Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 9 p.m. Chicago time. The moon is in Aries.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
We’re in the middle of Mercury retrograde, which means this is a poor time to buy any form of ground transportation — cars, trucks, bikes and motorcycles. (Pogo sticks might be an exception.) However, until March 9, it’s an excellent time to do research and finish old business.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The reason you are encountering friends and people from the past is Mercury retrograde is occurring. (It’s a great time to trade lies about the bad old days with others.) However, do not launch a new partnership for a business venture until Mercury retrograde is over on March 9.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your ruler is Mercury and now is the midst of Mercury retrograde. It is occurring at the top of your chart, which means you will encounter parents, bosses and VIPs you haven’t seen for a while. This might be a chance to straighten things out?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
It’s Mercury retrograde, which lasts until March 9. This means it’s a fabulous time for you to finish school papers, projects and manuscripts. It’s also a great time to study the past or research history. Nevertheless, expect travel delays. Oy!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You’re in the middle of Mercury retrograde and there’s good news and bad news. The good news is you can quickly finish old business with shared property, inheritances and taxes. The bad news is something in these same areas might come back to bite you. (Fingers crossed!)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Mercury is your ruler and right now it is retrograde until March 9. This puts you in contact with friends and ex-partners from your past. Expect to see old faces popping up out of the woodwork. (This could be an opportunity for clarification or closure.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
It is Mercury retrograde until March 9; (however, if you are contemplating a major purchase like a computer or a car, you might be wise to wait until the end of March). Nevertheless, this Mercury retrograde is challenging because it will create delays and confusion in your job. Aaggh.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Old flames are back in your life now because of Mercury retrograde. This will continue for several weeks. Your best defense is to look good at all times because living well is the best revenge, no? Dress snappy!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Mercury is retrograde until March 9 and this is taking place at the bottom of your chart. This means it affects home and family. Relatives you haven’t seen or heard from for a while will be back in your life. (Gulp.) Be smart and stock the fridge because you don’t know who will arrive!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Every time Mercury goes retrograde, it happens in a different sign, which means it affects a different part of your chart. The current Mercury retrograde, which lasts until March 9, will create transportation delays for you. Car breakdowns, missed buses, confused communications and missed appointments. Challenging!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Keep your eyes open because Mercury retrograde is occurring in one of your money houses. Expect checks in the mail to be late and other financial transactions to drag on. Be smart and double check details regarding money. Keep your receipts and scrutinize the bill.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This particular Mercury retrograde, which ends on March 9, is in your sign! This can be frustrating. Misplaced items, missed appointments, confused communications and delays in transportation are classic. Old friends are back in your world. However, you will finish old business easily.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Musician Josh Groban (1981) shares your birthday. You are an enlightened dreamer with a vivid imagination. You trust your intuition and you care deeply about others. Service to others is your theme this year, especially with family. This means you must take care of yourself so that you are a strong resource for yourself and others. Invest in the relationships that you value. Tap into your personal creativity and hobbies.