What happens after Mercury retrograde? The Mercury shadow period takes place two weeks before and two weeks after the actual retrograde. If you’re feeling a bit off before the planet actually starts to move backwards, now you know why! Overall, pre-Mercury retrograde, the planet slows down; post-Mercury retrograde, it speeds up.
What is the shadow period after Mercury retrograde? Each Mercury retrograde comes with a “shadow” period in the two weeks before and after the planet’s backspin, so it’s in your best interest to keep your wits about you in the coming weeks.
Do things go back to normal after the retrograde? Retrogrades are times of retracing your steps and learning from your mistakes. When they end, things aren’t meant to go back to normal. Instead, it’s about moving forward, embracing changes, and focusing on expansion.
Do relationships come back after Mercury retrograde? “Mercury retrograde is bringing the past forward, and back to us, including past relationships,” Potter says. “I find that it’s usually when something is unfinished that it comes back. So a past fling with unfinished business might reach out because they’ve been thinking about you, or miss you.”