Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury in  Retrograde is Back

Did you miss it?  It seems like just yesterday it was here.  The last retrograde was in Capricorn between December 12, 2023 and January 1, 2024. I had a lot going on during the last retrograde, so I did not write about it.

Mercury retrograde offers a cosmic reevaluation, revealing what escaped our awareness in the past 88 days. It’s not just an astrological scapegoat for mishaps; it’s an opportunity for introspection. It’s a chance to uncover overlooked truths and correct misconceptions. In essence, it’s the universal mechanism for granting us that elusive ‘second chance’ to rectify misunderstandings and unearth hidden realities. 

This Retrograde’s Significance

Aires is about living authentically.   With this retrograde, you will be forced to look at authenticity and reflect how it plays in your life.  During the upcoming eclipse season, it’s essential to pay attention to Mercury’s retrograde phase from April 1 to April 25. This mischievous planet will be in its pre-retrograde shadow during the lunar eclipse on March 25 and in retrograde during the solar eclipse on April 8. This suggests that past issues may resurface. It’s important to embrace the opportunities for growth that the universe presents and take proactive steps to improve our lives.

I always look at the time leading up to it to back up my computer, evaluate if anything needs doing on our car, and streamline communications.   During the actual retrograde I double check and leave grace for others when it involves communication or travel.  It is what works for me.  Instead of getting all twisted about the retrograde, it is a time to sit back and review what has happened since the last retrograde.  Take the time to reflect on any emotions that come up.  A good rule is to ask “What is the Universe trying to teach me right now?”

Future Mercury in Retrograde Dates

2024 dates of Mercury in Retrograde

  • August 4, 2024 – August 28, 2024 in earth-sign and ends in fire-sign Leo
  • November 25, 2024 – December 15, 2024 in fire-sign Sagittarius

2025 and Beyond

  • March 14, 2025 – April 7, 2025 starts in fire-sign Aries, ends in water-sign Pisces
  • July 17, 2025 – August 11, 2025 in fire-sign Leo
    November 9, 2025 – November 29, 2025 starts in fire-sign Sagittarius, ends in water-sign Scorpio
  • February 25, 2026 – March 20, 2026 in water-sign Pisces
  • June 29, 2026 – July 23, 2026 in water-sign Cancer
  • October 24, 2026 – November 13, 2026 in water-sign Scorpio
  • February 9, 2027 – March 3, 2027 starts in water-sign Pisces, ends in air-sign Aquarius
  • June 10, 2027 – July 4, 2027 starts in water-sign Cancer, ends in air-sign Gemini
    October 7, 2027 – October 28, 2027 starts in water-sign Scorpio, ends in air-sign Libra
  • January 24, 2028 – February 14, 2028 in air-sign Aquarius
  • May 21, 2028 – June 13, 2028 in air-sign Gemini
  • September 19, 2028 – October 11, 2028 in air-sign Libra
  • January 7, 2029 – January 27, 2029 starts in air-sign Aquarius, ends in earth-sign Capricorn
  • May 1, 2029 – May 25, 2029 in earth-sign Taurus
  • September 2, 2029 – September 24, 2029 starts in air-sign Libra, ends in earth-sign Virgo
  • December 21, 2029 – January 10, 2030 in earth-sign Capricorn
  • April 12, 2030 – May 6, 2030 starts in earth-sign Taurus, ends in fire-sign Aries
  • August 15, 2030 – September 8, 2030 in earth-sign Virgo
  • December 5, 2030 – December 25, 2030 starts in earth-sign Capricorn, ends in fire-sign Sagittarius

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Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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