Retrograde planets aren’t actually going backward – they just seem that way from our particular vantage point on earth. The term is most commonly used to describe the path of a planet as it travels through the night sky, with respect to the stars, and the celestial sky.
What this means from Astrology perspective, is that we feel the planetary effects quite powerfully when they’re in their retrograde motion as they push us to review and go over details we may have forgotten along the way.
With Saturn and Mercury retrograde – things can feel a little backwards, or challenging – in the domains of life they control. That is, unless we go with the flow, and learn the lessons that these planetary configurations are revealing to us.
This month, Mercury, the planet of chat and reason turns retrograde in the Moon-ruled sign of Cancer. We may, during this time find ourselves relating to situations or subjects more on an emotional level as opposed to a logical level. Also, a tendency to constantly “rehash” everything single thing.