For All Signs: Mercury, planet of communications, turns retrograde at 8:19 a.m. EST on March 22. For the few days before and after we can anticipate an unusual number of changes in schedule and appointments. Since Mercury also rules travel, we can also expect shifts in travel plans and shifts in the expected Thanksgiving routine. Flurries of phone calls and reorganization of the calendar usually accompany Mercury retrogrades, which occur about three times per year at irregular intervals. After the first few days things tend to settle for a couple of weeks. It is not, however, a good time to set long range plans in concrete, as they are often revised. Check your Sun sign and Ascending sign below for a message about how this Mercury retrograde is affecting you.
Aries the Ram: (Mar 20—Apr 19th) Give attention to the lead paragraph. Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. Don’t even try to finalize anything while a retrograding Mercury is with you. You may even reverse decisions which you have recently made.
Taurus: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write, and otherwise give attention to your inner self. For that reason, circumstances will slow down in your outer life.
Gemini: You are likely to find yourself thinking a lot about old friends and may want to get in touch with one or two of them. This is a time for nostalgia and reminiscence. Others are thinking about you, too, but you are a sign with more initiative than many, so pick up the telephone.
Cancer: Mercury, has altered directions in your house of career and life direction. This is more of a tweaked change than a life change. However, if you happen to have applied for a job recently, you may find that you are changing your mind about that particular path. Now is the time to research the best possible choices, but don’t take action yet.
Leo: Mercury is changing directions in the territory which deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law, and philosophy. Any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes, or sudden deceleration due to lack of decision. Maybe the right solution just is not available yet. Have a sense of humor. This, too, shall pass.
Virgo: Mercury is retrograding in the territory of taxes, debt, and joint resources. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. Given this is tax time, be alert to the higher probability of making errors. You may make them, or alternatively, you may discover and correct them.
Libra: Because Mercury is retrograding in your 7th house, changes will be coming to you through others. A partner may change his/her mind about a previously made decision. Those of you engaged in any kind of contract or promise may feel the need to back off and rethink the situation. Those who are recently separated may want to try the relationship again.
Scorpio: This Mercury retrograde experience occurs in the territory of health, coworkers, tenants, employees, and pets. You may find it very hard to move forward with your diet and exercise program. It is a particularly
good time to organize and sort closets, records, and files. Coworkers, tenants, and employees may be indecisive.
Sagittarius: Mercury is turning retrograde in the territory that rules children, creative efforts, and love life. Anything on your radar screen that is related to these territories is subject to turnaround, review, deceleration, rethinking for a few weeks. Maybe you’ll want to check out a previous love interest.
Capricorn: The area of focus is related to property, family, and issues of security. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or indecisive, making it difficult to conclude open agendas. Have patience. Mercury turns direct on April 15.
Aquarius: The Mercury retrograde focus is specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as
much as possible on clear communications and double check what you think you heard. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup. Make repairs as needed.
Pisces: The probability is high that you will discover some financial error made in the past that must be rectified soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one.
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