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.

Legend :

- Retrograde

- Mercury moves

- Shadow period.

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Mercury Retrograde! is an astrological app designed to help people determine if Mercury is Retrograde or Direct and when it is going to happen.It graphically shows where Mercury and Earth are in relation to each other and correct Zodiac houses. A color coded calendar counts down the days until future Retrograde/Direct events.

2012 Retrograde starts Date & Time Position at Start 2012 Retrograde Ends Date & Time Position at End

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
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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
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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            
 

MARCH - 2010
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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
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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
 

MAY - 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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26 27 28 29 30    
 

OCTOBER - 2010
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10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 

NOVEMBER - 2010
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
 

DECEMBER - 2010
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12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1