Play with someone attractive today and tomorrow. Rearrange your schedule to include more fun. Don't discuss money. Listen carefully, to avoid a communications breakdown. Follow emotions as well as intellect. Distractions cause mistakes. Focus on love.
Approach a problem from a new angle. Prepare for a test. Keep a lid on emotions, which could spark into upset or misunderstanding. Patiently listen. More study is required, before making decisions. Loved ones are there for you.
Work gets busy today and tomorrow. Keep an eye on the details, to avoid missing a piece of the puzzle. Learn from a good teacher. Accept encouragement. Profit from meticulous service. Rest and relax afterwards.
Investments will appreciate through the end of the month. Expand your territory for the next year. Career responsibilities become clear. Assume responsibility. Your limitations are melting. Make a promise you'll love to keep. Continue to collect. Put some of it away. Emotional release provides freedom. Maintain decorum. Take time for ritual and symbolism. Assert your opinion without clashing with an authority figure.
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The smallest planet in the Solar System, Mercury's closest to the Sun and completes an orbit every 88 days.
Mercury's retrograde lasts about three weeks, and occurs three times a year. Mercury's the planet that rules over communication, intellect, education, commerce and transportation. Retrograde effects include slowing, blocking, jamming and breakdowns. Listening and reviewing gets more important, as the message can become garbled, lost or delayed.
Mercury's the ruling planet for both Gemini and Virgo, so people born under these signs can be more affected by Mercury Retrograde.
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Mars is the action planet, named for the warrior god in Roman mythology. It takes the fourth planet about 687 Earth days to orbit the Sun.
When Mars goes retrograde, which it does every 2 and a half years (usually for two months), thought takes precedence over overt actions, and pressure can become internalized. Stress can lead to health problems, and impulsiveness can lead to arguments and accidents. Release emotion with exercise. It's a good time to take it slower, review the plans, and re-define goals and methods. Avoid risky business, for love or money. New endeavors can stall or may not go as intended, so it's better to choose a launch date after Mars goes direct.
Mars retrograde affects each person individually according to their natal chart, but in general, Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, so these signs are especially affected.