How many times have you thought: “Why everything goes wrong in my life? Is Mercury retrograde now?”
This phenomenon, called MERCURY RETROGRADE, is one of the few that affects everyone uniformly, and its effects are always obvious.
In 2020, the retrograde motion of Mercury doesn’t have the most gleeful effects because it brings obstacles, delays, turnbacks, blockages for which we need to make a greater effort than usual.
In 2020, Mercury goes retrograde three times:
- February 17 (Pisces) – March 10 (Aquarius)
- June 18 (Cancer) – July 12 (Leo)
- October 14 (Libra) – November 3 (Scorpio)
The astrologers claim that following Mercury retrogradation periods can help us increase productivity/efficiency and avoid the frustration it can bring.
The major influence of Mercury retrograde will fall especially on fixed signs: Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio, but it will change the lives of the other two signs it governs: Gemini and Virgo.
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius (February 17 – March 10)
The first period of 2020 when Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, will be in retrograde motion starts on February 17 and ends on March 10 of 2020. Therefore, the communication during the following month is going to be somewhat more difficult.
It is a period when we can find out information or start relationships which can change the course of our lives. Jobs can turn out to be more stressful during this time, and the everyday work more tiring sometimes.
Mercury Retrograde in Leo and Cancer (June 18 – July 12)
The second period of Mercury retrograde motion last from June 18 until July 12. Mercury will be retrograde in Leo, where the Sun and the North Node also resides.
All these will determine us to stop from the daily commotion and to focus more on our personality, on our characteristics and on the way we present ourselves.
It is recommended to delay the acquisition of any household appliances, tools or valuable assets because there is a predisposition for them to break much faster.
Failures linked to business, transport, information exchange, contract signing, partnerships happen account of Mercury’s retrograde motion.
During this period, promises are broken more often, we don’t get in time to a set meeting or a trip gets canceled at the last moment.
We can encounter obstacles on the road, the car breaks, we lose the plane or we are not able to travel for different reasons (also taking into account the personal chart).
Mercury Retrograde in Libra and Scorpio (October 14 – November 3)
Between October 14 and November 3 2020, Mercury retrograde brings forth unjust actions, lies, actions that breach the moral and social rules, reminding us that we need to make peace with some people, with our actions from the past, and is paramount to have a trip within ourselves, to be honest with ourselves in order to align with our fate.
We discover things that seemed forgotten or that we choose to ignore, thinking that, in this way, certain issues will get solved on their own or will stay forever hidden.
What does Mercury in retrograde mean
Mercury Retrograde begins and ends with a shadow period.These periods have the main theme of mis-communications and misunderstandings, poorly planned purchases and contracts. It is time to avoid making long-term decisions. It is a review time with bigger repercussions.
Some cycles are great for moving ahead, this is not one of those; buyer beware or in carpentry terms measure thrice cut once.
To draw attention to a quote from a higher source: “”Let no sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou hast thrice re- viewed the transactions of the past day. Where have I turned aside from rectitude? What have I been doing? What have I left undone, which I ought to have done? Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.” — Buddha
The Influence of Mercury Retrograde on each zodiac sign in 2020
Aries: discussions about a job, reevaluations, and rechecking of documents, work contracts, reconfiguration of some workforce relationships will occur.
Taurus: you are prone to confusions, and you face some communication issues in the relationship with your children or lover.
Gemini: we can talk about a period a bit unclear regarding your house, family or a real estate business.
Cancer: with Mercury retrograde in Cancer, it is likely that a dispute, a fight, a misunderstanding will regain your attention in the relationship with a brother/sister or with your neighbours.
Leo: this is a period for revising some issues related to money, a work contact, for reconsidering your personal and material values, you feel the need to get out of some collaborations that solicit you financially.
Virgo: During this period, you need to organize your personal life, some important aspects reemerging now, to redefine your own personality, to rediscover a new way of interacting with others.
Libra: you rather prefer to retire in solitude, because you feel like isolating yourself from the world and concerning yourself with the spiritual side of existence. It is possible to return to places with a high spiritual charge, places dear to you.
Scorpio: this could be a good time to revise come ideals, to “clean” your circle of friends or to reorganize, to revision some aspects related to an association or organization you are part of.
Sagittarius: you have a predisposition to all kinds of complaints in the relationship with your superiors or family.
Capricorn: some aspects related to higher education may be revised during this period, which is characterized by an intense intellectual and also a relational activity with people living abroad.
Aquarius: you need to pay attention to any financial initiative, whether is about financial support, a loan or a business plan.
Pisces: this is a good time to reanalyze a partnership, to reexamine the relationship with your life partner and your life as a couple. It is possible for an ex-partner to return in your life.
Read also: 2020 Planetary Retrogrades and Their Effects