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Top 10 Love Tips for Mercury Retrograde

Romantic dos and don'ts while love is retrograde

Should you expect your love life to spin backward as Mercury goes retrograde from October 4-25, 2014? Well, with all the retrograde-inspired confusion in the air, it isn't the best idea to engage in certain romantic activities. But there are some amorous activities that are favored during this fleeting three-week period. 

Here are some tips on how to make Mercury Retrograde work for your love life: 

Don't ...

Get married! A marriage vow is one of the most important promises you'll ever make. Do you really want to tempt fate by making this promise at a time when promises are easily broken? Even if you have absolute faith in your love, Mercury Retrograde can wreak havoc with the wedding ceremony itself. The justice of the peace may not show up, the caterer's oven could break down or the reception hall might reserve the wrong date. Why subject yourself to the potential hassles?

Do ...

Renew your vows. If you're already married, there's no better time to reassert your devotion. Take this opportunity to throw a reception that you can really enjoy; you'll be far more relaxed the second time around. You'll feel less frenzied, so you can chat with friends, savor refreshments and dance the night away!

Don't ...

Pursue a crush! You could be bitterly disappointed once Mercury goes direct again. Someone who seems totally fab will be utterly drab in a few short weeks. Whether you're looking through rose-colored glasses or beer goggles, the effect of Mercury Retrograde is the same: skewed vision.

Do ...

Bury the hatchet! If you deeply regret breaking up or having a falling out with somebody, now is the time to make amends. You don't necessarily have to reconcile, but Mercury Retrograde will allow you to release deep resentments. If you do reconcile, work to change the behavior that caused the initial breakup. Mercury Retrograde offers a wonderful opportunity to correct past mistakes

Don't

Initiate divorce proceedings. If you're truly determined to break off things with your spouse, wait until Mercury goes direct to file papers. Otherwise, your divorce could drag out, taking a heavy toll on your bank account and emotions. Besides, the terms of your breakup should be crystal clear. That won't happen if you start divorce proceedings during Mercury Retrograde.

Do ...

Exercise patience with your beloved! If you and your mate have a terrible fight while Mercury is retrograde, it is probably due to a misunderstanding, rather than irreconcilable differences. In the event you part ways, wait until Mercury goes direct and then extend an olive branch. The two of you could pick up and move forward as if the breakup never happened. A word of warning, though: if you want to keep your partnership alive, act as though you're still committed, even though you're "officially" broken up. Engaging in a casual fling while you're on break won't strengthen your long-term prospects.

Don't ...

Let a sweet-talking manipulator get the best of you! Mercury Retrograde has a way of weakening your resolve. If you've always distrusted a flirtatious admirer, take extra pains to avoid this person during Mercury's retrograde. Otherwise, you could end up joining bank accounts with this smooth operator, only to have it emptied out once Mercury goes direct...

Do ...

Look up a lost love. Mercury Retrograde could help you rekindle the sparks with someone from your past. Of course, if your romantic interest is involved with someone else, keep things platonic. Remember, if somebody leaves their partner for another person, they are apt to do it again. People who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it ... particularly when Mercury is retrograde.

Don't ...

Go on a first date. Mercury Retrograde makes it difficult to communicate clearly. Consequently, what you think is a fantastic joke could be interpreted as a terrible insult. Alternately, a serious remark could be taken as a light-hearted quip. Even if you manage to get your ideas across, you could hit traffic on the way to the restaurant, or find that the movie you wanted to see is sold out. Instead of starting off things on the wrong foot, wait until Mercury goes direct to make your initial romantic contact.

Do ...

Return to favorite old haunts! If you're already in a relationship, this would be a great time to go back to the restaurant where you went on your first date, or take a second honeymoon at the hotel where you originally stayed. Mercury Retrograde tends to deepen your appreciation for things that have always given you pleasure.

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Sandy says:
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 18:28

Should you expect your love life to spin backward as Mercury goes retrograde from October 21 to November 10, 2013? Well, with all the retrograde-inspired confusion in the air, it isn't the best idea to engage in certain romantic activities. But there are some amorous activities that are favored during this fleeting three-week period

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Greg Neal says:
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:02

I guess I can understand this to be confusing. I'm looking at the dates that mercury will be retrograde and it says late Feb early march. But it seems like most people's comments are reflective of some time and event mercury was not retrograde. Just saying

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Jessica Wallace says:
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:06

My Birthday was on Friday. Lol

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Peter says:
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:43

Lisa Doherty ~ I have been Tweeting about that @Peta_de_Aztlan
Mercury Retrograde on 2012 Election Day ~ same as in Bush-Gore 2000 Election Day ~ Coincidence or Synchronicity? bit.ly/RxanId

Astrologers Predict the 2012 Election: Roundup ~ bit.ly/YpJdEO ~VIA @politicalastro #Obama

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Peter says:
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:41

It basically seems to be saying play it safe. Any Scorpio women out there? Curious. My birthday is the 15th of Nov.

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Lisa Doherty says:
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:18

I'd like to know how this Mercury cycle will affect the election.

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Tesia McCarthy says:
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 01:17

I have been through a nightmare year and a half.. I was going to start off divorce proceedings at the end of July and have put it on the shelve for now. I have found some one new and we have both been talking about our paths of love, family and friendships in our lives. We also have been running parallel in our lives but had not finally met until three months ago. We have so much in common and so many friends we both know. How helpful these Do's and Don'ts been as my husband and me are now talking as friends and I have buried the hatchet with him. But the divorce will still go ahead we have both agreed on that one. I have told him about my new boyfriend of which he is pleased for me. I have also revisited with my boyfriend the first place we meet up and so enjoyed the memory of our first date. This has been very helpful thank you Stephanie.

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Dawna Forbes says:
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:07

It well definitely be kept in the forefront of my mind in how I react to events

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Abebe tesfaye says:
Mon, 07/23/2012 - 03:18

thanks so much i will try it!

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matthew says:
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 12:14

I like this tips, though i'm single therefore i'll have to shuffle it to escape this trouble i'm sensing now! I'm also glad my old girl just called me, seems like shes the lady of the moment 4me! thnx again

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