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Mercury's Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2013 - 2015

Updated August 1, 2014 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 2014 transit information.

Today is August 20, 2014 6:48 am UTC

Mercury Mercury Virgo 32'
Mercury is currently transiting direct motion.
Mercury begins retrograde motion in 1 month 14 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
MercuryJan 19, 2013 07:24Aquarius   - I
MercuryFeb 05, 2013 14:57Pisces   - I
MercuryFeb 22, 2013 17:11Pisces   - S/R
MercuryMar 17, 2013 20:03Pisces   - S/D
MercuryApr 14, 2013 02:35Aries   - I
MercuryMay 01, 2013 15:34Taurus   - I
MercuryMay 15, 2013 20:41Gemini   - I
MercuryMay 31, 2013 07:11Cancer   - I
MercuryJun 26, 2013 13:07Cancer   - S/R
MercuryJul 20, 2013 18:22Cancer   - S/D
MercuryAug 08, 2013 12:06Leo   - I
MercuryAug 23, 2013 22:36Virgo   - I
MercurySep 09, 2013 07:08Libra   - I
MercurySep 29, 2013 11:41Scorpio   - I
MercuryOct 21, 2013 10:28Scorpio   - S/R
MercuryNov 10, 2013 21:12Scorpio   - S/D
MercuryDec 05, 2013 02:42Sagittarius   - I
MercuryDec 24, 2013 10:12Capricorn   - I
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

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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Moon Moon 29°Gemini 0'
Sun Sun 27°Leo 12'
Mercury Mercury Virgo 32'
Venus Venus Leo 46'
Mars Mars 14°Scorpio 17'
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