Mercury Retrograde

Definition of Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde is a transit in which the planet Mercury slows to a point that it appears to move backwards.

All planets in the Universe are in motion, all of the time — some moving forward at a normal speed, and some moving slowly, giving them the impression of backwards (or retrograde) movement. Planets moving forward are considered “Direct”. When a planet is retrograde, all of the life themes that it rules slow down as well.

Mercury rules the themes of communication, transportation, messages, short journeys, higher level thinking and all gadgets and devices that run these parts of our lives. So if you ever wondered why your computer crashed, your cell signal went down or your car wouldn’t start, now you know — that’s Mercury having some fun with you.

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Composite Chart

A composite chart is the study of the relationship between two people. It's the point where two birth charts come together as one singular chart. It's based on the date, time, and place of birth of the two persons involved, and it represents an astrology chart of the dynamics between them. A relationship synastry chart examines how well you're going to get along based on an in-depth comparison of each planet in both charts. A composite chart takes the energy of the relationship and gives it its own persona, if you like, examining how it's likely to act and evolve. While a relationship synastry chart looks at compatibility, a composite chart looks more at the karma and the destiny of a particular pairing. 

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