Mercury Retrograde Horoscopes – May 10, 2022
If you feel like you’re speaking a different language than your bestie or S.O., your emails are getting lost in the abyss, a new client is ghosting you all of a sudden, or your devices have never been glitchier, you’re undoubtedly feeling the effects of the second Mercury retrograde of 2022.
From May 10 to June 3, Mercury — aptly nicknamed the trickster planet — will officially move backward, but even in its pre-retrograde shadow or storm phase, it can throw a wrench in communication, transportation, and technology. From May 10 to 22, it moves back through the early degrees of mutable air sign Gemini, and from the 22nd to June 3, it’ll be back in fixed earth sign Taurus.
A brief rundown on what Mercury retrograde even means: Three or four times a year, the planet that oversees communication, transportation, and technology appears to move backward from our vantage point on Earth for three weeks. The slowdown and backup tend to delay or curtail progress on all of the aspects of life that the messenger planet rules. But it’s also about taking all of that mental energy we often expend out in the world and turning inward, spending time reflecting, revising, and rethinking whatever it is we’ve been training our brains on for the past several months.