Mercury will be retrograde from May 18 to June 12. This is a poor time to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, cellphones and printers. (All forms of ground transportation and communication are under the domain of Mercury.) To be real safe, avoid the week ahead of time and the week after, when Mercury begins to slow down, and when it is catching up to where it was when it first went retrograde. (May 10 – June 27). During this time, auto breakdowns, transportation delays, confused communications and people from the past can be expected. Read on Macduff. The past? Ah yes, what was that line that you hated? “You’re not fat — you’re just easier to see.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This month your focus is on money and financial transactions because you’re wondering about your values and your relationship to the things you own. This week, be aware that the pending Mercury retrograde (mid-May to mid-June) will affect all your communications and ability to travel. Expect auto and truck breakdowns, flat tires, missed buses and trains, and all the headaches from travel delays. Likewise, communications with others will be like two ships passing in the night. Mixed-up communications will be common. Therefore, make sure your communications with others are clear. Do what you can to avoid travel delays. You will hear from siblings, neighbours and relatives you haven’t heard from for a while. (Gulp)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You continue to be empowered because the Sun is in your sign, attracting important people and favorable circumstances to you. Excellent — make the most of this. However, do note that Mercury retrograde from mid May until mid June will create financial speed bumps for your sign. Checks in the mail will be late. Errors regarding cash flow, earnings and the handling of money will be likely. Therefore, be proactive. Count your change when shopping. Stay on top of your bank account. Take extra care of your possessions to prevent loss or theft. Fortunately, past business deals will be resolved quickly. But this Mercury retrograde window will be a poor time to initiate financial deals. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You will notice the Mercury retrograde that occurs from the middle of this month into the middle of next month. (See All Signs above.) For starters, the planet that rules your sign is Mercury. Secondly, this particular Mercury retrograde is in Gemini! This means you will really feel its influence! Do not think you’re losing your mind; it’s just what it is. Misplaced paperwork and books, lost keys, lost items, mixed-up communications, missed appointments, silly, goofy mistakes and forgetfulness are just some setbacks you will experience. You will also run into people from your past, especially ex-partners and old friends. The upside is you can easily finish old projects that were already started. Good luck!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is a popular time for you. Enjoy schmoozing and talking to people in groups, clubs and associations. Competition with someone might be keen now. This particular Mercury retrograde will actually help you to do research or come up with solutions and answers to old problems. Yes, in a general sense, you will experience the classic setbacks of misplaced items, mixed-up communications and silly, goofy mistakes. But on the whole, you will likely benefit more from this Mercury retrograde. This is also an excellent time for you to buy wardrobe goodies because you like what you see in the mirror. You’re very charming and diplomatic this week. Woo, hoo.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
The Sun continues to be at high noon in your chart casting you in a flattering light — like a spotlight. This is why others notice you more than usual and they admire you. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will bring you into contact with friends and faces from your past. This is a good time to catch up on old gossip and stay in touch because it’s good to have history with others. Secret love affairs are taking place for some of you. However, most of you are in contact with younger, stimulating people. Because lucky Jupiter is still in your sign, and you make such a great impression on others now — go for the gold!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Continue to look for ways to expand your horizons because you want to get outta Dodge. You’re eager for adventure and a chance to learn something new. Obviously, travel to some place exciting is your top choice. However, this is also a good time to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education. Meanwhile, the Mercury retrograde, which begins mid May and lasts until mid June, will take place at the top of your chart, which means you will once again come into contact or meet authority figures from your past — bosses and perhaps even parents. You might be able to use this to your advantage. (Or perhaps, these encounters will make you wince — who knows?) Meanwhile, schmoozing with artistic friends will please you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is an intense time for you. Usually, you quickly see all sides of a question; but this month, things seem to be more black-and-white. Hence, your responses to others might be more rigid or severe, which is a bit unlike you. (It happens.) Meanwhile, retrograde Mercury, from mid May until mid June, could create travel delays and confusion for you. It can also create mixed-up communications and delays in legal matters and anything to do with higher education and medicine. However, the good news is that this is an excellent time to finish a writing project or a book or anything related to medicine, the law, higher education, the media and publishing. Yes!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Because the Sun is opposite your sign now, it means it is as far away from you as it gets all year. Since the Sun is your source of energy, this also means that you will need to get more sleep. Go to bed. Naturally, your focus will be on partnerships and close friendships because of this oppositional position. Meanwhile, back at the bank, Mercury retrograde will create delays in matters related to inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. This also includes insurance matters. The good news is that whatever was already in the works — will more swiftly be resolved. Your sign can also travel for pleasure now with a minimum of delays. Lucky you!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re keen to get better organized, which is why you’re making To Do lists and running around doing errands, and shopping for support material so you can run your life better. You’re also keen to improve your health. These are great aspirations that will help you to pull your act together. However, the Mercury retrograde window of time from mid May till mid June will occur opposite your sign. Without question, this will attract ex-partners and close friends from your past back into your world. Depending on how these relationships ended, this could be good news or bad news. Either way, look great because you have to appear like life has never been better. Nevah!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This month is about partying, playing, enjoy vacations, being involved in sports events and activities with young people. It’s also a great time for romance and love affairs. By all means, slip away on a mini vacation if you can. But be aware that the Mercury retrograde window of time, from mid May until mid June, will create havoc where you work. Expect late deliveries, mixed-up communications, silly errors, lost paperwork, canceled appointments and delays. The maddening thing is that all these mistakes are just goofy! But they exist, and you look foolish. Major groan. Just grin and bear it and remember that the entire world is dealing with Mercury retrograde as well.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Home, family and your private life are your top priority now, especially because increased chaos and activity continue to create havoc for some reason. Fortunately, most work-related issues will flow smoothly; in fact, co-workers are supportive. You might even get a raise or praise on the job. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will occur from mid May until mid June in the part of your chart ruling love affairs, among other things. This means you will likely hear from old flames from your past. This could also create delays related to parties, entertaining and vacations. But it will also give you a chance to readdress issues with children, which could be to your advantage.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Busy you! You’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see. That’s why your daily pace is accelerating with short trips, errands, increased reading and writing plus conversations with everyone. Meanwhile, you are partying and enjoying good times with friends. Romance will flourish and invitations will pour in. But Mercury Retrograde will create some kind of delay or confusion on the home front. For starters, relatives will be camped on your doorstep, sleeping on your sofa and eating out of your fridge. You might welcome this or you might wish they would go home. Mercury retrograde will also help you do repairs at home, especially repairs you have been wanting to fix for a long time. Good!