The good news? This week is a fresh start for new beginnings and positive changes that might be coming your way. The bad news? Mercury is officially retrograde in the detail oriented sign of Virgo…yikes! Check out what your specific sign has in store for you with this week’s horoscopes, courtesy of astrologer Krystal Smith.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Mercury has gone retrograde in your house of daily habits. If you’ve been leaving little messes around the house with no regard, now is the time to start cleaning up after yourself so your significant other doesn’t have to. Even small things like putting the cap back on the tube of toothpaste will prevent petty arguments from arising this week.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Mercury is retrograde in your house of creativity and passion. If you’re lacking inspiration, don’t fret! Now is a good time to finish any projects you’ve already started, rather than starting new ones. It’s also a good time to add some romance back into your relationship by being more playful and less serious. Try to hold off on conversations that are important if you can. Miscommunication is at an all-time high during retrograde!
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
The retrograde is starting its journey in your house of home and family. Now would be a good time to tie up any loose ends in the home improvement department. It’s also a great time to reconnect with loved ones including your romantic partner, especially if you live together. However, if you’re thinking about moving in with your significant other it would be wise to wait until Mercury goes direct on September 5th.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
This week kicks off with Mercury retrograde in your house of communication. Mercury rules this house, so the retrograde is going to be quite interesting! If you’re feeling mentally overwhelmed, take plenty of time to decompress. When it comes to your love life, communications can get messy during retrograde so make sure to put in a bit of extra effort when listening to your partner to help diffuse any misunderstandings.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Your house of wealth and values will be affected by the retrograde this week. It’s a good time to prioritize what you truly value in life. Make a list of what you really want (that fairytale romance, a luxury vacation with your spouse, etc.), why you want it, and let go of the limiting beliefs you hold onto that may be stopping you from getting it.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Mercury retrograde is transiting your house of how you approach the world. You may need to restore your inner confidence during this time. Virgos can be perfectionists, so remember to not be so hard on yourself or expect the impossible (from yourself and your partner). If you’re thinking of a new haircut or drastic change, best to wait until September 5th when Mercury turns direct.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
This retrograde kicks off in your house of intuition and dreams. If you don’t journal already, now would be a good time to start (dream journaling is recommended during this transit, too). Be careful of old relationships popping back up. The retrograde can attract old love interests back into our lives and it’s important to remember why that relationship didn’t work out in the first place.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Mercury retrograde begins in your house of friendships and networks. If you’ve been blowing off your friends to spend time with your new love interest now would be a good time to reconnect. If hanging with old friends seems like more work than fun, it may be time to weed out those connections that are no longer serve you.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
The retrograde hits your house of status and career this week. At work, you may want to slide under the radar as communication problems with the superiors can often occur under this transit. Another great way to take advantage of the retrograde in this house is to take a staycation. Hanging out with your partner at home may be just what you need to take the edge off.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Mercury spins off its retrograde this week in your house of expansion and luck. If your love life is not where you want it to be, use this time to revise and re-visualize. If you expect negative outcomes when it comes to your relationship you may need to practice having more faith. Oftentimes our beliefs become self-fulfilling prophecies, so if you're find yourself thinking about your future, make sure to imagine a happy ending.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Mercury retrograde hits your house of joint resources and intimacy. If you or your partner (or both for that matter) have been spending more than saving it’s time to take action. Open a savings account, renew your insurance, pay more than the minimum on your balances, etc. When it comes to love make sure you are giving/getting your fair share in the relationship. If you feel like the balance is off, take action but save the conversation for a later date (perhaps September 5th when Mercury goes direct).
Pisces (February 18–March 20)
The retrograde period begins in your house of partnerships. Old issues may arise in your personal relationships during this time. Rather than relive them, be proactive and look for a solution. Agreeing to disagree is not easy by any means, but if you can’t seem to understand your partner's point of view you may need to be the bigger person and bite your tongue.