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Mercury Is in Retrograde Starting July 7 — What Does That Mean For You?

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Never set your wedding for when Mercury is in retrograde. You may have heard this advice before, but you might not know what it means if you don’t follow the zodiac calendar. 

For those in need of a quick astronomy lesson, the planet Mercury appears to reverse the direction of its orbit three to four times a year, though that’s not actually what occurs. It is, in fact, an illusion created by the movement of Earth and the other planets in our solar system.

Though this phenomenon doesn’t mean much to astronomers, astrologers believe that Mercury retrograde is a catalyst for bad luck and causes complete chaos. 

For those of you looking to avoid disaster in 2019, scroll down for more information about this triannual (or sometimes quarterly) event.

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