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Understanding Mercury Retrograde In Different Signs

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Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde affects individuals in different ways depending on various aspects of their birth chart and positions of planets in the 12 zodiac signs and houses during the time of the retrograde. Know more about Mercury Retrograde in signs in 2017, 2016, 2017.

This illusionary motion of planet Mercury in your horoscope adversely affects communication, travel and perception and at the same time increases your precognition and intuitive strengths.

Mercury Retrograde In Aries

Aries zodiac sign is known to be dominating and energetic while during Mercury retrograde everything seems to be stagnant and slow. You may plan a lot of things but they may not happen in reality. This will end up leaving you confused and irritated. Relations with family and friends may turn sour if you do not watch your tongue. You might divulge private matters that were supposed to be kept a secret. Communications on all fronts might deteriorate, so keep this in mind before getting into a blame game.

Be careful not to be biased in your thinking and do not judge people without knowing the whole truth. This is the right time to rethink your actions and take the necessary steps to make things right. Listening to the right people might help. You never know how someone can show you the right path. Intuition and ability to make the right decisions might be very poor when Mercury is in retrograde in Aries 2017.

Mercury Retrograde SignsMercury Retrograde In Taurus

Retrograde Mercury in Taurus zodiac sign represents a period where nothing seems to get done. You may plan a million things to the minutest detail, but when it comes to the implementation stage, everything goes for a six. Money and financial matters may get delayed. You may feel tired and exhausted mentally and emotionally.

You will not be able to achieve your goals, even if you put in a lot of effort. Communication with business colleagues and co-workers might be strained thus leading to unexpected situations arising on your career front. Give time and you will find that things will work out in your favor.

Mercury Retrograde In Gemini

Gemini being the sign for communications, during a Mercury retrograde, people will be more sensitive than normal. Expect to be misunderstood by near and dear ones, be it family, friends, relatives or work colleagues. You may get in touch with some old friends too.

You may receive many mails and phone calls or none at all. Letters and emails may get lost. People in jobs dealing with personnel will have a tough time as nothing may work out according to your plans. Do not get frustrated and take a break. Go on a vacation or do something to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Planets AstrologyMercury Retrograde In Cancer

This will be an emotional period for everyone. Cancer zodiac sign stands for emotions and sentiments. Retrograde Mercury in Cancer in 2017 will play havoc with people’s minds and lead to a lot of psychological imbalance. Personal and other decisions related to home and family will be disturbed. There will be some tension at home.

Health disorders, mainly stomach and digestive problems may plague you in this period. Do not indulge in spicy and rich food and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is a good time to finish pending work and repair broken gadgets and other items.

Mercury Retrograde In Leo

You can help your friends and relations in making wise decisions in important matters. But personally you should not invest in speculation, property or any other kind of business. According to your planetary astrological predictions, this is a time for analysis rather than investment.

Expect to be short tempered and impulsive, which may lead you to make many mistakes. Do not indulge your children and family. Love relationships may blossom for some people. There is a danger of heart related lifestyle illness being detected if you are not careful with your food habits.

Retrograde SymbolMercury Retrograde In Virgo

Since the planet Mercury rules over Virgo zodiac sign, the effect of Mercury Retrograde will be felt more strongly in Virgo. You may get into unwanted arguments with people for no rhyme or reason. Emotions and feelings will run high thus making you take impulsive decisions that may have terrible consequences in the future.

This is also time for rethinking your actions and making an attempt to rectify your mistakes. Work will be stressful and you may face a lot of problems communicating with your colleagues. Electronic gadgets might breakdown at both home and office. Be sure to keep your calm!

Mercury Retrograde In Libra

Do not get impulsive and spend money on unwanted purchases. You may not be happy with your physical appearance and will want to go in for expensive beauty treatments.  But it would be better to opt for alternative healing treatments that will rejuvenate you.

Libra zodiac sign represents beauty and elegance, which will go haywire during a Mercury Retrograde. This is an ideal time to take that spa treatment that you have long been planning for. You might also have a tough time dealing with spouse and partners in business. This is a good period for artistic pursuits.

Mercury Retrograde In Scorpio

Retrograde Planets

During this period of 2017 Mercury retrograde in the Scorpio star sign, you are bound to be doubtful about others’ intentions. You may tend to become dominating and be confused about whom to trust and whom not to trust with your secrets. Your passion and emotions will rule over your mind.

You may also become more intuitive and develop more interest in psychic readings and other metaphysical subjects like astrology, tarot and numerology. Love and sex will hold priority in your life. This is not a good time for matters of the heart if you are looking for long time commitment.

Mercury Retrograde In Sagittarius

Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius implies you need to have patience and perseverance if you plan to get through this period without many problems. You will need to look at the brighter side of issues and be able to smile through the difficulties that you might be facing.

If you are planning to go for a vacation or on some business trip, it would be advisable to postpone your plans as this period is not suitable for travel. You can expect delays, postponing and rescheduling of activities in your domestic as well as profession lives. Politics and misunderstandings will be at an all time high.


Mercury Retrograde In Capricorn

When Mercury is in retrograde in Capricorn sign, you will find yourself in impossible situations that can lead to arguments and altercations if not controlled in time. You need to meditate on the issues on hand with a calm mind and try to make the right decisions instead of being hasty.


You will tend to make errors in your work even if you have put in all the efforts to do it right. Paperwork might get misplaced thus delaying matters. Do not buy sell property during this period and avoid making speculative investments. Expect to spend quality time with parents, spouse and children.

Next Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius >> 6th February 2016 - 28th February 2016

Mercury Retrograde In Aquarius

Communications of all kinds will go haywire when Mercury retrograde occurs in the Aquarius zodiac sign. Since Aquarius sign rules over relationships with family and friends, expect to have deep misunderstandings with your loved ones. Fights over petty issues too will cause a lot of tension.

Stubbornness can add to more problems. You will crave for independence in all your dealings that may spoil relationships due to your no-compromise attitude. People will fail to understand your viewpoint which may break your heart. Expect to face some nervous related health problems. Your mind will be conflict with your heart.

Planets AstrologyMercury Retrograde In Pisces

Retrograde of Mercury in Pisces sun sign can lead to a lot of emotional turmoil and confusion. You will not be sure of your decisions. Things may get mixed up and your plans may go haywire. Do not be lazy and delay making important critical decisions. Get out of your illusionary world and see what reality has in store for you.

Some people will be more sensitive, intuitive and have stronger psychic abilities. You may also be spiritually inclined during this period of Mercury Retrograde. Try not to be overstressed, as this might adversely affect your health. Creative and artistic interests will increase.


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