Ahhh, Mercury Retrograde. Perhaps the most dreaded and widely known of the astrological aspects — and doesn’t that say something interesting? Even the average layperson who has no knowledge of (or even an interest in) astrology knows that this is the time to groan, to expect delays, mistakes, mishaps, and mis-communications.
But AHA! This in itself would be an unfortunate misunderstanding of Mercury’s moonwalking message — apropos, no? Mercury Retrograde is indeed often a time of course correction, but this energy can and should be used as a diagnostic, not a diagnosis.
Mercury Rx aims to show you what needs reviewing, revamping, renewing, and re-configuring in your life — the House in which he is retracing his steps reflects the sector of your life where you need to slow down, reflect, reassess, and re-apply yourself. Yes, Mercury Retro rules re’s.
It is usually when we have ignored or moved too quickly past certain issues in our lives that Mercury’s trickster aspect comes out to play. Been falling behind on vehicle maintenance? Expect to make re-pairs. Computer on the fritz? Watch out for product re-calls. Gotten a poor work review, or missed a few deadlines? Time to re-view and re-organize…
We’ll be under this energy from now until January 8, when Mercury goes direct — but we’ll still be walking on eggshells during his shadow period, until the end of January. Stay centered. Don’t rush. Make friends with Mercury by slowing down, thinking things through, and making yourself very clear. Mixed messages are Mercury’s specialty, so when in doubt, put it in writing! (You may have to re-read it a few times before sending.)
Oh, and one “Re” to absolutely NEVER use during Mercury Retrograde: “Reply All.”
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You’ve got all the initiative in the world, Aries — hot starts and bold beginnings are what you’re all about! It’s when it comes to finishing what you started that you can run into stumbling blocks. Mercury has begun moonwalking through your House of Career and Destiny, indicating that it’s time to re-think and re-vamp who you are in terms of your authority and reputation. Do you love what you’re doing in terms of your career? Do you like your current “status” in the world, how you are viewed by the public? If not, now is the ideal time to look back at what you’d done so far this year, and recollect what worked and what didn’t. Use this information to fill potholes down the road now, so that you can enjoy a smooth and scenic trip later! Rather than launching big projects during this time, you’d be well advised to look them over, review, and revamp. Your image is getting a touch-up, so take the wheel! How do you “market” yourself when it come to what you want to do and create in the world? What is your purpose and pleasure? Taking your time to figure this out now will save you lots of wasted time and effort in the long run — it’s time to redefine your public image!
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What are your beliefs, Taurus? Are you living your truth right now? In your view, how does the world work? Do you wake up every day with a vision, or a sense of resignation? Now is the time to examine your way of seeing the world around you — your beliefs are the blueprint of your experience, and now that Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Journeys and Philosophy, you have the opportunity to revamp your views in order to enjoy a better life! What is the “big picture” for you? What do you want to create and experience? This is an ideal time to re-orient yourself in the present in order to get where you want to go in the long term. Take care of odds and ends — get yourself organized, because although your vision may be global in its scope, your actions must be taken from the bottom up in order to get there! This is a great time for studying, editing, proofing, re-writing, and re-thinking. Save the big launches of all kinds for a few weeks from now if you can. Time spent getting everything in order now will mean smooth sailings later — and to places further and more fulfilling than you may currently perceive!
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It’s time to share, Gemini! Share your thoughts, your desires, your debts, and your delights! Mercury has started backtracking in your House of Intimacy and the Other, calling for a revamp of the way you handle your deepest connections and needs. When it comes to your relationships, especially the romantic sort, are you giving and getting your fair share? If you sense an imbalance in either direction, now is an ideal time to sort out all sorts of “debts” in your life, financial, emotional, or otherwise! On a mundane level, this is a perfect opportunity to take a look at your accounts in order to get the most from your resources — this is the House of Other People’s Money, so you may benefit from reallocating payments, planning to pay off debts more aggressively, or refinancing a loan to lower your payments. Divine intimacy is also ruled by this House, so you could be having some deep discussions with your closest partners — you may find that one or both of you is feeling a little ignored, so it’s time to re-light the flame by getting to know one another again. Share your thoughts and needs, and let go of old paradigms. A few small tweaks to your financial and emotional accounts will work wonders this week!
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It’s time to mend fences and renegotiate terms, Cancer! Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Partnerships, indicating a need to revamp your way of relating to your closest one-on-one contacts, from spouses to creative and business associates. Assume nothing, and ask plenty of questions — mixed messages can lead to big messes, so use this as an opportunity to get really explicit about your needs, and be just as passionate about hearing out the needs of your partner. “Unspoken” rules between you may rear their heads during this time (such as “You are not allowed to disagree with me about politics/reality TV competitions/my mother”), so even though it may cause some hiccups or tension in the short-term, open discussions about what you expect from your partner, and vice versa, will benefit you hugely now, and contribute to a greater sense of safety and unity down the road. Consider disagreements to be opportunities to understand one another better, as opposed to signs that things aren’t working. Partnership is not thinking and feeling the same way at all times — it is the faith and freedom that comes from knowing you will be supported and loved, even when you disagree. With courage comes clarity!
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It’s time to re-work your routines, Leo! Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Work and Routine, creating a kerfuffle when it comes to your schedule! Re-organizing your workspace, creating a calendar, and tallying your to-dos are all highly recommended right now, as communication mishaps and sudden interruptions are forecast over the next few weeks! Getting yourself as organized as possible, and putting great everyday habits into place in the present, are forecast to deliver great returns in the near future. You may feel like the world is scoffing at your schedule at this time — be as adaptable and organized as possible, and you will minimize the irritation that comes with this transit. This is actually an amazingly fruitful time to figure out what kind of routines and working styles suit you best! Try things out — live by a calendar, institute a morning routine, or embrace some healthy new habits, and see how you feel, and how your work does or doesn’t improve. Now is not the best time to start big projects, but to outline all the steps to success for when you do. Create a daily plan for success, and tweak it until it feels right — a rejuvenated sense of purpose is forecast!
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It’s time to reignite your creativity, Virgo! You can actually come up with some pretty tremendous ideas and initiatives at this time — and some really fun ones, as well — as long as you don’t expect your progress to come in a straight line, or the most conventional fashion. I know, that is asking a lot from you, the queens and kings of strict schedules and compulsive organizing! It’s time to reconnect with your inner child now that Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Creativity, Romance, and Play — after all, creating is supposed to be fun! If you’re not feeling inspired, take this Mercurial cue to rest and refill your proverbial gas tank. See movies, read books, and enjoy art and music that fill you with elation! Consider that you are not putting away your projects to rot, but to ferment! Taking a break from creating, or simply doing it in a much more relaxed fashion — without stamping an expiration date or a letter grade on it — will work wonders for your happiness and future creative endeavors! Explode your expectations. Try a new craft and make a ton of mistakes with pleasure! Be curious, confident, and comparison-free. We need your talent and expression, and no one else’s.
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It’s time to rearrange your home, Libra, in all sorts of ways! Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Home and Family, so you may be feeling slowed down or stuck in a rut, this week. What better way to make the most of this re-configuring energy than by using your lovely Libran aesthetic to rearrange and reorganize your home?! Go ahead — move things around, toss out what’s old or broken, and donate what you no longer need! You’re making room for beautiful new blessings and a new sense of support and foundation by the time this phase ends. This is also the House of Old Beliefs and Childhood Programming — what limiting thoughts or old modes of relating are no longer relevant for you? Throw those out, too! Re-evaluate your foundation, reconnect with family, and make peace with your past. Reconsider how you can best support yourself in order to reach your highest goals. Your home is your sanctuary — do everything you can to make it feel that way! Whether you air out your home, or some old family conflicts, this week, you will be clearing the way for a lighter, freer, more buoyant future.
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Busy, busy, Scorpio! You may find yourself fielding questions, sending emails, and endlessly rescheduling this week, as Mercury begins moonwalking through your House of Communications. This is the House of Mixed Messages and Technology Breakdowns when Mercury is in retrograde, so you’ll want to take extra care when it comes to your car, phone, and computer! Check your fluids and tires before any trips, long or short, and be sure you have everyone’s current contact info. Back up your computer. Be as explicit as possible when it comes to communications, and ask for confirmation of receipt on EVERYTHING from important emails to holiday packages! You’ll also want to intentionally build some buffer time into your busy schedule so that you can breathe and reboot, when necessary. Expect hiccups and sudden changes in your plans, and try to be as adaptable as possible. Ask lots of questions before you react strongly to anyone — we all have a tendency to confuse the meaning of messages we receive at this time. With your careful consideration and some savvy planning, you can emerge from this retrograde with a new sense of understanding and connection.
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It’s time to check in on your worth, Sagittarius — that’s self worth and net worth. What do you value most in life? Has all the work you’ve done so far been “worth” the value of what you’ve gotten in return? It’s time to ask these questions now that Mercury is retracing his steps in your House of Money and Values, encouraging you to look at what is worth your time and effort, and what is leaving you feeling exhausted or empty-handed. On a mundane level, this is an excellent time to rethink your budget for the next year, to reallocate funds to add to your savings or pay down your debts. (Big purchases are not recommended while Mercury is Rx!) If you are not thrilled by the way your money is working for you, it’s time to start reviewing and re-orienting your financial habits and goals. What do you really want, and what would it take to get there? Dream up some exciting goals that inspire you to make or save more money — for some people, this could be taking a big trip; for others, it could be purchasing a new car, or putting together their emergency fund. It’s time to fill gaps, pay off bills, and create a springboard for a future you love. When you embrace what you find truly worthwhile, your hard work will feel fulfilling, and will certainly pay off. How much are you willing to invest in yourself?
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It’s time to redefine yourself, Capricorn! Are you happy with what you see in the mirror, or are you ready for a drastic change? Now is the time to review, revamp, and reorient yourself, with Mercury moonwalking through your House of Self for the next few weeks. You may be feeling as if people don’t recognize you for who you really are, or that your words are not received as they are intended. Mercury Rx has a way of mixing messages, so now is the time to really slow down and get clear, first with yourself, and then with everyone else, about who you are becoming. This is the time to restore your confidence, to unite your inner will with your outer behavior, and to redefine how you project yourself to the world. What would you like your image to be? More importantly, what would you like your self-image to be? Take a personal inventory — you could even make literal lists of the things you like most, and dislike most, about yourself, in order to work on the bad and capitalize on the good! It’s the ideal time to reconfigure yourself, from your physical body and the way you dress, to the way you present yourself as a personality. Take this time to know and appreciate yourself — the better to present a better, bolder new you, in a few weeks!
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Look it over, learn from it, and let it go, Aquarius. As the year draws to a close, you’re being invited to release any regrets and resentments that are no longer serving you. Mercury has begun retracing his steps in your House of Secrets and the Past, indicating that you may feel pulled to “look back” on this year and dredge up old losses or deferred dreams. This is a melancholy House, and therefore at times, you might feel inundated with worry, anxiety, or regret over what has ended, or remain unfinished business. Make like the ice princess and let it goooooo! You are being drawn inward so that you can break chains and untie knots that keep you tethered to old stories and paradigms. This is an invitation to evolution — if you ever needed a push to clear out your emotional closet, this is it. Make time for peace and quiet. Make your home into a makeshift spiritual retreat — meditation, prayer, and journaling will all serve you well right now. The cracking that you sense is not your spirit fracturing, but rather the seed of your potential breaking open — something amazing is growing within you, and it will be strengthened when you throw some spiritual compost on it. So, throw it all away, Aquarius. Lighten your load and become yourself.
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Who is your true support group, Pisces? Who helps you recognize your talents and realize your big dreams, and who drags you backward or mocks your progress? It’s time for a redefinition of — and re-connection to — the purpose and makeup of your social networks, now that Mercury is moonwalking through your House of Allies, Organizations, and Long Term Goals. Have you been paying so much attention to your own efforts that you’ve lost sight of the needs of your tribe? Or, on the other hand, have you been caught up with networking, and find yourself needing to withdraw right now, in order to focus on reaching your personal goals? This may be a time of “finding out who your real friends are,” in one way or another. Consider what you need in a friend and colleague and set your intention clearly, first to yourself and then out loud — though you may “lose” some connections in the next few weeks, those who fall away are making room for those who suit your current evolution. But before you put anyone on the naughty list, be sure you’ve had an open, honest conversation about your mutual needs and goals. This could just be a case of mixed messages! It’s time to get grounded and clear with yourself about what you want to create and achieve in the long term, the better to surround yourself with the compatriots who can help you realize those goals. Support yourself first, and in turn, you will be supported.
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