Prepare yourselves — Mercury is officially in retrograde.
From Dec. 3 to Dec. 22, Mercury retrograde is here to make trouble during the holiday season. With Mercury retrograde happening during the same time as 2017’s only supermoonas well as the winter solstice, you can expect a major shift in energy and cosmic vibes. What does it mean for you individually? There are ways to survive Mercury retrograde based on your zodiac sign, and you might find them necessary to get through this month unscathed.
In general, Mercury retrograde means a lot of mishaps, communication issues, some electronic hiccups, and added travel stress. The fact that it’s happening during a Gemini-centric full moon means that it’s also a great time to reflect on the past and tie up loose ends. It’s definitely going to be a complicated time full of misunderstandings, and you might find yourself feeling a bit off. But, of course, it’s not going to be exactly the same for everyone. Some signs will feel the effects a bit worse, while others just need to keep a few things in mind. With the added stress of the holidays, you’ll want to keep on top of this — trust me! Find out how to get through this cosmic kerfuffle the best way possible by paying attention to your horoscope.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
When Mercury is in retrograde, communication gets totally out of whack. This can, make things uncomfortable for an Aries, since this sign is normally super to-the-point when it comes to talking to others. Aries like conversations to be quick and direct, and Mercury retrograde might make that impossible. It will feel frustrating, but try to listen to others and communicate more thoroughly instead of getting angry.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Mercury rules communications and financial issues for you, which could make things tricky for the holiday season. While Mercury is in retrograde, you might not want to make any big decisions concerning finances or romantic partners. Instead of starting anything new, focus on letting go of the past and working through some issues you’ve been dealing with — with Mercury retrograde coinciding with the Gemini supermoon, this is an ideal time to reflect on the last year and get ready for the new one coming up.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Things get tricky for Geminis: Mercury retrograde is happening during the Gemini supermoon, and so all of the communication issues that everyone else will be feeling will be a little more intense for them. To get through this, be extra careful when talking to anyone, especially a romantic partner or someone close to you. Misunderstandings may be more likely, so be open to talking things through, be as detailed as possible, and make sure to listen closely. Avoid jumping to conclusions and just give yourself time to work through whatever comes up.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Things are going to be extra tricky for you when it comes to work and daily routines. According to Cafe Astrology, “your intuition usually serves you very well, but may not be up to par for the time being.” Be careful about anything you do when it comes to work — look over everything you do twice to avoid mishaps and don’t consider starting any big new projects until Mercury retrograde is over. You can reflect on past work to learn from your mistakes, but don’t put too much energy into something new.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Mercury retrograde really affects the financial aspects of your life, so now is not the time to invest in something big or make any life-changing financial decisions. That may seem hard during the holidays, when you’re buying gifts for the people you care about, so focus on the details and really think things through before making any final decisions. You also need to be careful around your partner and other loved ones. Avoid unnecessary arguments by being as clear as possible when talking and avoiding judgment.