The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, and automobiles.

When Mercury is retrograde, it is important to remain flexible. Allow extra time for travel and avoid signing contracts. Double check your email responses, check in with reservations before you make that trip. It will be interesting to see what happens to travel as things open up here in SA and around the world in the Covid-19 crisis. Will there be a change in plan? It is very possible. We may well see a situation where a decision needs to be reconsidered and changed as more information comes to the surface. What about the situation re SAA and the business rescue process?

Review projects and plans at this time, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions. You can’t stop your life, but you can plan ahead. Have back-up plans. Be prepared for irrational comments from people and general miscommunication.

Back up phones and computers. Keep track of keys – always good to keep them in the same place. You may be more prone to loose items in this period. Do your appliances break down? What about car troubles? All these issues are strictly trivial but can be annoying and irritating more than anything else.

This is a good time to sit back and review your plans. Take a moment to reflect. Be patient. Mercury retrograde can be an excellent time to take a step back and re-analyse what you are doing. Refrain from making any drastic changes until after the retrograde period has ended.

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.