Mercury Retrogrades 2019
Every Mercury retrograde is different. But with all three Mercury retrogrades landing in water signs in 2019, the frenetic energy of this year's Mercury transits will lessen (somewhat). Unlike last year's fire-sign-centric retrogrades—being feisty and full of aggression—2019 will bring a more emotional stance to the energy, which can give you the option of using your intuition to get out of trouble.
But don't fret. Here are all the Mercury retrograde transit dates you need to know for 2019.
March 6 - March 28
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces
Details are not your friend right now. You may find yourself staring off into space and pondering life's "what ifs" instead of facing reality. Memorizing facts, accurately calculating numbers, getting places on time, etc., all go so south with Mercury retrograding in Pisces.
So, should you go back to bed, pull up the covers and wait for this unpleasantness to pass? Nope. To compensate for this Mercury retrograde's preoccupied energy, the universe gives you extra intuition to balance things out. Too distracted to study for the big test? Facing a crisis at work? The answers you need may pop into your head seemingly out of nowhere. When you can't rely on facts and logic, your intuition fills in the blanks. You're welcome!
July 9 - July 31
Mercury Retrograde in Leo & Cancer
This summer, Mercury will go retrograde for pretty much all of July. Although this retrograde period comes roaring in with fiery Leo, it isn't long before it backs up into touchy-feely Cancer.
How you approach Mercury retrograde's problems now comes from a deeply emotional place. It may become particularly upsetting if you're blamed for things that aren't your fault (likely to happen with Mercury retrograde's shenanigans).
Work and school can be a hassle as you try to navigate through things like missed meetings, tardiness, and lost homework. Additionally, this kind of disorganization can affect home as well. Expect a consistently uncharged phone, lost keys, important papers and what feels like your mind.
What’s going to get you through this messed up Mercury retrograde cycle? Deep down you know what you need, so pay attention to that little voice inside your head. Your intuition will do its best to guide you through these tough times. Just make sure to accept the help where you can get it!
October 31 - November 19
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio
Scorpio is the master of control, so what happens when Mercury goes retrograde in this determined, powerful sign? Well, for starters, you can kiss your voice of reason goodbye. When Mercury turns retrograde on Halloween this year, Scorpio's neurotic energy can be at a complete loss.
Feeling suspicious and insecure can be the result, with paranoia and second guessing not far behind. Issues you failed to deal with in the past can come back to haunt you now. This only adds to the nuisances that Mercury retrograde brings.
Wondering how best to deal with them this time around? Take a deep breath. Scorpio's intuitive energy helps you find your way out of sticky situations by guiding you away from self-doubt. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger—isn't that the saying? Make that your motto this season.