It’s a bit too easy for our words to miss their mark today. The Sun is coming into an exact alignment with Mercury, which is normally a good thing for clearing the air, but this time, Mercury is retrograde. This conjunction could stir up old drama. Fortunately, the Moon enters clear-sighted Virgo shortly after, but then Mercury itself moves back into this same sign at 8:04 AM, requiring a bit more effort. A lunar angle to Jupiter might stir up too much enthusiasm. Tread lightly.
March 21-April 19
Your health is up for inspection, Aries. Mercury is retrograding backwards into your 6th House of Wellness, meaning you ought to take a second look at your habits and make sure they’re worth your time and energy. If you’ve been letting yourself go, now’s the time to establish a new way of doing things that brings more action into your life. Still, there’s no need to push yourself in one direction right away. Take your time to explore options before settling on one course.
April 20-May 20
You’re getting a second shot at a creative endeavor that might have been forced on to the backburner. Cosmic communicator Mercury is backing up into your artistic 5th house, encouraging you to blow the dust off a project or two you forgot about. If you have any talents you let lay dormant, this is your moment to wake them up and start flexing those muscles once again. Don’t worry about forging ahead with new projects — previously-started ones are much more promising.
May 21-June 20
Have you been neglecting your foundations lately? Your attention is re-focusing onto home and family as your ruler, Mercury, retrogrades into your 4th house, turning your attention to matters occurring under your own roof. A relative might require some help, or perhaps you’ll have to fix a few leaky faucets or creaking doors. What seems like a good idea in the moment could turn out to be a big headache in the long run. Avoid starting any big home renovation projects.
June 21-July 22
It could be rather difficult to keep your eye on the ball for the time being. Mercury is backing up into your busy 3rd house, where it will spend the rest of its retrograde phase. When Mercury is asleep at the wheel like this, it can be easy for things to slip through your fingers, like missed appointments or important emails ending up in your spam folder. Be extra careful about promising your time to anyone, because you could double-book yourself without meaning to.
July 23-August 22
If there’s ever been a day to get serious about your finances, it’s this one. There’s a bit of cosmic confusion occurring overhead as Mercury retrogrades into your income sector, making it only too easy to lose track of where you’re spending your money. Any major purchases for the time being could lead to buyer’s remorse — it’s likely you’ll be less than satisfied with the results once the shiny newness wears off. Keep your wallet closed to avoid making regretful decisions.
August 23-September 22
You might experience a bit of brain fog today. Your ruler Mercury is currently retrograde, and it’s slipping back into your sign for a second visit, which could make it feel like you’re tapped into one too many conversations or thought patterns. Patience is key, both for yourself and for others. Try to stick to the essentials now, but avoid promising yourself in any situation — otherwise, you will likely find that living up to your word is more difficult than you would have anticipated.
September 23-October 22
Reality is being warped into something new and unusual. You might feel like you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole and landed in Wonderland as Mercury re-enters your dreams sector, but this time the messenger planet is retrograde, which can turn your dreams into a bit of a nightmare. You don’t have to push yourself. If things feel out of reach for you, know that this is meant to be a period when you’re out to sea. Just take a minute to float.
October 23-November 21
Friendships are going to require a bit of extra love and care, Scorpio. Your social sector is illuminated as Mercury backs up into your 11th House of Groups. This would normally make for fun times, but because Mercury is retrograde, it’s very easy for wires to get crossed. Trying to get the group together will be like herding cats. Don’t worry if you can’t seem to get people on the same page — just give everyone space and patience, including yourself.
November 22-December 21
Your ambitions are likely to be a bit confused for the foreseeable future. Mercury is backing up into your career sector, but since the messenger planet is currently retrograde, you might have to rework a few old ideas rather than pushing forward with brand new projects. The more you try and turn a wall into a door, the more futile your attempts will be, so make it a priority to only walk through those doors that have already opened to you. That’s where success lies.
December 22-January 19
The world might seem a bit smaller than normal all of a sudden. Your travel sector is coming into focus as Mercury retrogrades into it, which could create a few false starts or problems when it comes to spreading your wings. Buying the first ticket out of town sounds like a good idea until you wind up somewhere you never wanted to be. Instead of diving headfirst into your next adventure, take time to plan things and reduce your margin of error.
January 20-February 18
Trying to put off serious matters over and over will only result in them turning into something even more serious and pressing. Mercury is backing up into your intense 8th house today, which is going to force you to clear up any problems between you and other parties regarding the bonds between you. This means finances, secrets, and even physical intimacy, so if you’ve been giving more than you’re getting — or vice versa — then it’s time to clear the air.
February 19-March 20
There is a need to maintain balance in your life, but that’s easier said than done. Mercury is retrograding into your partnership sector, bringing up matters of equality for a closer inspection. If things have gotten rocky in an important relationship, be it romantic, professional, or platonic, then it’s time to do all you can to get back on an even footing. That being said, you might also realize a certain partnership has run its course. If that’s the case, be ready to move on.