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2016 Mercury Retrograde Calendar

This diagram illustrates the 5 distinct periods that are related to the Mercury retrograde phenomena, as well as 4 sensitive points along its path. These are shown with the same color scheme as the calendar.

2016 Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

Mercury Retrograde Calendar January and February 2016

The first Mercury Retrograde for 2016 occurs in the sign Aquarius (1o 3" ) on January 5 at 1:05 pm Greenwich or Universal Time, 8:05 am Eastern Time and 5:05 am Pacific Time.

Mercury enters Direct Station in Capricorn (14o 55") on January 25 at 9:50 pm Universal Time, 4:50 pm Eastern Time and 1:50 pm Pacific Time.

Mercury first enters the Pre-Shadow on Dec 19 2015, the previous year, and is last in the Post-Shadow on Feb 14 2016.

2016 Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

Mercury Retrograde Calendar March to June 2016

The second Mercury Retrograde of 2016 occurs in Taurus (23o 36") on April 28 at 5:20 pm Universal Time, 1:20 pm Eastern Daylight Time and at 10:20 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

Mercury goes direct in Taurus (14o 20 minutes of arc) on May 22 at 1:20 pm Universal Time, 9:20 am Eastern Daylight Time and 6:20 am Pacific Daylight Time.

Mercury enters the Pre-Shadow on April 14 and is last in the Post-Shadow on June 7.

2016 Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

Mercury Retrograde Calendar July to October 2016

The third Mercury Retrograde Cycle of 2015 occurs in Libra (15o 55") on September 17 at 6:09 pm Greenwich time, 1:09 pm Eastern time and 10:09 am Pacific Time.

Mercury goes direct in Libra (0o 54") on October 9 at 2:57 pm Greenwich time, and 9:57 am Eastern time, 6:57 am Pacific Time.

Mercury first enters the Pre-Shadow phase August 28 and the final part of the Post-Shadow phase on October 24.

2016 Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn

Mercury Retrograde Calendar November and December 2016

The fourth Mercury Retrograde Cycle of 2016 occurs in Capricorn (15o 08") on December 19 at 10:56 am Universal Time, 5:56 am Eastern Time and 2:56 am Pacific Time.

Mercury goes direct in Sagittarius (28o 51") on January 8, 2017 at 9:43 am Greenwich or Universal Time, and 4:43 am Eastern Time, 1:43 am Pacific Time.

Mercury enters the Pre-Shadow on December 1 of 2016.

Please note that all times are approximate. The actual times are defined by the observer location and vary due to parallax

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Details of the Mercury Retrograde Phases

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