Share ideas, solutions and inspiration. Edit your thoughts for clarity and simplicity. Love grows through communication. Express your creative arts and passions.
Lines of communication clear up with Mercury direct. It's easier to persuade, compromise and reach consensus. Send love letters and invitations. Express creative possibilities.
The next two days favor making home improvements. Choose balancing colors and styles. Practical functionality takes priority. Research for best quality and value.
Keep comforting routines. Rebellious urges could impact your partnerships over the next five months with uranus retrograde (until 12/21). Begin a new direction in partnership under this aries new moon. Support each other through changes or transformations. Collaboration blooms anew. Partnership misunderstandings diminish. Lines of communication clear up, with mercury direct. It's easier to persuade, to compromise and to reach consensus. A turning point arises around income and finances. Profitable opportunities bloom under the full moon. Keep track. Wipe out some debt and build up savings with this surge.
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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.