Provide cheerful service, even with a grump. Stand outside a controversy. Listen to what others want. Anticipate opposition or discord. Avoid big decisions. Stay cool.
Sexy is in the eye of the beholder. Let go of petty disagreements and pay attention to what's really important. Reconnect with someone you love.
Allow more time for contemplation with Mercury retrograde re-entering Cancer. Keep a dream journal. Finish old business. Make long-term plans. Decide what you want.
Discover something new about the past. Insights, breakthroughs and revelations sparkle under this new moon. Revise and refine the message. Make repairs immediately. Re-establish old bonds. Delays or breakdowns could affect mechanical equipment. Compromise and collaborate for shared commitments to pass an obstacle or barrier. Take your talents, capacities and skills to new levels. A new personal phase dawns with this new moon in your sign.
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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.