Protect your tech, resolve miscommunications and brace yourself as Mercury turns retrograde in sensitive Cancer until July 12.
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Feeling prickly? As messenger Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer until July 12, it will stir up trouble in your emotional and domestic fourth house. Avoid any triggering people or situations during this transit. Family drama could get particularly heated, but resist flying off the handle. A shouting match never solved anything, Aries, but neither did sweeping issues under the rug. Get clear about your boundaries, then discuss them without being heavy handed. You may need space from relatives or the people under your roof in order to resolve some buried childhood issues. Call your mother or visit a maternal woman from your past. See the full week >
Watch out for mixed signals—a double jeopardy for Bulls—as messenger Mercury turns retrograde (backward) in Cancer and your communicative third house. During this three-week cycle, major misunderstandings could arise. Do your best to express yourself in the clearest manner possible. If you need to have a major talk with a loved one, it might be best to hold off until after Mercury corrects course on July 12. The same thing goes for high-stakes business meetings. Can’t wait? Be sure to rigorously prepare—even overprepare. Since retrogrades rule the past, don’t be surprised if an old friend resurfaces in your life. See the full week >
Start pinching those pennies, as communicator Mercury retreats through your financial district, AKA the second house. During this transit the messenger planet could make it difficult to balance the books or have conversations about cash. But don’t panic, Gemini! With a little financial planning, you’ll be able to ride out this cycle without going into the red. Rework your budget, put a moratorium on lavish purchases, and consider making extra ends through a summer side-hustle. The silver lining? Retrogrades rule the past, so an old colleague could come through with a new and unexpected opportunity. See the full week >
History could repeat itself starting today, as Mercury goes retrograde until July 12, digging up your past in the process. It’s one thing to be nostalgic, but don’t start reliving your former mistakes. This backspin could be particularly tricky, as the messenger planet will be creating confusion in Cancer and your first house of self. Mixed signals will complicate your efforts at communication. If possible, it’s best to delay the launch of major projects for a few weeks. The same thing goes for any public statements. Table them until this transit is over if possible. In the meanwhile, take time to fine-tune your message. Is it as clear as it could be? See the full week >
Put up firmer boundaries with people, as Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer and your twelfth house of healing and conclusions. Are past mistakes haunting your present existence? During this three-week cycle, work to resolve any residual issues you may have. You may have to confront a problematic person about their troubling behavior. Hopefully, you’ll be able to have a reparative conversation and put this whole mess behind you by the time the backspin ends on July 12. But if the other party is unable to own up to their role in this unhealthy dynamic, it may be time to put some space in between you. See the full week >
Conflict could spark among your squad while Mercury is retrograde until July 12, backing up through your eleventh house of groups. If a fight erupts among your friends or colleagues, examine the inciting incident. Does this all just stem from a simple misunderstanding? Play peacemaker if you must and work to ease the tension. On the other hand, if there’s a bad apple who continues to poison the bunch, it may be time to show this person the door. Better to nip it in the bud before things spiral out of control. Be diplomatic but firm. You don’t need this negative energy polluting your posse! See the full week >
Assess your professional progress today, as savvy Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer and your tenth house of career advancement. Is everything going according to your plan? If the answer is “no,” it’s probably a good idea to adjust your strategy. Over the next three weeks, brainstorm ways to approach your professional problems from a fresh angle. If you start feeling frustrated with a colleague or client, find a way to diplomatically address this issue or don’t go there. Losing steam? Extending a deadline and working at a gentler pace could help you recharge your batteries. You’ll be ready to jump back into the action by the time Mercury resumes forward motion on July 12. See the full week >
Wanderlust has been a hard itch to scratch in 2020, but today, as Mercury retrogrades through your ninth house of travel and expansion, the pull of nostalgic locations will be hard to ignore. Well, Scorpio, COULD you safely revisit any of those important destinations? Taking a road trip and spending a week in a (properly sanitized) rental property might be just what you need between now and July 12. Just make sure there’s a spare in the trunk and that you’ve got your itinerary carefully mapped to avoid retrograde snafus. This backspin is also a powerful time for reconnecting to long-distance friends or diving into a course of study in the “spirituality” or “self-development” category. See the full week >
Intensity, intimacy and a deep inquiry: You’ll feel it all as Mercury backs up through your eighth house of bonding and joint efforts until July 12. Could pooling resources with a partner help you stabilize your finances? On the other hand, if a close connection has been draining your reserves, insist that they pull their own weight from now on. Over the next few weeks, try not to let jealousy get the better of you, as envious feelings could bubble up out of “nowhere.” Sexual chemistry could ignite then fade, then spark up again. Don’t rush to conclusions. If it feels like someone is being shady, careful not to launch into impulsive accusations. Do a little digging instead and get your facts straight first. See the full week >
Work to rectify any relationship speed bumps as messenger Mercury goes retrograde until July 12 in Cancer, and your seventh house of partnerships. Have you been pulling too much of the weight in an unbalanced twosome? Let the other party know how you’re feeling, rather than allowing resentment to simmer. On the other hand, if you’re the one who’s been slacking, offer to take on more responsibility. Just beware: This wonky cycle could scramble signals. Think carefully about what you want to say so you can avoid misunderstandings. Retrogrades rule the past, so don’t be surprised if a former flame comes back to rekindle that spark. Proceed with caution! This could be the real deal…or you could get hurt again. Do your best to protect your heart without shutting it down, Capricorn. See the full week >
Keep calm and carry on with those daily duties, as messenger Mercury turns retrograde until July 12 in your meticulous sixth house. Rigorously proofread and revise before you press “publish” or “send” on anything. Don’t rush to finish an assignment or you could make crucial errors. Take the time to do things right. If you’ve got a health or medical matter on the table, you may want to delay any important procedures until Mercury resumes forward motion on July 18. If you can’t postpone your treatment, no worries—just make sure you go over everything thoroughly with your provider. Your efforts to eat healthier and work out could be interrupted by Mercury’s mischief. Try a lighter workout schedule and stretch well to avoid any injuries. See the full week >
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Love could get complicated as Mercury turns retrograde, stirring up friction in your love zone until July 12. During this heated transit, fight the urge to Google your ex or reach out to that oh-so-bad-for-you former fling. There’s a reason that things didn’t work out the first time around. Take off your retrograde goggles and focus on the present! If you’re currently coupled, you may need to redefine some parameters in your relationship. Does it feel like you keep hitting the same wall? The gift of the retrograde is that it reveals stuck patterns and helps you take a deeper look. How can you avoid getting sucked into a similar situation this time around? See the full week >
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