Is Mercury Retrograde the perfect time to sign a contract you don’t want to sign?
My grandparents both passed away in 2020 and my uncle and I are the only next of kin. I trust him about as far as I can throw him (long, illustrious history as to why) but I was sent a legal document (by him) asking me to assign him as the Personal Representative for their estate.
I spoke to 2 different lawyers to get advice on all of the possible options. I CAN request a hearing to show proof that he is not trustworthy or capable of being fair in the decision making process, and to appoint myself as PR, but because I live out of state, I would also need to submit to a financial review (which I already know I won’t pass) and pay a very large amount of money as “collateral” (which I can’t afford).
The biggest asset (that I know of) is their house and there is some debt as well, so he might not have a lot to gain (as far as I’m aware) but we won’t know any of these important details until the probate is opened and that cannot happen until there is a PR assigned.
I’ve always read that if you sign a contract during Merc RX, there’s a good chance it will have to be re-done, re-visited, tweaked or could even become invalid or void.
So..... my logic is this; I’m wondering if I were to sign over the PR to him now, during this current Merc RX, maybe it could be in MY better interest? In case he does try to pull some funny business? Maybe the universe would course-correct any ill-intentioned moves has has planned? Or something within that realm? I could also be grasping at straws and completely delusional. (I have a lot of Neptune)
I think I also have the option to wait until after the RX to sign, and of course, there’s always the possibility that no matter what I do, his slippery-ness could win, AND maybe he won’t even try to do anything sneaky, and it could come back on me? I may be over-thinking a bit....(Gem/Jupiter Sun).
There are some very intriguing and compelling reasons why I’m putting so much thought and, I guess, over-thought, into this. Reasons that may help to choose which option may be better, but I’m Taurus Mercury, so it usually takes me a while to tell/explain things, especially in this format. (If anyone is curious, I will try my best ?)
Sooooo..... does anyone else have any similar experiences or even any theories on the Mercury RX/contract thing?
Many thanks ??
I don't know, but this sounds like a fun experiment. I'd try it. You might want to wait until a void-of-course moon as well, for a double whammy.
I like space-cadet's idea as well. I was hoping someone with expertise might weigh in and maybe they still will. But I'll add this, just for your peace of mind. ..
Your uncle will have to account for everything. Every cent. I don't know that it's that easy to cheat.
Try not to torture yourself over this. It's actually quite stressful to manage settling an estate. What he'd like to do and what he can do are two separate things.
The affect any degree of any transiting planet, retro or direct, to our charts is noted if it is within orb of a natal planet, and the type of aspect and how it ties into the rest of the natal chart along with the whole sky chart for the date in question. The fact it is retro is that the degrees last longer and can aspect the natal more than once during that period, depending on the retro planet. See how the transiting Mercury aspects your natal chart, if at all, and how your own Mercury cycle plays out in your natal which would have more of an affect on a decision to sign something or not.
I have some experience with this, though I'm no lawyer. A personal representative or executor would receive something like 2-5% of any proceeds more than you would get when the estate is settled.
There is a good amount of work involved in handling an estate and it would be tough for you living out of state to be involved in that process. You would have to look at/resolve all their debts, sell their assets, get the house ready for sale and keep track of expenses, etc. There is a lot of busy work.
If you don't trust your uncle now, you might not be happy with how he handles it unless he includes you in the process. Another option would be for you to let an estate lawyer handle it all. They take care of all the details and might be worth their money. I worked with trust and estate lawyers for many years. Their expertise can save you a lot of aggravation and they are probably more trustworthy than your uncle.
I would wait until Mercury in Retrograde is over before I would sign anything. Why chance it?
Years ago my cousin passed away and my sister was the executor of his estate. He had quite a few assets, but I didn't agree with some things she did and think I was cheated for some of the work I did on the estate. I let it go, but be prepared if you have a family member handle something like this.