It’s that time again, Charmers! Mercury is hella retrograde, and something tells me you’ve already experienced its notorious effects firsthand. However, no need to panic as I am here to give you the 411 on this celestial phenomenon, considering it’s really not as bad as you think. Anyway, let’s take it from the top, shall we? What exactly is Mercury retrograde, anyway? Well, Mercury is the planet of communication and thought process, but it practically rules everything we encounter on a day-to-day basis. For instance, Mercury governs everything related to transportation, commerce, messaging, e-mails, receipts, travel, text messages… the list goes on, but I think you get the picture. BTW, when Mercury retrogrades, it simply slows down; hence everything it governs (i.e. communication and technology) slows down with it.
No, Mercury does NOT move backwards. The reversal movement is just an illusion from our viewpoint here on Earth. Now do you understand why everyone freaks out over Mercury retrograde? Yes, communication definitely slows down a bit, but given that this happens at least three times every year, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, I promise you. Nevertheless, there’s still something I want to point out about Mercury retrograde, and it’s that this is a time to reflect, reassess, re-evaluate, and re-examine everything you’ve swept under the rug, whether it be an important conversation that needs to be had, or perhaps a creative project you never got around to. So, instead of stressing the worse case scenario, why not take advantage of this time and get situated? With that being said, Mercury will retrograde until March 28, and here’s how it might be affecting you according to your zodiac sign:
Mercury is retrograde AF in elusive Pisces, and your dreamy 12th house of karma, closure, and subconscious mind. I’m not going to lie, your intuition has probably been on point as of late, and it’s because the messenger planet is sending you mixed messages via your dreams. In other words, pay attention to your intuition during this time. Don’t dismiss any of those sporadic downloads! Also, make sure you don’t over do it on the day-to-day grind. Your solar return is around the corner, so take it easy, Aries.
With the messenger planet doing its thing through your friendly eleventh house of social groups, teams, tribes, and extended network, you could suddenly run into an old friend, or perhaps get the opportunity to put an end to the drama with someone amongst your group of friends, or maybe even co-workers. On that note, are you being authentic with yourself, and the rest of the world? You deserve to surround yourself with a group of people who genuinely accept you for who you are.
Yes, your ruling planet Mercury is hella retrograde, but no need to have a meltdown, Gemini. This retro cycle is simply asking you to reflect, re-visit, and re-examine everything related to your current career path, or perhaps your relationship with a prominent authority figure in your life. On a brighter note, once you get passed the usual misunderstandings, and technology glitches, this is a great time to tweak your resume, or complete that tedious online application for your dream job, that you’ve been secretly avoiding.
Make sure you double and triple check that travel itinerary, Cancer! With Mercury retrograde shaking up your expansive ninth house of travel, education, and personal philosophy, you could suddenly feel a lust for life, not to mention an urge of restlessness. However, aside from the typical Mercury retrograde madness, this is a time for you to reflect and re-visit your personal life perspective, or perhaps whether or not you should go back to school for that masters degree. To each is own, but you get the picture. All I’m going to say is, don’t overthink it. It’s OK to take that leap of faith.
Got a secret, Leo? The messenger planet is hella retrograde in your suspicious eighth house of sex, transformation, and shared resources, so you could suddenly be greeted with a number of hidden gems. Not to worry, Leo. This could actually be a really liberating time for you. Although, there’s also a catch… the only way to make it a positive experience is by being completely authentic with your fears and vulnerabilities. There’s nothing wrong with putting your guard down every once in a while, Leo. Besides, how else do you expect to merge with your soul mate?
Enough is enough, Virgo. Yes, your ruling planet Mercury is indeed retrograde, but there’s no reason to panic. On the contrary, this notorious transit is here to help you work through your current relationships, and committed partnerships. In fact, this is a great time to revisit important conversations you might’ve been avoiding, or perhaps not given the opportunity to initiate, with an important colleague, BFF, or SO. What else have you been keeping to yourself these days, Virgo? Say what’s on your mind, and I promise, you won’t regret it.
It’s time to get organized, Libra gorge! With Mercury retrograde shaking up your tedious sixth house of responsibility, health, day-to-day routine, you could suddenly be greeted with some petty mishaps in the workplace, or perhaps a minor glitch in your virtual workout program. No, it’s not the end of the world, so instead of stressing the details, why not take advantage of the energy, and re-visit that detox juice cleanse you were considering. Have you been tending to your well being, Libra? This is your Mercury retrograde homework.
Got those creative juices flowing, Scorpio? The messenger planet is retrograde AF in your expressive fifth house of love, children, romance, and creativity, so you might very well run into that ex fling you can’t help but think about every now and then! Although, that’s just worse case scenario, as this could also be an opportune time to tap into your creative muse. So, instead of obsessing over the possibilities, why not take advantage of this time to revisit that project you stopped working on? Inspiration awaits, Scorpio dear.
Family matters, Sagittarius. With Mercury retrograde shaking up your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation, you could randomly run into a petty argument with one of your siblings, or perhaps close relatives. So, instead of invoking your almighty ego, why not take one for the team, and hear their side of the story? Who knows, you may or may not need to set some much-needed boundaries in the meantime. Do what you gotta do, Sagittarius.
You doing OK there, Capricorn? Mercury retrograde has totally clouded your judgement as of late, and no, this is not a drill. With the messenger planet doing its thing through your chatty third house of communication, you could be questioning a number of things at the moment, or perhaps feeling quite hazy. Not to worry, Capricorn. Instead of doubting yourself, and reprimanding your lethargic state, go ahead and re-visit that much-needed conversation between you and your sibling. Otherwise, feel free to write it all down in your journal. These messages could certainly come in handy!
Stay grounded, Aquarius. With Mercury retrograde shaking up your second house of income, values, and self-worth, you could suddenly be stressing your finances, or struggling with your self-esteem. Have I mentioned how brilliant you are, Aquarius? Shake it off, and take a minute to reflect on your core values. Have you thought about what actually matters these days? If not, you’ve got plenty of reflecting to do, Aquarius. Feel free to take your time, too.
Just keep swimming, Pisces! In case you haven’t noticed, Mercury is hella retrograde in your sign, and while the messenger planet seems to be getting all of the attention, there’s still plenty for you to re-evaluate. So, despite what might feel like an endless fog of confusion, this retrograde cycle is here to remind you of your unique identity, and magical aesthetic. What have you outgrown? What inspires you? I’ve said this before, but you’re the mermaid of the zodiac, and well… the world deserves to know, my sweet Pisces.