Mercury Retrograde Dates 2019

When Will Mercury Next Be in Retrograde?

March 5, 2019
Mercury-retrograde

Find out when Mercury will be in retrograde motion in 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of Mercury Retrograde and how it may influence your life.

What is “Mercury Retrograde”?

According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. Due to the way our planet’s orbit interacts with the orbits of the other planets, they might sometimes appear to be traveling backward through the night sky with respect to the zodiac. This is, in fact, an illusion, which we call apparent retrograde motion.

Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards. These times in particular were traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration. Think email blunders and frazzled travel plans.

However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. It’s said that intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2019

In 2019, Mercury will be in retrograde three times during the date ranges of:

  • March 5 to 28
  • July 7 to August 2
  • October 31 to November 20

What to Do When Mercury is Retrograde

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such.

So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Double check your email responses, check in with reservations before you take that trip. 

Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions. 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, this is a good 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. Mercury retrograde can be an excellent time to take a step back and reanalyze who you are and what you are doing—but do refrain from making any drastic changes until after retrograde has ended.

Mercury and You

The type of influence you feel depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs Earth is in when Mercury goes retrograde.

What’s your Zodiac Sign? See here: “Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs.”

Learn more about zodiac sign profiles in general and check out our monthly horoscopes. Make sure that your gardening does not go awry when Mercury is in retrograde by reading your zodiac profile for gardening.

Source: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac

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your concern with Mercury going retrograde in Aug 2017

Hi Natz...I have been a reader for nearly 30 yrs & having done much research ( as well as doing readings) & checking out to see how it all works I would love to share what I believe. Some of what I wish to share with you is from a very interesting man many years ago.
Please relax Natz as ''fear of " can certainly be exausting. I believe Astrology can be very interesting if you study the main factors. It is easier to break it down yourself without using a book to work with as the book is not necessary, it just fills you up with useless information.Although it is a very complicated business it is better to work in general than in great detail. My thoughts at this time are that health is dependent on magnetics or vibration. So therefore maybe understand that astrology has nothing to do with the planets, but of the gravitational magnetic force. I might be wrong but it depends on the magnetics. One of the strongest planets is earth because it has a balance.Maybe time of birth is not as important as that of the time of our conception....isn't that interesting:-) After 30 years of searching for my own truth on all of this I have found alot of confusion.
My personal interest is powers of the mind Natz....please relax & just be in the now & see what interestingly wonderful changes occur around you.I feel you are entering a whole change of your persona Natz. Sometimes our eyes and ears can deceive us....is that not true.
Good luck & go well Natz wherever you are on the planet.
Regards
Alaine

House Move & Getting Married

So as it goes, I'm usually head straight and focused

This year I'm getting married (September) and I have just moved house (April)

It took to the 11th hour to get the contract signed off we moved on the 15th April and I have been feeling so unsettled.

I seem to be bickering with my better half on the small things.
I have lost my passport the first time in 30 plus years which has caused me to postpone my holiday.
I had a awful argument with a relative about invitations to my wedding, she dragged up past grievance (its been festering in our relationship over the years and I guess we needed to have that discussion!!), however, think we have managed to clear the air.

My florist told me she was unable to do my flowers...so had to find an alternative.

I feel constantly exhausted, everything that needs doing is a chore and takes ages.
I'm glad it's all over.

Why are you blaming Mercury Retrograde?

Applied knowledge is power.

MR

I have come to expect long lost friends and lovers to show up when Mercury is retro. This retro a woman whom I would consider an important relationship that went off the tracks returned in my life. Unrequited lover begins texting. And the best of all, I sent a letter to an old address (25 years past)at Christmas time wishing my former landlord all the best in hoping it reached her and low and behold she received it during this MR! Writing me back a glorious letter of good cheer. i think MR's can be a time of unexpected communications and also a time when presented with a difficult or unpleasant occurrence, the wits to figure it out and get on with your day. ✨

this retrograde sucks!!!

broken car window stolen skateboard... torn acl ,mcl. broken phone, friend possibly died/missing..nearly broke up with girlfriend.. all in the past 3 weeks

UGH!!!

The worst Mercury Retrograde EVER!! Can't wait for it to be over.

Yes! I agree. This one has

Yes! I agree. This one has been awful. Communication has been the absolute worst. People don't reply, didn't get my communication, mistakes on important documents.

i cant wait til its over

I CANT WAIT TIL MAY 3RD !!!! Legit gonna pop champange, me n the guy i like always have it rough when it happens like ugggghhh

Friendship that is more

Of course MR has to be now. Both of my parents have passed this year, and when my father passed, my best friend, that happens to be of the other sex, was the only one with me. This was on 3/22, and since then I have been falling harder and harder for her. We have been best friends for 5+ years. I don't want to ruin the friendship that we have, it's just the guys she is seeing are pathetic, we have never had a fight, or miscommunication until the last two weeks. I feel I need to talk to her about our relationship, and I want to take it to the next level because she is consuming my mind. I don't know how to approach it without it not going well. But I do a lot for her, and don't want to hurt her or disrupt her life in any way. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

You should tell her how you feel...

There is a possibility she feels the same. I would wait until after Mercury retrograde, it is stationary for about a week so anytime after the 10th of May. I would spend this time formulating a plan of how you are going to bring it up but she deserves to know the truth,truth works everytime. If she doesn't feel the same then at least you will know and there is the possibility that she hasn't looked at you in that way, but might.Friendship turns into love a lot since that is really the best place to start. Good Luck to both of you and I will be holding good thoughts for the best possible outcome! Also my deepest sympathy in regards to the loss of your parents, how sad to lose them both so close together.

Friggin Mercury retrograde!!

Always been a skeptic but looks like the planets are trying to force me to believe in the effects of Mercury retrograde. Been waiting on feedback for two financial proposals that were due last week...nothing. Miscommunications between my colleagues and me are piling up, threatening payroll and everyone's holidays. Today, my home burglar alarm goes off for no reason, the ATM eats checks and shuts down (!) such that the bank needs to investigate and tie up our finances further. Just out of curiousity I checked and yep, Mercury is retrograde through 12/31. Arrrrggghhhh!!

My hot water heater crapped out.

My Hot water heater crapped out.

water heater

Wow that is amazing me to, May 6th just 3 days after mercury retrograde ends. I wonder if Mercury was retro on a water sign?

MR Birthday?

Can someone please tell me if Mercury was RG on April 30, 1980? I do not have a specific time, sorry.

Retrogrde April 30 1980

NO Mercury was Direct the entire monthe of April and May of 1980. However there are other planets that go retrograde that can cause us some SERIOUS upheaval... SH__T! AND they can last 6 months. Its very interesting. At least we have something to blame it on rather than us going crazy.

What other planets that can cause us some serious upheaval

However there are other planets that go retrograde that can cause us some SERIOUS upheaval... SH__T! AND they can last 6 months

Like to know more!!!

Please Advise.
Darlene

Worst decision ever

Daughter decided to meet with me and sister regarding some family issues. Worst decision ever Mercury retrograde working at its best

Mercury in retrograde is the worst

Just today: blinker on the car went out. debit card wouldn't work at the store, watch broke, cellphone battery died even though I charged it not an hour before, plant leaked all over the floor and stained the carpet, the next page on this website came up unavailable. HATE MERCURY IN RETROGRADE!! Someone make it stop!!!

Mercury

What does all this mean?

I hate Mercury Retro! Just

I hate Mercury Retro! Just realized this morning that it must be Merc Retro again because of all the hassles with appointments and purchases. Looked it up and sure enough! Mercury's retro til 5/22. Sheesh! No wonder nothing I've bought lately works and communication/dates with friends have been so annoying and troublesome!

mercury retrograde

i have a question if some 1 got engaged on 28 January 2016 and now getting married on 28th may i dont fin it ok

Career

Hi I am aries and wanted to know about my career.

zodiac gemini

Born, 31 May 1968

what days is gemini in retrograde in 2016

Please send ASAP need to make a big decission

Gemini Retrograde in 2016 or ever

Dear R - Maybe someone already answered this, but only PLANETS ever go retrograde (apparent backwards motion). The Sun and the Moon are often spoken of as planets, but in truth they aren't: The Sun is a star, and the Moon is our own natural satellite. Neither ever goes retrograde.
And Gemini is a constellation, and constellations NEVER go retrograde.
I hope all's is good!
Renna (author of "Planets for Pagans")

Soulmate

I am a Libra with Libra/Scorpio Asc Moon inTaurus.. triple venus factor :) I believe I have met my soulmate but have not physically met him. We plan to meet after retrograde. He is a Sagittarius...we both feel we are both genuine.. amazing calmness is what I feel from him.

Back Iowa :

Where I look to find a place in Iowa ? I will leave Florida. I like a small farm. Who is my mate Soul?
Patricia,70.

There is a time for everything

Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time for finishing up old projects...it is the time for completion...there is a time to harvest and a time to sow...it's not the harvest time...or technical time...it's completion time. Just work with the cycles, do not fear them.

So THE TRUTH IS...

According to NASA, this is all made up. Mars is actually the planet that goes into retrograde. This is false and astrologically speaking, you should live your lives and make the decisions that seem best to you.

Truth?

All planets retrograde. It's the appearance of the planet, in the sky, seeming to be traveling backwards relative to the earth. The planet in retrograde is on the opposite side of the orbit from us, still revolving around the sun in the same direction, it just *looks* like it's going backwards across the sky. Mercury does it more often because of the number of times it goes around the sun vs. the number of times we go around the sun. But all planets retrograde.

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