Mercury retrograde is nearly here! What is Mercury retrograde? A planet is called retrograde when it's moving backwards; it's not ACTUALLY moving backwards, it just appears that way from our vantage point here on Earth. When a planet retrogrades, it makes the stuff the planet rules all wonky. Mercury retrograde is important because it happens 3-4 times every year, and because Mercury rules communications and technology, two hugely important parts of our lives today. So almost anything can get messed up!
We enter the first Mercury storm period November 19th and exit November 28th. We enter the second Mercury storm period December 10th and exit December 19th. The storm of Mercury is when Mercury is moving at it's slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is normally a fast mover, so he HATES the slow movement. We usually have two storm periods, one around the date Mercury turns retrograde, and one around the date Mercury turns direct (begins forward movement).
Mercury turns retrograde November 24th at 2:19AM ET, and direct on December 13th at 8:43PM ET. This retrograde occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, turning retrograde at 20 degrees and direct at 3 degrees. Sagittarius ruled stuff will be hit most: long-distance travel, the law, higher learning, philosophical beliefs. December 4th could prove to be a difficult day with the Sun conjunct and Mars square Mercury.
For how the retrograde will impact you, see which house Mercury will be touring through. If Mercury will cross over a house cusp or turn retrograde or direct near a house cusp or closely aspecting a natal planet, you'll usually feel it most. Those with a Sagittarius Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Ascendant will feel it most. The exceptions? If you have Mercury retrograde natally or progressed. Then you're in the clear! Well, sort of. Most of the people you deal with won't have Mercury retrograde natally or progressed, so they could mess you up. Mercury is good for re-'s (redo, renovate, rethink, revise, etc.).
So just hang on and remember, we're all in this together! And if anything goes wrong, just blame Mercury.
Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn: January - February 2022
Venus Retrograde in Capricorn: December 2021 - January 2022
Uranus Direct 2022
January 2022 New & Full Moons
February 2022 New & Full Moons
Black Moon Lilith in Gemini: July 2021 - April 2022
White Moon Selena in Capricorn: July 2021 - February 2022
Ceres in Gemini: July - December 2021, February - May 2022
Ceres in Taurus: May - July 2021, December 2021 - February 2022
Ceres Direct 2022
Lunar Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio: December 2021 - July 2023
Jupiter in Pisces: May - July 2021, December 2021 - May 2022, & October - December 2022
Jupiter in Aquarius: December 2020 - May 2021, July - December 2021
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026