Mercury Retrograde 2024 Dates & Effects in Vedic Astrology

Mercury Retrograde 2024 occurs 4 times, first time being a continuation from last year until 2 Jan 2024. During these days, it slows down and appears to transit in retrograde motion when compared to speed of earth and also gets combust due to close proximity with Sun.
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.
Mercury Retrograde 2024 Dates Vedic Astrology

Remaining 3 occurances are in between Aries-Pisces during April, Leo-Cancer during August and Scorpio during November-December 2024.
Mercury represents the reasoning and logical 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 and are made to realize later.
This year, most of the retrograde mercury transit occurs in water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.
Speech and any written documents are 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 2024 Dates and Effects

  • Mercury Retrograde in Aries-Pisces 02-25 April 2024

    During 2nd April 2024, 03:39 IST – 25th April 2024, 18:18 IST, Mercury will be retrograde in between Aries (Mesha) and Pisces (Meena).
    This transit is conjunct Jupiter, Venus, Sun and Rahu.
    Pisces moon sign born can feel the financial pinch as long pending dues will not be released, whereas savings disappear.
    Not a good time to travel overseas or sign new agreements. But if you have no choice, try to do it before 1st of April.
    Moon signs and ascendants of Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Leo, Libra, Pisces undergo lot of physical and mental stress, change of residence, lack of support.
    There is also a solar eclipse in pisces, during this retrograde period. This makes matters more tougher if you are living in USA, Canada, Mexico, UK or Portugal.
    You will not receive replies on time and can miss few messages due to bad or slow internet, postal service.
    If you want to file Income Tax Returns, better do it after 10th May 2024, when Mercury transits Mesha Rasi (Aries).

  • Mercury Retrograde in Leo-Cancer 05-29 August 2024

    During 5th August 2024, 10:21 IST – 29th August 2024, 02:37 IST, Mercury will be retrograde in between Leo (Simha) and Cancer (Karkataka).
    Saturn will be opposing Mercury during August-September, which reduces our intelligence and takes away judgement partially.
    Kids born in these 2 months, depend on others for advice.
    People born in moon signs of Pisces, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius need to delay their decisions before committing into something like a relation, contract or partnership.
    Taurus born need to wait till september before they move into new house or job.
    Also this is NOT good time for investment or trading.
    Best time for physical training, martial arts and sports.

  • Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 26 November – 16 December 2024

    During 26th November 2024, 08:06 IST – 16th December 2024, 02:19 IST, Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio (Vrischik).
    Mars stationary and retrograde in Cancer, along with Jupiter retrograde in Taurus will test patience of Scorpio, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and Leo.
    Avoid speculation and large investments.
    If you have no choice but to enter into a partnership, then do it orally now and postpone paperwork to 16 december.
    Taurus born will not be satisfied with household activities.