Mercury Retrograde vs. Mercury Direct
What’s the difference?
Mercury has been retrograde from March 5th to March 28th, 2019. When a planet is retrograde, it means it seems to be moving backward in our skies compared to its normal trajectory.
Check out this video on youtube for a very easy explanation as to why planets sometimes seem to moving backward in the celestial sphere:
Today Mercury finally stations direct, which means it is no longer moving backward in our skies. But, since it needs to do a course re-direct, it’s currently stationary. It doesn’t actually begin moving forward until April 2nd, and between now and when it actually starts moving forward is called the shadow period.
This is a time when all the issues and patterns that came up during the Mercury Retrograde cycle are up for review. You can definitely start making plans and moving forward again, but just be aware: it might be a slow start while Mercury wakes up… kind of like when you just get out of bed and before your coffee.
Check out your Mercury Direct horoscopes if you want to know how best to move with this energy.