Surprise! Four Mercury Retrogrades In 2022!
Suffering from a bad temper tantrum? There is an explanation in the stars: its name is Mercury Retrograde, and this cosmic event is coming to us four (4) times in 2022.
In the upper part of it, Venus is still retreating during this time, as it has been since Sunday, December 19. Venus rules love, beauty, and abundance. While the romance planet is retreating, this relationship can be difficult to navigate. Even with Mercury retreating for most of this period, this is not the best time to deal with important relationship discussions. Since Venus also rules over money, this can be a frustrating time for collecting old receipts or scheduling important professional meetings. Thankfully, the Lover Planet goes live on Saturday, January 29th. Shortly afterward, the first Mercury retrograde also ends on Thursday, February 3. Venus ends her backward dance.
Although communication will be easier on this date, the shadow period (yes, there is one at both ends) will continue until Wednesday, February 23. It’s okay to re-sign important documents during the shadow period, but make sure to check it three times. In fact, it’s not the only Mercury retrograde of the year, there are three more to mark on your calendar for 2022 – and you’ll need to learn more about this cosmic event to get the most out of it.
What is Mercury Retrograde?
“Three or four times a year,” says Annabelle Gate, a senior astrologer at Voice and author of The Moon Sign Guide and The Astrology of Love and Sex. Mercury is not really moving backward in space, only in the ephemerides of the astrologers. The term “retreat” refers to the appearance of a planet in the sky.
When will Mercury retrograde in 2022?
According to The Old Farmers Almanac, Mercury retreated three times in 2021, the same period as the expected retrograde in 2022. In 2022, Mercury will retreat during these four periods, according to the Astrology Zone:
- January 14 – February 3
- May 10 – June 2
- September 9 – October 2
- December 29 – January 18, 2023
Every 2022 Mercury retreat will be indifferent astrological signs – that is, these are the signs that Mercury will go through in its retreating period. The first Mercury retrograde of 2022 will be in the air sign Kobe and the ground sign will end in Capricorn. The second Mercury retrograde wind sign will start with Gemini and end with the ground sign Taurus. The third wind sign starts from Libra and ends on the ground sign Virgo. And the last Mercury retrograde of 2022 (which will continue until 2023) will be completely in Capricorn. According to astrologers, depending on what sign it is going through, Mercury’s retreat can affect people of different zodiac signs in different ways.
Based on all the backward periods of Mercury in 2022, it looks like the year will be a year full of unforeseen events, so what should you do to avoid trouble when Mercury is seen orbiting the moon?
What does Mercury Retrograde mean in astrology?
In astrology/Psychic, retrograde periods basically mean a time of slow motion, or when a planet is not moving at its full potential (and thus, neither are you). You may encounter setbacks during each type of regression, depending on the area of life that a planet is said to rule. Since Mercury is known as the astronomical planet that governs all kinds of communication, it is important to know what you are saying and writing during this time, because your thoughts, words, and feelings are lost in translation. Whenever Mercury is in retrograde, be sure to double or triple all types of written communication, from emails to projects, to text messages. Old Farmers Almanac has also warned that it would be wise to avoid signing any agreement in the meantime. Overall, being extra patient and flexible with time and communication during these recessions will make any kind of distress a little less annoying, whether the planets have anything to do with it or not.