It is permissible to marry during a Mercury retrograde since love and marriage are not particularly mercurial. However, if your wedding is taking place during a Mercury retrograde cycle, consider adding an extra day for travel. The planet Mercury moves at a rate of about 30 kilometers per hour, so waiting a few days will only save you time when getting to the church or hotel.
If you do plan to get married during a Mercury retrograde, there are a few things that you should know. First of all, the stars themselves have no influence on planetary motion; instead, each planet's path around the sun is determined by the mass of other objects in Earth's orbit. So the fact that Mercury is retrograding has no effect on its ability to bring chaos to your relationship!
Secondly, even though Mercury rules communication, it does not necessarily mean that it will be easy to find someone else who is willing to marry you. Since this is a chaotic time, some couples may need to wait until after the Mercury retrograde to find someone suitable. If you decide to rush into marriage without considering the timing, you could end up going through with something you don't want to just because it is too late to change your mind.
Mercury's retrograde will not disrupt your dating life. You'll be able to date regularly, but with cosmic stumbling blocks. The planet may have your tongue, making it difficult to navigate and express emotions until it changes direct. Also, your brain may play tricks on you, especially when it comes to love matters, so keep that in mind when making decisions.
Here are the main points to consider if you plan to date while Mercury is in retrograde:
Distance is important. If you can't be with someone in person, then let them know without a doubt that you're not available. A text message or email will do.
Do not start a relationship during a retrograde period. It's better to stay single than to commit yourself to someone who doesn't return your feelings.
If you are in a relationship already, make sure that you both agree on how to deal with this type of situation before it becomes an issue. Perhaps one of you could change some habits or routines to accommodate the other one's needs?
Keeping these things in mind should help you navigate through any problems that may arise from Mercury being in retrograde at the time you make a decision about your love life. Good luck!
Making travel arrangements Actually, it would be unwise to make any firm trip plans during the retrograde. If you're going to buy aircraft tickets, it's best to wait until after Mercury moves direct on May 3, even if your trip is beyond that date. In other words, don't commit yourself to a flight schedule before then.
If you already have tickets for a specific date and cannot change them, then there is no need to worry about this retrograde period. However, if you are flexible with dates or if you think things may change and you want to be ready if they do, then it makes sense to keep all your options open during this time.
Mercury retrogrades can cause problems with communication at work, with schedules, and with witnesses to changes in situations that affect others. If you are involved in a dispute with someone, or if you just want to be careful not to offend anyone, then it's best to leave messages or make adjustments after it moves direct.
The best time to book a flight is usually well in advance of the actual trip, but this is not always possible. If you must make arrangements while Mercury is retrograding, try to do so as soon as possible after it moves direct. The more advanced the booking, the better the deals will be.
In astrology, the planet Mercury governs communication, analytical thinking, idea expression, and information processing. In summary, it's fine to buy a car during Mercury Retrograde, but make sure you read the deal before signing. There are some tricky aspects involving other planets which may complicate things for you. If you have doubts about whether or not you should buy a car during this time, consider how Mercury has affected other important decisions in your life so far. If they've been good decisions, then you can trust this one too.
Mercury retrograde tends to bring up old difficulties, so you and your spouse may find themselves bickering or repeating previous concerns. That isn't to imply that retrograde will trigger an impending breakup, but it is cause for alarm because couples do break up unexpectedly at this period. 29 degrees Virgo opposes Venus in passionate Pisces.
If you are considering breaking up with your spouse, Jupiter's influence will encourage you to take action. If you have been thinking about it, now is a good time to communicate your intentions clearly and directly. Avoid being vague or indirect - be honest and clear about what you want, and your spouse will understand.
Mercury retrograde also affects relationships with friends and family. During this period, communication issues may arise as you try to explain something that isn't easy to put into words. Consider using a note if necessary, rather than talking over the phone. Also, remember not to jump to conclusions about others' feelings, especially when things seem unclear. Sometimes our best course of action is to accept that we just don't know what another person is thinking or feeling.
Finally, keep in mind that Mercury goes direct on August 5th at 11:40 am EDT. This means that problems solving and communicating effectively will no longer be possible until then. Be patient and give yourself time to work through any issues that may have arisen due to Mercury retrograding before its direct motion begins again.