Mercury Retrograde refers to the planet Mercury appearing to move backwards from east-to-west rather than west-to-east. The planet itself does not move backwards, it just appears to be. As Mercury begins to speed up and go past the Earth it creates a lot of power and energy. The turbulence that Mercury creates when it retrogrades can affect what we feel here on Earth and influence our everyday lives. To help survive Mercury Retrograde it can help to take a look at how it can influence each of the zodiac signs. Think about how it may affect yourself and those around you. Take extra time in the things you are doing, be patient, and forgiving.
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Each Zodiac During Mercury Retrograde
Aquarius (Jan 20th - Feb 18th)
As an air sign people with this zodiac as their sun sign are quirky and eccentric, but also closed off at times. During this time communication, relationships, and friendships can go through a rough time. Look out for miscommunications, squabbles, and petty fights. Try to be patient when explaining to others and make sure you are conveying your message clearly.
Pisces (Feb 19th - March 20th)
Pisces is a water sign, these individuals are often loud, outgoing, excitable, and good at at escaping from reality. Pisces people often daydream, and during mercury retrograde this can cause foggy thinking, and confusion. Mercury rules logic, whereas Pisces governs illusion. During this time take extra care to be flexible. Spend time on creative hobbies when you feel like escaping from reality.
Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
Aries is a fire sign with strong headed individuals. During this time we can often feel frustrated but assertive and impulsive. As Aries people are often head strong wanting to move forward it can be hard when the energy is moving backwards. Watch out for confusion and impulsiveness. Pay attention to what you say and try to hold back on any sudden movements.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
People with Taurus as their sun sign are earth signs. They are often determined, stubborn, and practical. During this time take more care into collecting your thoughts. Slow down more often and plan your movements. Take extra time reviewing your finances during this time and watch out in case you indulge more than usual.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Gemini is an air sign that rules communication, they are more adapt to dealing with mercury retrograde, however, watch out for a lot of miscommunication, bitchiness, and gossiping. This is a time for either too much or very little communication, it is a time of extremes. Spend time making your points clear and connecting with others.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Cancer is a water sign that loves home life and comforts. During retrograde expect annoyances at home and be extra careful when caring out domestic duties. Spend time this moth completing home repairs and unfinished projects.
Leo (July 23rd - Aug 22nd)
Those with Leo as their sun sign are the fire element. They love adventure, energy, and getting outside. This is not a good time to be investing or trading. Try not to buy or sell anything during this time, and if you have to, take extra time. Reflect on your investments and instead train and increase your skills.
Virgo (Aug 23rd - Sep 22nd)
Virgo is an earth sign with analytical practical people. Watch out for challenges in the workplace. Expect delays, breakdowns, burn out, and general pettiness. During this time be extra analytical and pay close attention to details.
Libra (Sep 23rd - Oct 22nd)
Libra is an Air sign that loves balance and harmony. During this time be accepting and try not to balance out any extremes too much. Libra represents balance so this is a time when there is little harmony. Trying to control things could make them worse. Spend extra time relaxing during this time.
Scorpio (Oct 23rd - Nov 21st)
Scorpio is a water sign full of creative, passionate people. Emotions rule this sign which can make mercury retrograde difficult at times. Watch out for confusion as things can seem to make less sense during this time. There may be heightened emotions and this is definitely not a time to keep secrets.
Sagittarius (Nov 22nd - Dec 21st)
Sagittarius is a fire sign that focuses on goals and aspirations. Watch out for travelling mistakes, long waits, problems with connections and mistakes with bookings. Make sure that you have patients and find the lighter side in these mishaps.
Capricorn (Dec 22nd - Jan 19th)
Capricorn is an Earth sign that focuses on practicality and growth. Capricorns govern property, so during this time you should watch out for mistakes when selling, buying or renting. This time may include a lot of paperwork, packaging, delivery and moving problems. Spend time connecting with others and at home.
It is fun to look at your own your own zodiac during Mercury Retrograde, but it is beneficial to also look at the other 11. We can all learn from the zodiacs – especially during this time. Take a look at how it could be affecting others. Think about whether your can connect with the other zodiacs and help them through this time.