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2016 Mercury Retrograde

Mercury turns retrograde more frequently than any other planet in our solar system.

It can never be more than 28 degrees from the Sun, and whenever it reaches its furthest distance from the Sun, it changes direction or goes retrograde. Being the planet that rules communication and information, Mercury retrograde brings about much chaos and confusion in our lives. Scientific research has shown that Mercury has a rich concentration of Iron and hence it exerts a magnetic influence over human beings on its nearest planet, the earth.

Each year Mercury goes retrograde in signs that belong to one element and in 2016 it would be the earthy signs. Hence you are advised to be very practical in finding solutions to problems and to strongly adhere to your budget and time limits. Money or finances would be a major source of problem when mercury retrogrades in earthy signs. About 19% of the movement of Mercury is retrograde. This implies that about 1/5 of people have retrograde Mercury in their radix.

In 2016, Mercury retrogrades four times, all in the earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo and then Capricorn again . This year's Mercury retrograde points to the end of a nine-year cycle that started in 2008.

Mercury Retrograde for 2016

Mercury turns retrograde January 6th at 1 Aquarius
Mercury turns direct on January 26th at 15 Capricorn

Mercury turns retrograde April 29th at 24 Taurus
Mercury turns direct on May 23rd at 14 Taurus

Mercury turns retrograde August 31st at 29 Virgo
Mercury turns direct on September 23rd at 15 Virgo

Mercury turns retrograde December 20th at 15 Capricorn
Mercury turns direct on January 9th at 28 Sagittarius



Legend :

- Pre-Retrograde

- Retrograde

- Post Retrograde
 
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2016 Mercury Retrograde Guide


JANUARY - 2016
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            
FEBRUARY - 2016
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  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          
             
MARCH - 2016
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 - 2016
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
             
MAY - 2016
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        
             
JUNE - 2016
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      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 - 2016
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 - 2016
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 - 2016
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 - 2016
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          
NOVEMBER - 2016
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    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 - 2016
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
             



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