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Beware, Mercury Retrograde Has Started: January 14 - February 4, 2022!

You’ve no doubt already heard about Mercury retrograde and the effects this phenomenon has on us. Whenever bad luck curses us, our first reaction is to blame this destructive planetary movement. From car problems to missed trains; we love to point the finger at this event, but in actual fact, this calamitous motion is indeed scarily real! Unlike previous years, this phenomenon occurs a total of 4 times in 2022, so be sure to discover our advice on how to get through the phases that await us, as well as the misfortunes each zodiac sign can expect. Find out what awaits you during the first cycle from January 14 to February 4, 2022!

Is Mercury in retrograde right now? — Yes, this cycle spans from January 14 - February 4, 2022😱

Mercury is the fastest moving planet, and symbolizes intellect, reason, and communication and when it metaphorically spins out of control by entering this infamous cycle, it leaves us to deal with the consequences… Although every planet of the solar system goes retrograde at some point, the effects of Mercury entering this motion are often more intense and bring about even more misfortune than most other planets.

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What is Mercury retrograde?

It's a change in the direction of the planet in the sky and is said to set off setbacks and tribulations. This movement is in fact a visual effect and begins when the planet commences its so-called backward motion in the night sky through the zodiac. So, no, Mercury's orbit of the sun won't change direction. This chaotic process includes the slowing down and eventual stagnation of the planet. It's this unnatural movement that creates so much uproar. Concretely, whilst in this stage, the planet will for example jump from Pisces back to Aquarius, plunging us into mayhem. According to Susan Taylor, in 2022, Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius can expect to be the most impacted by the chaos.


For astrologers, these phases coincide with major psychological changes. Due to the fact that the planet figuratively moves backward, its energy can no longer fully express itself, causing internal disturbances or slowdowns in many individuals.

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When is Mercury in retrograde in 2022, and what can I expect? 

  • January 14 to January 26 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius
  • January 27 to February 4 Mercury retrograde in Capricorn
  • From May 10 to May 23 Mercury retrograde in Gemini
  • From May 24 to June 3 Mercury retrograde in Taurus
  • September 10 to 23 Mercury retrograde in Libra
  • September 24 to October 2 Mercury retrograde in Virgo
  • December 29 to 31 Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius

From January 14 - 26, 2022, in Aquarius, then from January 27 to February 4, 2022, in Capricorn: Financial troubles

Here, Mercury plays with our patience, plus our punctuality will be severely impacted. Whilst Mercury is in Capricorn, we are likely to be more nervous, severe, and pessimistic when faced with setbacks, breakdowns, or delays that demoralize us.

Our sense of organization will be destabilized, and nothing will go our way. We are also less focused on our tasks, our work, and could forget about our responsibilities. This phase could delay the good progress of our tasks and harm our ambitions. So, let's take advantage of this period to review the way we work and organize ourselves so that we can find a positive strive once again when Mercury resumes its direct course on February 4.

 Here is my special first Mercury Retrograde cycle horoscope for each zodiac sign:

Don't leave your job slamming the door under the pretext that nothing is going right. Things will get better, just be patient.
Avoid traveling right now because you may lose a lot of time with canceled trains and breakdowns...
Beware of your calculations because you are only likely to make mistakes in your accounts and budgets!
Misunderstandings with your professional partners can delay you in your tasks or cancel a contract.
Your nervousness is playing tricks on you, so try not to lose your cool, or you'll complicate your daily life even more!
Is your favorite hobby canceled or postponed? Perhaps it’s an outing with the kids that can’t go ahead. In any case, agree to change your schedule quickly!
You're having a harder time than usual organizing between home and work... Don't get too tangled up in your various responsibilities!
You may experience some minor slip-ups in regard to transportation and daily commutes. Take some time off, so you don't miss your appointments!
Beware of losing money. Don't gamble, this is not the time for betting!
Do you feel like you're having to row harder to achieve your goals? Yet at work and in your activities, your ability to improvise is being tested. Show people what you are capable of!
Intellectual and nervous fatigue is preventing you from being at your best. Get some rest!
Beware of proposals that look enticing, and don't get involved in an energy-consuming project that will bring you little satisfaction!

From May 10 - 23 in Gemini, then from May 24 - June 3 in Taurus: Double check EVERYTHING!

Here, Mercury can make us dizzy and agitated, so beware of forgetfulness and verbal blunders. We’ll also need to check our agendas because misunderstandings or missed appointments can be detrimental to our success

From September 10 - 23 in Libra, then September 24 - October 2 in Virgo: Patience is required

Here, we’ll be faced with communication problems at home and at work. Plus, signings and agreements are likely to be postponed, and that's for the best! We’ll also feel more anxious when faced with an accumulation of unforeseen events, such as appliances that no longer work.

December 29 - 31 in Sagittarius: Travel issues...

The planet will prevent us from traveling, due to breakdowns and strikes. When it comes to our professional life, training courses may be more complicated than expected or even be postponed.

The effects Mercury retrograde has when it transit through each sign

Discover the influence of Mercury retrograde according to the planet in which it is located.

This is what happens when Mercury is retrograde in each sign:


A project keeps getting postponed... Wait until the end of the month to tackle it again. Otherwise, you may lose time and feel like dropping everything!


Practical concerns are possible at work! Important appointments, meetings, or job interviews are postponed, or even cancelled.


This is not the time to fly or sail! Do you have to travel? Beware of strikes or breakdowns that delay your means of transportation...


You are experiencing some psychological fatigue. New experiences are proposed to you, but you would have done well without some of them!

Sign Leo

There is some confusion in your relationship or in your associations! In any case, misunderstandings reign and cause tensions. Above all, do not let the situation get out of hand! Do not sign any contracts or commitments for the time being!


Your daily life is upside down. Electrical appliances including your phone won't work, the neighbors have a water leak right above your house, and parcels could get lost.


You are having trouble letting go and relaxing. Too many internal tensions shake you up. The hairdresser will ruin your haircut and your children will drive you crazy!


This is not the time to undertake renovations under your roof, you could go from a simple coat of paint to a total overhaul! Beware of communication problems and misinterpretations...


If you have to sign a contract or an important document, don't do anything before the 28th... Or read the document again! And don't forget what's written in between the lines!


Beware, your bank may call you because you've mismanaged your accounts. An unexpected expense puts you in the red!


You have trouble concentrating and feel like you are thinking more slowly than usual these days. Beware of your absent-mindedness!


Everything seems to be on hold! Nothing goes as planned, it's as if you've been put under a nasty spell so that mail or deliveries are systematically lost!

Why do the effects of this stage terrify astrology fans?

Big decisions should be avoided during this time because our communication and judgment skills are negatively impacted. Planet Mercury is said to have an influence on travel, communication, and contracts, which is why so many of us are affected. Running late as well as relationship problems are both thought to be effects of this crazy cycle. Mercury

Here are 5 signs which indicate Mercury is in retrograde:

  1. You feel less proactive
  2. You experience unexpected setbacks
  3. You isolate yourself
  4. You start doubting everything
  5. You feel lost

Survival guide for Mercury retrograde: Our list of dos and don'ts

The best way to get through this testing period is to plan everything you do meticulously. Here's a guide of what to do and what to avoid doing in order to emerge scot-free.



Always have a back-up plan
Be negative
Be flexible
Bottle things up
Signing contracts
Be attentive
Jump into things head first
Have unrealistic demands

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By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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My 24th birthday is September 27th, being the day Mercury retrograde starts, is that going to be bad for me? I feel as though this year has been good for me but Mercury retrograde is normally never my friend so I’m kind of concerned. Anyone have any insight for me?

Hey Jennie I understand a little your concern. Im a Libra too! My birthday is on Oct. 5th and I'm a bit worried too. But I have spoken to a few spiritual professionals and they say to Remain positive and do not dwell on any negative. Remain flexible and anticipate changes. Also double and triple check everything and don't make any life altering decisions during the peak of the retrograde. Since your birthday is on the day it begins, I highly suggest kicking back and celebrating as much as you can but also pray on your birthday or do some spiritual work, do some goal planning, etc. Im personally going through a lot of scary changes and I understand how frustrating it can be when things fall apart. Just know that you have love and support from Above and from a stranger(lol, me). Stay optimistic no matter what! Don't let fear take over you. Just know that things WILL work themselves out! Hope this helps a little!:] With early birthday hugs, Heidi:)

Very inspiring and educational. Help me to understand and have a better view on during this period of regodrate. Thank you. Stay safe be bless.

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Hi. Really happy to say that your article is very useful to me. I am fond of astrology and often read my horoscope at horo.io. I agree with you that in the retrograde period of the movement of Mercury, it makes no sense to start something new, be it a business, relationship or purchase. But this is a great time to think about some situations in the past, and fix what you think is broken.

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