Mercury Retrograde Astrology Readings

Heard you shouldn’t sign contracts or make agreements during Mercury’s retros? Heard you shouldn’t conduct new business or begin relationships? What about getting astrology readings?

I’ve been doing readings for people during these retros since I began practicing astrology. I have never let a Mercury retro stop me from doing something. I have however let each one slow me down and make me check my motivations and my thought process. I’m like everyone else in that during these times I miss details and find I make typos I don’t at first catch. So I’m slower. More methodical. More careful. I go over things a few more times during these periods.

The basic deal with Mercury retro three times each year is that the energy of communication (and the “machines” that execute communication – mouth, ears, brain, hands, etc.) are working differently. Often we miss details we would otherwise catch. The question becomes if we are willing to allow things to work differently so that we learn new things in new ways or if we fight to keep control over things we simply cannot control.

So yes, my brain works differently now and yes, the brain of the client works differently. I choose to have patience with how our minds, mouths, and ears are working. And because I do, some interesting things happen.

Mercury retros can allow you to hear and think into things. When during a reading I notice something out of the ordinary going down in my brain or that I seem unable to articulate concisely what I want to say, I trust that what does happen is what should happen. I don’t always know the purpose of what feels right to say and during these retros my clients are hearing things differently to begin with.

Mercury retros can distract the left brain enough to let the right brain sneak in a little more info than it otherwise would be able to get into the flow. The strategy I use is to allow things to go how they want to. And if that involves some weird transitions between topics or apparently random ideas sneaking in, so be it. The weird and the random are what we need to open to during the thrice-yearly retros of the planet of communication. Minds work differently. Mouths and hands work differently. Who’s to say that the regular way they work is how they should work? We can learn from info that sneaks in beyond the control of our rational minds.

It ends up being a win-win if everyone involved chooses to have patience for how things are unfolding. I’m often surprised at where the conversations end up going, and my clients are always happy with the new thing that came through they didn’t realize they wanted to hear.

Tom Jacobs is an astrologer, medium, and channel in Tucson, AZ. He is the author of four books: The Soul’s Journey I: Astrology, Reincarnation, and Karma with a Medium and Channel, Saturn Returns: Thinking Astrologically, Living Myth: Exploring Archetypal Journeys, and Seeing Through Spiritual Eyes: A Memoir of Intuitive Awakening – each is available through his site. Go there for more information on his work and to book a session,