‪Mercury Retrograde occurs 3 to 4 times a year when the planet Mercury comes between the ‪Sun and the ‪Earth. With its concentration of iron, the planet has a magnetic influence on the behavior of human beings and some strange things may appear to happen during the retrograde period. Though the Retrograde of Mercury lasts for three weeks, the whole cycle lasts longer. Influences take place 5 days before and 5 days after the retrograde. The planet Mercury in ‪Astrology is connected with creativity and mental abilities.


The dates of Mercury Retrograde in 2016 are:

- January 5 , 2016 (Aquarius) - January 24 2016 (Capricorn)
- April 28, 2016 - May 22nd , 2016 (Taurus)
- August 30, 2016 - September 22nd, 2016 (Virgo)
- December 19, 2016 ( Sagittarius) - January 8, 2017 (Capricorn)


    Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo are ALL EARTH SIGNS, and the retrograde will bring changes in the physical elements. This is the time that all words that begin with "RE" are in action: Rethinking, reflection, reorganization... We need to take this time and put a stop in our minds and examine all the "Re" words. We need to "review" the necessary changes or steps we want to take based on our experience and once Mercury is direct again, we can implement all of our "Re" that we have thought about. This period of time is great to take the teachings we have learned and to move forward.


    Wishing you a renewal of a very HAPPY NEW YEAR !