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Mercury Retrogrades - What causes them and what to expect

Mercury retrogrades 3 times every 13 months or so. The natal house/s that it is retrograding through will give you an indication of where you can expect to have to go back over old ground concerning topics related to those houses. 

In this video, we talk about the synodic cycle of Mercury retrograde, what you can expect from Mercury retrograding through the various natal houses and explain about the retrograde shadow period. 

In keeping with the Mercury retrograde theme, we have several snafus while filming this episode, such as smoke alarms going off within minutes of staring recording, various moments where the video stream froze up and talking over each other (well, more than usual). 


0:00 Intro 

0:32 Diagram of Mercury retrograde and synodic cycle

3:24 Demo of Mercury retrograde using Solar Fire

4:12 Synodic cycle of Mercury

4:49 Retrograde shadow periods

11:43 Mercury retrogrades in the same element for a few years

16:03 Natal aspects to the Mercury retrograde

19:47 Annual Profections and Mercury retrograde 

21:32 When Mercury retrogrades in two houses

22:10 Mercury retrograde through the natal houses 

22:20 Mercury retrograde through the 1st house

23:11 Mercury retrograde through the 2nd house

23:57 Mercury retrograde through the 3rd house

25:07 Mercury retrograde through the 4th house

25:48 Mercury retrograde through the 5th house

26:35 Mercury retrograde through the 6th house

27:30 Mercury retrograde through the 7th house

28:03 Mercury retrograde through the 8th house

29:06 Mercury retrograde through the 9th house 

29:36 Mercury retrograde through the 10th house 

30:07 Mercury retrograde through the 11th house 

30:47 Mercury retrograde through the 12th house 

32:06 How often Mercury is retrograde 

34:00 How to cope with Mercury retrograde

41:48 Contact Donna

42:23 Crystals to help when Mercury is retrograde

44:27 Contact Lynda

Lynda has written an article about Mercury retrograde -

Lynda has also written about the Retrograde Shadow Period -

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