When Mercury is in retrograde (SR), it causes indecision and changes in plans, thus these retrograde periods require caution and orderly thinking. Retrogrades are a good time for research, planning, and taking stock of things, and are excellent times to finish projects already begun, especially those that have been put off.
   In general, you thus should avoid beginning projects while Mercury is in retrograde. New projects should be postponed until Mercury is again in direct motion (SD). This is because projects begun during a retrograde often develop differently than expected, which may lead to disappointments and disruptions. This is most noticeable in business matters, especially communications and transportation.
   While Mercury is in retrograde, it is most important to give attention to the details and the daily routine.

A Brief Explanation Banner
Chart of Retrogrades Banner

Date:

SR / SD:

Time (EST):

* SR = Stationary Going  Retrograde (Finish Old Projects)

* SD = Stationary Going Direct (Begin New Projects)

Mercury Retrograde Banner

December 19th 2016

SR

8:06 AM

January 8th 2017

SD

4:50 PM

7:14 AM

SR

1:33 PM

SD

May 3rd 2017

9:00 PM

SR

August 8th 2017

September 9th 2017

SD

7:29 AM

Planet

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury

December 3rd 2017

December 22nd 2017

SR

SD

2:34 AM

8:51 PM

Mercury

Mercury

February 6th 2017

SR

1:52 AM

Jupiter

June 9th 2017

SD

10:03 AM

Jupiter

Saturn

Saturn

1:06 AM

8:08 PM

SR

SD

April 6th 2017

August 25th 2017

April 20th 2017

September 28th 2017

SR

SD

8:49 AM

3:36 PM

Pluto

Pluto

Neptune

Neptune

Uranus

Uranus

7:09 AM

9:21 AM

1:31 AM

9:13 AM

SR

SD

SR

SD

June 6th 2017

November 22nd 2017

August 3rd 2017

January 2nd 2018