Hear that? That’s the sound of my emotions going haywire as Mercury starts its retrograde today.
Did I mention that this retrograde lasts until May 14th? Actually, I’m just being dramatic, Mercury retrograding is a good time to reassess our well, everything, really. Especially since Mercury retrogrades in Taurus—the sign of practicality, patience, and stubbornness (among other things)—we’re going to feel like we need to be more intentional about our actions these coming days. There’s no harm in being more sure of our decisions, you know? Measure thrice, cut once.
Other aspects to note: Sun in Taurus squares Pluto in Aquarius pushing tension early in the day. Then, the Moon in Taurus harmoniously sextiles Mars in Cancer giving energy and passion around noon.
With all of that said, let’s jump into individual love forecasts:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Finances and other resources are being put into focus for you during this retrograde, Aries, as the Mercury retrograde happens in your value-focused second. A reassessment of your current spending habits and investments is prudent to do. However, not only with money but also time as a resource should be given focus. Are you spending your time where you want it? Are you only burdened by another reason other than your own desire? Are you in circles, friendships, partnerships, and relationships that enrich your life and not only just because? The retrograde is urging you to take a careful look at where you spend your energy, time, and money.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Who are you, Taurus, truly? Mercury retrogrades in your first house of self and you might unlock parts of you you’ve never known before! Perhaps a rebrand is in order, or was it always who you were but you just didn’t allow yourself to become? Uncomfortable conversations with yourself will be beneficial not just for you but for your partner or future ones. To know oneself, to live our truths, and to be as authentic as possible can be freeing.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
What’s up, fellow overthinkers Gems? Mercury—our ruling planet—retrogrades in our private twelfth. This will make us feel very inward and introspective. Emotional baggage is bubbling to the surface, asking us to pay attention. No matter the relationship status, it would be a good idea to start identifying what parts need healing and what parts we’ve run away from. No more running, fellow Gems, stop and smell the roses.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your place within your community, collective, or circle will be put in the spotlight, Cancer, as Mercury retrogrades in your eleventh. You might rethink your friendships and how you connect with others, perhaps some connections need to be severed. You might have been making yourself too available for others and that has depleted your energy. Pause, Cancer, learn to say no. Set boundaries to protect your peace. Spend some time by your lonesome to set your heart right.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
This is cosmically a prime time to rethink your career goals and decisions, Leo, because if you won’t do it voluntarily, the Mercury retrograde in your ambitious tenth just might. You might find yourself not being aligned with your workmates or the job itself. If discontent arises, maybe it’s high time to rethink what needs to change so the future path can feel more authentic for you. During this time of work-related matters, having someone in your corner can help you keep your peace.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your ruling planet Mercury retrogrades in your expansive ninth, Virgo. Allot some time for delays and miscommunications if you’re traveling. Existing travel plans should be checked and rechecked for any fine prints as well. Also, your ideals could very well change this go-round. Perhaps going back to the core of you could benefit you in the longer term. Have you stayed true to your beliefs? Your values? If you’re single, maybe you have already met love but were too busy seeking the world, this retrograde just might show you what you’ve been missing.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Compose yourself, Libra, as the Mercury retrograde happens in your intense and intimate eighth. It might be a little too all over the place for you at the moment, but don’t fret! Sort and compartmentalize what needs to be done so you don’t drown in the crashing of the waves. During this time, you might also take a step back to rediscover what intimacy means to you and if your current situation fits that bill. Meanwhile, be wary about joint purchases this time, take a fine-toothed comb through your couple’s finances if necessary.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Communication is one of the most vital elements of a relationship and Mercury retrograde in your relationship sector could throw a wrench into that. Miscommunications and misunderstandings are persistent during retrograde, so be mindful about being kind to yourself and your partner. Single Scorpios might find themselves nostalgic over old loves, and maybe one of them could even reappear for another start!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
There’s a limit to things, Sagittarius. As Mercury starts retrograding in your routine and wellness-focused sixth house, getting your health in top shape could become a priority. If you won’t, the retrograde just might. If you’re being weighed down by the day-to-day, maybe it’s high time to reassess what needs changing. Are you taking on more than you can handle? Get your partner together in this wellness journey, Sagi, having an accountability partner could keep you on track.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Mercury retrogrades in your creative and pleasure-driven fifth, Capricorn, and it could bring you to your knees (maybe even literally, wink wink nudge nudge). What propels you? What will make your soul feel alive? These are questions you might find yourself wondering about. A reassessment of how you look at intimacy, seduction, and romance might do you some good. Single Capricorns might aim to dive headfirst into new beginnings but be more discerning of the situation first if possible. Capricorns with partners, if it’s getting monotonous, what should or could be changed?
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Tensions may rise at home, Aquarius. Past resentments may also bubble up to the surface as the Mercury retrograde happens in your home-focused and nostalgic fourth. This is high time to note what needs resolving and what needs to be let go of. Pains you thought you have healed or moved on from might resurface so be extra kind to yourself during this time. If you’re thinking of moving in with your partner, deliberate further, you might have skeletons to clean out from your closet before this step could be taken. And you know what? So could they.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Say what you need to say, but think carefully before you say it, Pisces, as the Mercury retrograde happens in your communication sector. The retrograde gets us all tongue-tied, to begin with, but you are even more so. Miscommunications are ever so present and possible at every turn, so double-check your texts or emails before sending them out. Online dating? Might not be such a great idea for now. Minor arguments could escalate like a forest fire if you’re not careful. Let actions speak louder than words this go-round, Pisces.