Mercury Retrograde 2022 Dates & Effects

Mercury Retrograde 2022 occurs 4 times, with 4th retrograde period extending into 2023. During these days, it slows down and appears to transit in retrograde motion.
Mercury represents our mental and communicative life processes. It governs calculations and communications in all its forms, whether spoken word or written, whether paper document or internet data transmission.
Mercury Retrograde 2022 dates Vedic Astrology

This year Mercury Retrograde on all 3 occassions happen without changing sign, which means that impact will be on less signs. Only Mercury owned signs Virgo (Kanya), Gemini (Mithuna) along with Capricorn (Makara) and Taurus (Vrishabha) where retrograde happens, will experience maximum effects.
This year Mercury makes us redo things related to physical labour, karmic debt and health care.
Mercury represents our reasoning and analytical mind, ability to perceive relationships and connections between things, gathering, sorting of all facts and figures. It oversees trade and commerce, and it also 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. People born with moon in above mentioned signs should avoid public debates, arguments with friends and superiors, interaction on social media when Mercury goes into Retrograde motion.
Speech and Intuition are signified by Mercury in Vedic Astrology.
Intuition is high during mercury retrograde periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
Finish all paperwork, financial transactions, ticket bookings atleast 5 days before Mercury goes Retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde 2022 Dates and Effects

Mercury (Budha Graha) appears to transit in retrograde motion 4 times in 2022.

  • Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 14 January – 04 February 2022

    This starts at 17:05 IST on 14 January and ends at 09:37 IST on 04 February 2022. During this period, Mercury transits Sravana and Uttarashada nakshatras in Capricorn (makara rasi).
    It will be conjunct Saturn, Sun and also become combust during 17-30 January 2022.
    Capricorn, Gemini and Cancer moon sign born natives will have unnecessary arguments in family, wander aimlessly, experience loneliness, escape from responsibilities.
    This Mercury Retrograde 2022 in Capricorn causes delays with transportation and communication. Avoid starting major projects until February 4. Little things will go wrong and you may have to start over. Just continue with projects you have already started. Much better idea is going back to some old project you put aside, because now is a good time to finish it.
    Smokers can be effected by lung diseases.
    We should avoid all auspiscious events, planning as Venus combust and retrograde at same time.
    People with strong ethics, commitment towards work can only succeed.

  • Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 10 May – 03 June 2022

    This starts at 17:13 IST on 10 May and ends at 13:25 IST on 03 June 2022. During this period, Mercury transits Rohini and Krittika nakshatras in Taurus (vrishabha rasi).
    It will be conjunct Sun and also become combust during 14 May – 04 June 2022.
    Taurus, Gemini and Scorpio moon sign born will undergo financial troubles, unforeseen expenditures.
    Communications will be slow. People will act unnecessarily diplomatic.
    It is time to be practical in every decision. Take time to reach a decision but once done, stick to it.
    Virgo born should be wary of possible accidents and injuries.

  • Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 10 September – 02 October 2022

    Mercury Retrograde in starts at 09:03 IST on 10 September and ends at 14:30 IST on 02 October 2022. During this period, Mercury transits Hasta and Uttara Phalguni nakshatras in Virgo (kanya rasi).
    It will be conjunct Sun and also become combust during 13 September – 01 October 2022.
    Along with Mercury in Virgo, Jupiter in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn will also be in retrograde motion during this period.
    Generally, Mercury exalted in Virgo gives a sharp mind and intellect but retrograde and combust does the opposite.
    Children born during this period will struggle with mental growth and speech issues.
    3 planets retrograde will create more confusion, re-planning, cancellations in last minute, lack of judgement, delays in financial transactions, traffic blockages.
    Aquarius born should take utmost care to avoid embarassment.

Mercury Retrograde 2022 occurs for the 4th time from 29 December but it extends into 2023 January.
During Mercury Retrograde 2022 periods, postpone all your medical diagnosis, taking advises on treatment or surgery and better go for a second opinion while Mercury is direct.
Typos can lead to loss of reputation and money. Jobs and relations started during Mercury Retrograde 2022 rarely last.
If you play a trick on someone, it will almost invariably backfire on you.
If you meet 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 or even born under moon signs of Gemini (Mithuna) or Virgo (Kanya), most of the above effects can be experienced in those mentioned dates.

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