As mentioned in my post on January 3, this year we have 4 Mercury Retrogrades lined up in the cosmos. The universe decided to give us one extra dose of retrograde magic. This means we have an additional opportunity to personally revisit specific areas of our life, plunge deeper, refine and then create from a place of deeper connection which is closer to our true self. This is good news I promise! Remember, with energy so much of it is about awareness and how to use it to your advantage!
When Mercury Retrogrades it revisits the degrees of the particular sign it’s in to learn more on a deeper level. It’s a wonderful opportunity not only for a redo, but a way to enhance and deepen your….
learning in a particular area. So where it travels, meaning the specific sign it revisits, becomes extremely important. This year the retrogrades will predominately occur in Earth signs starting in Capricorn, then on to Taurus, then Virgo and wrapping up in Capricorn. There are also some quick stops in Aquarius and Sagittarius, which makes the journey all the more exciting.
Below are the dates and signs for all 4 retrograde periods for 2016.
1st Retrograde: Dates: January 5-25, 2016 Sign(s): Aquarius & Capricorn
More specifics: Occurs in Aquarius (1o 3") on January 5 at 1:05pm Greenwich or Universal Time/8:05am Eastern Time. Mercury enters Direct Station in Capricorn (14o55") on January 25 at 9:50pm Universal Time/ 4:50pm Eastern Time.
2nd Retrograde: Dates: April 28-May 22, 2016 Sign(s): Taurus
More specifics: Occurs in Taurus (23o 36") on April 28 at 5:20pm Universal Time/ 1:20pm Eastern Daylight Time. Mercury goes direct in Taurus (14o 20 minutes of arc) on May 22 at 1:20pm Universal Time/9:20am Eastern Daylight Time.
3rd Retrograde: Date(s): August 30-September 22, 2016 Sign(s): Virgo
More specifics: Occurs in Virgo (29o 05") on August 30 at 1:04pm Universal Time/9:04am Eastern Daylight Time. Mercury goes direct in Virgo (14o 49") on September 22 at 5:30am Greenwich or Universal Time/1:30am Eastern Daylight Time.
4th Retrograde: Date(s): December 19, 2016-January 8, 2017 Sign(s): Sagittarius, Capricorn
More specifics: Occurs in Capricorn (15o 08") on December 19 at 10:56am Universal Time/5:56am Eastern Time. Mercury goes direct in Sagittarius (28o 51") on January 8, 2017 at 9:43am Greenwich or Universal Time/4:43am Eastern Time.
The first Mercury Retrograde begins on January 5, 2016. I will provide an update on what to expect with this retrograde in terms of themes and focus areas, along with tips on how to best use these energies.
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