What Is Mercury Retrograde?

I realized the past few days that I’m very irritated and arguing over every little thing. Is it the pandemic? The stress of the country’s dynamics? Have my hormones changed? It could be all these things but what most stuck out is that Mercury Retrograde is approaching.

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Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 21! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.

Mercury retrograde will provide the positive and negative outcomes to the individual depending upon its placement and conjunction in the horoscope. This retrograde happens three to four times a year as Mercury appears to go backward in the sky. While other planets also retrograde, this retrograde holds an important place as it affects our capability to communicate and exchange information during this time.


Mercury Retrograde StartsMercury Retrograde EndsStarting SignEnd sign
January 30, 2021, 20:54 pm February 21, 2021, 05:49 am Aquarius Capricorn 
May 30, 2021, 03:47am June23, 2021 02:50 am Gemini Taurus 
September 27, 2021 10:12 am October 18, 2021 20:11 Libra Virgo 

What Will happen During This Period?


When Mercury enters retrograde motion within the range of dates for a given astrological sign, be wary of the listed effects.

IN AQUARIUS (Jan 20–Feb 18): With Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, the sign that governs relationships, friendships are put at risk. Petty squabbles, misunderstandings, and miscommunications abound. Know who your friends are.

IN PISCES (Feb 19–Mar 20): Foggy thinking, daydreams, and escapism are the norm; day-to-day realities confound otherwise clear heads when Mercury, the planet that rules logic, is in Pisces, which governs illusion. Practice creative pursuits—writing, dancing, photography, film, or painting.

IN ARIES (Mar 21–Apr 19): Expect to be frustrated and frazzled. Assertive, impulsive Aries wants to move ahead, and all of the energy is going backward. Watch what you say and how you say it. Pay attention to what people say to you; you might be pleasantly surprised.

IN TAURUS (Apr 20–May 20): Take time to formulate your thoughts. Taurus, an unhurried sign, slows down the mental processes. He also governs banking, so delay money matters. Review financial matters, and position yourself for growth.

IN GEMINI (May 21–Jun 20): Because Gemini rules communications, be prepared for miscommunications when Mercury is in this sign. Expect lots of phone calls or none, and lost or misplaced mail. You may not articulate clearly, and gossip abounds. Old friends may reconnect.

IN CANCER (Jun 21–Jul 22): Expect annoyances at home with baking, gardening, and household duties under domesticated Cancer. Complete repair projects that weren’t finished or done correctly.

IN LEO (Jul 23–Aug 22): Avoid speculative investments. It is not a good time to buy and sell or do any trading. Instead, analyze your investment portfolio. Use your know-how and advisory skills to help friends and associates.

IN VIRGO (Aug 23–Sep 22): Challenging situations arise, especially in the workplace. Expect product delays and equipment breakdowns, as well as crankiness among coworkers under finicky, detail-oriented Virgo. Double-check your work before you call it finished.

IN LIBRA (Sep 23–Oct 22: Accept your physical attributes; do not have a makeover. Indecision reigns, so limit purchases—or risk returning them. Libra, representing beauty, grace, charm, and diplomacy, is out of balance. Refresh, relax, and rejuvenate.

IN SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): Emotions rule—not common sense—so beware. Avoid affairs of the heart. Passionate Scorpio is also secretive, and your secrets may seep out. Keep them in a diary.

IN SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): It is not a time to travel, so reschedule or expect delays, lines, and lost directions. Instead, take care of local affairs. Patience and a sense of humor are needed.

IN CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 19): Avoid buying, selling, or renting real estate under Capricorn, the sign that governs property matters. Expect problems with paperwork, packing, and movers. Reunite with family or vacation at home.

How To Protect Yourself?

While you can overcome these obstacles with preparation, not everyone will heed Mercury Retrograde’s warning, which means dealing with people who are less than tuned in could be frustrating. This is why arming yourself with a little extra Mercury Retrograde protection is beneficial for both body and soul. And, if you don’t believe in this kind of thing, at least you’ll smell great, be super relaxed, uber-hydrated, and more self aware than you were before. There is literally no downside to trying some of these practices.

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If you’ve had a difficult during previous Mercury Retrograde cycles then there’s really nothing to lose by trying healing crystals for a little extra protection. “Using crystals for mercury retrograde helps you to stay grounded, calm, and focused.

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For an invisible cloak of Mercury Retrograde protection, consider practicing a daily meditation during the retrograde cycle. This one is just under seven minutes, so it’s perfect to do when you wake up and before you go to bed. 

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Smudging is a great way to clear less-than-ideal vibes from your home and body. You can easily smudge with sage.

Light a Mercury Retrograde Candle.

Mercury Retrograde Candles are Shield protection candles that brings clarity, open communication and truth.

I created this “Mercury Retrograde” Shield Protection Candle with the oils of: Bergamot, Frankincense, Lemongrass, and Calamus Root. The sweet robust earthy aroma will make you feel as if you’re really in touch with the earth and universe. The candle is a smooth medium blue for clarity, communication and psychic ability. The Clear Quartz Crystals and essential oils are Reiki charged And the candle is decorated with Valerian Root, Purple Gomphrena Flowers & gold foil. I performed the Shield Protection Spell on a Thursday of the waxing moon and since the candle is infused with essential oils, it means the candle is already anointed. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the link provided to you in your candle purchase.

Does this spell work? Yes! But By law, I must tell you: Magickal items sold online are specified as for personal entertainment purposes only. The desired result/outcome cannot be guaranteed as a result of using a Magickal item, and should not be used as a replacement for medical/professional assistance. Usually, you give a spell a lunar month, which is 28 days to start seeing results but I think, I’ve Impressed myself.

*Manifest Your Vision.*

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