Run For Cover! Mercury Is In Retrograde

If you are into astrology and the stars being aligned, this article is for you. If you didn't know already Mercury is in retrograde! and things are about to go haywire! The first full Mercury Retrograde of 2017 started April 9th and will end on May 3rd. If you haven't noticed things haven't been going as planned, everything seems to be falling apart with communicating. Welp! it's all because of Mercury being in retrograde meaning, sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion. I hope that makes sense! This happens several times a year, where Mercury is going backwards. 


Astrologers believe that when Mercury is in retrograde, it can affect a lot of people causing havoc with relationships. They say that the closest planet to the sun rules all kind of communication and when it is in a resting state, chaos can ensue.

Here is a list for you to keep track of the retrograde periods coming up. 

Mercury Retrograde Periods from 2016 to 2020


January 5 – January 25, 2016 in Aquarius, ends in earth-sign Capricorn

April 28 – May 22, 2016 in earth-sign Taurus

August 30 – September 22, 2016 in earth-sign Virgo

Dec 19 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 in earth-sign Capricorn, ends in fire-sign Sagittarius


Dec 19, 2016 to Jan 8, 2017 earth-sign Capricorn, to fire-sign Sagittarius

April 9 – May 3, 2017 earth-sign Taurus, to fire-sign Aries

August 12 – Sept 5, 2017 in earth-sign Virgo, ends in fire-sign Leo

December 3 – December 22, 2017 in fire-sign Sagittarius


March 22 – April 15, 2018 in fire-sign Aries

July 26 – August 18, 2018 in fire-sign Leo water-sign Scorpio

November 16 – December 6 in fire sign Sagittarius, ends water sign Scorpio


March 5 – 28, 2019 in water-sign Pisces

July 7 – 31, 2019 starts in fire-sign Leo, ends in water-sign Cancer

October 31 – November 20, 2019 in water-sign Scorpio


February 18 – March 9, 2020 in water-sign Pisces, ends in air-sign Aquarius

June 17 – July 12, 2020 in water-sign Cancer

October 13 – November 3, 2020 in water-sign Scorpio, ends in air-sign Libra

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