Astrology Secrets Revealed by ERIC FRANCIS

Star-Crossed Lovers in a Mercury Retrograde


June 4, 2004


Dear Eric:


I have a question I for you. Can two people who met each other during a Mercury Retrograde (on May 10, 2003) and have turned out to truly be star-crossed lovers (it's very much love-hate), ever fight their way past the stars to being happy?


June, Brighton



Dear June,


A lot of good things happen during Mercury retrograde. And plenty that could go wrong works out just fine. Yes it can also be challenging, but I would not want to make any predictions just based on Mercury retrograde.


Yet this condition (which happens three times a year) comes with certain messages. One of those messages is to be a devoted communicator. Communication begins with "co" which means it's something done together. Good communicators are always good listeners. I would dare to say most relationships could stand some improvements in this regard; one good listener can save the relationship. I suggest you set the example by being an excellent listener and really hearing what your partner has to say.


However, I am concerned about the "love-hate" quality you describe. There is more to this picture than Mercury retrograde. You both may be caught up in unresolved past issues that have nothing to do with one another. And while the circumstances may well be described by astrology, you need to ask yourself whether this is your idea of a fulfilling relationship. The listening you need to do may well be to yourself.