Plan Ahead: Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2024 Revealed

What Is “Mercury Retrograde”?

Mercury retrograde, a phenomenon occurring 3-4 times yearly, describes the illusion of Mercury's backward motion in its orbit as observed from Earth.

What Is Retrograde Motion?

Retrograde motion is the apparent backward movement of a celestial object, such as a planet, as observed from Earth due to differences in orbital speeds and distances.

December 13, 2023, to January 1, 2024April 1 to April 24August 4 to August 27November 25 to December 15

When Is Mercury in Retrograde in 2024?

During Mercury retrograde, prioritize reflection, patience, and clear communication. Double-check plans, avoid major decisions, and be adaptable to unexpected changes.

What to Do When Mercury is Retrograde?

How to react

Some blame Mercury retrograde for all the chaos that happens in their lives. However, this is a good time to sit back and review what you put your energy toward.

When Retrograde Ends

Post-Mercury retrograde, expect a brief adjustment period. Stay patient as miscommunications resolve and electronic glitches iron out.