Mercury Retrograde, that dreaded time of the year when the fast-moving planet starts slowing down. Everything in your life might seem a little chaotic, and nothing feels like it is going according to plan.
This month Mercury is going Retrograde in Gemini, one of the sign’s it rules. This gives the Retrograde an extra potency, so don’t be surprised if things are even more crazy than what you expect from this planetary phenomenon.
Mercury is the planet of communication and technology, like your laptop or cellphone. Basically, anything that makes your life a little easier to manage. And then Gemini is the sign that loves to chat and gather information.
You can probably see that this combo together going Retrograde is more than likely to be a little chaotic. Expect a lot of delays, meetings getting cancelled, text messages not coming through, traffic lights out of order, or contracts falling through.
Keep your wits about you and try to stay as calm as possible. This is a good time to double check your work and keep an eye on your valuables, because it is a pain when your wallet or keys go missing!
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini starts officially on the 29th of May until the 22nd of June. But don’t forget about the shadow periods, these occur about two weeks before and two weeks after the official Retrograde.
But don’t fret, I have come up with a list on what you can each expect to happen during this three-week period based on your Zodiac sign. Continue reading to find out more about what is in store for you this Retrograde.
Aries, you’re not afraid to say what you want. This is what is so endearing about you, you say it like it is and make no apologies for it. You’re bold and courageous, especially when you think you need to speak up about an issue.
Unfortunately, Mercury Retrograde has other plans for you. Communication may be especially hard for your sign this month. Everyone seems to misunderstand you and misconstrue what you have to say.
Remind yourself that it is okay to be wrong. Even if you’ve said something hurtful without intention, it is easy to rectify by saying sorry. Apologize and move on, but yes, I know, easier said than done.
Not only that, but your text messages and emails seem to be disappearing into thin air. Make no mistake, this is a sheer sign from the universe that it is time for you to step away and take a break. Especially if you have been spending too much time behind a screen.
You’re always go, go, go! Take this opportunity and see it as a timeout. A period in which you can retreat and reflect on what is most important to you. By the end of the three weeks, you’ll be extremely appreciative of this little break. You deserve it after all your hard work!
Taurus, it is no secret that you love to make money, but something you love even more is spending it! But, only if you know it is going to be worth the splurge. That’s where Mercury Retrograde swoops in, and you might find yourself making many unnecessary purchases.
Nothing annoys you more than having to spend your money on something that you regret or you feel isn’t worth it. Therefore, it is vital for you to keep a close eye on all your belongings. It is the time of year where it is really easy for you to misplace things like keys, cell phones, and wallets.
And what is more irritating than the hassle of having to repurchase or replace these everyday items? Mercury Retrograde will have you being more grateful for the material wealth you have accumulated. Sometimes we forget how blessed we are, and this month will definitely make you realize how much you actually have to be grateful for.
One of the best surprises this retrograde can bring is actually finding items that were previously lost. If there is a sentimental item that has gone missing, keep your eyes open and don’t be surprised when it turns up under the couch or next to the bed. See, Mercury Retrograde isn’t always doom and gloom!
Gemini, this month may feel a little hectic for you. Mercury rules your sign, so try to keep your head above water. In a few weeks this will all be over. Just remember, you can always take a step back and remind yourself that this too shall pass.
This Retrograde will have you asking all the existential questions. Like “Who am I?” and “What is my purpose?” Now is the perfect time to try to figure out what version of yourself you would like to project to the world. You’re a Gemini, you’re adaptable, you can be pretty much whoever you want to be!
This Retrograde is all about taking back your power. It might not feel that easy and something you’re not ready for, but every little mishap that occurs over this period is going to push you to embrace a more authentic version of yourself. Out with the old, and in with the new.
Personal change is never simple, but it is necessary, so don’t let this opportunity for inner reflection and transformation pass you by. Remember, you love storytelling, so think of a narrative you would like to embody in your everyday life, because now is the time to manifest it!
Cancer, you’re so used to taking care of others and nurturing the needs of those you love, that it can be really easy for you to neglect your own needs and desires. This Mercury Retrograde will have you retreating all your energy and investing it in yourself.
Over this month it’s really clear that you just want to hide and isolate yourself from the rest of the world. You’re tired of doing so much, you require the much-needed rest and time to reflect on the balance between giving and taking.
You’re feeling extra tired and mentally drained. It might not feel that great, but make sure you benefit fully from this low energy. Take a mental health day and get some extra sleep. Your mind, body, and soul are craving this time out. Definitely don’t start any new projects or over commit to being social.
If you’re not seeing anyone, then it doesn’t feel too bad to say no. Isolating isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you’re carefully taking the time to recuperate and recover. Because when this Retrograde is over, it’s going to be all systems go and you’ll need all the spare energy.
Leo, this past year hasn’t been easy for you socially. You love to surround yourself with people, and it just hasn’t been as possible during the pandemic. But this Mercury Retrograde may have you in for a surprise.
Connecting with old friends is the theme for you this month. You may have been feeling quite isolated and lonely for a while, even if you have been spending time with people. There is nothing worse than feeling alone in a room full of people.
This Mercury Retrograde will have you questioning who all your real friends are and what values are important to you in a friendship. If you have been surrounding yourself with people who don’t make you feel good, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to say “See ya later.”
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to reevaluate all your friendships. Remind yourself it is okay for friendships to end, especially if they bring you down instead of building you up. Mercury will have you reuniting with some familiar faces from your past and give you a bit of a reminder of what a genuine friendship looks like.
Virgo, you’re one of the hardest workers in the Zodiac. You don’t mind making sacrifices if you know it is going to get you ahead and earn you favor with your boss. But Mercury Retrograde has other plans for you.
If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is! Mercury Retrograde is warning you not to start any new projects or sign any contracts connected to work. Wait it out, because things may not be as good as what they seem once this Retrograde is over.
The upside of this period is, is that you might finally be rewarded for some of your outstanding work after a very long delay. The recognition you deserve is definitely on its way, and just on time. It is possible that you have been feeling less than motivated to reach your goals. A little praise and admiration can go a long way!
While it is not advisable to start any new projects, it wouldn’t hurt to look at plans you put on the back burner. There is no harm in revisiting previous ideas, and this Mercury Retrograde may have you looking at it from a completely fresh perspective.
Libra, one of your greatest qualities is being able to see things so clearly from a different perspective. You don’t always mean to, but you often find yourself in the role of playing Devil’s Advocate. It isn’t always easy for you to listen to your gut, because you hate conflict and find it rather uncomfortable making people unhappy.
This Mercury Retrograde will have you feeling foggy about your own beliefs. Sometimes it can get quite exhausting taking on everyone else’s opinions that you might feel lost and lose track of your own beliefs.
It is always good to wake up and realize when you have been too heavily influenced by others, and that you too have a voice that needs to be heard. Take a time out and stop listening to what others want you to believe, and start listening to your own intuition.
Mercury Retrograde will have you reflecting on where you stand with all the big questions in life. Take this opportunity to figure out what you feel regarding politics, philosophical ideas, and your views on spirituality and religion. These topics are never easy to breach, but it will give you a good idea where you stand without the influence of others.
Scorpio, if there is one person who loves darkness and intensity, it’s you! Investigating secrets and uncovering mysteries is what you do best, but with Mercury Retrograde coming along, you can expect to up the ante. It is going to be a wild ride!
You’re naturally suspicious, but now is the time to really consider if your closest, most intimate relationships are working for you. Take some time out and evaluate how you feel when you’re not around your partner or your best friend.
And when you feel ready, it might be time to have those difficult conversations you have been avoiding. Mercury Retrograde is really going to push you to clear out any stale air. This isn’t a bad thing, because the longer you keep quiet, the stronger the possibility for resentments to build.
Just be careful of what you say and how you say it. You don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings unintentionally, but it is really important to discuss any issues that feel important and resolve these problems. Together you can let go and say goodbye to any negative energy.
Sagittarius, you’re one of the few people who really knows how to live in the moment, and just be! You have the whole free-spirited individual thing down, you just love to be independent, but this Retrograde may have you yearning past relationships.
This is a great time for you to reconnect to people who were once important to you. Maybe there is some unfinished business you would like to clear up. This feels a little unusual to you, because usually when you’re done, you’re really done.
But there might be a lover who once really got under your skin, and you feel like it is time to re-explore what that relationship once meant to you. Just be warned, reconnecting with an ex over a Mercury Retrograde is usually a very temporary thing.
Don’t get your hopes up too much, but if you feel the need to reach out to your ex, then do so. It might be good to finally say what you have always wanted to. Get everything off your chest and take it from there. You might finally get the closure you didn’t even know you needed!
Capricorn, you’re probably the most together sign in the Zodiac. You have all your ducks in order and never have a hair out of place. Get ready, because Mercury Retrograde is about to wreck some havoc on all your plans!
It’s not easy for you to feel out of control, so when Mercury Retrograde starts messing with your routine and daily tasks, it can be uncomfortable. You usually have so much work to do, and you can fly through it with ease, but over this month you might find it increasingly difficult to concentrate because of all the distractions going on.
You might as well just sit back and let the chaos unfold around you. There is literally nothing you can do, and it might be a wonderful exercise for you to just let things go and let it be. I know it sounds easier than it is, but eventually you will need to learn the art of surrender and there is no time like now.
Take this opportunity and see it as a break from all your responsibilities. You also deserve a breather!
Aquarius, this Mercury Retrograde should feel like a breeze. It is a fantastic time for you to rediscover all the activities and hobbies that you love. If work has gotten the better of you, then take this time as a reminder that you deserve to have some fun!
Don’t be surprised if many of your exes come out of the woodwork, pay them no mind and ignore all those eggplant emoji text messages, that is… unless you want to have some adult fun!
Just keep your guard up! Romances that start or are rekindled during a Mercury Retrograde aren’t known for their longevity. So, if it is a long-term relationship that you’re looking for, then you might want to ignore those illicit texts, and focus on manifesting your perfect partner once this Retrograde is over.
The most important lesson this Retrograde is trying to teach you, is to remember to have fun and enjoy the things that make you smile. Take up something that fills you with joy, be that dance classes, writing, painting, or even singing. Laughter is the best remedy for stress!
Pisces, you’re one of the most soft, sensitive and gentle souls of the Zodiac. This Mercury Retrograde will have you feeling more sentimental and nostalgic than ever before. This is the perfect time for you to connect to your family, and what the word “home” means to you.
The world is a pretty busy place, and sometimes it’s challenging to fit in everything on your to-do list, and that includes prioritizing time with your family. This Retrograde is going to have you longing to spend time at home and with your family.
It is the perfect time to go down memory lane and think about the past. Ask your family members over and have a look at all your old photo albums. Make sure to note what feelings these memories trigger within you.
This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on where you once were and how far you have come in your life. This Retrograde is also great for you to reevaluate which values and traditions you would like to keep alive in the future. It is always good to be reminded of where we come from, in order to know where we are going.
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To Wrap Things Up
Mercury Retrograde is always an interesting time of the year. It can feel quite overwhelming, but the best course of action is to just surrender and let it unfold the way it is supposed to. The more you resist it, the harder it gets.
There is always a lesson to learn from every single Mercury Retrograde. Just have fun with it and don’t let it bring you down, because there are blessings waiting to unfold if you allow it.
If you would like to learn more about Mercury Retrograde and what it actually means, then take a look at the article I wrote about it. It should calm any of your anxieties with the helpful tips I have listed.
What is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to you during a Mercury Retrograde? Please leave a comment below, I’m excited to hear what stories you have to tell me!
Wishing you all the love and peace in the world.
Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,