Ahhh, Mercury retrograde. When the communication planet stations retrograde and starts moving in reverse, it’s the time people love to blame for any chaos or confusion in their lives. And since Mercury retrograde normally happens 3 to 4 times each year, it sure can seem like the trickster planet has a hand in things that go awry!

But Mercury retrograde is really all about attitude. If you know when Mercury retrograde is happening, you can take advantage of this time. Mercury retrograde often gives us second chances, because with the reverse motion comes a theme of all things “re.” Think revisiting, resurfacing, reconnecting, revamping, and redoing, and other “re” words. It can be a great time for continuing projects that began before the start of Mercury retrograde, and for righting wrongs.

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Here are the next few Mercury retrograde dates:

  • December 3, 2017 to December 22, 2017
  • March 22, 2018 to April 15, 2018
  • July 26, 2018 to August 19, 2018
  • November 16, 2018 to December 6, 2018

To learn more about what areas of your life may feel the Mercury retrograde influence the most during each of these times (also opening up opportunities in these areas, if you work with it!), be sure to read your weekly horoscope during Mercury retrograde!