All Signs: “Faster than a speeding bullet! … Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!” Yep, Mercury retrograde is here for March, testing the kryptonite of the post office, delivery services, accounting firms, ground transportation and everyone’s efforts to function and communicate. “Oh no, a flat tire!” “I’m locked out of my car.” “I’m at the wrong Starbucks!” “I’ve lost my sunglasses.” “I thought you were picking up the kids?!” Mercury is retrograde until the end of March; however, if buying big-ticket items (cars or computers), wait until April 17. This warning affects ground transportation, communications and daily tasks. Expect to run into ex partners and old flames. “Natasha?” “Boris!”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
It’s curious for your sign because Mercury retrograde is taking place in a hidden part of your chart. Very likely, this will help you do research into the past. Solutions to old problems might present themselves. You might also discover secrets about past events as well as secrets about yourself? This will be a productive time for self scrutiny, self-analysis and working with counsellors through psychoanalysis because inner and previously hidden realizations will surface more easily. It’s a retrospective time for you, which means you can learn a lot about yourself. This is particularly helpful because you will really promote your reputation in the next 18 months to two years. Knowing more about who you are is empowering!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Throughout March, you will encounter old friends from the past as well as meet people you knew before through clubs, groups and organizations. It’s meaningful to have history with others, which is why this month will promise you enriching experiences. This is also a good month to rethink some of your future goals. You might reaffirm some of them; however, you might also change some or put a new spin on them. You might decide to go in a different direction. Mars is in your sign for about six weeks once every two years. This is happening right now, and because it gives you energy, drive, aggression and enthusiasm for what you do – use this to your advantage! It’s a gift from the universe.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Of course, Mercury is your ruler, and whenever it goes retrograde (about three times a year), you really feel this because it erodes your daily efficiency and your ability to travel without hiccups and delays. But all is not lost because Mercury retrograde also brings people and situations from your past back into your life, which might be a good thing – or not – depending on the circumstances and how the relationship ended in the past. This month, Mercury retrograde will resurrect your encounters with bosses, parents and VIPs whom you have not seen for a while. You will hear from people who were authority figures to you or influence makers – but now you might see them in a different light and under a different situation. Because the Sun is at the top of your chart, you look good to them! This is very auspicious for you.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
In most ways, Mercury retrograde is an annoyance because it creates transportation delays and mixed-up communications and makes us misplace or loose items, miss appointments and generally feel frustrated. (Who wants a flat tire or to be stuck in traffic?) However, this particular Mercury retrograde can be useful for you in terms of helping you finish writing a paper, book, screenplay or any project that you have been studying and trying to complete. Mercury retrograde will help you do this! (Yes – your dreaded thesis!) It will also help you study, especially to study anything related to history or to research the past. Admittedly, it will create delays, especially regarding long-distance travel. Oh well.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Like Cancer above, you will find that some of the effects of Mercury retrograde throughout March will help you because it will facilitate dealing with old business from the past related to taxes, debt, insurance disputes and anything to do with wills, inheritances and shared property. You will more easily plow through these red-tape issues! You might be surprised at how successful you will be dealing with matters that you avoided or were putting off. Relations with partners and close friends are blessed this month because Venus is opposite your sign. Meanwhile, you will be busting your buns because Mars at the top of your chart arouses your ambition. This is a winning time for you!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It’s been years since Mercury retrograde occurred opposite your sign, and that’s what’s happening this month. This is a sure-fire guarantee that you will encounter or have to deal with ex-partners (romantic or business) from your past. This kind of situation might make you wince; on the other hand, it might be useful. For example, it might give you a chance for closure, or how to arrive at an understanding that is more civilized now that feelings are less volatile. This Mercury retrograde will also help you get a better understanding of relationships with partners and close friends. Continue to grab opportunities to travel and explore publishing, the media, medicine and the law or anything related to getting further education.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Sometimes Mercury retrograde helps us, but generally, it hinders our efficiency. For your sign, this is the case because Mercury retrograde will bring delays, goofy mistakes and frustrating errors in communications to your job and your work. Fortunately, these are generally minor delays and mistakes, but they will test your patience because they’re quite maddening! The best way to deal with them is to give yourself extra time for everything that you do so that you have wiggle room to deal with the unexpected, especially delays or situations where you have to fix or correct something that went wrong. Double-check appointments – their times and their addresses. Fortunately, this is a wonderful month to schmooze and enjoy romantic soirées.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is a playful, fun-loving month for you! However, Mercury retrograde will attract ex-flames back into your life. (Every self-respecting Scorpio has a fascinating romantic past.) However, you often purge people from your life. “Go – and never darken my towels again!” Therefore, consider this month an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your choices in romance as you run into old flames. Parents will also have an opportunity to rethink their approach to dealing with their kids this month. (It’s so hard to be a wise parent, isn’t it?) Fortunately, Venus promotes family discussions and entertaining at home. That’s a bonus.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This month, Mercury retrograde will attract relatives and family members back into your life, especially people you haven’t seen for a while. They might be guests in your home, sleeping on your sofa – or they might be just visiting. This will be a good time to deal with old family issues and get things settled once and for all. It’s also an excellent month to tackle repairs that you have been avoiding at home. Now those repairs will go smoothly! Because Venus sweetens your words, this is also an excellent month for an important discussion with a parent or an authority figure in the family. State your case!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
There’s no way to sugarcoat this – this Mercury retrograde throughout March is a tough one for your sign because it will bring delays and transportation into your world. Car problems, flat tires, missed buses, changes in schedules – something will create delays for you. You will also suffer from misunderstandings, misinterpretations and communications that get mixed up. There might be a confusion about appointments – their time, their place or their agenda. Meanwhile, you will run into people from your past, which might be a good thing – or not. Just grin and bear it because you have no other choice. Fortunately, it’s a good month to earn money as well as shop for beautiful things! Ka-thing!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Everything to do with earnings, cash flow and your financial situation will suffer from misunderstandings, errors and delays this month due to the current Mercury retrograde. On the upside, you can finish old financial negotiations. They might wrap up quite easily! But the downside is there will be financial confusion, errors and misunderstandings. Make sure that you double-check all financial agreements and details related to how you earn your money and most definitely anything related to how you spend it. Keep your receipts. Postpone purchases like cars, trucks, bikes, computers and cell phones until mid April. Ironically, this is an excellent month to buy wardrobe items!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
We are now in the throes of Mercury retrograde, which is taking place in your sign! (Whaaat?) This will attract ex-partners and old friends back into your world. (Make sure you look good whenever you go out because you’ll be glad you did.) This influence will also create frustrating delays with misplaced keys, paperwork, books and others items. You might feel you’re losing your memory – but you’re not. Your daily efficiency will suffer because of these delays but it’s temporary! It’s gone by April. Fortunately, the Sun in your sign attracts good things to you so there is this a nice balance for you. In addition, you are extra strong, forthright and direct in all your communications with others. Oh yeah!