Mercury is usually retrograde in the solar return chart every six years.
When Mercury is retrograde in Solar Return, it is time to be introspective, especially about those things related to Mercury's house placement.
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You should be doing a lot of your own thinking and learning rather than depending on others. Integrate previously acquired information into your own individualized mindset.
Think of your mind as an over-loaded cabinet or closet seriously in need of filing and organization. It is time to process. You probably already know everything you need to know to handle a certain life situation. And if you Need to know your Future, Ask me 1 free Question ✍(◔◡◔) INFO@ASTROSIGNATURE.COM
If you continue to depend on others for advice, you will find conversations meaningless within the context of your own intellectual needs and experience. Be aware that your mental processes are not very receptive to new information at this time. Your mind is like a cup that is filled to the brim. Any additional knowledge spills over and is lost. Work toward integrating what you already know.
You can experience this retrogradation as a certainty that you know you are right and only you can make the best decisions concerning your own future.
What others tell you might clash with what you already know and you could tend to disregard their comments. You may be right, but the danger is that you may be wrong. You can be so in tune with your own thoughts that you are totally on the mark then again, you might be totally off the beam. Take the time to reorganize information by focusing inward. You might find that your own opinions, thoughts, and decisions truly work best for you. But be aware of the feedback others give you, which may be particularly valuable if you have missed the mark
Secretiveness is also associated with Mercury retrograde in Solar Return. There is a tendency to withhold information and sometimes lie. Generally, there are two major reasons for doing this: one is that you really do have secrets which need to be kept; the other is that expressing your opinions or thoughts openly causes tension in your relationships.
Retrograde Mercury is associated with biting your tongue and swallowing your own words in order to keep the peace. Your true opinions may not emerge until the start of the next solar return.
This time is excellent for putting your thoughts down on paper and writing original material. You will be able to see things differently when your thoughts are written down and this is a good way to get organized. Old opinions and beliefs may be outdated, so you need to reassess your thinking, reformulate ideas, and shed new light on a subject area.
Transit of MARS Sextile to Mercury - Transit to natal aspect in the Sky.
- You have a lot of mental energy and are eager to "attack" intellectual or conceptual problems. You are likely to come up with a clever solution or a very workable plan,...[...]
Do not pay attention to retrograde outer planets in the solar return. There is about a 50/50 chance that the outer planets will be retrograde since they are each retrograde for almost six months out of the year. Generally, if an outer planet is positioned ninety degrees or more after your Sun's zodiacal placement, and not less than ninety degrees before your Sun's placement, it will be retrograde. Half of the population will have a retrograde Pluto in their solar returns this year.
Some individuals will have Pluto retrograde in their solar return charts throughout their entire lifetime. Therefore, consider the retrogradation of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto meaningless in the broad context of solar return interpretation.
The interpretation of retrograde Mercury, Venus, and Mars, however, is very important.