In 2021, Mercury will be retrograde three times. All three are air signs: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. The first retrograde of 2021 occurs in Aquarius from January 30 to February 20. Mercury seems to sail in reverse for the second time in 2021, from May 29 to June 22 in Gemini. The third and final phase of Mercury's retreat into darkness begins on September 28 in Libra and lasts until October 19. During this period, all communication with anyone living or working abroad should be avoided.
When Mercury is retrograding, it goes back over its path; therefore, each place it has been since it started moving forward again is called a retrograde station. At these points, observers can expect delays due to misunderstanding of instructions, lost papers, and other problems resulting from a lack of clarity in communications. However, the overall effect of a Mercury retrograde is more favorable than unfavorable.
The best time to make decisions regarding important projects is either before or after the full moon. If you plan to travel during Mercury's retrogrades, wait until after it has finished its third phase, which ends on October 19. Be careful when driving at night during these periods because many common tasks such as changing lanes or making turns are done without thinking. You may not see all obstacles in your path during Mercury's phases.
Mercury retrogrades are notorious for causing confusion when communicating by email, texting, or social media.
Dates of Mercury Retrograde in 2020: February 16-March 9. June 18 through July 12. August 15-September 11.
Mercury, the planet of communication and transportation, goes retrograde on April 17th and will remain so for the next three months. While a retrograde Mercury is easy to spot with its characteristic dark shadow when viewed from the Earth, it is not always visible from space. When Mercury goes retrograde, communications are disrupted, travel is difficult, and problems arise with machinery and electronics. However, these difficulties are usually only apparent for a few days or weeks at a time, allowing enough time to solve any issues that may have arisen.
Throughout history, people have used Mercury's retrogrades to their advantage. In ancient Greece, doctors would use the retrograde movement of Mercury as proof that someone was ill with plague or some other disease. Today, scientists use retrograde studies to learn more about our solar system and ourselves. For example, astronauts have used this knowledge to their benefit during space walks by avoiding touching equipment that cannot be touched.
The last time Mercury went into retrograde mode was in 2008. At that time, many popular blogs were launched and continued for several years after they had stopped publishing new material.
The final Mercury retrograde of 2020 happens in the sign of Scorpio from Tuesday, October 13 to Tuesday, November 3. Yes, Election Day falls on the last day of Mercury retrograde, and yes, Scorpio is a fiery sign, but this retrograde isn't all drama. There are some useful tips floating around online about how to handle finances during this time, and some other interesting topics such as housing markets and health care come up too.
Scorpios tend to be very private people who don't like attention, so they may not want to talk about their experiences with this retrograde. If you're lucky enough to know one, ask them about what's coming up for them personally during this time. Maybe they'll open up more about it then.
Mercury goes direct on November 4 at 12:38 AM EST. So now is a good time to finish up any important paperwork or tasks that have been putting off until later.
During Mercury retrogrades, our perception of reality is slightly altered because we see things through the lens of logic and reason instead of instantly. For example, when Mercury goes backward it is said to be in retrograde motion. But actually, everything is moving as normal but just less quickly than usual. This means that events will happen, objects will be lost, memories will be forgotten, etc. - all according to what is being told at the time.
Mercury is in retrograde (May 29 to June 22) This is the retrograde that you will most likely feel in June. Consider this: Mercury is the planet of communication, cognitive function, and reasoning, and Mercury controls over many aspects of your daily existence. When it enters a new sign, such as Pisces, which it does when it goes into retrograde mode, you may find yourself dealing with delays or problems communicating with others.
Your mind isn't just thinking; it's perceiving, understanding, and creating at the same time. Your brain processes information from your eyes, ears, skin, tongue, and nose, then stores it in memory cells called neurons. These neurons connect with each other like wires on an electrical circuit board, forming networks that control how you think and act. The more neurons you have, the smarter you are considered to be. There are about 100 billion neurons in your brain, so you're talking about a lot of connections!
Neurons communicate with each other using chemicals and messages are passed from neuron to neuron. Some chemicals can bind to receptors sites on other neurons, causing them to switch on or off which other neurons are allowed to transmit signals. Other chemicals can slip through receptor sites and attach themselves to other neurons, changing their shape or triggering them to release other hormones.
The final Mercury Retrograde of 2020 will conclude on Election Day. When a planet turns retrograde, we have the chance to reassess and rework the aspects of our lives that the planet governs. This planet is in charge of communication, transport, and technology. When it turns retrograde, it makes those aspects of our lives uncertain and chaotic. We need to be careful not to panic during these times or do anything impulsive.
The retrograde began on September 18 with a new moon in sensitive Jupiter. The planet of luck and opportunity has been moving downward since then, passing through Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. It will come full circle on October 9 when it enters Capricorn, where it will stay until April 2, 2021. During this time, it will be traveling fast (about 30 degrees per day) around the Sun.
Mercury goes retrograde at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 20. It will remain in retrograde mode until 10:16 a.m. on election day (Wednesday, November 5). During these times, we should take caution with communications (phones, emails), transportation, and technology. All things electronic may not work as expected, so make sure you know how to fix them if something breaks.
In addition, Mercury goes retrograde more slowly as it approaches its home position in Capricorn.
Essentially, the impacts of Mercury retrograde begin approximately two weeks before the planet seems to travel backward from the earth, and the clean-up process continues for up to two weeks after the retrograde finishes. During a Mercury retrograde, we must exercise utmost caution with our vocabulary. Words have power and when used properly can be effective tools for reasoning and thinking; but if not used properly they can be harmful instruments for distracting us from what matters most in our lives.
The effects of this cosmic alignment will be felt on every level, from personal to global, giving rise to an uncertain future filled with confusion and uncertainty. During this time, we should use reason and logic to navigate these changes rather than just reacting to them.
Mercury retrograde is one of many factors that can cause chaos in our daily lives. Other examples include the Sun and Mars being in opposition, which can lead to quarrels and battles with others; Jupiter moving out of its cozy orbit around Earth and entering a new one with Pluto; or even just regular old cold weather on top of everything else. Try to remain calm and collected during this period because it will help you deal with whatever comes your way.
In conclusion, Mercury retrograde is one of those things that cannot be avoided. However, we can choose how we react to it by using our minds instead of our emotions.