Mercury, the planet of communication and rational thought will become retrograde on February 17 until March 10. Also called the “reverse” phase, the retrograde phase of Mercury is generally a period during which the unexpected and complications are numerous on a daily basis.
For three weeks, we risk tripping over our words, having computer crashes, cars that do not start… We should see an improvement from March 10, the date on which Mercury will become direct in Aquarius.
Anyway, all the signs of the zodiac will feel more or less disturbed under this transit, so it is useful to know what the stars will hold for you.
Mercury will begin its retrograde phase in Pisces and will eventually return to Aquarius, which may symbolize the need to be more attentive to what your elders have to say to you.
Pisces is a dreamy and emotional sign that is very spiritual in nature. The retrograde phase of Mercury could add a little emotional sensitivity to our affairs governed by Mercury during this period. However, it could also inspire us to think more about how we think about spirituality, as well as to connect on a deeper level with our friends.
Find out how retrograde Mercury will affect you, based on your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Mercury retrograde risks plunging you into a deep period of introspection, whether you feel it or not. It’s time to dig a little deeper and understand the depths of your subconscious, Aries.
Embrace the intensity and you will emerge from this wiser period.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
Taurus, you will reassess your relationships during this retrograde cycle. It’s time to take a closer look at the people around you. You could keep old habits that could distort your ability to see your world clearly.
Prepare to end relationships that no longer serve you.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
The retrograde movement of your governing planet invites you to reflect on your recent successes. You should work on integrating these lessons before you start moving towards new goals.
You will look at everything you have done and everything you want to accomplish. This month, you could easily be confused, so be careful.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
While traveling can get a little tricky during these times, it might be worth taking a short getaway to visit someone who feeds your soul.
Now is a good time for a short break in a familiar place, such as your childhood vacation spot.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Leo, do you like what you see right now? This retrograde cycle of Mercury gives you the opportunity to watch all of your different scenes, performances, and intrigue. If you are proud of who you are, then buy yourself a bouquet of roses.
If you are not completely satisfied, now is a good time to think about new ways to grow and improve.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Virgo, your social life and your relationships will be scrutinized, and you will analyze if the problems lie in your behavior or that of others. You have to focus on relationships or the lack of relationships in your life.
Take the time to think about whether you are seeing people clearly or obstructing your own blessings.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
Libra, this retrograde cycle will require you to take care of yourself. It is time to take time for yourself and your health.
You enjoy taking care of others, so be sure to actively think about what you need for your well-being during this retrograde cycle of Mercury.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
If you don’t take care of yourself, Mercury retrograde will enter your life and encourage you to prioritize your pleasure. You may have to overcome family problems that keep you from enjoying life to the fullest.
Tangle the knots gently over the next few weeks.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Sagittarius, you are generally not the type to dwell on the past, but you will sort through potentially painful memories to eliminate the emotional clutter. Be careful not to repeat patterns and live unresolved cycles from your past.
Mercury retrograde can encourage you to re-examine your family life and its impact on your personal expression.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Capricorn, when you dedicate yourself to something, you fully invest yourself and you do not stop until your goals are reached. Mercury retrograde, however, offers you the opportunity to slow down and decide if the path you have taken is really the one you wanted to take.
Take a step back and think about your values, especially before sharing them with the world.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Aquarius, retrograde Mercury will point out all kinds of identity issues for you. It’s time to learn to better understand who you are.
Once you have developed a strong sense of identity, you are able to understand more clearly what you have. Your uniqueness is one of your most beautiful qualities.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Mercury retrograde occurring largely in your sign, Pisces, you will feel its thoughtful energy in some of the deepest parts of yourself. Your personality is strongly influenced by the experiences that are in your subconscious.
During retrograde Mercury, getting in touch with your spirituality can help you solve these problems.