We are all influenced when Mercury is in retrograde. Here are retrograde dates for 2015.
When Mercury is Retrograde
Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion.
Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards for about three weeks. This time was traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration.
Perhaps Mercury's retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.
About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You can't stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and miscommunication.
Some people blame Mercury retrograde for "bad" things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and review where you put your energy in your life. For example if family and faith are important to you, are you putting your energies there or just overextended in other areas? Take a moment to reflect.
2015 Retrograde Dates
In 2015, Mercury will be retrograde during:
- January 21 – February 11
- May 19 – June 11
- September 17 – October 9
Mercury and You
The type of influence depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs the planet is in when Mercury goes retrograde.
What's your Zodiac Sign? Click here for "Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs."