Retrograde Mercury and British General Elections of June 8, 2017
On the day when the snap elections were announced, the 18th of April, Mercury was retrograde. Interestingly, the wording of the announcement carried the symbolism of retrograde motion: Mrs May mentioned that she was against the idea of such elections in the past, but now she changed her mind. Which is totally understandable, this is exactly what retrograde Mercury does to us: it causes us to change our minds. The problem was that she made a major, very important for the distant future decision when Mercury was retrograde. That's the worst thing she could do at that time.
The basic rules for retrograde Mercury are:
- Explore different ideas, even the strangest ones, but do not commit yourself to any of them.
- If something is going very well when Mercury is retrograde, chances are the luck will reverse soon. The opposite is true too.
Also, notice that the biggest factual blunder of the Conservatives was their manifesto. A document, a message. Don't play with Mercury if you don't know the rules.
This is how the general ignorance of the very basics of astrology can backfire.