Is There a Mercury Retrograde Happening Now?

Mercury’s first period of retrograde in 2021 is from January 30 (in Aquarius) – February 19 (in Pisces)

Mercury retrograde forces us to think about the past. We have the tendency to remember olden times in a certain way, especially when Mercury is travelling through Aquarius, one of the most nostalgic signs in the Zodiac.


Some affairs from the past might surface again in the present, and long-forgotten events can come back to “haunt” us in this period, be they sentimental or otherwise.


Aquarius is the sign of home and family, thus you can expect to be very focused on them during Mercury’s retrograde period.


Family problems, inheritances, women, your mother and emotional turmoil will be in the forefront now.

Try to give others emotional support. It will be a difficult period specifically for Gemini, Cancer, Virgo and Leo.

What Should You Not Do During Mercury Retrograde?

3 things you should avoid doing during Mercury retrograde:

Signing documents

Mercury is a planet that governs over all forms of communication and technology because you should expect delays and misunderstandings when it comes to communication.

If you find yourself moving into a new place and have already signed the contract, don’t be shocked to find out you won’t be able to move in as quickly as promised.

At the same time, be sure that you have all the documents close by.

Travel plans

Because the spectrum of travelling is dominated by technology and communication, travel plans made during Mercury retrograde might encounter obstacles.

In fact, it’s not recommended to make definitive travel plans during this period.


There’s a very high chance for delays or even cancellations to occur.


If you absolutely must buy tickets during this period, make sure that you can be refunded.

It’s a good idea to keep your travel plans flexible when Mercury is retrograde.

Important decisions

Communication is impaired during this difficult planetary period, so there’s a high risk that misunderstandings might happen in your personal life.

It can be difficult to find solutions to existing problems because of the confusion effect that Mars has on your mind.

This is what you should do when Mercury is retrograde:

  • reevaluate your plans and long-term strategies;
  • end old conflicts, forgive and move away from the past;
  • renegotiate contracts that you aren’t satisfied with;
  • rebuild or relaunch the businesses and projects you gave up on for various reason or “rethink” the projects you are currently working on;
  • fix broken objects;
  • recover and rewrite documents, lost, stolen or destroyed objects.