Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 2017
August 13th through September 5th
During retrogrades, it may seem as if the planets are traveling backwards through the zodiacs, but that is actually not true. What is happening is Retrograde Motion. To some, this period may be chaotic; associated with confusion, delay and frustration. However, it is specifically an opportunity to reflect especially since our intuitions are heightened during this time.
What to do before a retrograde: Finish or pause any on going plans, major tasks or deals and wait till after the retrograde for final decisions.
What to do during a retrograde: Remember to remain flexible and expect the unexpected. Take time to identify with where your energy and effort is going, and be mindful of the intentions you are setting.
How the retrograde effects the signs:
IN AQUARIUS (January 20–February 19):
Petty squabbles, misunderstandings, and miscommunications abound. Know who your friends are.
IN PISCES (February 20–March 20): Practice creative pursuits—writing, dancing, photography, film, or painting.
IN ARIES (March 21–April 20): Pay attention to what people say to you; you might be pleasantly surprised.
IN TAURUS (April 21–May 20): Review financial matters, and position yourself for growth.
IN GEMINI (May 21–June 20): You may not articulate clearly, and gossip abounds. Old friends may reconnect.
IN CANCER (June 21–July 22): Expect annoyances at home with baking, gardening, and household duties under domesticated Cancer.
IN LEO (July 23–August 22): Avoid speculative investments. It is not a good time to buy and sell or do any trading.
IN VIRGO (August 23–September 22): Challenging situations arise, especially in the workplace. Expect product delays and equipment breakdowns, as well as crankiness among coworkers under finicky, detail-oriented Virgo. Double-check your work before you call it finished.
IN LIBRA (September 23–October 22): Libra, representing beauty, grace, charm, and diplomacy, is out of balance. Refresh, relax, and rejuvenate.
IN SCORPIO (October 23–November 22): Emotions rule—not common sense—so beware. Avoid affairs of the heart. Passionate Scorpio is also secretive, and your secrets may seep out. Keep them in a diary.
IN SAGITTARIUS (November 23–December 21): It is not a time to travel, so reschedule or expect delays, lines, and lost directions
IN CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): Expect problems with paperwork, packing, and movers. Reunite with family or vacation at home.