Is Mercury retrograde scientifically proven?

Is Mercury retrograde scientifically proven?

Of course, true scientists point out that Mercury's "retrograde" velocity is an optical illusion. And they fiercely refute astrology's central tenet, that the motion of the planets may impact happenings on Earth. In truth, research have shown no link between the behavior of planets and that of humans.

However, since ancient times people have observed changes in the weather and other phenomena during planetary retrogrades. These include accidents caused by animals, sudden deaths, mental illness, violence, natural disasters, and changes to government policies. Astrologers claim these are just random events with no connection to planet Earth's companion body. However far-reaching their effects may be, such as when a planet enters retrograde mode, it actually goes back over its previous path in space. This means people who were born at the time of its last transit over any given spot on Earth will experience something new during this passage again. For example, someone living in South America would see Venus go behind Earth's shadow for about three weeks in February 2004. Those people were born just before dawn on February 24th at any location on Earth where the Sun rose that day.

In addition, those same people would have seen Jupiter turn retrograde early that year.

So, yes, Mercury retrograde is real, and it does have an effect on everyone on Earth. That effect is mainly psychological but also includes physical changes, such as health issues or problems with technology.

Is mercury still in cancer?

Mercury is currently in the sign of Cancer and will remain there for the duration of the retrograde. That indicates that this Mercury Retrograde is taking up Cancerian emotions, making you particularly emotional and calling your attention to your history, upbringing, and how they have influenced the person you are now.

Cancer is the only zodiac sign that does not like change, which is why this Mercury Retrograde is likely to be especially difficult for you. The stability and security you need from life aren't going to be available during this time, which will only make you feel even more alone and disconnected than usual.

Cancers love family so if you're able to spend some time with relatives this weekend then do so. It'll make what comes next easier to bear.

If you can't be with those you love, perhaps you should love those who are near you. Take time out to care for your health by seeking medical advice and treatment if you are experiencing any symptoms that could be connected to your mercury balance. Eating well and sleeping enough will help you cope with these feelings over the course of this Mercury Retrograde.

Does mercury slow down?

While all planets travel in the same direction, their speeds vary. Mercury's orbit is 88 days long, which means it circles the sun once a year. Mercury is not truly halting, slowing down, or traveling backwards; it only looks to be doing so. The reason for this apparent movement across the sky is because it orbits the sun every 88 days, but since it travels at over 500,000 miles per hour, it crosses the face of the sun in just under 8 hours.

The sun causes Earth's surface to heat up during the day and cool off at night. This is why we have seasons: Summer on Earth is caused by our nearest star being most visible overhead during the day and going behind the horizon at night. Winter is when Earth is facing away from the sun - hence the name "solar" winter vs. "lunar" winter - so there is no real day and night cycle. Instead, we have seasonal changes based on how far north or south we are on Earth.

Seasons affect everything about Earth's environment, including its oceans and climate. Changes in solar energy reach the planet through the atmosphere (the main way it affects us humans), oceanic water cycles, and continental shelves. These elements then influence species within each region that adapt to these new conditions.

What does "Mercury Rising" mean?

Created by the Futurescopes Research Team Mercury represents cerebral abilities and is hence extremely powerful when positioned in the ascendant. It provides overall commercial skills, although being a convertible planet, it is significantly influenced by the effect of aspects. Thus, Mercury rising indicates that one has a bright future, but also that one should be aware of pitfalls along the way.

In English mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, communication, and travel. He is often shown with his arms folded, which is why some people call him the "Merciless God."

As a planet, Mercury is associated with the brain and mind, as well as written language and speech. In astronomy, Mercury is the second planet from the Sun and lies about 24 million km (15 million miles) away. The Earth's average distance is about 93 million km (58 million miles).

The solar system's smallest planet was first discovered on October 27, 1846 by American astronomer William C. Redfield. It takes 88 days for Mercury to orbit the Sun. Because it is so close to the Sun, only 95% of its surface is actually visible from Earth. The remaining 5% is covered by solar radiation protection units called "solar panels."

Redfield did not know what he had found until later. He simply named it "Mercury" after the Roman god of commerce.

What is mercury in a birth chart?

Mercury is the planet of communication and the mind, and its position in your natal chart may provide information about how you communicate, make decisions, and process and exchange information. It can also provide insight into your distinct sense of humour. You may have problems with written or spoken words due to excessive sensitivity, or perhaps you are accused of being "cold" when what you want to say is only meaningful to you. If so, this would be caused by an overload of the mind with mental activity.

The Moon affects how we feel, and it's important in determining how much impact these effects have on our daily lives. If there is no moon in your chart, then either now or at your birth, it will have little effect on you. However, if there is the moon, but not yet full, you will experience something of an overload of feeling. This is because the Moon is responsible for our emotions, and when it is half covered by the Earth, we are forced to deal with more feelings than usual. If the moon is completely covered, then we are living in darkness; no emotions exist because there is no light to see them by.

The Mercury in Sagittarius is very independent and does not like restrictions on his or her movement or speech.

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Allison Clark

Allison Clark believes that there is a connection between the mind and body. She meditates, reads astrology charts, and studies dreams in order to find ways of alleviating stress for others. Allison loves reading about other people who have been in similarly dire situations as herself because it helps her to connect with those people on a spiritual level!

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