Everyone dreads Mercury retrograde!
Miscommunications, malfunctioning technology, and your car decides to break down! Just when you have that important meeting!
You feel you are heading towards some kind of MELTDOWN! And this makes things worse, as everyone is equally as frustrated as you. No one seems to understand. And others are difficult to interpret.
Mercury goes retrograde about 3 times every year. The planet doesn’t literally start orbiting backward, however. It just appears to do that from our perspective on Earth.
The next Mercury retrograde will begin on April 9. It will appear to go direct again on the 3rd of May. It has just recently entered Taurus, however, it will start to move back into Aries.
It will be like your mind will start out in a slow reverse. Suddenly it will feel like someone hit the accelerator. Things may feel a little bit crazy!
So what can you do to avoid a Mercury retrograde Meltdown?
Check your zodiac sign below to find out:
March 21 – April 19
Aries doesn’t like things going backward, as it is impatient to reach its goals. So Mercury retrograde is always frustrating for you! This Mercury retrograde will make you feel really misunderstood. So exercising patience is extremely important!
Your ego might take a bit of a bashing, however, try to remember that others don’t intend to bring you down. This is your perception. They are most likely oblivious and see you as the same fiery spritely person they always see. What is happening is you are seeing in a mirror, the judgments are your own.
Take this time during Mercury retrograde to rearrange your appearance. Be who you really think you are.
April 20 – May 20
Just when you think messages are becoming a lot more clarified, they start to become confused. You may actually feel like you are fast losing your mind!
It could start to feel like you are talking under water. You just can’t seem to express things how you want. It could feel like a nightmare.
During this Mercury retrograde period, Taurus must reexamine their internal way of thinking. Spend time being retrospective, mindful and meditative. Journaling will be extremely fruitful for you. You might that certain ways of thinking that you have need rehabilitating.
May 21 – June 20
Mercury rules Gemini, so you are always more acutely affected when it retrogrades. But you do have something in your favor that can help prevent a meltdown!
Anything to do with communication and being the social butterfly excites you. If you can avoid trying to communicate any new messages or enter any new social circles, you will be better off.
Seek out an old social circle that you may have neglected recently. You will have a marvelous time hanging our and reminiscing! Retelling old stories will reignite long lost friendships. Reconnect with the people who made you who you are today.
June 21 – July 22
Cancer has recently been enjoying steady communications with their friends. But suddenly you may feel that you are talking out of turn, or others press your buttons when they talk to you.
It is important you do not misinterpret others right now. It may feel difficult to do this, as it totally feels like they are misunderstanding you! You might even feel like you have to hide from your social circle.
But when you try to hide in your work, you appear to inadvertently upset your boss! To avoid meltdown you should re-strategize your work situation. Re-think your practices and concentrate on reorganizing how you do things. You might find you even score some brownie points with your boss!
July 23 – August 22
At work, you have been enjoying others taking you seriously. You speak with a steady authority, and people feel respected by you. However when the retrograde kicks in, this may feel like it is all coming undone!
When you try to think outside the box about how to find solutions, it feels like the lid keeps slamming on your head. It makes you want to ROAR!
Now is the time to re-examine some of those life philosophies that you have been living by. Are they really working for you? There are four sides to the box. Re-think which of those sides you have avoided. Remind yourself of the bigger picture. Being mindful of the bigger picture will see you through the retrograde period.
August 23 – September 22
You have been feeling philosophical. You have felt as though your grasp of the bigger picture is actually expanding. And then suddenly the retrograde hits and the picture gets a little blurry.
Maybe you have been drifting too far into the ether? Any foreign travel plans may become thwarted by canceled flights and missed connections. This leaves you highly frustrated!
It could be that you ghosts of the past revisit you. You may feel a little haunted. However contemplating your mortality could be the key to keeping you in touch with your life. Remember that the bigger picture is just a small blip within eternity. This will help you to re-appreciate everything you already have.
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