Mercury Retrograde | 10th May - 3rd June 2022 | What Does This Mean For You?
Updated: May 31, 2022
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Mercury, the planet of communication, technology, travel and legal matters is going retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd 2022. That's more than three weeks of garbled communications, misunderstandings and mix ups. It begins its retrograde transit in the sign of Gemini and ends in the sign of Taurus.
So what does this mean for you?
Whenever Mercury goes retrograde it's a good time to slow down, think before you speak and consider your actions as they may be misinterpreted and cause arguments. Do not sign any contracts in haste without reading the small print as you may overlook something important. Before travelling, make sure your papers and documents are in order to avoid missing your flight. If you have a meeting, make sure you leave early as travel could also be affected and you could end up being late.
Don't misplace or drop your mobile, all sorts of communication will be adversely affected. If you don't want to lose your data make sure you back it up. Mercury retrograde signifies chaos and can also cause tension in the workplace.
Mercury retrograde affects relationships that are already fragile and stretched to breaking point. If your relationship is built on weak foundations, there's a likelihood of a break up so avoid arguments if you can.
March 21 - April 20
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your solar third house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to composing letters, emails, making phone calls and with communications in general. Issues with siblings or neighbours may arise and should be resolved amicably. Misunderstandings and confusion could waste a lot of your time. This is also a good time to listen to unspoken words rather than what is being said. Mercury rules your job and health sectors too, so pay attention to these areas in particular.
April 21 - May 21
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your solar second house, extra care should be exercised when it comes to new financial initiatives. There may be a need to resolve old, nagging issues regarding personal finances. Take this time to re-budget and rethink how you want to spend your cash during this period. Have patience as business matters move slowly or get delayed. This retrograde motion also affects your 5th house of romance, creativity and children. Tread carefully.
May 22 - June 21
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your solar first house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to your body language. Others may misinterpret whatever you say and you should be aware that you can give off mixed signals. It's a good time to review the manner in which you come across to others. This will also affect your self image and domestic issues as Mercury rules your solar 1st and 4th houses. Patience and diplomacy will serve you well in this period.
June 22 - July 22
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your solar twelfth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to private and personal matters. Be as non-judgemental as you can, but do keep an eye out for deceptiveness and falseness in others. This is a period of reassessment and finishing off projects which have been left on the shelf.
As Mercury also rules your communications, more care and attention should be taken in this area.
July 23 - August 23
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your eleventh house of friends and associates. The next three weeks would serve you well if you spend more time listening than speaking. Extra care should be used when communicating. You may find that communications with friends or work colleagues can easily become sticky during this cycle. All Mercury retrograde cycles also affect your personal finances - be careful not to be extravagant.
August 24 - September 23
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, in your tenth house of career and status, slowing down your progress at work. The next three weeks may cause you to step back and rethink your work and home balance. Do not hesitate to question fundamental values in order to get to the heart of what you believe and resolve inner conflicts that may arise. Small insights can get you large gains, particularly in the stability of your future plans. As Mercury rules your first house, you need to exercise great care when it comes to your body language and how other people perceive you.
September 24 - October 23
Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, slowing down your pace for the next three weeks. Delays or complications are very likely. This cycle particularly affects you in terms of communications involving legal matters and travel. Your mental focus could be anywhere other than your normal routine - find a way to break up the monotony. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to private and personal matters. This is a period of reassessment and finishing off projects which have been left on the shelf.
October 24 - November 22