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Mercury Retrograde Dates 2014

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As we travel through our solar system, observing our lives and observing the celestial skies, we have come to notice an interesting phenomenon in which planets seem to slow down and travel backwards for an extended period of time before reverting to their previous forward path; this action is called "planetary retrograde." When planets travel in reverse, the aspects that these planets rule over seem to be boosted or thrown out of control, and, as you can imagine, the most concerning and obvious retrograde period belongs to Mercury.

Chances are, if you're here reading this article, you may have experienced the pitfalls of a Mercury retrograde first hand and wish to plan better for the future! The following list will show the dates of all of the points of the Mercury retrogrades of 2014, including shadow periods.

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2014

February 6 - 28, 2014

  • Pre-shadow period: January 22 - February 2
  • Pre-shadow period, intensified: February 3 - February 5
  • Mercury retrograde station: February 6
  • Mercury retrograde phase: February 6 - Februrary 28
  • Mercury direct station: February 28
  • Post-shadow period, intensified: March 1 - March 4
  • Post-shadow period: March 5 - March 20

June 7 - July 2, 2014

  • Pre-shadow period: May 24 - June 1
  • Pre-shadow period, intensified: June 2 - June 6
  • Mercury retrograde station: June 7
  • Mercury retrograde phase: June 7 - July 2
  • Mercury direct station: July 2
  • Post-shadow period, intensified: July 3 - July 6
  • Post-shadow period: July 7 - July 15

October 4 - 25, 2014

  • Pre-shadow period: September 19 - September 29
  • Pre-shadow period, intensified: September 30 - October 3
  • Mercury retrograde station: October 4
  • Mercury retrograde phase: October 4 - October 25
  • Mercury direct station: October 25
  • Post-shadow period, intensified: October 26 - October 28
  • Post-shadow period: October 29 - November 10

Love Astrology? Want to learn more about retrogrades and other celestial happenings? Subscribe today for updates to your inbox by clicking the links below and above this article! For questions and comments, please feel free to email me! Happy Retrograding!

Copyright 2014, Jennifer McDonald

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