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Mercury Retrograde is coming: Here’s what each Zodiac sign needs to know


Mercury Retrograde can affect communication (Picture: Getty)

It’s almost time for another Mercury Retrograde – here’s what you need to keep in mind, according to your star sign.

Mercury Retrograde happens three to four times per year, lasting for a few weeks at a time.

Whether or not you believe in astrology, it is a fact that during a retrograde when looking from the Earth, Mercury does appear to be spinning backwards on its axis (hence the name Mercury Retrograde). This is an optical illusion caused by a difference in orbit.

For those into astrology, Mercury Retrograde been attributed to misfortunes that occur, with the time period often seen as having a negative influence.

But actually, it can be a great time to work on any old issues that you’ve pushed to the side, as issues from the past can crop up at during retrograde.

What dates is Mercury Retrograde happening?

The first one of 2021 will begin on January 30, ending on February 20 – but be wary, as there’s a shadow period either side in which the energy is still in flow.

What does Mercury Retrograde mean?

Mercury Retrograde can be a time when everything is thrown up in the air. Prepare for some mess.

Eva White, a psychic, spiritualist, and healer from Psychics1on1.com, says: ‘Mercury is the planet that rules communication and can cause frequent misunderstandings, scheduling problems, and disagreements with friends.

‘Due to the frequency of Mercury Retrograde, it has caused many people to buzz about its effects and what to be aware of or watch out for during this time based on astrology.

‘Each sign can be affected differently and should follow their astrology chart in order to benefit, as well as take caution during the retrograde cycle.’

Here’s what Eva says you should look out for.

Aries

During this time, it’s important to be aware of your friends and your social environment. There may be miscommunication, or a lack of support offered toward you. Be patient and offer support to others and you will be rewarded with the same efforts in return. Expect new information about goals, dreams, and wishes. It’s time for a fresh new perspective.

Taurus 

This is a time to be aware and alert in your career. You can also expect to clear any past conflicts during this time. Be mindful and put more energy into public figures or co-workers with higher authority. Be thoughtful with all communication.     

Gemini 

This could be a good time to pursue higher education or take the next step towards going learn something new. Be aware of miscommunication or a delay in studies. Be patient at this time, and don’t give up on your plans to continue towards your expansion in knowledge. 

Cancer

This is a time of financial focus for you. There could be delays in transactions, such as taxes, shared income, shared investment, loan delays or delays in income. It’s important to be diligent. 

Leo 

Mercury Retrograde brings up issues with partnerships. Expect people from the past to return to you in all aspects. Engaging in new partnerships is not ideal at this time – this goes for love, as well as business. It’s a good time to clear issues with partnerships from your past instead.  

Virgo

At this time, it’s important to be aware of health and career. This means physical, as well as mental. Take some time if you are feeling mentally exhausted or overwhelmed. Also, be careful with accidents at work caused by carelessness. It’s a great time to establish a steady health and fitness routine.

Libra

This is a time that sparks fun and exciting new ventures within family and home. Mercury enhances creativity and focus on children or pregnancy, as well as personal hobbies. Be aware of delays or disagreements with child-related talks since Mercury can get in the way of communication. 

Scorpio

Your focus is on family and home investment right now, but no one seems to be on the same page. You might feel angry due to your family failing to validate or see your efforts. You can expect to be hearing more from or reconnecting with your distant family members, as Mercury is the ruler of communication. 

Sagittarius

Your desire to communicate is heightened through this time. However, you may feel no one is listening. You long to exchange conversation about how you think and feel, but this can be argumentative if you’re not careful.

Capricorn

It’s time to look at your finances. Focus on spending and budgeting. Money is coming in but you’re not noticing it or it’s not making a difference monthly. This is a good time to make sure that finances are intact by keeping track of spending

Aquarius

It’s time to focus on you. New year, new you, and new intentions. You have been doing a lot of self-reflection. Mercury pushes you to become more focused on what your physical body needs, but you may feel insecure about how others view you.  

Pisces

As Mercury enters retrograde, hidden issues such as trauma and secrets are revealed. This goes for things you are hiding inside, as well as things hidden from you. As truths start to come out, it’s time to heal. You’ll be doing a lot of reflecting on the past, with good results.

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