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, belongings mysteriously disappearing, and of experiencing high levels of anxiety.
Mercury retrograding in the sign of Scorpio means that misunderstandings will occur even more frequently. You might also find yourself or those close to you feeling more suspicious of other people at this time, thinking that they have hidden agendas and are out to get you. Be careful about going overboard with your social media stalking or overanalyzing your lover’s or friend’s texts; it might hurt your relationship in the process.
To combat these troubles during the retrograde season, stay rooted in reality. Embrace the truths that will eventually be uncovered but know when to put your foot down when boundaries are crossed. Openly communicate with someone when misunderstandings have arisen. Most importantly, don’t self-sabotage yourself. It isn’t worth it.
Here’s how the Scorpio Season and Mercury Retrograde will affect each astrological sign this week:
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Aries (March 20 to April 19)
The fire within you burns brightly as you feel empowered to chase your dreams. However, take care not to grow impatient when the situation prevents you from starting your journey sooner than you’ve hoped. Sometimes, taking your time may actually be a good thing because it means you can focus more on improving the quality of your work and preventing mistakes. Practice patience and calm down. The opportunity to express your authentic self will come. For now, hone your talents and recharge your energies.
Taurus (April 19 – May 20)
You are taking on too many responsibilities than what you should, and it’s time to reflect on why you’re allowing this to happen to you. Is it because you’re trying to impress other people? Or is it because you’re trying to pressure yourself into proving your abilities? All this is just causing unnecessary stress and anxiety for you. Let go of your high expectations and relieve yourself of duties that don’t serve you. Learn to communicate your concerns with others too so that you’re only working on things that are worth your time.
Gemini (May 20 – June 21)
You’ve got so many ideas in your head that you want to pursue. But none of them will actually be realized unless you do the work. That said, you have to narrow down all your plans and prioritize what you’re most passionate about because it’s only when you truly enjoy something that you’re motivated to work hard for it. Patience and the right timing are key to bringing these ideas to life. Be prepared, because you’re in this for the long haul!
(In case you missed it: Welcome to Scorpio Season! Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of October 21)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Big change is coming and you have to be emotionally and mentally prepared for the worst. Trust in your inner strength that you may be able to face your fears and accept the new beginnings that this change will bring. Sure, you might end up questioning yourself, your ambitions, and your ability to achieve your dreams, but keep in mind that you can’t imprison yourself in your doubts. No matter what the voices in your head say, don’t give up! You are stronger than you think.
Leo (July 22 – August 23)
You are probably plagued with feelings of paranoia that people are out to get you, and it’s holding you back from expressing your full authentic self. Understand that it could all be just in your mind. The only way you can shake off these doubts is by staying focused on your goals and enjoying what you’re doing. Your determination, courage, and passion will get you through these tough times.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Be wary of being taken advantage of by people around you. You may be a giving person by nature but not everyone will show you the same kindness, making you feel resentful towards them as a result. Let go of these bad vibes and learn from your experience; karma will do its job. You’ll also want to pay more attention to your finances at this time, especially with Mercury Retrograde just around the corner. Make sure you aren’t spending more than what you have on unnecessary material things!