the planet mercury will go into a retrograde period usually three times a year (but this year, we are so special its four times, that's right four times), when this happens, all forms of communication are off kilter. to say the least. snail mail, email, cell fone, home fone, speaking to others, speaking to yourself, and don't even think of signing a contract or wonder why negotiations are not going well. we can not put life off during the retrogrades, but forewarning will help ya navigate through it.
and to make it more interesting the first retrograde falls as the one lunar year ends and another begins. oh joy! i have learned to get these times by understanding what it means and not becoming frustrated or irate when communication of any kind is, well, just plain WRONG!!!
take a look at the dates below, check out the net for more info, didn't want to overload, just spark a fire of your interest. these are the dates that the retrograde starts and stop and the sun sign it is in.
Mercury turns retrograde January 11th, 2009 8 Aquarius
Mercury turns direct February 1st, 2009 at 21 Capricorn
Mercury turns retrograde May 7th, 2009 at 2 Gemini
Mercury turns direct May 31st, 2009 at 22 Taurus
Mercury turns retrograde September 7th, 2009 at 6 Libra
Mercury turns direct September 29th, 2009 at 21 Virgo
Mercury turns retrograde December 26th, 2009 at 21 Capricorn
Mercury turns direct January 15th, 2010 at 5 Capricorn