sun/Taurus Rising

If you have been working on a creative project, building something with children, developing a new skill or source of income, there can be some hiccups during mercury retrograde. However, it is also a great time to slow down and re-assess any details you may have missed in the project, anything you may be working on that does not align with your brand or identity and make the small shifts to get back on track with your joy. Be open to sources of income or work projects from the past that come back around with a new wave of possibility!

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here. 


Mercury Retrograde for Gemini Sun/Gemini Rising

Take extra care in how you express yourself at home or with family, or even slow down to think about changes or developments in the home or family space and particularly as it relates to your truest desires. This is a great retrograde to re-evaluate what rings true for you at home and what you have been going along with that perhaps is not providing you the peace or stability that you desire. Reconnect with old practices of self-reflection and introspection to understand what makes the most sense for you moving forward in the space of your home and family.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Cancer Sun/Cancer Rising

Try not let any lingering thoughts from the past, potentially those connected to old flames or old friends, coworkers or neighbours get in the way of your progress, Cancer. This can be a good time to question any recurring thoughts, behaviours or unhealthy methods of communicating and connecting with others that may not be serving you and step into something that brings you more overall peace of mind. If an old friend comes back around to make peace, you may want to hear what they have to say, they might inspire you join a new creative community, sporting team or spiritual group.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Leo Sun/Leo Rising

Make sure to double check all documents to do with your finances during this mercury retrograde, particularly if the finances involve another person. If you are planning to move ahead with a new source of income or learning a new skill that can potentially become part of your career or public image, make sure you go through every detail and don’t rush ahead in haste. If you have an old skill or an old goal that was put on hold, this can be coming around for a second run. An old friend can also come back into your life with inspiration to push you in the direction of your dreams.  

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Virgo Sun/Virgo Rising

Take extra care in how you assert yourself at work, within your industry or in your dealings with management and make sure to double check all professional paperwork. An opportunity to travel abroad, mentor or teach may come around, but if you are working on any new projects to do with your career or professional reputation, take a moment to assess if it is in alignment with your bigger goals and your personal identity. There might also be an old career path or prior source of income that piques your interest again or comes back around, or an old boss that reaches out to you with a new opportunity.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Libra Sun/Libra Rising

Be mindful in how you express yourself to large groups, how you share your ideas and make sure you are not letting other people sway your opinion and be conscious to stay true to what matters most to you at your core. If you are working with any legal paperwork, sales, promotion, travel or anything to do with higher education, take extra care to double check all the details before moving ahead in excitement. There might also be an old financial investment, source of wealth or money matter that comes back around and offers you greater freedom.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Scorpio Sun/Scorpio Rising

Pay extra attention in matters to do with shared resources, taxes, debts or joint finances, particularly if they are situations that you are involved in with friends or collaborators. You can gain a lot by taking your time to clear your mind and reassess what is most important for you and what you value most within the joint investment or even within a partnership before rushing ahead. There might also be an old business partnership or financial partnership that comes back around with an exciting new opportunity to invest in something together or collaborate in a new way.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Sagittarius Sun/Sagittarius Rising

Be extra mindful in how you communicate with a partner during this mercury retrograde, it can be easy to slip into old patterns of thinking or speaking within the partnership. Re-assess and re-connect with your greater goals in the partnership so you can find peace of mind in your thoughts and communication. Make sure to also be meticulous in reviewing any documents that relate to your employment before signing on the dotted line. There might also be an old work project or co-worker that comes back around to offer you a new opportunity with long term potential. 

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Capricorn Sun/Capricorn Rising

During this mercury retrograde, make sure to double check  any work related documents, project details or correspondences between coworkers before finalizing projects or hitting send, particularly if any of the documents have to do with travel, teaching, legal matters or if they are new contracts of employment or paperwork that establishes new business or new clients. Be gentle with your thoughts and try to slow down the mind-chatter by reconnecting with the bigger picture. There might also be an old creative project, a mentor from the past or an old romantic flame that comes back around with a new spark!

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Aquarius Sun/Aquarius Rising

Be gentle in your dealings with an intimate or troubling situation in the home or with family. If you are involved in a shared resource with someone in the family or in a mortgage or home related investment, slow down and make sure you are double checking all paperwork before committing to anything big. If you are in the business of sale or communications, be mindful to re-assess what you value in what you are selling, saying or who you are connecting with, particularly as an idea or a person from the past can come back around with a new opportunity.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Mercury Retrograde for Pisces Sun/Pisces Rising

Be mindful in how you communicate with family or with a partner, as there can be some confusion in how you interpret another person or how you express your ideas or desires within the home. If you are in a partnership, try to re-assess how you navigate communication with that person as you may be missing what they are really trying to tell you. Be open to co-workers from the past or relatives showing up to help you find more peace in your private life. An old partner may re-appear, but make sure you understand what you value in the present moment before making any decisions.

Dive deeper into with an Astrology Reading here.


Noush x


Noush Joon is Girl and Her Moon’s Intuitive Astrologer, bringing meaningful guidance, compassion or assurance for you in times of confusion, frustration or uncertainty, through the healing art of 1:1 Astrology Readings.

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