Mercury is at it again! He's getting ready to turn retrograde on August 12, 2017, at 11 degrees of Virgo -- and will not go direct until September 5 at 28 degrees of Leo. This summer retrograde has a distinct vibe connected to getting our work and health in order.
Although you'll feel more like lying in the sun and playing (it IS summer after all!), the truth is, there will be at least one significant assignment that requires your careful revision. Polish it up because it truly has an opportunity to shine by the time Mercury turns direct in late Leo.
During this Mercury Retrograde you might also reconnect with old colleagues or people who worked for you at one time. Lastly, if your health care protocol needs tweaking, this will be your opportunity to get on the right track!
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Be sure to read your sign's Mercury Retrograde Horoscope below for more specific information on how this retrograde cycle will play out in your world!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The first stretch of this Mercury Retrograde cycle is all about revising your routine, Aries. What can you do to make yourself more productive, efficient, and polished in your work? You know there's room for improvement, and now is the time to get cracking! After August 31 Mercury will backpedal into your true love sector, which will leave you second guessing a few decisions about your love life. Don't worry, you'll figure it all out after September 5.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It'll soon become clear that your love life needs an overhaul ... or at least some re-adjustments. If you're feeling confused about the direction of a current romance, or if you're wondering whether or not to give an ex a second chance, this is a time where you might carefully weigh all of the pros and cons. If possible, wait until after Mercury turns direct before making a final decision. After August 31, Mercury will backtrack through your domestic sector, and you might enjoy some type of family reunion.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
While your ruling planet Mercury is out of phase, you may feel more out of sorts than usual. This time around Mercury will mainly retrograde through your home and family sector. As a result, it'll be crucial to avoid any contracts or negotiations of all kind, but especially connected to real estate or family endeavors. The good news is that you might have an opportunity to reconnect with a long lost relative. That would be wonderful!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Mercury Retrograde cycles are a time to avoid signing contracts or making vital decisions if possible. The reason for this is due to the blurry lines of communication that arise during this time. People are not conveying ideas properly, and often something important is missed during conversation. In your case, this will be especially true, since Mercury will mainly retrograde through your message sector. After August 31, there will be a special emphasis on revising your budget as well. Take heed.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
It's possible that your "big spender" habits have led to a problem keeping up with all the bills you've created for yourself. If so, this will be an ideal time to figure out a way to overhaul your budget and get it more in-line with your income. Or, it's possible you might consider going back to an old way of making money in order to earn extra cash. After August 31, Mercury retrogrades through your sign, and until September 5 the focus will be on communicating more effectively.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Mercury is your ruling planet, and this retrograde period happens mostly in your sign. This is like a cosmic double-trouble whammy! You might not feel as if you're communicating in the most understandable manner. In fact, you might second guess how you're coming across to others entirely. Suddenly, it's as if no one is "getting" you. You may be scratching your head wondering if you're speaking a different language. You're not. You're simply in the process of careful mental reassessment. Fly under the radar if you can and use this time to revise plans and ideas. You'll be glad you did.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Mercury will retrograde mainly through your 12th house of Contemplation, giving you an opportunity to rehash old conversations and disagreements with others in order to figure out how to reconcile situations that you would like to see improve. This might be an ideal time to revise any kind of communications project in solitude as well. After August 31, it's possible that you'll reconnect with a friend from the past. Also, avoid launching any type of technology related project until after September 5.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
If you're working on a website, social media campaign, or any other type of technology-related venture, you'll need extra patience. Expect delays and mishaps over the next couple of weeks as Mercury retrogrades through your 11th House of Networking. You might also experience a miscommunication with one of your pals. Again, the key word here is patience. Don't turn a miscommunication into an argument. After August 31, Mercury will retrograde through your career sector, and you might re-evaluate career goals until September 5.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
It's time to carefully reconsider your career goals as Mercury retrogrades through your professional 10th house. You might revise a plan or polish up a pitch or special presentation you've been waiting to show your boss. It won't be a good time to have a new meeting with your boss to discuss anything future-related, but it's fine to communicate about existing projects you're working on. After August 31 you might consider whether or not going back to school will help you out professionally. A recertification might be necessary.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
If you have any international business, or are in the publishing, broadcasting, or advertising industry, you may have some frustration ahead. Mercury will retrograde in the part of your chart connected to these matters. As a result, delays or misunderstandings are possible. Fortunately, you'll also have an opportunity to discover and fix any errors that might threaten the success of your endeavor. After August 31, you might feel those delays financially if you're waiting to hear about a loan approval or investment money. After September 5 it will all straighten out.
Aquarius (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
This might be a frustrating time for you financially, Aquarius. Mercury will mainly retrograde through your 8th House of Shared Resources. As a result, you might discover a problem with financial paperwork related to taxes, loans, or investments that must be corrected. Insurance claims may also go haywire during this time. If you and your spouse or partner share funds, it's possible that after August 31 you'll have a misunderstanding about how money should be allocated. Wait until after September 5 and then try to make a compromise.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You and your partner might have to contend with the frustration of not "getting" each other while Mercury retrogrades through your relationship sector. It might feel impossible to make any decisions together or to even have a conversation without feeling as if you're not truly hearing one another. Try not to take it personally and know it'll pass quickly. The same holds true with your business relationships. In fact, after August 31 if you have more trouble in this area, show your colleagues extra tolerance. Work on revising assignments and ignore any gossip at the office.
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