When is Mercury Retrograde in 2013?

What to expect in the next Mercury Retrograde  February 23, 2013

Mercury Retrograde: Feb. 23, 2013 19 degrees of Piscesœ
Shadow from: Feb. 08th
Mercury Direct: Mar. 17, 2013 05 degrees Pisces
Shadow till: Apr. 06th

Mercury Retrograde: Jun. 26, 2013 23 degrees Cancer”
Shadow from: Jun. 10
Mercury Direct: Jul. 20, 2013 13 degrees Cancer”
Shadow till:  Aug. 04

Mercury Retrograde: Oct. 21, 2013 18 degrees Scorpio
Shadow from: Oct. 01
Mercury Direct: Nov. 10, 2013 02 degrees Scorpio˜
Shadow till:  Nov. 27

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The energy for all your efforts will flow more smoothly during these times if, where possible you postpone taking new initiatives,  launching new projects, taking major trips, signing contracts or buying big things.  Sometimes of course this is not possible in which case you want to be aware of all the details, do your research and make sure you aren’t acting out of fear or desperation. An astrologer can give you specific details of how this influence will play out in your life.

Generally, it’s a great time to take stock and put things in order.  Remember, to every cycle there is a beginning middle and an end.  To make a smooth transition from one period to the next it is helpful to appreciate where we have been, name our regrets, and revise our plans before moving forward.  Often after a busy period of launching a new project, working extended hours, and pushing the envelope on life, our environment suffers.  Your desk may be a mess, you’ve put off routine maintenance tasks or have not had time to get things fixed.  A Mercury retrograde period can make for a very elegant transition period.  Cleaning out closets and drawers, organizing your home and office, getting things fixed or repaired are all great Mercury retrograde activities. It’s an excellent time to edit your life.

So before starting the next year, use these dates to plot and strategically arrange important events such as  major purchases and significant business initiatives. Use the retrograde periods to actively plan, evaluate, and put life back in order.

Your questions, comments and insights are welcomed.

With love and light,

Carolyn & Julie

About Carolyn Winter, Holographic Coach

Energy Healer & life coach, with unique online long distance applications providing tools to navigate your holographic universe. Currently partnering with Resonance Repatterning teacher Ardis Ozborn to bring the training seminars online in a live video conferencing format. My passion is quilting.
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30 Responses to When is Mercury Retrograde in 2013?

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  2. Manu says:

    What influence has this Mercury Retro now in March 2011/April 2011 on me born 23.11.1957? I have Mercur in Sagittarius 5th house. Does anyone can comment some knowledge about this ? T H A N K S!!

    • juliesimmons says:

      Dear Manu,
      You need to look at the house that has Aries in it. Possibly your 9th house? Mercury retro is in Aries so it is like a fire. it can burn us with vision and point to a direction that we should take or it can burn us up like trees in a forest fire. This is why it’s good to be aligned for it!

  3. DJ says:

    Hi Carolyn and Julie,
    I have been told by many people that this mercury in retro is especially good for me. I was born June 18,1967 at 3:56 a.m. Is this true? and why?
    Thank you for your time DJ

  4. Anyanka Jean says:

    With a waning moon in my sun sign at the beginning of a Mercury retrograde, this should be interesting lol! It figures that every time I really need to do something new or major, here comes Mercury. *sigh* I’m sure there is a lesson in this that I need to find. A call to live my life riding the waves a bit more, instead of always holding so fast to the wheel 🙂

  5. Anyanka Jean says:

    @DJ an astrologer needs your place of birth in order to see the astrological influences of your chart accurately 🙂

  6. juliesimmons says:

    DJ: You were born 8 days before Mercury went retrograde. And, of course you are a Gemini which is Mercury’s domain. Maybe you should ask those many people why they think it’s good for you. My guess is that you are a bit of a trickster and so you are in synch.

  7. juliesimmons says:

    Anyanka Jean: If new things always present themselves when Mercury is retrograde perhaps all you need to do is align yourself and then you don’t need to worry that you can’t go ahead with them.

  8. Anyanka Jean says:

    @Julie I absolutely agree… I just can’t seem to align myself properly. I must be missing something…

  9. Jo Petzer says:

    Hi Julie. I have Mercury in the 12th house (29deg in Taurus) but I’m a double-gemini (sun and asc.). I would really be interested to know how this will affect me so that I can try to work with it/around it during times of retrograde.
    Details: 7 June 1971, 06:10, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
    Your insight would be much appreciated.

  10. elle says:

    Thank you ladies for posting this. I was out of the country in Dec, and have failed to buy my calender still!
    Why are there only 3 episodes of the trying time this year?
    I have been having such bad luck lately, I was seriously wondering if it was in retrograde currently!!! Is there something else going on in the planets??
    Thank you again!

    • juliesimmons says:

      We are having an intense eclipse month. From June 1st – July 1st are two solar eclipses and one lunar one. We have done two, one more to go. I think the intensity of things on this planet is stronger in any case. The notion of bad luck is an interesting one. Possibly it can be seen in how the eclipses effect your chart or a Mars or Jupiter square. They often feel like bad luck!
      I have some calendars left if you would like one.

  11. elle says:

    Julie, Thank you so much for getting back to me, I appreciate it! My cousin and I are working on my chart now to see what is going on.. And maybe I am looking at things wrong as I try to settle back into American life, it’s been a tough transition back to a developed world. If you wouldnt mind parting with a calender, I would love one, thank you soo much!! My email is morgan.leslie13@gmail.com, let me know how I can pay you for it, etc.

  12. Tanya says:

    Hello ,
    Is it ok to sign papers such as re finance of home during mercury retro if you were in the process before it started.

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  14. Laura says:

    hi im a libra, how will affect me i was born october 10, 1982

    • juliesimmons says:

      This is a big question. Perhaps you should have an astrologer read your chart and then you would understand the influences better. it’s not something one can answer simply.

  15. liam says:

    I was born 25/09/1894, how will it affect me does Anyone know thanks Liam!!

  16. liam says:

    I was born 25/09/1984 i meant Sorry, how will it affect me does Anyone know thanks Liam!!

    • This requires a personal chart reading from an astrologer who may wish to know more details. Astrologers are welcomed to answer.

      Julie any general insights for this sign?


    • juliesimmons says:

      Truly it’s a detailed question to say how mercury retrograde effects any individual. For you Liam i would say it’s definitely time to cross your ‘t’s and dot your ‘I’s. Use your IQ but don’t be overly clever.

  17. mimi says:


    I was born Dec 6, 1984. I believe that’s the day before mercury retrograde in that year. I am trying to understand how the retrograde affects me?

    • juliesimmons says:

      Very powerful mercury! the best way to understand what the retrograde brings to you is to observe it over time and see for yourself. a stationery mercury indicates that however it affects you it will be strong!

  18. Rick says:

    I have heard it mentioned that this retrograde aspect can cause malfunctions in electronic and electrical equipment.
    Any truth to this?.

    • juliesimmons says:

      I don’t actually think that the planets cause our reality. i think they reflect it. You have to meditate on this concept to get it. we are a seamless web. the planets are not ‘out there’ they are happening at the same time we are. and they reflect what is happening. having said that, it is definitely possible that wires get crossed more when Mercury is retrograde.

  19. necia bouck says:

    i am a virgo september 2,1944 wirh 5 plnets in virgo and it was retrograde when i was born pisces moon almost exact opposite virgo sun/pisces moon and uranus in gemini in the uranus in 7th house ascendant 27 critica degrees of scorpio.. i am going throuh so many stressers right now and know to lay low and clean and organize my physical and menta.spiritual house any comments necia

    • juliesimmons says:

      Sounds like you have it under control. I also get that you know some astrology. My suggestion is that you look to Mars in Virgo. it will be there till July as it retrogrades back and forth. it is a major moment for the Virgos, not to mention the planets in Gemini. and your ascendant is ruled by Mars. You can read more about it on my other blog: http://juliesimmons.wordpress.com/

  20. larry Skuce says:

    What time does Mercury retro end(Pacific time?) on Dec13-11? Could you confirm when you get this email? email:larryskuce@yahoo.com

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