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Mercury's Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2014 - 2016

Updated July 1, 2015 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 2015 transit information.

Today is July 6, 2015 3:56 pm UTC

Mercury Mercury 26°Gemini 21'
Mercury is currently transiting direct motion.
Mercury begins retrograde motion in 2 months 12 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
MercuryJan 11, 2014 21:34Aquarius   - I
MercuryJan 31, 2014 14:49Pisces   - I
MercuryFeb 06, 2014 21:43Pisces   - S/R
MercuryFeb 13, 2014 03:21Aquarius   - R
MercuryFeb 28, 2014 14:00Aquarius   - S/D
MercuryMar 17, 2014 22:22Pisces   - I
MercuryApr 07, 2014 15:32Aries   - I
MercuryApr 23, 2014 09:14Taurus   - I
MercuryMay 07, 2014 14:59Gemini   - I
MercuryMay 29, 2014 09:29Cancer   - I
MercuryJun 07, 2014 11:56Cancer   - S/R
MercuryJul 01, 2014 12:50Gemini   - S/D
MercuryJul 13, 2014 04:35Cancer   - I
MercuryJul 31, 2014 22:45Leo   - I
MercuryAug 15, 2014 16:45Virgo   - I
MercurySep 02, 2014 05:39Libra   - I
MercurySep 27, 2014 22:43Scorpio   - I
MercuryOct 04, 2014 17:02Scorpio   - S/R
MercuryOct 10, 2014 17:02Libra   - R
MercuryOct 25, 2014 19:16Libra   - S/D
MercuryNov 08, 2014 23:08Scorpio   - I
MercuryNov 28, 2014 02:26Sagittarius   - I
MercuryDec 17, 2014 03:53Capricorn   - I
MercuryJan 05, 2015 01:08Aquarius   - I
MercuryJan 21, 2015 15:54Aquarius   - S/R
MercuryFeb 11, 2015 14:57Aquarius   - S/D
MercuryMar 13, 2015 03:50Pisces   - I
MercuryMar 31, 2015 01:43Aries   - I
MercuryApr 14, 2015 22:51Taurus   - I
MercuryMay 01, 2015 02:02Gemini   - I
MercuryMay 19, 2015 01:49Gemini   - S/R
MercuryJun 11, 2015 22:32Gemini   - S/D
MercuryJul 08, 2015 18:48Cancer   - I
MercuryJul 23, 2015 12:15Leo   - I
MercuryAug 07, 2015 19:16Virgo   - I
MercuryAug 27, 2015 15:48Libra   - I
MercurySep 17, 2015 18:09Libra   - S/R
MercuryOct 09, 2015 14:57Libra   - S/D
MercuryNov 02, 2015 07:06Scorpio   - I
MercuryNov 20, 2015 19:43Sagittarius   - I
MercuryDec 10, 2015 02:34Capricorn   - I
MercuryJan 02, 2016 02:36Aquarius   - I
MercuryJan 05, 2016 13:05Aquarius   - S/R
MercuryJan 08, 2016 19:01Capricorn   - R
MercuryJan 25, 2016 21:50Capricorn   - S/D
MercuryFeb 13, 2016 22:42Aquarius   - I
MercuryMar 05, 2016 10:21Pisces   - I
MercuryMar 22, 2016 00:19Aries   - I
MercuryApr 05, 2016 23:09Taurus   - I
MercuryApr 28, 2016 17:20Taurus   - S/R
MercuryMay 22, 2016 13:19Taurus   - S/D
MercuryJun 12, 2016 23:21Gemini   - I
MercuryJun 29, 2016 23:24Cancer   - I
MercuryJul 14, 2016 00:46Leo   - I
MercuryJul 30, 2016 18:20Virgo   - I
MercuryAug 30, 2016 13:04Virgo   - S/R
MercurySep 22, 2016 05:30Virgo   - S/D
MercuryOct 07, 2016 07:52Libra   - I
MercuryOct 24, 2016 20:46Scorpio   - I
MercuryNov 12, 2016 14:40Sagittarius   - I
MercuryDec 02, 2016 21:19Capricorn   - I
MercuryDec 19, 2016 10:55Capricorn   - S/R

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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