How Mercury Retrograde Affects Each Zodiac Sign



Aries (March 21–April 20)

Expect a lot of frustration and repressed anger crawling under your skin. Mercury retrograde is not a perfect time to assess important matters, as logic will break your heart and spirit through such periods. Pay attention especially to what people say to you and what you tell them. Avoid conflict and confrontation at all cost.


Taurus (April 21–May 20)

This time could be a perfect moment to dive deeply into your subconscious psyche. Retrograde doesn’t favour analytical or critical thinking, so many money matters or work related situations may feel stagnant right now. Take a break to listen to your intuition and to feel what your body signals you to do. Exercise moderately.


Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Be prepared for serious miscommunication through this transit, Gemini! Your sign rules human interaction and outgoing attitude, but Mercury retrograde may stop important messages from reaching you or it may feel like everything you’re trying to say goes the other way around. You may feel insecure and prone to gossip. Spend some time with good old friends and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Expect sudden changes in your mood, also in your activities. Retrograde clogs communication for you too, alike for fellow Gemini, and makes you want to focus on abandoned ideas, projects or creative endeavours you put aside a long time ago.


Leo (July 23–August 22)

This is not a prolific time for financial transactions. It’s not the best time to kickstart your online business, apply for jobs or have heated arguments with clients. Use this time instead to refocus and analyze your achievements. Revamp your portfolio and make thoughtful research for your next big gig. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice if you feel stuck in a rut.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Mercury retrograde takes out the manic workoholic in you. Expect sudden mood changes especially regarding your own achievements and career. You might feel at a loss now, but all is not lost! This is just a difficult time to focus, get things done on a deadline or advance with a project. Steer clear of people who give you unsolicited advice at this time and take some alone space to reconnect to your own ideas.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Mercury retrograde may push into rash decisions – such as doing a radical beauty makeover, overspending on goods you don’t need or indulging in toxic vices such as drugs or alcohol. Instead, channel your inner peace maker and use this time to detox. It will help you regain your balance and come back with fresh resources. Plus, you won’t have to regret that terrible hair colour afterwards.

Scorpio (October 23–November 22)

Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster and a bundle of secrets revealed. You may have some revelations about things in your life that don’t quite function, or you may accidentally leak private information. Know who your friends are and keep your mouth shut. If you must vent, connect with a trustworthy friend or a therapist.

Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)

Contrary to your adventurous spirit, this is not a good time for travels, relocation or new business ventures. Retrograde in your sign may signal missed connections, lost opportunities and dangerous accidents. Instead, focus on things locally. Explore your surroundings and don’t book that next flight until retrograde has done its deeds.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

You should avoid any affairs that have to do with buying, selling or renting real estate. Problems with paper work, the law or officials may arise. This is a good time to reconnect with your tax lawyer or any kind of specialist that could give you the proper guidance.

Aquarius (January 20–February 19)

When Mercury goes retrograde in your sign, relationships, friendships and loyalty become shaky. This is especially a hard time for communication, which can turn shady, bubbly or explode in rage tantrums. Mercury retrograde puts a dark fog on connections, so before waving goodbye to that friend who turned out to be a frenemy, count your blessings wisely.

Pisces (February 20–March 20)

Mercury retrograde is responsible for your clogged thinking, cloudy head and obscure premonitions. Mercury in your sign is governing logic, but when retrograde, it can give you seriously shaky bouts of illusion. Turn your confusion into artistic activities – such as writing, painting, photography or music, and avoid mindfulness or other meditation techniques at this time – the peaceful state will only feel hard to reach.