Mercury's significance is that its qualities are of calmness and composure. But with it in retrograde, the effects on the different zodiac signs tend towards chaos.
It's almost like life always finds incredible and news ways to frustrate you. Whether it's in the form of a friend, a partner or even your work, there's always a new problem cropping up like corn in a field. While it's not all that bad, Mercury retrograde brings with it confusion, double-takes, and errors of all kinds. Your summer plans could go sideways.
The July 2019 Mercury Retrograde began on July 7th and is set to last till July 31st. So you might have already begun to experience its effects. According to Yearly Horoscope, Mercury rules our thinking. So when it is in retrograde, it means we're far more likely to make a decision in haste only to have wished we had done it differently much later.
Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta, says it is one of the zodiac's most "dreaded" events, reported Women's Health Mag. Here's how it affects each of the zodiac signs.
This time is especially important for those born under Aries. It's a time for you to spend on self-reflection and to think through things carefully. Making decisions after a thorough examination can help you avoid choosing something you might regret later. Whether it is adopting a rescue animal, proposing a new idea to your team, or planning an event with your close ones, make sure to properly examine the pros and cons.
While most Taureans love voicing their opinions, sometimes, they tend to clam up. However, communication is one of the factors affected during the retrograde and anything you say or don't say could cause misunderstandings. Resist the urge to stay silent when important things need to be discussed, as you need to clear up any misunderstandings before they occur.
Geminis are much like social butterflies. You love meeting new people, taking on new challenges and having fun. However, the Mercury retrograde may just bring out the inner introvert in you. If you suddenly find yourself not wanting to socialize like you normally do, don't panic. Instead, use this time to relax and enjoy the peace. You'll get your mojo back soon enough.
Being a Cancerian, the Mercury retrograde is likely to open up your emotional floodgate. It's time for some emotional release. However, it is also important to understand the cause of your tears so you don't end up taking out your feelings on your loved ones. At this time, they may not completely be able to understand your frustrations.
Leos are naturally the life of the party but the retrograde means you might have to tone it down. You can use this time to get away from everything and find your center. Even if it means taking a break from friends, family, work and even relationship. It can help leave you feeling more like yourself than you've felt in a while. When you get back into the social circle, you'll find yourself met with more love, respect, and affection.
Virgos, watch out. For you, during this time, patience is key. Being one who is organized, this time period is going to be tough. Prep yourself for chaos, embrace change and accept that no matter how well planned you are, things are going to go haywire. At work, you might get a new boss who does things differently or in your personal life, a tragedy or unpleasant surprise may throw you for a loop. But accepting the chaos will be best for your own mental health.
For those born under Libra, the Mercury retrograde is going to strip you of the mask you show the world in order to hide your pain. You might feel vulnerable but you're just human and it's okay. Showing your true self with your partner and loved ones can help make those relationships far more fulfilling and tighten the bonds between you and them.
Control may be out of your hands during this time. The twists and turns in your life are about to switch so fast that your head will spin. It could be unsettling at first but it's best to just go with the flow for the time being. Even when it comes to your partner, family and friends, the decisions they make may affect your own and could make you feel lost, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to wait till the retrograde ends.
Sagittarians, the Mercury retrograde is actually in your favor. There will be tons of opportunities for you, both personally or professionally. Whether it's a chance to get a raise or time for your relationship with your partner to move forward, don't let go of it. This is also the time to deepen your relationship with your family and loved ones.
Being a Capricorn, your sign is actually considered to be one of the hardest-working sign of the zodiac. So when things don't go according to plan, it can make you want to blow your top. This is a time when your patience will be tested. Even the smallest things in your workplace, family life or relationships can frustrate you. So practicing restraint can help you deal with the small bumps in the road.
For so long, those having this zodiac were enjoying the benefits of instant gratification over long-term rewards. However, the Mercury retrograde is against you and it will show you that you'll need to start planning for the future instead of just living in the moment. With your partner, any new step in the relationship will have to be carefully thought over so that you don't regret any of the choices you made later.
Making some questionable choices is the norm for everyone. After all, we're only human. But for Pisceans, this is going to be a tough time as the retrograde will keep pushing you in the direction of some bad decisions. You'll have to tread carefully when it comes to dealing with people at your workplace, investing in projects, and handling new relationships. With your partner, you'll have to be cautious with how your words may come off or how the actions you take will affect them as well since they too will be suffering the effects of the retrograde.