Mercury Retrograde has officially returned, as the planetary cycles intended. Mercury makes its presence known in the jovial sign of Sagittarius. What better time than during the holidays?
Mercury is the planet of communication and technology, and in combination of the Sun and Venus in this expansive and exciting sign, we can all expect to feel extra zealous.
We may also wish to expand our horizons in terms of travel and/or seek a new perspective in seeking higher knowledge. Our interactions with others may be erratic and overly honest to the point of disregard of other’s feelings. Be mindful and kind to others, because what we say to others can affect them long term especially during this retrograde period.
Just remember that Mercury's moment in retrograde can make everything a little hazy, in all aspects of life, so try your best to stay focused on what's important and not let the planetary movement upset your balance.
During this bustling time, let us all seek to reflect and meditate, as this will ensure us to stay calm during this exciting season. See what the month ahead has in store for your specific sign, courtesy of expert astrologer Lumi Pelinku (side note, she's also a hairstylist at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa—take a look at her tips for the best hairstyles for your zodiac sign!).
Aries: March 20–April 20
This month we are all in the middle of this retrograde period. For you, Aries, this transit will shine its light on your ninth house of education and travel, so you may find yourself wishing to expand your horizons in education, or even taking up a meditation practice. As Venus is also supporting your ninth house, perhaps you and your beloved wish to revisit a place that holds such sentiment? If you desire to travel this time, be sure to double check your travel arrangements.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
This retrograde will bring forth themes of commitment and shared resources, as the eighth house is illuminated this time for you, Taurus. This will be a great time to finally pay off that debt that has been etching your mind for a while! Be sure to avoid requesting a loan, after this retrograde period is lifted, it will work out in your favor. On a positive note, this retrograde will bestow you and your beloved the opportunity to declare your love for one another.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Mercury’s transit on your seventh house will involve your relationships and/or partnerships. In this placement, you will have to take a step back and review your verbal agreements with your love and/or business partner. Try to avoid setting a date or getting married at this time. This retrograde period will give you the opportunity to pause and reflect on the differences between you and your partner. As you two understand and accept your differences, your bond will strengthen during this transit.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Time to prioritize, Cancer, as Mercury will reflect themes on career and health. Be sure to declutter all things that hold no sentimental value to you any longer. Your focus this week is climbing up the career ladder. However, this retrograde may throw your work routine a little off balance. This is just Mercury’s way of making room for changes in your life. Take advantage of the modification, and strive to be more flexible, as this will enable you to find quality time with your beloved.
Leo: July 22–August 23
You are in for a pleasant time this month, Leo! Your fifth house of creativity and romance is highlighted this month. To take advantage of this planetary opportunity, seek to expand your horizons on creativity and zest. Take an art class with your partner, and/or plan to visit the theater. Explore the childlike innocence within together; this will reignite the spark in your relationship.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
This month raises nostalgic themes for you, Virgo. Walk down memory lane and explore your family roots, as the fourth house of home and foundations are highlighted this month. As the holiday season approaches, take the opportunity of visiting your partners relatives, and learn of their family history. You may also be rearranging furniture in your home to create room for your partner to move in at this time. Overall, your primary focus is to create a warm home environment just for the two of you.
Libra: September 23–October 23
With grace and poise, you will be endlessly busy making ends meet and keeping tabs with all of your loved ones this week. The third house of communication and short travels are on the forefront this entire month, Libra. Be sure to take some peaceful time alone to regain your composure. If planning to take a long drive, check the overall state of your car. This retrograde may create delays in travel, and if you are with your beloved, all you will value is the time you share together.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
Organization of finances are your primary focus this month, Scorpio. As lucky Jupiter is in your sign this year, your source of income may go on an upswing. Budgeting plans for a social engagement or wedding will come as second nature to you. If you and your partner are planning to purchase a home, be sure to wait until retrograde is over. At this time, you will find yourself feeling stable and just right with your beloved.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
You are in for a carefree time, dear Sagittarius, as Mercury Retrograde transits during your season. You may find yourself wanting to transform your image, but take regard and book your trendy haircut after the retrograde period is over. Be mindful and reflect before making spontaneous decisions. This is the time to relax and let your hair down, and enjoy the company of your inner circle. You will be exuding so much confidence, and people cannot help but gravitate toward your exuberant energy. As you indulge in your natural zest for life, your significant other will want nothing more than to cherish you.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
All the plans you have made and hope to materialize may come to a halt at this time, Capricorn. Don’t worry, this is just Mercury pressing on the brakes to ensure that you double-check your plans. We can all receive this as a blessing in disguise, as Mercury’s intention is to teach us to step back and review. Embrace this moment, reflect, and meditate on your desires. On the relationship front, you and your beloved can take this as a valuable opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company, rather than the stress to plan everything accordingly.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
This retrograde period may bring upon serendipitous events, such as blasts from the past. Now is the time to reconnect with old friends, Aquarius. All of your hopes and dreams from the past may turn up once more. Networking will work in your favor, and take this moment to finally have your goals fulfilled. Power couple goals is all you seek this month; so, romance for you this period is solely bonding as a power duo through taking action in humanitarian efforts.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
Prestige and status may be on your mind lately, Pisces. However, this retrograde will place a halt on your ambitions. Mercury in your 10th house of career, is there to remind you to think carefully before making important decisions. On a positive note, a great way to take advantage of this transit is to take a vacation from work and restore your vigor. In romance, you and your partner may be planning innovative ways to source your income, like opening a business. All in all, you and your beloved will find support in one another in the long run financially and emotionally.