This is rather an important question and kind of a follow-up to something else I posted in a way.
I have a court case coming up next right, smack dab at the beginning cycle of Mercury Retrograde which begins on March 22. Some magical work has already been done well before the court date in the past two months so in that sense the ball is rolling. However, I have some additional work that was planned for Thursday since I am dealing with a legal matter.
Because of Mercury Retrograde, I am thinking about casting the spell tomorrow, 2 days before the actual retrograde begins.
My question is this. Does the actual effects or influence of Mercury Retrograde begin to build up before MR is in full effect on March 22? Can I cast without concern tomorrow before the retrograde?
I also intended to cast a prosperity spell this week as well. Can it be cast one day before Mercury Retrograde without any concerns?
Mercury being in retrograde is simply supposed to represent a time of more difficult communication. That is, time to slow down and take a second, careful look. It is not a time of difficulty for people in a certain position; it is a time of difficult communication for everyone.
One very good thing about lawyers, is that they are masters of communication. So take heart in that regard. Yes, some sources advise not to go to court during that time because of the more difficult communication, but you could rely on success and confidence spells, crystals if that's your thing (such as carrying a worry stone in your pocket), and the like.
If things seem tipped against you, you might pray or cast a spell in the mindset that your careful work will bring you ahead, and that there will be some oversight or rush on the side of the opposition, and retrograde Mercury will cause them to stumble in their communication, in your favor.
The most specific thing to consider about Mercury's being in a retrograde cycle is where on your Zodiac chart it falls at that time, such as in which of your houses. There may be a greater deficit in communication in that area of your life. But again, it is not a terrible omen. It is more about increasing care, and double-checking everything.
Thank you so much for your response. Court matters are about paperwork and communication. Hopefully the "communication" issue will be more on the other side of the legal aisle during that time. In terms of the court date, I had little choice in selecting the date since it is set by the courts.