Mercury Retrograde - June 18th, Wealth and Success?

The Mercury Retrograde begins on June 18th at 14 degrees in Cancer, and it ends on July 12th at 5 degrees in Cancer. 


Mercury in Retrograde motion is usually travel delays, lost items, communication, and technology breakdowns. However, the Mercury Retrograde in June 2020 will have a far more positive influence than usual. There are no planetary aspects under this retrograde, but it is under the influence of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Sirius. This protends success in business, wealth, and honour. 


Another positive influence on this Retrograde comes from the asteroid associated with prudence, wisdom, and deep thinking. So rational thinking, caution, and wise counsel can help you make the right intelligent decisions that lead to wealth and success. 



What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury in Retrograde is a regular cycle occurring three or four times a year for roughly 24 days. While this is more frequent than other planets, Mercury is only retrograde 19% of the time. 

The Mercury retrograde is only one part of a 3 part retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods. 


Mercury Retrograde brings technology and communication breakdowns, anxiety, travel delays, and loss of items. It can also make you react quicker than usual, so be cautious with your words to avoid arguments. Double-check all your emotions and be careful when posting on social media for mistakes or content that might not be appropriate. 


Mercury Retrograde is not a great time to sign contracts in business, as important details will not yet be available to you. If going on long car journeys, make sure you get your car serviced or checked first. Travel can also be delayed on both ends, so leave plenty of time when going to places, especially with work, meetings, or anything else important. 


Mercury, Retrograde June 2020

Following is all three phases of this retrograde and when they will take place. 

  1. June 2nd to June 18th - the first shadow phase from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until mercury stations retrograde. 

  2. June 18th to July 12th - The Retrograde phases lasts from Mercury stationary Retrograde until the Mercury direction station. 

  3. July 12th to July 26th - The second shadow phase lasts from Mercury stationary direct until leaving the retrograde zone.