DO YOU BELIEVE IN MERCURY RETROGRADE? Typically planets move from east to west around the sun. But three to four times during the year, Mercury moves in the opposite (west to east) direction to the Earth, hence Mercury Retrograde. This creates an illusion and makes things appear slower than they actually are. Many believe this effects communication and technology. You can have missed communications, failed dealings, missed flights and even mechanical problems at this time. This is a good time to not rush things but to pause, reevaluate and to release anything that no longer serves you. I didn’t even know this was a thing until it actually happened to me. Mercury Retrograde will happen during January 30 to February 21, May 29 to June 22, and September 27 to October 23. Even if you do not believe in it, it’s always important to reevaluate your life and release any toxins.