Mercury Retrograde 2021 Calendar

The periods in 2021, when Mercury will be retrograde, appear to be quite complicated.

During these time intervals, the zodiac signs will encounter communication problems, negative general state, they will undecided, and they face tensions in their relationships.

Mercury retrograde 2021 dates:

  • January 30 (in Aquarius) – February 19 (in Pisces)
  • May 31 – June 21 (in Gemini)
  • September 28 – October 16 (in Libra)
 2021 Mercury Retrogrades Dates

The astrological calendar of Mercury retrograde helps us keep in mind the periods when we need to improve, correct, fix, heal, review the things we already have in our lives. It also helps us plan vacations, short trips to places we visited before, and it is a beneficial period to meet loved ones from the past, whether for socialization or shared joy or for concluding some unsolved karmic episodes from this life or even other past lives.

What Exactly Happens

Mercury retrograde 2021 is a splendid time for each of us to reevaluate our choices, aspirations, and trajectory in life, specific areas, and aspects.

The difficulties that can occur are communication and especially commerce related, in the sense that there may be delays, ambiguities, misunderstandings, misinterpretation of messages, malfunctions of devices or means of transport, the need for repairs, document issues.

It is what forces us to be more attentive, more present in our lives, more careful with what we say and do.

Mercury Retrograde 2021 Will Bring Bad Luck or Good Luck?

This phenomenon is one of the few affecting everyone quite uniformly, and its effects are always obvious.

It is good to note and keep in mind that the periods when Mercury is retrograde are not 100% bad and that they also bring something good!

However, the first Mercury retrograde of 2021 smiles upon a few zodiac signs, bringing them luck in the love life.

Here are the zodiac signs that will be fortunate in love or lucky to meet someone special between January 30 and February 19: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn.

The First Mercury Retrograde in 2021 – January 30 (in Aquarius) – February 19 (in Pisces)

For the first time this year, starting from January 30 and until February of 2021, Mercury is in retrograde motion for almost three weeks.

This Mercury retrograde starts in Aquarius and returns in Pisces, symbolically conveying to us the need to pay more attention to what our elders have to say.

It is time to get involved in the community (Aquarius) and to reflect on the spiritual messages (Pisces) that you probably missed before.

What can you do

At the beginning of the year, we can resume unfinished studies or abandoned ideas. People from our past can appear, with whom we will have the occasion to clarify a series of matters that have fallen into abeyance. We remember the experiences we lived, or we can find lost objects.

The beneficial aspect of the mental and analytical Mercury in retrograde motion in a sensible sign such as Pisces is that it brings us beautiful moments in the love life.

The Most Affected Zodiac Signs

If you are under the Virgo, Gemini, Cancer, or Leo sign, and everything seems to go upside down, well, it is not only an impression.

Unfortunately, until the end of the month, there is nothing you can do, so don’t make great plans, and let things take their course.

The Leos, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpios, born in the last three days of their zodiac signs, will fully feel the influence of Mercury retrograde in Aquarius. This aspect of the planet can help us understand the details of every life situation, to detect lies and inequitable matters.

This period of Mercury retrograde helps us correct ourselves when we react to situations without thinking. It is a moment of clarity and lucidity for everyone.

Mercury Becomes Retrograde for the 2nd Time This Year from May 31 to June 21 (Gemini)

Mercury is the governing planet of Gemini, so this retrograde transit might hit Gemini harder than the other zodiac signs and make their daily life more hectic and erratic.

The people born in the Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Pisces signs will have a difficult time dealing with different situations in their lives and remain composed – chaos will be present in their daily routine. It brings confusion and ambiguities.

The positive aspects :

  • We understand at a deep level the spiritual issues and life lessons, analyzing the past (especially the change that occurred in 2021 for humankind).
  • Mercury in Gemini inspires more tact, diplomacy, and discretion in communication.
  • In the love/sentimental life, we tend to confess our feelings.
  • Sharpened intuition, inclination towards the psychological, spiritual, or creative side of life.

The challenging aspects of Mercury in Gemini:

  • Painful memories, family-related traumas, and spiritual issues will occur, demanding to be cured.
  • We become too emotional and sensible.
  • Our thinking can be fluctuating, moody.
  • We tend to live more in the past, from memories, facing accentuated states of nostalgia.

You also need to know that the Mercury penumbra period in May can be more troublesome than the retrograde motion itself because, during this time, Mercury will resurface all the things that we need to rectify in our lives.

Mercury Retrograde in Libra: From September 28 to October 16

Since Libra governs the engagements, Mercury retrograde in this zodiac sign will analyze, disrupt, or bless any soul engagement.

Also, Libra speaks about righteousness, equality, justice, compromises, diplomacy, while Mercury retrograde will bring to our attention all these matters.

This period can be a bit more difficult, so try to avoid conflicts, aggressive communication, and promote kindness.

It will also affect the people born in Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn. For the others, the influence of Mercury retrograde has a personal impact on the life domain where Libra and Scorpio signs reside. The Gemini and Virgos are in the center of attention since we talk about the retrograde motion of their astral leader. 


In conclusion, Mercury retrograde 2021 will cause important changes for all zodiac signs, and the effects will be both negative and positive. Everything depends on the choices that will make.