gam ganapataye namah
Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, and buckle up, it is that time of year starting from today!
For those who are new to astrology, here are few words on what retrogression really means. All planets go direct/forward around the zodiac, but sometimes, when our earth overtakes them on the zodiac-track, they appear to move backwards. The Sanskrit word vakra (वक्र) means retrograde but also crooked, curved, bent, cunning, dishonest, etc. and with that, retrograde planets bring somewhat unexpected results, throwing us curveball’s (literally) and challenge us, all under a banner of their own significations. Malefic’s become even more malefic whilst benefic’s are generally praised as being stronger benefics, but don’t get fooled by it.