Aries March 21-April 19
As you move through the first Mercury Retrograde of 2021 be sure to include an assessment of just how much you’ve changed. There are many more shifts to go and if you can track your process and your progress, handling the changes that lie ahead will be much easier.
Taurus April 20-May 20
During this retrograde phase, hold your light high and let it illuminate what needs to be refined as well as what’s actually working well. Not everything needs to be fixed, so keep that in mind as you reflect on recent history. Also remember: you’re seeking balance and your inner light will help you find it.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mercury Retrograde is all about review—as you know—so use this time to reflect on your accomplishments. I realize it would be easy to concentrate on what went wrong, but I’m not sure that would be beneficial. Sometimes the best way to make it through is to accentuate the positive.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Facing all that’s expected of you and dealing with it during this retrograde is going to require a lot of strength, so it’s all the more necessary to take good care of yourself. No matter how busy you are, be sure to include enough time to renew and replenish your reserves—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Leo July 23-August 22
The retrograde emphasis continues to be on relationships with significant others, past and present. Be prepared for lots of conversations, some aimed at clearing the air and others designed to make amends. Also anticipate making some of those calls. Be thoughtful in this process and you’ll facilitate healing.
Virgo August 23-September 22
It would be wise to remember that Mercury is a trickster because as it reviews the recent past, you could discover a few loose threads that still need attention. The best way to handle these revelations is humor—if you can find what’s funny, you’ll have an easier time making the necessary adjustments.
Libra September 23-October 22
Balance is key to handling the many distractions Mercury Retrograde throws your way. But don’t worry; you can handle the entire load if you concentrate on taking your time and moving through each situation mindfully and with the intention to create order. So take a deep breath and continue to work hard.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
It’s a good time to clean house—literally—and get rid of all those things you’ve been meaning to give away or sell or simply dump in the trash. It’s also a good time to review your inner home and sort through mental habits that no longer serve but nevertheless keep you tethered to a certain way of looking at things.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mercury Retrograde has you talking—a lot—especially as you try to digest and metabolize all that’s transpired. As you share your opinions with others, listen closely to what you are saying—conversation has the power to help us organize our feelings. As always, remember to listen to others as intensely.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
As you review your recent path, try not to fall into a pattern of regret. Yes, there are certain events that could have been handled better, but brooding will not improve your situation. Rather than dwell on your mistakes, learn from them so you can apply those lessons going forward.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mercury presents you with a jam-packed “to do” list, which at first glance looks like it’s almost too much to get done—but it’s not, especially if you prioritize your time and energy and aim your best efforts at the most important tasks. Take each day one day at a time and you’ll get it all done.
Pisces February 19-March 20
The advice this week is quite similar to last week’s: try not to get lost in brooding about recent mistakes by chewing compulsively on the details of what went wrong and why. The best way to handle this period of reflection is to practice self-compassion. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.