On November 16, 2018 planet Mercury goes retrograde for the last time this year, pushing us to look at the fine print and reflect on what we’ve done. With Mercury beginning its retrograde in truth-seeking Sagittarius , a place that’s not exactly comfortable for Mercury because of the Sagittarian nature to skip over important details, we’ll need to be extra careful in paying attention to the facts. Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius will also be teaching us the value of thinking before we speak, while showing us the ways we need to honor and tell the truth. By December 1, Mercury dips back into secretive and intuitive Scorpio where it will stay retrograde until December 6. Through Mercury’s dive back down into the underworld, our lessons will involve going back and uncovering information that we may have been previously unaware of — or have tried to avoid — and bringing it to light.
Read below to see what this Mercury Retrograde means for your zodiac sign…
Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)
You probably haven’t been feeling as adventurous as of late, but this retrograde is here to help rekindle your spark. If you’ve put some travel plans on the backburner, or if you’ve been thinking about revisiting a place that you love, go. Just make sure you leave room for a few travel hiccups. Thinking about going back to school? This is also a good time for that. And if you’ve been working on a book project, retrogrades are great for revisions. In terms of an intimate relationship, you could get the chance to go back and say the things you didn’t before.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)
You may need to do a double take where your finances are concerned as this retrograde could cause some confusion around your bills and expenses. If you’ve been paying more than your fair share of a bill or more than you can afford, this retrograde period could help you to renegotiate the terms of your payment. On a separate note, this Mercury Retrograde could bring some things up for discussion between you and an intimate partner, especially if those things have been things you’ve been trying to avoid. Talking about these uncomfortable matters will help you to clear the air and move forward.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)
Relationships are the focus now, which means you’ll have to make sure you’re crystal clear when it comes to communicating with others. This may mean going the extra mile to ensure you and everyone else are on the same page when making plans, communicating via text or email, or doing something as simple as holding a conversation. If there’s an agreement or contract on the table, try to give yourself as much time as possible to read the fine print and think things through before saying “yes.” In terms of your schedule, the less on your plate, the better.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)
One day at a time. That’s the message for you now as plans and events could quickly go awry if you try to take on too much or move too quickly without paying attention to the details. You can keep things under control at the office by consistently communicating with your coworkers and backing up documents, emails, files, etc. Your health is in the spotlight too as this is also a good time for scheduling a check-up. In love, an ex could return. However, this could also be a good time to review what you can improve in your love life.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Love and romance are on your mind for the next few weeks and an old lover or two could make a curtain call under this retrograde. Just know it will be up to you in terms of how things go. Your ex is more than likely your ex for a good reason. Try not to let nostalgia muddy your thinking. On the flip side, if things ended (or never got off the ground) due to more bittersweet circumstances, the second time might be the charm. On a different note, be wary of miscommunication when it comes to dealing with family.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
A home or family situation may come up for review. Perhaps repairs will be needed around the house, or you may have the opportunity to renew a lease. If things have been a bit weird between you and a family member or a roommate, you could get the opportunity to set the record straight. When it comes to the folks you love, reconnecting with long lost family members could be just the thing you need. On another note, tech and communication could get a bit glitchy. The best way to deal with the frustration is to slow down and remember to breathe.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
With Mercury backing up in your zone of communication, you can expect all the Mercury Retrograde rules to apply to you over the next few weeks. Some of the rules are: Back up your important files. Proofread emails, documents, messages, etc. Watch what you post on social media. Give yourself some extra travel time but make room for delays and last-minute cancellations. And before you sign on or agree to anything, make sure you know all the details. When it comes to money, remember how much you’re worth. Some renegotiation may be necessary around a financial contract.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
It’s time for you to take a closer look at your cash. Does everything look legit? Do you need to follow up with the people who may owe you money? You’re going to have to be on top of the dollars going in and out of your bank account, so you can avoid a major headache down the line. And when it comes to making a big-ticket purchase, researching the product you’re buying before you buy can help avoid having to return or repair it later. Meanwhile, now’s your chance to speak up and clear the air.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You’re a tell-it-like-it-is kind of person, but under this retrograde you might want to take a few moments to think things through before you speak. Otherwise, your message may not be received the way you intend. At the same time, when it comes to your thoughts and words, it’s time to review the way you use them. Could you stand to be more gentle or compassionate with what you say to yourself or others? On a similar note, there will be times when certain things may be better left unsaid. Don’t let discretion become an issue. Listening pays off.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’re thinking might be a bit foggy for the next couple of weeks as Mercury spins backwards in your zone of rest and retreat. That means you may want to hold off on making any major decisions or overanalyzing a situation. The answers will come when you’re not so close to the subject. Instead, clear your mind and find your Zen. Creative or solo projects could be the perfect outlet for you now. On a separate note, reconnecting with old friends can feed your soul. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them if you need a little comfort and company.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You may have to go the extra mile under this retrograde to make sure you’re on the same page with everyone else when it comes to event planning or anything that involves working with folks on a team. In terms of your circle of friends, a miscommunication could push you to address an issue that’s been festering for some time. Welcome the dialogue. Meanwhile, keep in mind that your dreams are worth pursuing, even if you have to make some adjustments. When it comes to work-related deadlines, presentations, or events, don’t leave anything up to chance. Be prepared.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Your career comes into the spotlight during this Mercury Retrograde. With all the attention on you now, know it will be super important for you to dot your i’s and cross your t’s when it comes to information you need to share with the public or your higher-ups. On a different note, this retrograde could have you rethinking your career trajectory, pushing you to come up with a viable plan of action in getting yourself to the top. This plan could include returning to school or getting additional training in your field of choice. Lastly, don’t be afraid to challenge old beliefs.