Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Mercury Retrograde places the emphasis on finances, especially joint finances and the financial conditions of your partner(s), both personal and professional. Pay careful attention to the details, be honest about your concerns, and do your best to create a plan you can stick to. If you aren’t partnered, focus on the details of your personal money matters.
Taurus April 20-May 20.
Mercury Retrograde occurs in your Solar House of partnership, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself reviewing relationships, past, present, and future. Pay particular attention to what matters most to you about your partners, including close friends and business associates. This is a review aimed at improving all your interactions—make the most of it.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mercury Retrograde stirs changes about work—and it doesn’t matter whether you are employed or not. We’ve all been through plenty of shifts about work over the months, and this retrograde is a good opportunity to review what’s working and what isn’t. If you’re working for others, making those changes may not be easy, but sometimes an attitude shift can make all the difference.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mercury Retrograde occurs in your Solar House of creativity, which gives you a chance to pay attention to the details of various plans and projects with an eye toward cleaning up details you haven’t had time for or haven’t been aware of. Yes, retrogrades come with hassles, but if you’re willing to let go of some of your tried and true positions, it will be easier to handle retrograde interference.
Leo July 23-August 22
This retrograde is all about your home—yes, this includes your inner home or your internal center, but it is fundamentally about where you physically live. You may find that there are lots of things you want to change but this wouldn’t be the best time to start renovations. Make a list of all the things you would like to tackle and then wait for the retrograde to end before you do.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Mercury Retrograde occurs in your Solar House of communication, which means you’re talking—a lot—for the next many weeks about a wide range of topics with a wide range of people. You may be tempted to dwell on what’s wrong with your world and the world in general, but focusing on the negative isn’t likely to serve you well. So try to keep your conversations real but positive.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mercury Retrograde focuses on your personal finances, making it wise for you to cull through the details of your money matters with an eye toward how you can improve your financial situation. This phase isn’t necessarily about making a new budget or spending plan; it’s about bringing a new awareness to your spending habits and then deciding which habits, if any, you would like to shift.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Mercury is retrograde in your Sign, in your Solar House of personality, which translates into a review of how you would like to be perceived by others. This process could inspire you to change your hair style or color or to make other changes you feel would positively affect your persona. Just be sure you are certain about the shifts you want to make; this phase is only three weeks long.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mercury Retrograde occurs in your Solar House of psychology, so prepare to be ruminating about a lot of subjects, most of which are unresolved. Do yourself a favor and refuse to brood over situations that are out of your control. If you’ve made mistakes, apologize, learn from them, and move on. If you dwell on what you’ve done wrong, you’ll find yourself brooding your way through this phase.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Mercury Retrograde occurs in your Solar House of community, and regardless of its “backward” motion, you’re probably going to find yourself much more social than you have been in a while. Expect interesting conversations that go a long way toward tying up loose ends. Also anticipate interactions that stimulate new thought processes—just wait to initiate those ideas until Mercury Direct begins.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mercury Retrograde stimulates a review of your professional situation and career goals—even if you aren’t working or are in the midst of trying to make significant changes in your professional life. Take your time with this process and review what you want as well as what you need. If you create a clear vision, you’ll have a potent tool to help manifest that dream.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Mercury Retrograde reviews your belief systems—and this is a good thing, because if you want to be confident in your connection to a higher, transcendent power, you have to have a good idea of the nature of that higher power. Embrace this phase… will only make you stronger from the inside out so that when the world wobbles, you can stay steady within yourself.