Mercury Retrograde 2019 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.
When Mercury transits in between 2 signs during retrograde motion, it will make you redo many things which you started in doubt.
These can be anything related to relationships, communications like emails, document writings, calculations, tax filing, booking tickets, payments etc.
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 2019 Dates and Effects
Mercury (Budha Graha) appears to transit in retrograde motion 3 times in 2019.
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces-Aquarius : 05 – 28 March 2019
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, with aspect of Saturn.
Due to close proximity with Sun, Mercury will be combust during 08-21 March 2019.
These 2 weeks will be tough for people born with Mercury being a ruling planet (born in Gemini or Virgo Ascendants or Rasi, born with moon in Aslesha or Jyeshta or Revati nakshatras, born between Sunrise on a Wednesday until Sunrise on Thursday).
You will be under confusion and dilemma. Avoid getting in unnecessary issues and affairs of others. Your help and advice is not required for many.
Keep your opinions to yourself.
Avoid starting major new projects, as things 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 March 28th.
Energy will be high but temper is shorter. Go slowly and avoid arguments. Restrictions or sadness could overwhelm you.
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.
Saturn aspect on Mercury during April can make people spread lies to save their positions. This is more applicable to celebrities, corrupt politicians.
Mercury Retrograde in Cancer-Gemini : 08 July – 01 August 2019
During this period, Mercury will be conjunct Venus + Sun + Rahu + Mars and directly aspected by Saturn + Ketu.
This will have direct impact on people born in Ascendants and Moon signs of Gemini, Cancer and Sagittarius.
Avoid all arguments, major communications, useless gossipping, loose talk etc.
Too many planets influencing Gemini and Sagittarius, will leave them totally disturbed.
It is best time for 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 14-29 July 2019. Put logic aside and listen to your heart for a while.
Venus also being Combust can disturb few relations with opposite gender.
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio-Libra : 31 October – 21 November 2019
During this period, Mercury will be conjunct Venus + Jupiter. In the later part of November 2019, Mercury will be conjunct Mars in Libra.
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 06-17 November 2019.
Mercury retrograde in balance sign Libra can lead to lack of judgement, errors and miscalculations. Mars being conjunct will promote rebels, perverts as celebrities.
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 2019 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.
Retrograde Mercury Effects Explained, Past Life Connection
If you are undergoing Mercury Vimsottari Dasa or Antardasa, most of the above effects can be experienced in those mentioned dates.