Mercury Retrograde - How to Survive and Thrive!
Mercury Retrograde affects us all three or four times a year. It is so important that Warner Books asked me to write one of the first books on the subject (since republished in 2008 by O Books) as they told me they took these periods so seriously they never signed a contract during these times.
My book is a survival guide for turning these potentially difficult periods into fantastic opportunities.
Mercury Retrograde contains the Mercury Retrograde periods for fifty years, essential for planning important occasions and events.
If you just want a quick look at the upcoming Mercury Retrograde periods for the year, find out how it affects you -and those of your Sun sign, and also some practical Survival Tips to make the most of these regular periods, then please visit the Mercury Retrogade pages.
The book, Mercury Retrograde, does make a great gift. I am told it is cool and witty and pretty unique. I am sure your friends will enjoy it.
To find out the Mercury Retrograde Periods for this year, visit: https://www.astrologycity.com/mercury-retrograde-periods.html
REVIEW: The Mountain Astrologer
Although the subtitle of Chrissie Blaze's Mercury Retrograde includes daunting terms (Survival Guide and Precarious Time), it is a cheerful book. Seasoned astrologers sometimes feel that the attention given to Mercury Retrograde is a bit overdone but public interest in this phenomenon is still huge. In explaining Mercury's uiquitous appearance on the world stage, Blaze write: "Computers, the World Wide Web, e-mail, cell phones, FedEx, faxes, texts, chat rooms, satellites, 24/7 news...the world is a humming hive of contact....The more we rely on our instant communication networks, the more vulnerable we become to the inevitable disruptions." The notion of Mercury Retrograde, then, is firmly established in mainstream consciousness and yet often misunderstood.
Blaze has written a user-friendly guide to understanding Mercury Retrograde in both astronomical and astrological terms. She clearly explains the physical phenomenon of Mercury Retrograde with a visual exercise whereby you imagine a dance performance at a theater, with the zodiac signs painted on the backgrop as part of the scenery. In her anology, the "dancer" is Mercury, and the Earth Herself is the audience. These few pages offer a unique and effective way of comprehending the illusion of retrograde motion.
Although the book is full of real-life examples and strategies for using Mercury Retrograde well, Chapter 7 offers even more suggestions, including tips encouraging you to reflect on your life, revise it where necessary, renew yourself and become a more reflective person.
The appendices include a simplified Mercury ephemeris for fifty years giving the dates (and the sign) for its direct and retrograde motion.
Mercury loves playfulnss, as well as lists and details. Blaze's book includes all these elements. It is a good introductory book, easily accessible to non-astrologers as well as those who want more ideas for working with the frequent days each year when the swift-footed Messenger of the Gods decides to go back for another look.