If you find yourself in an awkward conversation, yelling at your computer, or running into an ex over the next few weeks, that’s because it’s back! Pesky Mercury Retrograde. While this chatty, connective, and thoughtful planet moves backward in the sky, you’ll have to work overtime to make sure things go smoothly.
It’s true that no one is safe when it comes to Mercury Retrograde, but these challenging few weeks don’t always have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can be downright enlightening to revisit, reconsider, or get a second chance at your past. But for some of you, it might feel like you’re drowning in the frustration and confusion that is Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius/Scorpio, especially these four zodiac signs!
Sorry, social butterfly! You’re in for a tougher time than most. You might be used to hearing this since Mercury is your ruling planet, but this retrograde period will be especially painful. Being the fun, friendly, popular zodiac sign that you are, you’re getting hit where it hurts the most: in your relationships. You’ll find that the connection you have with your lover, friend, or partner is more sensitive than usual. It’ll be challenging, but you’ll need to be very cautious about what you say and how you say it during this time. A little sass could throw a major wrench into your relationship!
Also ruled by Mercury, you rely heavily on your brainy traits to carry you through the day. So, when your prim and proper thought process starts to get crisscrossed, it could really throw you off your game. It could leave you flustered and worn out and wanting to go home! But unfortunately, your home might not feel like home during Mercury Retrograde. Maybe your family isn’t connecting, or perhaps your roommates aren’t listening when you ask them to do their part of the chores. It could be that your requests for kitty cuddles are ignored, or you can’t get your pillows in the perfect mush position the way you envisioned it. Whatever it might be, your home won’t likely bring you the solace and comfort you’re craving during this difficult season.
Oh, Scorpio. Even when you’re at your sneakiest, you should know you can’t escape your share of Mercury Retrograde effects. For a while, this retrograde season seemed like it might be easy for you. Sure, splurging a bit or going on a shopping spree is all fun and games … until it turns into a financial blunder. But if you embrace the right retrograde energy, you’ll be back to a strict budget in no time. You might even be inspired to pursue a side gig, a promotion, or a new job with bigger pay. While this ambition should be applauded, be very careful as you go after your new dreams. Mercury is going to continue slipping backward until it makes its way into your sign. You are very likely to have trouble communicating your ideas, thoughts, and desires clearly, making your new goals almost impossible.
This was supposed to be your time to shine! Jupiter is finally back home in your zodiac sign, it’s about to be your season, and then smack! Mercury kicks off its retrograde right in Sagittarius. As someone who values expressing your truths the way you do, it might drive you mad when you begin to second-guess yourself. During this Mercury Retrograde, you’ll begin to notice that your once very clear and righteous opinions now seem foggy. They no longer have the same ring to them. You may even question whether they’re truly your beliefs at all! If you find yourself shying away from your soapbox and feeling an unusual amount of self-doubt, remember that Mercury Retrograde can’t last forever. It won’t be long until you have your mojo back!