Mercury Retrograde Dates
Here are upcoming Mercury retrograde periods:
December 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017
April 9 – May 3
August 12 – September 5
December 3 – 22
March 22 – April 15
July 26 – August 18
November 16 – December 6
March 5 – 28
July 7 – 31
October 31 – November 27
February 16 – March 9
June 18 – July 12
October 13 – November 3
NOTE: Dates given here reflect Mercury’s position in relation to the U.S. central time zone. Depending on where you live (which determines your time zone), Mercury’s retrograde periods might start or end the day before or the day after the dates shown here.
How To Use Mercury Retrograde Times Effectively
Whenever Mercury is retrograde (generally three times a year for about three weeks each time), we have opportunities for all things “re”: re-thinking, revising, reviewing, redoing, reworking. Take this opportunity to slow down, go within, and review anything in your life that has brought challenges, delays, or frustrations.
These also are good times to re-think areas represented by the sign Mercury occupies. To find out more about any of the astrological signs, visit our Find Out More About Your Zodiac Sign page.
See What Sign Mercury Is In Now
You can find out what sign Mercury currently occupies with the Current Planets Position chart on our website. This chart shows exactly where the planets are, and it updates in real time whenever you refresh your browser.
On the chart, you will find listed the current date and time (in Greenwich time); below that you will see all the major planets listed. To the right of each planet’s name is the degree it currently occupies, and to the right of the degree listings you’ll find the sign each planet occupies.
If any planet in the list has a backwards capital “R” between its current degree and sign, that indicates the planet is retrograde.
See our blog post with tips for handling Mercury retrograde — and how to apply its lessons once a retrograde ends.
To find out more about any of the astrological signs, visit our Find Out More About Your Zodiac Sign page.