All Signs: Mercury retrograde is here and it lasts until April 4 (although not until April 23 can things truly go forward). Since each Mercury retrograde takes place in a different sign, it affects us differently each time it occurs. Generally speaking, Mercury retrogrades bring transportation delays, car and truck problems, delayed mail, delayed services and misplaced paperwork along with lost keys, books, gloves — you name it. (Also strikes.) Silly goofy errors in communication abound. People from our past are back in our lives. The good news is this week Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are dancing with each other, which is a powerful blessing! (Hey, you win some, you lose some.) All we can do is work with what we have and make the best of it. (I like life; it’s something to do.)
Aries March 21-April 19
You’ll feel this particular Mercury retrograde because it starts off in your sign and then retrogrades into Pisces on March 23. It is virtually a strong Aries hit. (“Agent down!”) Your best defense is to allow extra time for everything and be extra mindful about what you say to others and where you put things. You can also expect to run into ex-partners and old friends, which could be delightful or horrific depending on the past. The good news, however, is lots of wonderful activity is taking place in your House of Earnings. Expect more money. Expect more goodies. You will probably buy yourself lovely things as well. You might even see new ways of earning money. Ka-ching!
Taurus April 20-May 20
Any of the difficulties you experience this weeThis is a powerful and wonderful time for you. For starters, this Mercury retrograde can be useful to you because it will hugely facilitate any kind of research you’re doing. In other words, if you’re digging for answers or solutions, you can easily find them. Beyond that, both Jupiter and Venus line up in your sign this week (which is fantastic), in addition to which, they’re enjoying a lovely dance with Pluto and Mars. It’s a great time for creativity and artistic efforts. New opportunities to travel or explore publishing, legal matters and even belief systems might evolve. Lots of very exciting changes are at hand. You are blessed.
Gemini May 21-June 20
Mercury is your ruler, and this month everyone is in the thick of Mercury retrograde. Expect communication snafus and lots of silly errors that cause inefficiency and frustrations. You’ll definitely be in contact with friends from your past, this is a certainty. What is interesting is these contacts might prompt you to modify your goals for the future in some way. Privately, you feel inspired about something or by someone. You feel more in touch with what is good within you (if that doesn’t sound too corny). Even though children are a big responsibility for many of you, you have a sense of getting closer to what it is you really want to do. Maybe you just have to give yourself permission?
Cancer June 21-July 22
It’s been decades since Mercury retrograde took place at the top of your chart. This is new! Essentially, it means you’ll be in contact with authority figures from your past: bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. This could be an opportunity for closure. It could be an opportunity to reopen a job or a project. It could be an opportunity to reconnect. Meanwhile, enjoy a wonderfully popular week ahead! All group situations, whether they are small coffee klatches or large conventions, will please you. More than that, they will benefit you. Get out and schmooze because this is where it’s at for you this week.
Leo July 23-Aug 22
It’s a bit touch-and-go for your sign because Mercury retrograde will impact your travel. In other words, trips could be delayed, changed or complicated. (I hate it when “it’s complicated.”) You can also expect confusion regarding the media, television, radio and publishing, as well as anything to do with higher education, medicine and the law. This is the downside. The upside is that past projects in publishing, higher education and the media will be unusually easy to finish. (Yes!) Meanwhile, your reputation is shining! Everyone notices you and is totally impressed. This is a good week to ask for a raise or promotion, or for anything that can promote your good name. “Look at me!
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
The month ahead is an excellent time to deal with old matters related to taxes, debt, bills, insurance, inheritances and shared property. You can accomplish a lot. Your energy plus the energy of the universe will facilitate your attempts to wrap up loose ends in these areas. Things will fall into place like magic. (“Afghanistanbananastan!”) Meanwhile, wonderful opportunities to travel for pleasure and explore romance with people from other countries and different backgrounds exist for you this week. (Hola!) In addition, favourable situations with the media, higher education, publishing, medicine and the law also exist. Milk this for all it’s worth!
Libra Sept 23-Oct 22
This is a beneficial week for you. Of course, Mercury retrograde is opposite your sign, which means you’ll be dealing with ex-partners more than usual or they will figure in your life in some way. (“Go! And never darken my towels again.”) But the major benefit for you will be financial. It looks like all kinds of gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. Some of you will inherit, others will benefit indirectly through your partner’s raise or bonus. All these good vibes can also translate into great sex for many of you. (Woody Allen was right. “Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.”)
Scorpio Oct 3-Nov 21
You can’t avoid it. This Mercury retrograde is hitting you in your job, your health, and anything regarding small pets. (Whaaat?) This means you might lose your pet or have silly frustrations with your precious friend in the next month. (“Oh where, oh where, has my little dog gone?”) The angst in your job will be classic: cancelled meetings, staff shortages, lost paperwork, cheques late in the mail, missed deliveries, confused communications, equipment breakdowns and power outages. Oy vey! But hey, there is an upside. You can also finish or wrap up a tremendous amount of work that has already begun. Just do it. Meanwhile, friendships and partnerships blossom beautifully!
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
Things are looking so good in your job! Of course, you expected this because this is the year when you can get a better job or improve your existing job, or at least get a few perks or make where you work more attractive and beautiful — something! This week is a beauty! Ask for a raise. Ask for a promotion. Ask for anything you want. The odds are you’ll get it. Work-related travel is likely. Even romance might spring up at work. It’s all good and it should lead to increased earnings and a better reputation with bosses. Meanwhile, old flames are back on the scene along with a prior situation with kids. Deal with this with grace. (Don’t be too frank.)
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
It’s fun city for Capricorns this week! Time to par-tay! In varying degrees (the extent to which you socialize on a regular basis), you’ll enjoy parties, the theatre, sports events, fun occasions, flirtations, love affairs, romances and getaway vacations. Playful times with children will delight. Your motto this week is, “Be happy! Have fun!” And why not? After all, you’re a hard-working sign and you are reaping the rewards of the seeds you have planted in the last decade. Why not enjoy yourself? Live a little! Meanwhile, back at the ranch, relatives you haven’t seen for ages are gathering and foraging through your fridge. (“Prime rib!”) Many of them will want bedding and blankets as well. (You got it – they’re here to stay.)
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
I figure forewarned is forearmed so let’s take a look at this again. Mercury retrograde is actually taking place in its own home this time when it comes to the chart of Aquarius. That’s almost a surefire guarantee for transportation delays, car problems, missed buses, delayed mail, confused communications and increased involvement with siblings and relatives who you haven’t seen for ages. (“Can you spare $50?”) The good news is everything to do with home, family and your whole domestic scene is beautifully blessed this week! You might move to nicer digs. You might improve your home through redecorating or pleasing purchases. Family gatherings will delight you. It’s all very warm and loving. (Gosh.
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
There’s no question that this month you’re determined to wrap up old financial matters. You want to clean this stuff up! Some of you are dealing with old problems at work. And for many, if you’re looking for work, retrace your steps and apply where you worked before or where you might’ve applied before. However, this is a lovely week for you! You feel happy, optimistic, excited and playful. Something about your everyday surroundings is more upbeat. You’re enthusiastic about whatever is happening. Time spent with siblings and relatives will be rewarding and happy. This is also a great week for writers, teachers and actors. (Go do that voodoo that you do so well.)