Yes, you’re reading that right; mercury retrograde is here again! This means that we’re going to have to start being wary of communication and technology breakdowns, travel plans that suddenly go haywire, your belongings mysteriously disappearing, and us experiencing high levels of anxiety.
Mercury retrograding in the sign of Leo will be pretty intense because you will tend to lose your temper frequently and initiate arguments because of it.
To combat these troubles during the retrograde season, exercise patience, control your impulses, and practice self-awareness. Choose your battles carefully and avoid making spontaneous decisions.
And now, a message to each sign from the universe!
Here’s how you can protect yourself from the unpleasant effects during this first week of Mercury retrograde!
Aries (March 20 to April 19)
It’s best for you to take some time for yourself this week and focus on recharging and reenergizing. This week should also be a great time for you to do what you can to hone your skills or learn a new one! It’s going to take a lot of patience, passion, and commitment, but trust me when I say that the success you’ll achieve from your growth will be much more rewarding.
Taurus (April 19 – May 20)
Oh no, all your negative thinking, anxiety, and doubt are manifesting into reality. You’ve been so worked up on worrying about worst-case scenarios that they are actually unraveling one by one right in front of you. You are now probably crippling in fear and have no idea how to move forward… but here’s exactly what you need to do: tell yourself that you are doing great! Celebrate your achievements and be thankful for the blessings. Treat yourself because you’ve earned it. Surrounding yourself in such positivity will make all the negativity disappear in no time.
Gemini (May 20 – June 21)
You are celebrating the rewards of your achieved goals, but it’s getting to the point that you’re holding on too tightly onto them in fear of watching them slip right through your fingers. Refusing to let go of the security you’ve gained for yourself will only keep you from moving forward. Be kinder to yourself for even just a little and take the plunge into new opportunities!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Change is coming into your life soon and there’s no avoiding it. Accept and let go, but keep your eyes set on your end goal! Even if you’re surrounded by obstacles and nothing seems to be going your way, your sheer determination will drive you straight to success. So don’t allow yourself to cry over spilled milk; pick yourself up and keep moving forward!
Leo (July 22 – August 23)
Pay special attention to your relationships this week and give them your love, care, and understanding. The same goes for your inner self too. Nourish your inner self and listen to what it needs. Stay true to your beliefs when making decisions and when working towards your end goals. Only you know what you truly want, and the only voice you should follow is yours. This will eventually lead you down the path to becoming your best self.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Something you hoped would work out sadly did not, and you are feeling frustrated, disappointed, and angry with yourself. But don’t wallow in this sadness for too long. Forgive yourself and those people who have hurt you. Accept the things you cannot change, and work to fix whatever needs fixing so that this disappointment doesn’t happen again. Acknowledge that maybe it just wasn’t the right time and that you just need to keep working on improving yourself. Stay patient and dedicated to making steady progress every day. You’ll get to where you want to be eventually. For now, you just have to keep working hard for it!
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