This year has been one hell of a ride so far, but the universe is not done with us yet. While the third Mercury Retrograde ended on Sept. 5, it is easy to wonder if Mercury Retroshade is real. During this period, the retrograde is thought to leave a shadow, letting its effects linger.
When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. The force of Mercury is something fierce. Just take a look at how this past Mercury Retrograde affected your summer, since it started on Aug. 12. Mercury will take a while to reverse its backspin, and it will not happen over just one or two days.
In fact, it will take two whole weeks for Mercury to do its thing. This means you should still be in the retrograde mindset all the way until Sept. 19. In other words, approach each and every day with Mercury Retrograde precautions. It will help you handle Mercury Retroshade and prevent the universe from royally kicking you in the butt.
Keep in mind that the most recent Mercury Retrograde was under detail-oriented Virgo. This will impact the type of precautions you need to take. Virgo is fussy and inflexible, but very organized. Remember these traits when dealing with this current shadow period.
Need a guide? Here are seven possible situations that retroshade may throw your way.