Mercury Retrograde-A Major One

Mercury Retrograde-A Major One

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Mercury Retrograde is one of the most influential retrogrades of all time. For people who are very much familiar with astrology might hear this term “Mercury Retrograde” before but for the people who are not, they might actually wonder “What is this all about?”

Among all planetary aspects, this event gains most of the attention of the readers as this is one of those few phenomena which affects all the zodiacs in a uniform way.

Once you start paying attention to the things happening around you and in your life during this phase, you realize the importance of this phenomenon. This phenomenon happens three to four times a year.

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Three or Four times a year, the first planet of our solar system, Mercury, is said to retrograde which means that the planet moves in the opposite direction to the planet Earth.

The exact thing happens when Earth passes Mercury in the orbit around the sun.

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Does Mercury actually retrograde?

The answer is no. The planet just starts moving slower than the Earth which gives the illusion of it moving in the opposite direction. As it is situated very close to the sun, it has a small orbit.

Now if you are traveling in a vehicle, and if another vehicle comes from the same direction and speed pass you, you will know that it is going faster than you.

But if the same vehicle slows down after crossing you and you pass them, will you not get the illusion of it going in the opposite direction?

The same happens in case if Mercury Retrograde. The speed of the Mercury revolving around the Sun just slows down and people get the effect that it is going in the opposite direction.

Do you want to know when your zodiac experienced or will experience Mercury Retrograde? Keeping a track of these periods will help you to increase your productivity and get rid of at least some frustration they can bring to you.

Mercury Retrograde Dates-

Here go the dates of the Mercury Retrograde periods from 2016 till 2025-

Mercury Retrograde In 2016-

  •  January 5- 25, 2016: in Aquarius, ends in Capricorn.
  •  April 28 – May 22, 2016: in Taurus
  •  August 30 – September 22, 2016: in Virgo
  • April 28 – May 22, 2016: in Taurus
  • August 30 – September 22, 2016: in Virgo
  • December 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017: in Capricorn, ends in Sagittarius.

Mercury Retrograde In 2017-

  •  December 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017: in Capricorn, ends in Sagittarius.
  •  April 9 – May 3, 2017 : in Taurus, ends in Aries
  •  August 12 – September 5, 2017 : in Virgo, ends in Leo
  •  December 3 – 22, 2017 : in Sagittarius
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Mercury Retrograde In 2018-

  •  March 22 – April 15, 2018 : in Aries
  •  July 26 – August 18, 2018 : in Leo, ends in Scorpio
  •  November 16 – December 6, 2018 : in Sagittarius, ends in Scorpio

In 2019-

  •  March 5- 28, 2019 : in Pieces
  •  July 7- 30, 2019 : in Leo, ends in Cancer
  •  October 31 – November 20, 2019 : in Scorpio

In 2020-

  •  February 18 – March 9, 2020 : in Pieces, ends in Aquarius
  •  June 17 – July 12, 2020 : in Cancer
  •  October 13 – November 3, 2020 : in Scorpio, ends in Libra

In 2021-

  •  January 30 – February 20, 2021 : in Aquarius
  •  May 29 – June 22, 2021 : in Gemini
  •  September 27 – October 18, 2021 : in Libra

In 2022-

  •  January 14 – February 3, 2022 : in Aquarius, ends in Capricorn
  •  May 10 – June 2, 2022 : in Gemini, ends in Taurus
  •  September 9 – October 2, 2022 : in Libra, ends in Virgo
  •  December 29, 2022 – January 18, 2023 : in Capricorn

In 2023-

  •  April 21 – May 14, 2023 : in Taurus
  •  August 23 – September 15, 2023 : in Virgo
  •  December 13, 2023 – January 1, 2024 : in Sagittarius

In 2024-

  •   April 1- 25, 2024 : in Aries
  •  August 4- 28, 2024 : in Leo
  •  November 25 – December 15, 2024 : in Sagittarius

In 2025-

  • March 24 – April 7, 2025 : in Aries, ends in Pieces
  •  July 17 – August 11, 2025 : in Leo
  •  November 9- 29, 2025 : in Sagittarius, ends in Scorpio.

How Mercury Retrograde affect zodiacs ?

The effect of the Mercury Retrograde on the zodiacs are very prominent.

The people of the affected zodiacs become very frustrated and paranoid for no apparent reason. They become very tired, grumpy and easily agitated. They become very aggressive.

Nothing goes right during this phase and people lose hope and get demotivated. Breakups in relationships take place. It is said and believed that you should never start a new something during this phase as it always turns out to be a bad fit.

For example, if you are joining a new job, don’t do in during this phase. If you’re starting a new project, better avoid stating it during this phase. Though something which has started before this phase can be continued.

Most people blame this phase for their unsuccessful work. Did you start any work during this phase? Well if it turns out bad, better blame on the Mercury Retrograde than on yourself.

You might also like to read about Mercury Retrograde 2019 to know about its effects on an individual.

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