Mercury Retrograde August 2016 Lucky In Love

Mercury Retrograde 2016The third Mercury retrograde 2016 cycle starts on 30 August 2016 at 29° Virgo and ends on 22 September 2016 at 14° Virgo.

Mercury retrograde August 2016 is the best I have ever seen. Squeezed between loving Venus and lucky Jupiter, you can forget about lost luggage and dive headlong into a romantic cruise on the Love Boat.

Travels, studies and business deals can be undertaken with more confidence than during other Mercury retrograde cycles. Mercury direct does point to some minor adjustments or renegotiation but the fixed stars involved point to profit and even marriage.

Mercury Retrograde Meaning

Natal Mercury retrograde means there was a problem with how you thought and communicated in a previous life. Perhaps you gave someone bad advise that had critical repercussions, or were prone to making costly mistakes. Maybe you wrote slanderous material about someone in a book or newspaper, or verbally teased and abused people.

Whatever the circumstances of the previous significant incarnation, you come into this life with those bad memories etched in your soul. You probably don’t recognize them as memories but as déjà vu or unexplained guilt. Especially when young, there can be a repeating theme of challenging events related to your past.

The aim of Mercury retrograde in your birth chart is for you to perfect those areas of thought and communication which once let you down. As your communication skills improve with experience, your karmic debt will be reduced and you can get off the roundabout.

Mercury retrograde in your natal chart can show as learning difficulties, especially with reading, writing and comprehension. You may be a shy, quite person whose thoughts have turned inward. Hesitant to speak up for yourself, you may miss out on many opportunities in life. This difficulty in expressing yourself can make you feel awkward in company and lead to low self-esteem. You may experience teasing or verbal abuse, be nagged and criticized, or fall victim to slander and lies. Contracts may also cause problems and like so many things, lead to complications further down the track.

Mercury retrograde only last for about three weeks so Mercury is going to turn direct at some stage in your progressed chart (where one day equals one year). After a couple of years you will notice that your communication style improves and you can express yourself more freely. However, the opposite can also occur and someone with Mercury direct in their natal chart may experience progressed Mercury retrograde later in life. I experienced this from age 13 to 37 and it was very profound. I even stopped reading books.

If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart then you can expect to make more rapid progress during transits of Mercury retrograde.

Transiting Mercury retrograde is a regular cycle occurring three or four times a year for about 24 days. While this is more frequent than any other planet, Mercury is still only retrograde 19% of the time. This is far less than Jupiter outwards, but more than Venus and Mars.

The Mercury retrograde phase is just one part of the Mercury retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods.

Mercury retrograde is associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays and lost items. There is a feel of a difficult Mercury-Saturn aspect about Mercury retrograde, so you can also expect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past. While the Mercury retrograde period may be good for flicking through old photo albums, it is generally considered more of a nuisance than a benefit.

Mercury retrograde can play havoc with your thoughts, communications, travels and electronics. Take extra care with your words and try not to react too quickly in any arguments or when provoked. Take some time out if you start to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace, and double-check all of your emails and posts on Facebook before hitting the send button.

Business negotiations will be in a state of flux during Mercury retrograde, so this is not a good time to be signing contracts. Some important details are not yet available, and other parties may not be reliable or honest. If going on a road trip then make sure you get your car serviced before hand.

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

August 10, 2016, Mercury enters shadow zone at 14°49′ Virgo.

From now until when Mercury stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the thinking, communication or transport issues may be of concern during the retrograde phase.

August 30, 2016, Mercury stations retrograde at 29°04′ Virgo.

The two most fortunate planets in astrology tightly straddle Mercury retrograde to bring love and good fortune to this three-week period. Venus love and harmony will smooth over potential communication mishaps and brings romance to new friendships. Jupiter’s association with journeys and profit take away any concern about Mercury retrograde travel and business matters.

Fixed star Markeb at 29°06′ Virgo in the good ship Argo gives piety, a wide knowledge, educational work and profitable voyages. Markeb also represents a spiritual quest involving learning and sharing of knowledge in the service of others. The Jupiter nature of this thinking person’s star supports any travel, study or business plans during Mercury retrograde August and September 2016.

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

Mercury conjunct Venus is the right time to tell someone you love them. You could receive a compliment, letter, invitation, gift or even some money. Trading and negotiating are favored because of your smooth communication style and eye for a bargain. You can find peaceful settlements to disputes and be confident about signing contracts.

This is the perfect time for socializing, making friends and dating. Mercury retrograde makes it more likely that any new relationships will be actually be with old friends or lovers from this life or previous ones.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter brings good news, optimism and a happy frame of mind. Fortune comes to many areas of life so this is an excellent time work and play. You should feel broad-minded, generous and sociable. This lucky aspect ensures the new relationships and business dealings will be blessed and add to your happiness and wealth.

Venus conjunct Jupiter is the luckiest of the lucky. It portends love and money, harmony and happiness. You do not have to strive, struggle or work hard. This is a time to enjoy the benefits of the good karma accrued from  your previous good deeds and hard work. Beautiful things are attracted to you. It further increases the profitability of business matters and makes love the focus of new friendship.

September 22, 2016, Mercury stations direct at 14°49′ Virgo.

This second shadow period lasts until Mercury leaves the retrograde zone on October 6. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Mercury retrograde phase can now be worked on.

Fixed star Mizar at 15°55′ Virgo is important in Hindu astronomy. Along with the neighboring star Alcor it symbolizes marriage. In some Hindu weddings, the priest points these stars as a symbol of the closeness marriage brings to a couple. Relationship commitment is certainly a live option considering the good luck in love associated with Mercury retrograde August 2016.

Mercury Retrograde September 2016

Mercury Direct September 2016

Moon square Mercury suggests some moodiness causing squabbles in close relationships. Such communication problems stem from an internal battle between your heart and your head. Your emotional biases are influencing your thoughts and your intellectual reasoning can influence how your feel about a person or subject. You can take a critical look at both sides as you perfect your ideas.

Mercury trine Pluto gives the power of penetration at the mental level. This could be applied to any planning, business matters or education started during Mercury retrograde. Mercury trine Pluto has a profound influence on relationships, often marking the beginning of a karmic friendship or successful partnership. It also takes your thinking to a deeper level to compensate for the emotional influence of Moon square Mercury.

October 6, 2016, Mercury leaves the shadow zone at 29°04′ Virgo to complete the third cycle of Mercury retrograde 2016.

If Mercury retrograde 2016 affects your decan it will be mentioned in your monthly horoscope. For more detail on how Mercury retrograde aspects your birth chart, see Mercury Transits.

Mercury Retrograde 2016 Dates

28 April to 22 May 2016 – 14 to 23 Taurus
30 August to 22 September 2016 – 14 to 29 Virgo
19 December 2016 to 8 January 2017 – 24 Aries to 4 Taurus

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381 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde August 2016 Lucky In Love

  1. Scorpio born with mercury retrograde. Cellphone got lost or more likely stolen by some one fom my past. on cinco de mayo. Wrecked my life.

  2. My ex boyfriend broke up with me when i found he’s with someone else and he’s mad at me because I found out . He’s cancer july 19, 1984 and i’m aries April 19 1990. I found out that he’s having a hard time to communicate with this new one and still saying to me that he care for me and saying i love you.. it happens this many times before we are on and off… what do you think of our situation is there something that he will come back to me. do you think the mercury retrogade has something to do with whats happenning to both of us? it was very depressive time for me this besides i found out that there’s mars retrogade too and saturn …pls can you read my natal chart as i dont understand it? 🙁

  3. I found this Mercury Retrograde to be one of the most spiritual and amazing retrogrades I have ever experienced. Reconnected and was able to make peace with two people from my past. Did have a nice little glitch with my phone that never happens to me. Sent a text meant for someone about a surprise trip for my mom and my phone sent it to my mom instead…lol. Luckily there was nothing specific about the trip in the text to ruin the surprise!

    • Tammy, i had to chuckle about your mis-sent text. I once was thinking I wanted to work with a medical intuitive I’d just met. She pitched me on the idea of doing a seminar together. I didn’t think it was for me, but after a glass of wine or so, I started thinking it was a GOOD idea. I texted her, and the text went to our (house) painter. He never replied, but that’s where it went. I think my higher guidance stepped in and said NOT a good idea. Funny how these things work out. xo

    • Glad you felt it Tammy because all the charts pointed to more enlightenment compared to the usual Mercury retrograde dramas.

  4. Hi. I am going through a very dark night of the soul I think. Born 23 feb 1982, I have battled a difficult childhood and very painful and debilitating health issues since an accident in May 2007 that have shattered my dreams of independance and working. Since May 9 this year I have felt completely out of control, raging, depressed and suicidal and got into a bad fight with my long time boyfriend who I truly love. But as of May 29 this year he dumped me which has left me absolutely shattered. He does not seem like himself these past few weeks he was uncharacteristically harsh, cruel and went for my deepest fears as he dumped me – he knows well I struggle ernormously with self esteem and victim mentality along with huge physical issues which do not let me work, drive or function like a normal adult. I am trying hard to overcome all this but am worn down by years of failure and traumas and body betrayal. I still don’t want to give up on myself or my relationship with him but he has given up on me and believes that I will never get out of this phase.

    I am reeling from this breakup and am hoping it is the five planet retrograde that brought out the worst in him and also me. Is there a chance that we can make this work? He was born Jan 24,2016. Thanks so much I am desperate for some guidance and am struggling just to eat and sleep and keep my body from deteriorating further.

    He has asked to meet on June 4, 2016 (India). I am hoping this can be a way back to rebuilding our relationship which I always thought was a strong one. I am afraid he not be open to even giving us another try. What should I do?

  5. Hi sorry for the wrong birthday in the previous post, I am so stressed I did not realise it.

    My boy friend was born Jan 24, 1976 and not 2016 which would make him an infant 🙂 thank you for your patience.

  6. born 5/6/1991. The last few weeks have been very difficult emotionally and with my marriage (husband born 4/10/1988). I finally felt a sense of relief and like I was out of a fog yesterday… any significance?

    • Hi Judith. I have one more aspect to research then I will be writing the new post. It’s actually August 30 to September 22.

      The third Mercury retrograde 2016 cycle starts on 30 August 2016 at 29° Virgo and ends on 22 September 2016 at 14° Virgo.

  7. Hello Jamie.. My DOB is Decv 4 1983 and Birth time is 14.50 IST. My wife’s DOB is July 27 1986 and Birth time is 18.34 IST. She went back home under the pretext of break and two months later after zero communication, she asked for a divorce. We had some issues so I thought she might think through but this was shocking. She’s very rigid although I am willing to make all compromises. Please suggest if there’s any way for us to get back together? Any signs of second chance?

  8. Hi Jamie, my DOB is 27 aug 75, borm at 3 am, can you tell me how will i be affected by the coming transit period in Aug 16?
    Thanks
    Gabriela

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