Mercury Retrograde 2021 occurs 3 times as it does every year. During these periods, it slows down and appears to transit in retrograde motion when compared to speed of earth.
Before Mercury Retrograde happens, it enters into stationary mode for few days. Mercury represents our mental and communicative life processes. It governs communication in all its forms, whether spoken or written, 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 texts, letters, 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 or initial 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 2021 Dates and Effects
Mercury (Budha Graha) appears to transit in retrograde motion 3 times in 2021.
- Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius-Capricorn : 30 January – 21 February 2021
Mercury will enter into Retrograde motion on 30 January 2021 at 21:16 IST while transiting Dhanishta nakshatra in Kumbha Rasi (Aquarius).
It will re-enter Makara Rasi (Capricorn) on 05 February 2021 at 01:36 IST and continue being conjunct with Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
Lot of fake news, lies will be spread through mainstream media. Few governments will reconsider changes in budgets and do lot of re-drafting.
Also Mercury will be combust during 2-15 February 2021 along with Jupiter combust till 12 February, Saturn combust till 09 February. Later Venus goes combust from 22 February.
Multiple planets combust and in close proximity with Pluto, does not help economy to improve, post lock-down.
Also Vaccinations in few countries will show considerable side-effects.
If you are born in Mithuna Rasi (Gemini moon sign) and Kumbha Rasi (Aquarius moon sign), this is the toughest period of this entire year.
Students will lack concentration and also health does not cooperate.
Domestic issues, strained relations, financial instability, unknown fear about present and future can cause insomnia.
Arudra nakshatra born can have more challenging days ahead.
As Retrograde Mercury is conjunct multiple planets while bring combust, postpone all your major paperwork, dealings, communication beyond 22 February 2021.
Do not trust anyone on face.
- Mercury Retrograde in Gemini-Taurus : 30 May – 23 June 2021
Mercury will enter into Retrograde motion on 30 May 2021 at 03:59 IST while transiting Mrigasira nakshatra in Mithuna Rasi (Gemini).
It will re-enter Taurus (Vrishabha) on 02 June 2021 at 10:30 IST and continue its journey in close proximity with Sun and Rahu.
This time, Retrograde Mercury will be conjunct Venus, Rahu and Sun. Also Mars will influence them until 1st week of June.
Also Mercury will be combust during 02-23 June and trine with retrograde Saturn.
During this time, there will be Annular Solar Eclipse on 10 June 2021, which is visible only in parts of North America, Europe and North-Asia.
People living in East coast of USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, part of China will be most effected.
This eclipse along with retrograde mercury in taurus will collapse multiple businesses and economies.
Libra (Thula Rasi) and Gemini (Mithuna Rasi) will be most effected.
Forget texting as online chat leads to misunderstandings. Have a face-to-face conversation.
Do NOT plan any major travel unless necessary. Transportation delays are more likely now so allow more time for travel, like reaching airport much ahead of checkin time.
- Mercury Retrograde in Libra-Virgo : 27 September – 18 October 2021
Mercury will enter into Retrograde motion on 27 September 2021 at 10:34 IST while transiting Chitra nakshatra in Thula Rasi (Libra).
It will re-enter Virgo (Kanya) on 02 October 2021 at 06:53 IST and continue its journey in close proximity with Sun and Mars.
During this time, Saturn until 11 October and Jupiter until 18 October 2021 will remain in retrograde motion, while being Trine to Retrograde Mercury.
These 22 days will be tough for those born under moon signs of Libra (Thula), Gemini (Mithuna) and Aquarius (Kumbha).
Arudra, Chitra, Poorvabhadra born can be made to do lot of REview, REconsideration, REassess, REcheck, REsearch.
If you are born under mercury owned signs of Mithuna and Kanya or nakshatras of Aslesha, Jyeshta, Revati, watchout for newly formed relations as they may not last long.
Avoid major financial transactions and commitments.
Also, during Mercury Retrograde 2021 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 for long.