The Last Mercury Retrograde of 2017 ~ Reflections

Mercury retrograde is known for being responsible for miscommunication, relationship troubles, and travel disasters — all things you definitely don’t want to deal with during the holiday season. So, do you need to start stressing out about one more thing this December? As it turns out, maybe not. Mercury retrograde might be happening during the holiday season, but this year, it may not be as bad as one would think — not as bad as last year, that’s for sure! Mercury retrograde is supposed to have the worst side effects during the beginning of the month. Since it starts Dec. 3 and ends Dec. 22, the worst of it should happen before the holidays officially begin. Another thing saving us? The December supermoon. The timing of this particular Mercury retrograde might actually be kind of… a good thing? This December, Mercury retrograde starts the same day as the Gemini-centric December Full Moon (which is a supermoon this year) and ends around the same time as the Winter Solstice.