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What is pre-shadow phase and post-shadow phase of Mercury retrograde?

04 Nov

Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times each calendar year. The Mercury retrograde period lasts approximately 2 weeks. Mercury is the planet that rules communication.

Mercury retrograde is basically when the planet Mercury looks like it is moving backwards on it’s planetary plane. It is not actually moving backwards, it is an optical illusion. It appears to wobble, stop and then move backwards as Mercury looks like it moves from it’s normal path onto the pre-shadow, pre-shadow intensified, Mercury station, actual Mercury retrograde, Mercury direct, Mercury post-shadow intensified, Mercury retrograde post-shadow.

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