Mercury Retrograde 2020: the complete guide
Save the dates for the seasons of Mercury retrograde 2020, one of the most popular astrological events of the year.
Astrologically, Mercury is the planet that governs communications, mental processes and thinking, adaptability, creativity, the way of understanding the world, the handling of information and of course, short trips. Every 4 months, Mercury performs an apparent retrogradation process for 3 weeks. We say it is apparent because, from our perspective, this planet stops and begins to retreat; however, it is an optical illusion.
In spite of considering this situation as illusory, generated by the difference between the rotation speed of Mercury and that of the Earth, we do not fail to perceive the effects (astrological and physical) of retrogradation. Most people fear the influence of Mercury Retrograde because we have been taught that it is a negative transit, but if we assume retrogradation as something natural (after all it happens every 4 months), we can take advantage of that moment to strengthen our internal learning process.
Mercury goes retrograde three to four times a year for a period of approximately three weeks. However none planets actually move backwards, what happens is just a “illusion”, a point of view from Earth because of the different speed times from Earth orbiting around Sun with the other planets.
When a planet is in retrograde astrologically is in a state of introspection. As the planet of communication, Mercury rules our “lower” mind such as speaking, buying, negotiating, traveling, documents. During a retrograde period it is not a good idea do push forward new ideas or projects. It is always better to analyze, study, prepare every detail of your idea to move ahead when Mercury is direct again.
Mercury retrograde 2020: cycles and expectations
In 2020 Mercury is moving retrograde three times under influence of water and air signs which means that the intuition and the ideas will lead these periods. Want to know what to expect from Mercury retrograde in 2020? Check it out below.
From February 18 to March 9 in the sign of Pisces
Mercury in Pisces its about art, mysticism and psychology. Your intuition is more sensible, ideas and solutions emerge easily. Because of this there is a tendency to sometimes doubt credibility and do not believe in the power of your creative mind.
During the retrograde movement it is important to remain with your mind conscious and present to achieve your objectives without mental exhaustion. Likewise, you should avoid pessimism and self sabotage.
From June 17 to July 12 in the sign of Cancer
Mercury in Cancer is not really a challenge. Because Mercury is the planet of communication, in Cancer it can adapt easily when circumstances change, gives you a better imagination and get along well with people who have different opinions. Although Mercury is retrograde so these aspects may be more difficult to deal with so you should be even more present and believing in your leadership and communication skills. Your faith in you is what will guide you better.
From October 13 to November 3 in the sign of Scorpio
You may not like the ups and downs of life during Mercury in Scorpio, but if you use your intelligent mind you can take each curve as a resource to help you growing your ideas and projects. However, try to avoid arguments with people from your family and friends and reflect what kind of relationships you want to build with people you love.
Mercury Retrograde and transit through the houses
Each house of your Natal Chart represents an area of our lives. The houses are numbered from 1 to 12 in which you can have a planet and a zodiac sign on it (or nothing) and this represents how was the sky at the day you’re born.
If you want to know more about the areas of life affected by mercury stations, you can look in your Birth Chart and note the degree in which mercury turns retrograde.
Mercury retrograde in house 1
The house 1 is your identity, your external personality how people see you. When Mercury is retrograde it’s a period to look into yourself and reevaluate about your surroundings and how you project yourself.
Mercury retrograde in house 2
House 2 is about money, possession and securities. During this period the right thing to do is to rebuild the way you manage your resources, to reallocate them to provide yourself something more stable and a better direction to the future. Less is more.
Mercury retrograde in house 3
House 3 is education, daily transports, communication and brothers. It’s time to try to work on to remove obstacles and get to the flow of what you’ve planned to do.
Mercury retrograde in house 4
House 4 is all about home, mother, roots and ancestors. You may feel a little confused about your purpose in this life, so take your time to stop and rethink what makes you thrill. Some inner conflicts may appear but you can deal with them smoothly and kind.
Mercury retrograde in house 5
House 5 represents creativity, children, arts, fun. This moment is really special for those who believe in their inner kids and are able to let them imagine, create and lead the way for a little bit. Don’t expect a straight path but try to make the connections without letting it go. Enjoy this ride.
Mercury retrograde in house 6
House 6 is about health and work. Changes and shifting focus might happen in here. However you will make the better choice and do not regret choosing the other path, keep in your mind that you’ll always have the experiences from before.
Mercury retrograde in house 7
House 7 cares for relationships, marriage, partnership. Equality and good communication are the skills to maintain a good relationship. Take a second chance to look at the others and your actions.
Mercury retrograde in house 8
House 8 represents heritage, death, transformations and sexuality. If you can you should really look into your debts and resources to reallocate and let everything impeccable. It’s a good moment to make new friends but keep the old ones.
Mercury retrograde in house 9
House 9 is the house of travelling, religion, university. Take a pause and make sure all the little details of your plans and life are connected to your bigger intentions. Give the small things they due so you may feel a lot more confident to rise whenever you are.
Mercury retrograde in house 10
House 10 is all about career, status, father, future. This period your image may need more attention. How you present yourself is really how you intended to? People might get a little confused about what you do and who you are. Refocus, put all your small pieces together and make sure you’re on the right way.
Mercury retrograde in house 11
House 11 represents friends, intellectuality, social persona. A healthy self-introspection can be helpful in this moment because you may be leaning on too much on your friends. This can make you feel confused about your own goals so take a time for yourself, realign with your inner being and then you’ll feel ready to be with friends without spending too much energy.
Mercury retrograde in house 12
Seclusion, mission, dreams, challenges, unconscious, this is what House 12 represents At the same time you can’t wait for things to happen, you will have to wait for things to happen. Sometimes you do all your best to achieve your objectives, but the universe rules the time so take a deep breath and remain present because things can happen at any time.
After all this huge information, we hope you’re able to pass through this moment more connected to your purpose and easy going. Remember that meditation can be a plus to flow even more balanced. Enjoy your mercury retrograde moments!
Mercury retrograde 2019: changing the perspective
Under the influence of Mercury Retrograde, it is possible to have the feeling that everything is moving backwards: people from the past appear (ex included) or we are tempted to look for old companions. In the same way, scenarios are repeated that we thought we had overcome and forgotten (constant Déjà vu).
How to overcome this? Well, first, it is not time to let yourself be carried away by impulsivity or pessimism. Mercury Retrograde 2019 offers a time of introspection, and the opportunity to review lived experiences from a new perspective. We enter the world of substance and content, not simply form.
This astrological aspect opens the doors to receive information about situations that were unknown and remain latent. It also attracts acquaintances from previous existences. The most important thing during the 3-week period in which the Mercury retrogradation takes place is to keep calm and make reflection and meditation your best weapon.
Mercury retrograde and the elements of the signs
With Mercury Retrograde, we can review our actions, and establish a new planning or design a change of strategy that adjusts, in a real way, to the objectives that we want to achieve.
One of the most significant aspects, which must be taken into account during the retrogradation of Mercury, is the element of the sign on which the phenomenon occurs, given that this will have a significant influence on the channeling of energy.
Mercury Retrograde in fire signs
Review your ideas and undertakings, establish alliances with creative people and do not fall into Byzantine frustrations or discussions. Maintaining your enthusiasm at this time will bring you great benefits.
With Mercury Retrograde in signs of fire, remember the old saying: “the devil is in the details”. Do not let yourself be won over by impulsivity, check everything carefully, especially contracts and invoices. Do not be afraid to ask for additional information, if something is not clear to you.
Mercury retrograde in earth signs
Avoid overloading yourself with work or becoming an octopus, take your responsibilities one by one to overcome the obstacles. Debt review, savings plans, and real estate status charge interest.
With Mercury Retrograde in Earth Signs, you must assume a realistic attitude of life, leaving aside the pessimism or optimism exacerbated. If you have any physical discomfort, do not hesitate to go to the doctor.
Retrograde mercury in air signs
In this period, communications are difficult, so you have to be patient to achieve a true understanding. Once again, avoid assuming and asking questions before assuming an attitude that does not correspond to it.
Retrograde mercury in water signs
Intuition is most developed in this period, but this makes you susceptible to psychic interference, so not everything is as it seems.
It is also a time of great emotional intensity. Avoid arguments in your family environment and look for methods to channel feelings positively.
What to expect from retrograde mercury in 2019?
Although each sign is influenced by the retrogradation of mercury in the area of your natal chart where the event occurs, there are a number of indications of available energies that are of interest to everyone.
In 2019, Mercury will retrograde 3 times, mainly under the influence of water signs, which means that it will activate processes of emotional revision, associated with relationships, the handling of intuitive capacities, and the connection with spirituality and universal love.
From 05th to 28th March
On March 5th, Mercury’s regression in Pisces will begin, ending in the same sign on March 28th, when it resumes its direct movement.
Mercury in Pisces tells us about the psychic world (empathy, intuition), the use of compassion as a link with other sentient beings, and the development of imagination and the spiritual (regardless of whether you practice a formal religion or not).
Before the retrogradation of Mercury in the sign of fish, the doors of the unconscious open (dreams, contact with previous existences and traumatic events of the past), and there is a tendency to confuse what you think with what you feel, or what you believe with what happens in reality.
With Mercury retrograde in Pisces, it is difficult to maintain the organization of the mental plane, so you must redouble the discipline to achieve the realization of your objectives. Likewise, you should avoid at all costs underestimating your own value; falling into (excessive) pessimism, and making up lies, (so as not to hurt the susceptibility of others).
From 07th to 31st July
In July 2019, Mercury will begin to retrograde in Leo the day 07, then will enter Cancer on 19/07 (still in retro phase), sign in which it will start direct, on 31/07.
It is important to note that the first part of the retrogradation of the planet of communication, which will be fulfilled in Leo (from 07 to 18 July), we refer to the apparent retrogression that ran from 26 July to 19 August 2018, also in the sign of the lion.
If you remember the issues you dealt with in that period of 2018 (July-August), you will have a clue of what will be on the table at this time; if not, be aware that the energies available are essentially aimed at wasted creativity (not taking advantage of your talents), not listening to your inner voice, and the prejudices you hold against others and against yourself.
During the second part of his retrogradation (July 19-31), Mercury will be in Cancer territory, where its journey will culminate and it will enter a direct phase.
The messenger of the gods, with the influence of Cancer, can turn the past into a place of residence, and judge the present facts with the belief (negative and amplified) that what happened will be repeated invariably, rejecting the internal evolution process.
With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, there are confrontations with the parental figures or in the bosom of the home. Family secrets become known and there is a propensity to torture themselves psychologically and emotionally. The insistence on clinging to the past (in this period) is related to the fear of what may happen in the future.
Remember that all change is preceded by fear of the unknown, but it is the new experiences that drive you to grow.
From 31st October to 20th November
The last Mercury retrograde in 2019 will occur from October 31 to November 20 in Scorpio. Issues that will be reviewed during the event: manipulation and mistrust in personal relationships, secrets and traumas associated with sexuality and the occult sciences.
With Mercury retrograde in Scorpio there is a concern for situations of great emotional intensity, so should be avoided (if possible) arguments in couple for jealousy or criteria of possessiveness, obsessions, interest in discovering what you really do not want to know (delve into the wound), and purposeless introspection.
Point protection during Mercury Retrograde 2019
If you feel that the influence of Mercury Retrograde makes you nervous, there are some simple suggestions you can implement:
- Use the colors black, white, blue and gray in your clothing.
- You can energetically charge an amethyst (transmuting stone) to counteract the effects of Retrograde Mercury and carry it with you as an amulet.
- A precious talisman in these cases is the 12-pointed star (Bethlehem Reflection), widely recommended by Feng Shui specialists. Use it in a pendant or necklace.
- Use a quartz or blue crystal at the height of the fifth Chakra, also known as Vishudda, neck – throat chakra or communication center. This will keep the energetic point harmonized and favor your words.
- Back up your computer, phone and other electronic devices that store data.
- If possible, do not sign contracts or carry out important operations during these dates. Take your time and think about it.
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