When Mercury retrogrades, don’t go with it.

It’s that time of year when our neighboring planet closest to the sun will appear to slow down as we momentarily pass by. Growing up you may have heard over and over that what you do affects others, and that the actions of others affects you just the same. This is also true for the world, the solar system, and the galaxy in which we call home.

A little perspective if you will…we are on a spinning rock rotating around a really hot ball of gas along with 8 other planets within our solar system. That solar system sits in a spur on one of 4 arms within our galaxy (Milky Way), and in the center is a Super Massive Black Hole (SMBH). Our galaxy alone has approximately 100 Billion (yes Billion, with a B) other planets and approximately 600 Billion stars.

Ok, before I lose you and completely geek out, I will explain what this means to you.

The Skinny:

Firstly, the problems we face are insignificant when compared to the vastness of space.

Secondly, Mercury does not actually retrograde (move backwards), it gives the appearance of doing so.

Imagine if you will, you are on a highway (freeway, if you live in California) and there is a car speeding next to you. If you were to slam on the gas to pass that car, it would appear as though it were going backwards, that is until you let off the gas and the car speeds by you again. This is what happens when we, on earth, momentarily catch up and appear to speed past the planet Mercury. The planet doesn’t actually slow down, it only gives the appearance of doing so until it slingshots past us again.

Thirdly, in this time period, approximately 3.5 weeks from July 26th – August 18th, 2018, you will notice an elevated amount of anger, stupidity, and indecision. This explains why most people familiar with the subject suggest not to sign any important documents or make any large purchases, sales, or decisions not already in the queue.

Communication is greatly affected, so be patient in your dealings with people, especially those close to you.

“Don’t suffer fools or you’ll become one.” – Tim Ferriss

Technology will also be affected, and the same advice applies to these things as well.

Of course not all stupidity and technological malfunctions in this time are due to the appearance of a planet taking a nap, though you may be witness to a lot more random acts of it. It’s best to keep calm – as always – and distance yourself.

Lastly, although it seems all doom and gloom, this is actually a great time for reflection and relaxation. What better time than the summer to take a vacation anyhow? Spend this time working on yourself, becoming more aware of what is happening around you, and most importantly, how you react to it.

By Nicholas Lucin