As if the current situation in the World was not enough, we will be experiencing four, not the usual three, Mercury Retrogrades in 2022.
The buzz phrase “Mercury Retrograde” has been gaining in popularity in the past few years, but in reality Mercury Retrograde has been occurring since the beginning of Time. The true nature of this retrograde phenomenon started to be understood when Copernicus observed the planets revolving around the Sun. Later, the study of the sky continued with mathematician Johannes Kepler, who was assisting astronomer Tycho Brahe. Kepler published a series of laws about the planets’ orbits that reveal the slight “backward” motion now commonly known as Retrograde.
During the 1980s, a revival trend in adapting older astrology brought more attention to the term Mercury Retrograde, and interest grew from then into the trendy term that is often applied to events that occur in everyday life.
Each Mercury Retrograde “sits” or “resides” in a certain astrological planetary sign, and it is believed that certain planetary aspects of that sign enhance or affect that particular Retrograde.
Here are the dates and the astrological sign of each of the 2022 Mercury Retrogrades:
1st Mercury Retrograde: January 14th to February 3rd 2022 – Mercury in Aquarius, the Water Bearer
2nd Mercury Retrograde: May 10th to June 2nd 2022 – Mercury in Gemini, the Twins
3rd Mercury Retrograde: September 7th to October 2nd 2022 – Mercury in Libra, the Scales
4th Mercury Retrograde: December 29th to January 18, 2023 – Mercury in Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Knowing the astrological signs of each of the Retrograde periods will assist you in recognizing events that are materializing so that you can plan your words and strategies for success during these times.