Revise the budget and pay bills. Manage financial obligations and stay in communication. Expect delays and miscommunications. Keep your cool. Relaxation rewards you.
Avoid financial discussions and take care of business. You can keep a dream alive. Manage and contribute to shared accounts. Navigate unexpected conditions together.
Plan your next adventure. Over the next few weeks with Mercury in your sign, express your clever ideas. Discuss personal aims and ambitions.
Take your talents, capacities and skills to new levels. Take charge. Practice makes perfect over three weeks with mercury retrograde, especially with team activities. Nurture old friends and connections. Make backup plans. Shift directions with shared finances over the next two weeks. Work out the next phase together. Step into new levels of prosperity. Use creative communications for sales and marketing under this new moon. Begin a new chapter.
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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.