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Mercury Retrograde in 2021 and 2022

When will Mercury Retrograde increase the risk of rescheduling and cancellation in 2021 and 2022? Here are all the dates you need for your natal astrology chart and also your usual Sun Sign horoscope.

Mercury Retrograde 2021

Whenever Mercury (transport, computers, travel, paperwork, internet, media) appears to stand still, but also go backwards and forwards, so does life. It is a useful time to rehearse, review, rewind, rethink. It coincides with rescheduling, product recall, retracted statements and reversed decisions. Put the ‘re’ prefix in front of most words on Mercury Retrograde in 2021, 2022.

Always use the shadow period to avoid problems. Not all astrology websites and books will give you shadow dates, but they are included here. General rule with Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022? Have Plan B, C and D. Get everything in writing and read the fine print.

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS: January 15th to March 13th, 2021

Mercury in Aquarius moves 11-26 degrees of Aquarius:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Between Friday, January 15th and Saturday, March 13th, 2021, there will be a chain of cancellations, closures, strikes and extreme weather events around the world. The COVID-19 crisis will affect the European Union but also the United Nations. (Both are ruled by Aquarius, the sign of groups).

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The Sports Cancellations and Delays of January 15th-March 13th 2021
The 2021 Pro Bowl is virtual, but because it is held on January 30th 2021, there will be player cancellations due to COVID-19 and/or technical problems, likely involving ticketing or streaming. The FIFA World Cup rescheduled to 1st-11th February will also see player cancellations and a possible second rescheduling.  Other casualties of Mercury Retrograde rescheduling, reshuffles or possible cancellation – in the teams sign of Aquarius – will be Super Bowl LV (February 7th), the 2021 Australian Open (February 8th to 21st) and the 2021 America’s Cup. The Ashes cricket series will also hit the risk of rescheduling, cancellation or technical issues, if the organisers go ahead with it from January 15th to March 13th 2021.

The reason for this is that Aquarius rules sports fans and teams and here we have Mercury going backwards in that sign. I have been a professional astrologer for 30 years since I began my career at ELLE magazine in my old home town of Sydney and I’m afraid I have to honour the facts.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and COVID-19
The decision of the Premier of NSW and the Prime Minister of Australia to allow New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2021 to go ahead in Sydney and across New South Wales, Australia will put the entire country at risk, with  a new NSW and Sydney COVID-19 wave from January 15th. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 is actually set up twice by this period. It repeats.

This is unfortunately one incubation period of two weeks, for the virus, after mass travel and public gatherings. The timing could not be worse from an astrologer’s point of view, as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are potential super spreader events, as doctors and epidemiologists have warned. Astrology agrees with the science, here. This is bad timing.

Sydney will not be over the long-term impact of the fated decision to allow New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day shopping, travel and mass gatherings to go ahead – until March 13th 2021. Have Plan B, C and D between January 15th and March 13th, Sydney. I am sure that you are like most of my readers and embrace masks, testing, staying at home, hand gel and hand washing. I used to write the daily horoscopes for The Daily Telegraph in Sydney and so although the COVID-19 cancellations and rescheduling is global, January 15th to March 13th, 2021 – this city and state should be extremely COVID cautious.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Super Spread Events
I’m afraid that any city, region and country which does not shut down for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2021, will be opening up to Mercury Retrograde chaos two weeks later, ongoing until March 13th, 2021. This timing is astrologically exact.

Extreme Weather and Global Rescheduling – January 15th to March 13th, 2021
Extreme weather events created by Climate Emergency will also create a chain-reaction of global rescheduling, January 15th to March 13th, 2021. Again, have Plan B, C and D. Get everything in writing and read the fine print on cancellation or delay. We will see fires, storms and floods which disrupt us worldwide. This is a really good time to stay at home and refresh, review and rethink your plans for 2021, left over from 2020. It’s a great time to rewind old films and television series you love.

Political Reshuffles and Leadership Spills – January 15th to March 13th, 2021
Aquarius rules political parties. The Republicans and Democrats in America. The Conservative and Labour parties in Great Britain. The Liberal National, Labour and Greens parties in Australia. We are going to see reshuffles, and perhaps two rounds of reshuffles, across most of these parties, January 15th to March 13th 2021. Leadership spills are likely and some big names go. As so many people plan their mid-year vacations in March, perhaps based around events like the Tokyo Olympics, it’s also time to look at the middle of 2021 and the Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 whole cycle.

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The Democrats and Republicans

The Democrats and Republicans both have sensitive degrees which will be hit by Mercury Retrograde at 11 Aquarius on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th January 2021. A chaotic period for the Republicans and the Democrats follows, Thursday, February 18th to Thursday, February 25th 2021, Mercury retraces his steps at 11 Aquarius. The data is here in a feature filed some time ago.

The Fated Horoscope Pattern in the Republican Astrology Chart
Uranus 11 Taurus
Neptune 11 Pisces
Mars 11 Leo

The Fated Horoscope Pattern in the Democrats Astrology Chart
Venus 10 Aquarius
Proserpina 11 Capricorn

Bill Clinton and Mercury Retrograde – February 18th to 25th, 2021
Former President Bill Clinton was born with Pluto at 11 Leo and his astrology chart can be found at Astro.com. Between the 18th and the 25th of February 2021, Bill Clinton goes through a long period of misinformation, wrong calls from the media and other peculiar situations, drawing in questions about his private life and personal relationships. There is no reliable data for Donald Trump so I cannot look at the allegations made about the friendships between both men and Jeffrey Epstein. Otherwise that would be an obvious issue to look at, from February 18th to 25th, 2021.

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN GEMINI: May 15th to July 7th, 2021

Here is another period to watch, particularly if you were planning to take a vacation or short holiday at this time. Be aware that Mercury Retrograde, historically, coincides with delays, cancellations and postponements.

From Saturday 15th May to Wednesday the 7th of July 2021, we have the planet of short journeys moving backwards and forwards. In the sign of Gemini, which rules domestic flights, ferries and short-haul cruises, trains, buses, coaches, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, taxis – you should be aware of the potential for airline collapses. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 is extreme.

Cruise and ferry collapses too! Issues with Eurostar are very likely. Read the fine print on purchases. Gemini rules communication as well as transportation so this cycle is also about computers, telephones, fax machines and the post office or mail system. This is also a prime period for hacking and computer viruses, along with that other virus.

Mercury moves through Gemini as follows:
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18,17, 16
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Gemini Factors in Your Personal Birth Chart
If you have Gemini factors in your personal birth chart at 16-24 degrees, then this period of rescheduling, reversals and other ‘re’ words, personally affects you. Mercury will cycle backwards and forwards in your Third House, which rules travel, transport, the internet, computers, telephones. Check the fine print on terms and conditions for cancellations and delays, exchanges and refunds. Put information on a USB Memory stick. In general, prepare in advance for Third House issues.

The Tokyo Olympics in Astrology 2021
The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics between 21st July to 8th August 2021 will be affected by transport, travel and computer issues up until 7th July, a fortnight before the games is supposed to commence.

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MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LIBRA:  September 7th – November 3rd, 2021

From Tuesday the 7th of September to Wednesday the 3rd of November 2021, Mercury will move forwards, slow down, get stuck, go backwards and retrace his steps – in the sign of Libra. This rules all duets and duels. So: marriage, engagement, separation, divorce, business partnership, professional partnership, relationships. Mercury moves likes this, through Libra, from 7th September to 3rd November.

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Mercury Retrograde in 2022

We are going to see cancellations and rescheduling for more world sporting events during the dates below, as Aquarius rules teams. Many politicians secretly use astrology and should be aware of the high risk of more COVID-19 chaos across these time-frames. Counting backwards we find ourselves looking at Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2021 on December 24th, 25th and 26th as likely super-spreader periods, given where we end up on January 3rd.  Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 is something you can plan ahead for now. Remember, astrology predicted a virus in 2019. (Image: Estee Janssen, Unsplash).

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius 2022

Mercury moves like this, through Aquarius, from Monday, January 3rd to Wednesday, January 26th, 2022:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

Then like this, again in Aquarius, from Tuesday, February 15th to Thursday, February 24th , 2022:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 2021-2022

Mercury moves retrograde through 24-29 degrees of Capricorn from Wednesday the 29th of December 2021. He then disappears! New Year’s Eve, Friday 31st December 2021 and New Year’s Day, Saturday 1st January 2022, is a vanishing act. Mercury turns up again on Thursday 27th January 2022 and is retrograde until Monday 14th February.

He moves like this, through Capricorn, the sign that rules your career, business, unpaid work, study, profession – and Presidents, Prime Ministers, Premiers and people at the top. We will see on-and-off political chaos involving world leaders and major political parties from 29th December until 14th February. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 can be disruptive at the top.

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini 2022

Between Saturday 30th April to Monday 23rd May 2022 we have more cancellations, closures, delays and rescheduling affecting transport, travel, commuting, computers and the worldwide web. I am giving you these dates over a year in advance so you can plan accordingly. Get it in writing and read the fine print. Have Plan B, C and D.

Mercury moves across Gemini like this, from 30th April to 23rd May 2022.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4
4, 3, 2, 1, 0

He then vanishes from Gemini so you can expect a disappearing act with trains, flights, cruises, computers, telephones, the internet, the postal service and other Third House and Gemini-ruled areas of life, related to travel, transport and communication. Mercury then pops up again in Gemini on Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th June to retrace his steps: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.

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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 2022

Now, Taurus rules our money, and the share markets, so this is worth knowing about a year ahead.  Taurus is associated with Wall Street, because of gold bullion, bull markets and the famous charging bull in that area of New York.

Mercury, the planet of media statements, computer technology, share prices and currency rates moves backwards and forwards as follows, through Taurus, between 27th April and 29th April 2022, then again on 24th May to 13th June, in the same year. We also have Uranus in Taurus, which is a symbol of unpredictable, sudden turning points.

Wednesday 27th April to Friday 29th April
Tuesday 24th May to Monday 13th June

Mercury moves like this through Taurus:

26, 27, 28, 29
29, 28,27, 26
26, 27, 28, 29

Consult your financial advisor, because astrology is only one tool, in the tool kit of life. If you are a Premium Member and have your personal birth chart, any factors at 26, 27, 28, 29 Taurus in your Second House of money will be at the centre of a stop-start process from 27th April to 29th April, then 24th May to 13th June, 2022. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 affects us all.

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 2022

Mercury moves backwards and forwards from 24 to 29 Virgo, the sign ruling public health, mental health and also work and employment, from Sunday 21st August to Friday 26th August. He then disappears. He reappears on Saturday 24th September retracing his steps at 24 to 29 Virgo until Monday 10th October. Allow a day either side of these dates for world time zone differences.

Mercury in Virgo, obviously the sign ruling COVID-19 and its mutations (variants)  moves like this:

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Mercury Retrograde in Libra 2022

The planet of negotiations, paperwork, the post/mail, telephone calls, the internet and all communication and transportation, is retrograde from Saturday 27th August to Friday 23rd September at Libra 0-8 degrees. He then vanishes. He reappears on Tuesday 11th October and retraces his steps until Monday 17th October. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022 sees vanishing acts.

He moves like this:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
8,7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

What To Do – Mercury Retrograde in 2021 and 2022

Mercury Retrograde is useful for dress rehearsals and first attempts. First drafts and beta testing. It is sensible to have everything in writing on Mercury Retrograde and if necessary, to ask a professional to give a second opinion. It is also sensible to have Plan B, C and D. Back up important information and do not leave anything to chance.

Astrology is still ignored or derided by the mainstream, unfortunately, but we are going to see the cancellation or rescheduling of The Ashes cricket tournament, to name just one sporting event, if the organisers schedule it for Mercury Retrograde 21-22.

For your purposes, look at your personal birth chart (all Premium Members can see if Mercury is moving across the same zodiac sign and degree, as anything in their natal horoscope). Just use your common sense and skip that day for judgements or action plans. There are easier times to go ahead. Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022? The secret is advance planning, in astrology.

Please allow for world time zone differences and allow a day either side of all dates given in this feature on Mercury Retrograde 2021-2022.


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8 Responses

  1. Hi Jessica , merry Christmas and happy new year in advance.

    This was a wonderful article to read and a heads up.
    I hope you would take a look at my chart.
    At december 31st I’m officially unemployed. And then I will receive unemployment money. I’m entitled to 13 months. Since a few months I’m suffering a deep depression so the money is welcome. Well I worked for it and paid for it the past 20
    Years. I’ve been seeing a therapist for a few months now, but kind as she is, she prefers not to talk what happend in my childhood. And I’m getting nowhere with the therapy. Gladly she told she quits her job so I will get a new therapist.
    I don’t know if it’s called a burn-out what I have. But have been tired nevertheless, been very forgetful and scared. Mother passed away, ( I had a very bad relationship with her) but all the childhood crap is coming up now. I will plough trough tho. But I hope you see some good luck in any department for me. Other blogs warned about the mars transit , others warn the Saturn Jupiter transit , and both are opposing my rising and sun. I’m tired and wake up daily with such fear. If I only could get some rest and peace of mind.
    Thank you for reading my reply.
    Stay safe and god bless!

    1. Happy New Year, and it will be much happier as you have the freedom not to work, Coco and 13 months of income, after your depression and recovery from what happened to you as a child. I know you are tired and have anxiety. The anxiety can be cured by using the method of Dr. Claire Weekes who has helped millions of people. Have a look at the comments on Amazon for her books, and on YouTube for her free recordings. She treated people who had survived childhood trauma, like you. If she is not your cup of tea, think about Reiki (distance healing) to help you. Try it free on YouTube with the generous professionals there and if it works for you, hire one. I recommend Reiki Grand Master Sandip Jain who I know for a fact has cured one case of depression and another of chronic pain. You have the South Node in Pisces in the 12th House of hypnosis, therapy, dream counselling, Reiki, religion, spirituality, healing and mediumship. You are in the best cycle in 12 years to see benefits and life-changing outcomes from any of those, as Jupiter (solutions) goes into Pisces on May 13th 2021. He stays there until July 28th, 2021. He then goes back into Pisces on December 28th 2021 and stays there until May 10th 2022. He is back again from October 28th 2022 until December 20th, ending that year. That is a timetable for your total transformation inside and out, if you can take advantage of the transit and do the work. You will get incredible support from one or more people or organisations which are larger than life; endlessly positive; physically big or ‘big’ online; have a proven track record.

  2. Hi Jessica
    My natal chart shows Jupiter in Pisces. So what does that mean when during 2021 Jupiter does goes into Pisces or it retrogares? Thank you

    1. Wonderful for you. Jupiter, the planet of solutions, breakthroughs, optimism and maximum benefits (with religion, spirituality, meditation, therapy, self-help, hypnosis, healing, mediumship) moves into Pisces on May 13th 2021. He stays there until July 28th, 2021. He then goes back into Pisces on December 28th 2021 and stays there until May 10th 2022. He is back again from October 28th 2022 until December 20th, ending that year. You are in a position to give and receive in all the areas I have listed above and it will begin with small signs and clues near May 13th this year.

  3. Hi Jessica
    Happy holidays. Regretfully, mine were not so happy. I received some disturbing information regarding an administrative hearing appeal ruling that was not in my favor. It was against a large insurance company and I didn’t have much hope although you did give me a spark of light for a little while. You had predicated some things that unfortunately did not pan out for me and I am now worried about not only the large amount of money I will Have to pay but whether they will attempt to pursue this further possibly criminally or hopefully be willing to make a deal. I know I am probably
    In for some very challenging times in the new year and am wondering if you can perhaps take another look at my chart and let me know how best to prepare.

    1. I am really sorry you had to deal with this at Christmas and the ruling was not in your favour with the insurance company. You wonder if you can make a deal with them or if you will have to pay a larger amount of money – or even need to face charges. Okay so with all of this we look to your birth chart for anything in Taurus in the Second House of money, and Scorpio in the Eighth House of insurance. You have the Moon at 10 Taurus and Neptune at 12 Scorpio. Diana at 1 Taurus and Hygiea at 10 Taurus. Panacea at 21 Scorpio. Proserpina at 18 Taurus. Psyche at 9 Scorpio. If we separate this into clusters, your financial life events happen whenever we see slow-moving outer planets or Nodes go to 10, 12 in particular. You can and will get out of this when Jupiter goes to 10, 12 Pisces and forms a sextile to your Moon and a trine to your Neptune, which takes place in February 2022. By that, I mean, recovering, repairing and starting again. In fact very close to 18th February 2022 when we find Jupiter at 11 Pisces and Uranus at 11 Taurus, you are going to have an incredible opportunity for a sweeping solution which involves a bolt from the blue – sudden, unpredictable – which sets you free. At that point you will realise freedom is so precious it is priceless. Until then, please do what you were going to do: pursue a deal, do the right thing, know this is karmic in nature (you must balance the karma with others even if this is a company or board of directors you have never met) and get the best advice you can afford. I know you must be tired but use the free distance healing and hypnosis from Reiki Grand Master Sandip Jain and Paul McKenna on YouTube to get yourself back into mental and spiritual shape, to continue to sort this out in 2021. You will make steady progress and yes, from 2021, start again. You will never, ever make the same mistakes. This goes beyond insurance into other areas of finance and property where you have not lived in the real world (but we have all done that). Please do this in 2022 and 2023 will be a great deal easier for you. Use fate.

  4. Hi Jessica,

    This was a very interesting read and lots of helpful advice on how to plan for the retrograde. Would you be able to provide a deeper look into how the UN will fare in 21 and 22? Will certain countries leave it or will it lose its power and influence? I would hope in the age of Aquarius it will be able to help even more people around the world.

    Niya and

    1. Thank you very much Niya. The United Nations will transform in the Twenties and get rid of many of its problems in 2021. Even though January, February, March are chaotic for the UN, it will come good by April and by Christmas 2021 people will be stunned at the progress made with every country. From 2023 we see major political changes at the top of government in the most powerful nations, but also with countries where the leadership has been a problem. By 2030 none of us will recognise the UN as we knew it back before 2020 and it will have saved us from the worst dangers of Climate Emergency and COVID-19. It sounds like a miracle, I know, but the perfect storm of factors the UN always needed to succeed is coming, including a transformation of the world economy.

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