When selecting a fortunate date for a wedding, people often ask me if it is unfavorable to get married during a Mercury retrograde. The planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year, and now Mercury is retrograde in Cancer from June 26 through July 20. The final Mercury retrograde in 2013 will be in Scorpio from October 21 through November 10.
It’s fine to get married during a Mercury retrograde because love and marriage are not particularly mercurial. But if people are traveling to your wedding during a Mercury retrograde cycle, consider adding an extra day for travel. Make sure that no one flies or drives on the day of the wedding, but instead arrives a day early to avoid Mercury retrograde problems such as flight delays, lost luggage, driving hours out of your way, or here in the the Bay Area where most weddings are in the wine country — showing up at the wrong winery!
Yesterday on the day of the Mercury retrograde was the defeat of DOMA (defense of marriage act) and of Proposition 8 (Prop hate). Finally gay liberation won! So if planning a wedding or getting married during this June and July Mercury retrograde take the time to be very thorough, don’t get upset if details are miscommunicated like the type of flowers or clothing measurements, and especially double check travel details to and from your wedding destination. Good luck!