Mercury Retrograde 2018 occurs thrice. During these periods, it slows down and appears to transit in retrograde motion.
Mercury Retrograde happens atleast 3 times in a year. Mercury represents our mental and communicative life processes. It governs communication in all its forms, whether spoken word or written, whether paper document or internet data transmission.
Mercury represents the reasoning mind, the analytical mind, the ability to perceive relationships and connections between things, and the gathering and sorting of all facts and figures. It oversees trade and commerce, and it represents short journeys of all kinds.Retrograde Mercury can make a person act very intelligently at one time and also foolishly at other time.
Sometimes, they can talk so much nonsense that they lose respect.
If Mercury is stationary or placed in final degrees of a zodiac sign, native can have short term memory losses, argue without logic and then repent, unable to remember answers during examination but recollecting them later, shout when cannot debate, brain hemorrhage etc.
Speech is signified by Mercury in Vedic Astrology.
Intuition is high during mercury retrograde periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.
About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You cannot stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and miscommunication.
Mercury Retrograde 2018 Dates & Effects
Mercury (Budha Graha) appears to transit in retrograde motion 3 times in 2018.
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces : 23 March – 15 April 2018
When mercury is debilitated in Pisces (Meena Rasi), it can make a native speak selfishly and express low level throughts, which can degrade native’s image in society.
During this period, it will be conjunct Sun and Venus, with aspect of Mars.
Avoid starting major new projects, asthings might not go the way you want. Do not sign any contracts or make any major purchases.
Wait till Mercury goes in direct motion on April 15th.
Energy will be hight but temper is shorter. Go slowly and avoid arguments. Restrictions or sadness could overwhelm you.
During this time, Mercury is also combust due to close proximity with Sun during 25 March – 08 April 2018.
Avoid important meetings. There will be disagreements and depressing thoughts and conversations. Stick to routine. Take care of those dull tasks that you normally would not want to do. You will have an urge to start something new by yourself, but be careful not to rush.
Mercury Retrograde in Cancer : 26 July – 19 August 2018
During this period, Mercury will be conjunct Rahu and directly aspected by Stationary & Retrograde Mars and Ketu.
This will have direct impact on people born in Ascendants and Moon signs of Cancer and Capricorn.
Avoid all arguments, major communications, useless gossipping, loose talk etc.
It is best time for connecting with old friends, and settling accounts. Also Mercury REtrograde is good time for all RE activities like REst, REview, RElaxation, REassess, REcheck, REsearch etc.
REconsider things that you have taken for granted.
During this time, Mercury is also combust due to close proximity with Sun during 02-16 August 2018. Put logic aside and listen to your heart for a while.
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio : 17 November – 07 December 2018
During this period, Mercury will be conjunct Sun and Jupiter.
People born in Ascendants and Moon Signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aries, Taurus, Leo will have financial challenges.
Miscommunication can lead to rivalry and long term enemity. During this time, Mercury is also combust due to close proximity with Sun during 22 November – 02 December 2018.
Also, Jupiter remains combust till 10 December 2018, which deprives us of our sensibility, judgement and tact.
One small mistake in communication can prove to be fatal. Couples must avoid any talk that can lead to an argument.
Also, during Mercury Retrograde 2018 periods, if you are planning to go for a medical diagnosis, advise on treatment or surgery, better go for a second opinion while Mercury is direct.
Typos can lead to loss of reputation and money. Jobs started during Mercury Retrograde rarely last.
If you play a trick on someone, it will almost invariably backfire on you.
If you meet a ‘special someone‘ during Mercury Retrogarde, it quite often does not last.