Mercury

Mercury represents communication and exchange. The intellect and thinking are attributed to him.

The planet Mercury has cooled since its formation and has contracted accordingly. The shrinking process has left characteristic traces such as curved, cliff-like scarps. Mercury is closest to the Sun, which means we can barely see it from Earth. There is no life on Mercury, no volcanoes, no wind or oceans, but it is the fastest planet.

Astronomical Significance

The smallest planet in our solar system is Mercury with less than 5,000 km. Its temperature varies between +430° and -170° C. Mercury’s core is made of iron and its surface is made of rocky material. This means that impacting craters only leave dents on the surface and cannot destroy anything.

Astrological Meaning

Astrological Symbol

Mercury can help us unite our opposing sides of personality. He represents the exchange, communication and agility of thought.

The intellect is presented through him. Even though he stands for superficiality, he enables self-knowledge and insight. With him we get the possibility to carry out processes of transformation.

Short trips, trainings and seminars are embodied through him. All devices that are related to communication are under his control. This includes, for example, telephones, books, newspaper, the Internet, cars, television, writing pens or music.

In the birth chart we learn about the planet of communication how a person thinks and speaks. His spiritual interests, organizational thinking or intelligence are represented by him.

Meaning Retrograde Mercury

As soon as Mercury turns retrograde, no new contracts should be signed. Restlessness, broken appointments as well as delays rule everyday life and misunderstandings are booming. Communication problems are on the horizon. Disputes increase.

However, Mercury retrograde is also good when it comes to making complaints or working through things that have been left undone. For example, filing tax returns, winning back old clients, or clearing up old issues are all under a good star at this time.

Mercury is retrograde 3 times a year for about 3 weeks.

Retrograde Mercury 2021-2025

November 10, 2025 – November 29, 2025
July 18, 2025 – August 10, 2025
March 15, 2025 – April 7, 2025

November 26, 2024 – December 15, 2024
August 5 2024 – August 28,  2024
April 2, 2024 – April 25, 2024

December 12, 2023 –  January 1, 2024
August 24, 2023 – September 15, 2023
April 21, 2023 – May 14, 2023

December 29, 2022 – January 18, 2023
September 9, 2022 – October 2, 2022
May 10, 2022 – June 2, 2022
January 14, 2022 – February 3, 2022

September 27, 2021 – October 18, 2021
May 29, 2021 – June 22, 2021
January 30, 2021 – February 22, 2021

Retrograde Mercury 2016-2020

October 14, 2020 – November 3, 2020
June 18, 2020 – July 12, 2020
February 17, 2020 – March 10, 2020

October 31, 2019 – November 20, 2019
July 7, 2019 – July 31, 2019
March 5, 2019 – March 28, 2019

November 16, 2018 – December 6, 2018
July 26, 2018 – August 18, 2018
March 23, 2018 – April 14, 2018

December 3 ,2017 – December 23, 2017
August 12, 2017 – September 5, 2017
April 9, 2017 – May 3, 2017

December 20, 2016 – January 8, 2017
August 31, 2016 – September 21, 2016
April 29, 2016 – May 22, 2016
January 6, 2016 – January 25, 2016

All planets at a glance HERE.