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What’s a Mercury Retrograde?

In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication. It rules over all forms of communication, travel, technology, and planning. The state of Mercury at any given time ultimately has a big effect on how such things are processed and expressed both individually and collectively. As traders, Mercury's state plays a huge role in our day to day lives since the financial market movement is quite literally based on communication, travel, technology, and planning.

When Mercury's state is in retrograde, meaning the areas of life it rules over are not functioning as usual, we must temporarily re-consider our approach to the financial markets. During this time, things can feel chaotic, unexpected, and frustrating. In general, we recommend NOT trading during a Mercury Retrograde, but if you insist, this article addresses some things to look out for as well as some tips and tricks to make the most out of this volatile time in the markets.

Technical Analysis

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but our most precious and coveted approach to financial market analysis can quickly become our biggest enemy and deceiver during a Mercury retrograde. Supports, resistances, trend lines, and EMAs all tend to see fake outs.


In general, we should prepare for volatility when we know a Mercury retrograde is approaching. We should pay special attention to the periods of time right before Mercury's station retrograde and right after Mercury's station direct.

Tips & Tricks

  • In general, you should trade with a different set of rules during a Mercury retrograde than usual. I'd suggest creating a trading plan specifically for Mercury retrogrades. Just don't create your plan during a Mercury retrograde... 

  • Where you trade should be left as is. Do not make any changes, even cosmetic changes close to or during a Mercury retrograde.

  • Utilize Eso-Meta Analysis

  • Exit trades based on times, not price levels.

  • Have a backup power supply

  • Do not welcome visitors, repairmen, or anybody out of the ordinary into your trading space.

  • Consider the pre-shadow and post-shadow periods. 

The Best Trading Strategy for Mercury Retrogrades​

I've found that the best trading strategy during Mercury retrogrades tends to be Eso-Meta Analysis. This is a trading strategy that incorporates technical, fundamental, and extra-sensory techniques such as astrology and tarot in order to forecast the financial markets with extremely high levels of accuracy. Even just considering Mercury retrograde when you're trading means you're already using this highly reliable strategy and it would be worth it to learn more about how you can use this strategy to your advantage. The "Tarot For Traders" e-Book written by master trader and world class psychic Kapproveb is an excellent resource and is available for pre-order now.

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