Mercury Retrograde is back again (Nov 16 – Dec 6), for those of you not familiar with retrogrades, it is the illusion of a planet moving backwards in the sky, when this happens it’s energy is focused inwardly and can cause many different challenges here on Earth. Since Mercury is the planet of communication, technology, and travel, we can all expect delays and miscommunications during Mercury Rx.
Each Zodiac Sign may experience their own issues during this time…
Aries: Health related communications, work, and general communications (phone calls, e-mails, everyday communications) Something as mundane as a trip to the grocery store can become a source of drama, be patient especially with yourself, since you will be the source of many miscommunications.
Taurus:Family communications and financial issues tend to pop up for you now. Your judgement may be a little off during the Mercury Rx, so avoid starting new projects, relationships, or financial commitments.
Gemini: Because Mercury is your planetary ruler, Mercury Rx affects your ego and self image. Be careful in all areas of communication especially with family and friends. Try to look at domestic matters from a different point of view. Also it could be beneficial to check in with an old friend.
Cancer: Seeing the whole picture can be very difficult right now and your memory isn’t the best, so avoid detailed jobs or projects that require a lot of attention. Take care when talking with co-workers and supervisors and avoid making definite career moves.
Leo: Mercury Rx usually affects your personal finances, group meetings, and issues with social circles. Take the things your friends say right now with a grain of salt.
Virgo: Mercury rules your sign so the likelihood of people misunderstanding you right now is very high. Watch your body language,as sometimes what you say and the way you act are completely different.
Libra: Mercury controls education, legal affairs, travel and past communications for your sign so expect delays in these areas. Pay close attention to your partnerships because disagreements tend to arise at this time.
Scorpio: This transit affects your friendships and groups of people for you (think clubs and memberships) Try to be very nonjudgmental right now. It’s a good time to learn new skills.
Sagittarius: Mercury rules communication with close partners and business relationships. Arguments can easily get out of hand at this time so watch how you approach people and situations.
Capricorn: Mercury Rx usually affects your job and communications there for you. Travel delays will not be uncommon. Double check all e-mails and paperwork as you may miss important details the first time. You may also have a change of heart about plans you made before the retrograde.
Aquarius: Take time to reevaluate sources of income and how you spend your resources (time, energy, money) Misunderstandings with loved ones and children may be a theme so exercise caution in family settings.
Pisces: Partners and partnerships can become a source of confusion for you right now. Avoid signing contracts or starting new business relationships. Your home life can be disrupted if you are not careful with how you spend your money.