Mercury going retrograde on February 6, 2014 might threaten to throw your love life into disarray. Confusion and indecisiveness may plague your relationships, especially if they are new. Follow the suggestions given below to steer clear of Mercury's way, and if somehow you cannot, thwart any adversaries with these simple yet effective combat strategies.
Don't Date Someone New
Mercury is the planet of communication and intelligence and when it goes retrograde there is a major change in the way we think and process thoughts. We are susceptible to misjudging people and similarly others may misjudge us. Thus, entering a new relationship at this time is a very bad idea.
Combat Strategy: While it is definitely not advisable to enter a new relationship during Mercury retrograde, you cannot just ignore if the guy/girl of your dreams walks into your life and is vying for your attention. Here's the solution - even if it may seem impossible, try not to act too desperate. Go on a date, but keep the communication simple and minimal. Do not discuss anything personal and remember no discussions about your exes. Maintain distance. Think twice before saying anything.
Do Not Get Married
New endeavours tend to hit an impasse when Mercury is in retrograde and getting married is no exception. You may be deeply and madly in love with your beloved, but as has been proved many a times, you may not have the happily ever after that you had been wishing for, at least not with your current partner. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds got married during Mercury retrograde and sadly but expectedly their relationship ended in a divorce two years later.
Combat Strategy: Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do. Postponing your marriage to a later date (preferably, after March 21) would be your best bet.
Avoid Romantic Getaways
There could be last minute glitches that may jeopardize your travel plans. Worse, you may end up having a fight. But what is worst is that your relationship may end. You can never be sure of what may happen the next moment when Mercury is in retrograde.
Combat Strategy: If your partner has already planned a trip, refusing to go along will definitely not please them. So, here's what you can do. Plan everything in advance and make sure you take everything that you may need along with you. Book the hotel in advance, avoid going to remote and distant locations, rec-confirm the tickets and you will be fine. If you have made all the reservations before the 6th of February, you can expect a fairly problem free trip.
Do Not End a Relationship
Ending a relationship is an emotionally taxing experience and with your skewed sense of judgment, courtesy of the retrograding Mercury, there is every possibility that things may take an ugly turn.
Combat Strategy: If you are in a stifling relationship that has taken a toll on your life, you must end it right away. However, signing papers for divorce is best avoided during this period. Mercury turns direct on February 27. You may go ahead with the divorce once the retrograde period ends. But do not end a relationship over petty arguments that you might have been having only recently. Take a break. Spend some time with your friends but do NOT utter the words 'Break Up'. You could be making a huge mistake and perhaps you know it too. On the contrary, this is a good time to fix any old issues and rekindle the love in your relationship. Also, if things between you and ex had not worked out before, but you still have feelings for them, use this period to get back and give this relationship a chance.