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2010-Mercury-Retrograde

A planet is described to be in retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. Actually this is an illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth with relation to other planets in the solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way due to this cosmic shadow-play.

The planet Mercury rules thinking and perception and all types of communication. When Mercury goes retrograde it gives rise to personal misunderstandings. There would be delays, flaws and hitches in all communication related areas like transportation,trade,etc. Astrologers advise not to make any important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely that such decisions will be marred by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking.

The following calendar for year 2010 denotes the period when Mercury is in retrograde motion when shaded in yellow. The days in grey background are the Shadow periods and the days marked in Red font are said to be erratic when Mercury move very slowly.

Note:

  • The yellow shaded days are when Mercury is Retrograde in 2010
  • The days marked in Red are erratic when Mercury moves very slowly.
  • The days with grey background are in the Shadow period.
2010 Retrograde Begins
Date & Time
Position at Start of Retrograde 2010 Retrograde Ends
Date & Time
Position at End
of Retrograde
December 26, 2009
9:38 am EST
6:38 am PST
21:47 Capricorn January 15, 2010
11:52 am EST
8:52 am PST
05:33 Capricorn
April 17-18, 2010
12:06 am EDT (Apr 18)
9:06 pm PDT (Apr 17)
12:37 Taurus May 11, 2010
6:37 pm EDT
3:27 pm PDT
02:40 Taurus
August 20, 2010
3:59 pm EDT
12:59 pm PDT
19:03 Virgo September 12, 2010
7:09 pm EDT
4:09 PDT
05:23 Virgo
December 10, 2010
7:04 am EST
4:04 am PST
05:56 Capricorn December 29-30, 2010
2:21 am EST (Dec 30)
11:21 pm PST (Dec 29)
09:37 Capricorn

2010 Mercury Retrograde Guide

January 2010
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30


February-2010
S M T W T F S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28            
March2010
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
April-2010
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1


May2010
S M T W T F S
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
June-2010
S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
July-2010
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31


August-2010
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
September-2010
S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
October-2010
S M T W T F S
  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30


November -2010
S M T W T F S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
December -2010
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

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