Sex & Life
Sex & Life August 6, 2018
Wait...what's a retrograde?
On July 26th, Mercury entered retrograde. So what exactly does “Mercury in retrograde” mean?
Basically, when mercury is in retrograde, things can get a little crazy. You might find yourself feeling lost or uncertain about any number of things, from your love life to your career. But each sign will be impacted differently, and we’re here to explain what will happen to you based on your zodiac sign.
So how will this phenomenon effect your specific zodiac sign? Let’s find out now.
For you, Aries, Mercury in retrograde might force you to deal with some not-so-friendly emotions from the past. If you’ve been through a breakup but still haven’t addressed your true feelings about it, this might just be the perfect time to do so. Finding closure with past experiences is a big part of Mercury being in retrograde, so don’t be too surprised if you start dwelling on your past.
As someone who never stops working, you should definitely take time to smell the flowers this month. Even if you normally push yourself to do your best, mercury in retrograde could leave you feeling like you’ve overdone it. Make sure you don’t spread yourself too thin, because you might end up forgetting about something you committed to. Write out an organized list of everything you have to do, and don’t let yourself get behind with work.
As a super adaptable Gemini, you’ll likely have an easier time with mercury in retrograde than some other zodiac signs. So what’s our advice to you? Don’t overthink things. If you convince yourself that this period will be totally out of whack, then that might just become the reality. Keep your mind clear and your thoughts organized, and you should be just fine.
As a Cancer, you’re probably someone who gets impatient when things seem like they’re falling apart. So basically, you might find yourself feeling super frustrated with anyone and everything around you. But this is totally normal, so don’t freak out just yet. Mercury in retrograde isn’t exactly a walk in the park for anyone, so just try your best to grin and bear it.
Mercury in retrograde will occur during Leo season, which is basically the time of year that you shine the brightest. But for others, this is not the case. So what can you do to prepare? If you have any lingering worries about friends or potential love interests, definitely express them before July 26th. People will be much more understanding before then, and having tough conversations when Mercury is in retrograde might just be adding fuel to the fire.
Virgos are super detail-oriented, and love feeling in control of situations. But unfortunately when Mercury is in retrograde, you may feel like you’re losing sight of how things will play out. Whatever you do, don’t let your temporary emotions of frustration impact your important relationships. It’s more important now than ever to reflect inwards on how you’re truly feeling, even if it takes some time to do so.
As a social Libra, you normally do whatever it takes to make sure everyone around you is happy. But be warned: trying to keep everyone happy with Mercury in retrograde is not an easy task. We think you’d be much better off taking some time for yourself. Meddling in the business of others might come back to bite you, especially since people are already on edge during this time.
As a determined and resourceful Scorpio, be warned that you may feel totally helpless and frustrated with mercury in retrograde this month. You usually thrive when you’re in a position of leadership, but this month things could change. If you’re feeling stressed, just remember that this too shall pass. And, of course, don’t forget to take some personal time for the benefit of your health.
As someone who is super open-minded, you, Sagittarius, shouldn’t worry too much about Mercury in retrograde. But with that being said, you should definitely stick true to your more laid back energy. Don’t overthink things too much, especially when it comes to small arguments in the heat of a moment. Remember to sit back, breathe deeply, and channel your inner philosophical fire sign.
Capricorns are known for being good managers, likely because of how responsible and organized they are. But with Mercury in retrograde, you might end up feeling like things are falling apart. If this happens, we suggest you remove yourself from the situation and focus on self-care. Splurge on a mani-pedi or facial, and seriously take some time to relax and recharge. Everything will fall back into place eventually.
As an Aquarius, odds are you’re usually more of a listener than a talker. But if all the confusion from Mercury in retrograde leads you to have a revelation, definitely speak up and tell people how you feel. You may be making some adjustments in your career, so if there’s a certain position or project you’ve been hoping to take on, now is the perfect time to step up your game and do so.
People born under the sign of Pisces tend to hate being alone, and therefore find themselves constantly hanging out with new and interesting people. But with Mercury in retrograde, we think you should take some time to get to know yourself better, rather than meeting new people. You’ll feel so much more recharged after some down time, and you might surprise yourself by spending a day solo.
Mercury in retrograde sounds scary to most people. You may find yourself confused or irritated, or even just plain lost. But what’s the one thing you should remember? It’ll all be over soon.
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