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Mercury's Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2015 - 2017

Updated April 1, 2016 by J McCaul

Below is a table for Mercury's Ingress & Retrograde dates, times (UTC), and zodiac signs for the next few years. Many people wonder when will Mercury be in retrograde motion. A countdown has been included for the direction change. For more information describing the color codes and abbreviations, refer to the main planet ingress page. The current Transiting Ingress and Retrograde calendars are also available (Planet Calendars in the menu to the left of this page).

Scroll down to middle of chart for current Mercury 2016 transit information.

Today is April 29, 2016 9:37 pm UTC

Mercury Mercury 23°Taurus 33' Retrograde
Mercury is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Mercury begins direct motion in 22 days 15 hours 41 minutes

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
  Mercury     Jan 05, 2015 01:08     Aquarius   - I  
  Mercury     Jan 21, 2015 15:54     Aquarius   - S/R  
  Mercury     Feb 11, 2015 14:57     Aquarius   - S/D  
  Mercury     Mar 13, 2015 03:50     Pisces   - I  
  Mercury     Mar 31, 2015 01:43     Aries   - I  
  Mercury     Apr 14, 2015 22:51     Taurus   - I  
  Mercury     May 01, 2015 02:02     Gemini   - I  
  Mercury     May 19, 2015 01:49     Gemini   - S/R  
  Mercury     Jun 11, 2015 22:32     Gemini   - S/D  
  Mercury     Jul 08, 2015 18:48     Cancer   - I  
  Mercury     Jul 23, 2015 12:15     Leo   - I  
  Mercury     Aug 07, 2015 19:16     Virgo   - I  
  Mercury     Aug 27, 2015 15:48     Libra   - I  
  Mercury     Sep 17, 2015 18:09     Libra   - S/R  
  Mercury     Oct 09, 2015 14:57     Libra   - S/D  
  Mercury     Nov 02, 2015 07:06     Scorpio   - I  
  Mercury     Nov 20, 2015 19:43     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mercury     Dec 10, 2015 02:34     Capricorn   - I  
  Mercury     Jan 02, 2016 02:36     Aquarius   - I  
  Mercury     Jan 05, 2016 13:05     Aquarius   - S/R  
  Mercury     Jan 08, 2016 19:01     Capricorn   - R  
  Mercury     Jan 25, 2016 21:50     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Mercury     Feb 13, 2016 22:42     Aquarius   - I  
  Mercury     Mar 05, 2016 10:21     Pisces   - I  
  Mercury     Mar 22, 2016 00:19     Aries   - I  
  Mercury     Apr 05, 2016 23:09     Taurus   - I  
  Mercury     Apr 28, 2016 17:20     Taurus   - S/R  
  Mercury     May 22, 2016 13:19     Taurus   - S/D  
  Mercury     Jun 12, 2016 23:21     Gemini   - I  
  Mercury     Jun 29, 2016 23:24     Cancer   - I  
  Mercury     Jul 14, 2016 00:46     Leo   - I  
  Mercury     Jul 30, 2016 18:20     Virgo   - I  
  Mercury     Aug 30, 2016 13:04     Virgo   - S/R  
  Mercury     Sep 22, 2016 05:30     Virgo   - S/D  
  Mercury     Oct 07, 2016 07:52     Libra   - I  
  Mercury     Oct 24, 2016 20:46     Scorpio   - I  
  Mercury     Nov 12, 2016 14:40     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mercury     Dec 02, 2016 21:19     Capricorn   - I  
  Mercury     Dec 19, 2016 10:55     Capricorn   - S/R  
  Mercury     Jan 04, 2017 15:01     Sagittarius   - R  
  Mercury     Jan 08, 2017 09:43     Sagittarius   - S/D  
  Mercury     Jan 12, 2017 13:30     Capricorn   - I  
  Mercury     Feb 07, 2017 09:33     Aquarius   - I  
  Mercury     Feb 25, 2017 23:07     Pisces   - I  
  Mercury     Mar 13, 2017 21:07     Aries   - I  
  Mercury     Mar 31, 2017 17:44     Taurus   - I  
  Mercury     Apr 09, 2017 23:14     Taurus   - S/R  
  Mercury     Apr 20, 2017 17:36     Aries   - R  
  Mercury     May 03, 2017 16:32     Aries   - S/D  
  Mercury     May 16, 2017 04:00     Taurus   - I  
  Mercury     Jun 06, 2017 22:13     Gemini   - I  
  Mercury     Jun 21, 2017 09:57     Cancer   - I  
  Mercury     Jul 06, 2017 00:19     Leo   - I  
  Mercury     Jul 25, 2017 23:41     Virgo   - I  
  Mercury     Aug 13, 2017 01:00     Virgo   - S/R  
  Mercury     Aug 31, 2017 15:53     Leo   - R  
  Mercury     Sep 05, 2017 11:29     Leo   - S/D  
  Mercury     Sep 10, 2017 02:38     Virgo   - I  
  Mercury     Sep 30, 2017 00:42     Libra   - I  
  Mercury     Oct 17, 2017 07:59     Scorpio   - I  
  Mercury     Nov 05, 2017 19:19     Sagittarius   - I  
  Mercury     Dec 03, 2017 07:34     Sagittarius   - S/R  
  Mercury     Dec 23, 2017 01:51     Sagittarius   - S/D  

Understanding Transits and Retrogrades of Mercury

As one can easily tell from the chart above, Mercury Stations Retrograde approximately three times per year, transiting in retrograde motion for about 21 days. Because of Mercury's proximity to the Sun, Mercury's transit by sign is not more than one sign from the sign the Sun is transiting at any given time. The in retrograde motion is an illusion of the planet moving backwards based on the placement of the planet in relation to the Earth and the Sun. When Mercury is done transiting in retrograde motion, it will station briefly then resume the transit in direct motion.

To adjust the times for your timezone, add or subtract the number of hours your timezone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere (mostly the Americas) you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.


Links are provided below for timezone calculators and retrograde information.




Ingress/Retrograde Chart Links



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Sun Sun 10°Taurus 0'
Mercury Mercury 23°Taurus 33' Retrograde
Venus Venus 29°Aries 51'
Mars Mars Sagittarius 57' Retrograde
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