It's easier to concentrate now, so plan your next move. Keep what works, and ditch unnecessary steps. Expect more responsibility today and tomorrow. Avoid upsets with quiet productivity. Choose love over money. Relax somewhere peaceful.
Plan a dream vacation. For the next three weeks with Mercury in Libra, keep close track of earnings and expenses. Explore resources and develop logical plans for sharing and saving. Use this time to implement change.
There's more money coming in. Deal fairly with everyone concerned. Ask for more, and get it. Launch your adventure or project soon. Invite friends. Today and tomorrow are good party days. Relax and enjoy it.
A quiet phase begins with the Full Moon. Take time to get lost in thought. Introspection illuminates practical insight. Meditate. Communications come into sharp focus over the next seven months (with Pluto direct). It's easier to get the word out, and your networks expand. One phase closes as another opens in your family finances with this New Moon. Work with budgets, spreadsheets and financial services. Handle insurance details and file papers. Go with the most practical options.
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The smallest planet in the Solar System, Mercury's closest to the Sun and completes an orbit every 88 days.
Mercury's retrograde lasts about three weeks, and occurs three times a year. Mercury's the planet that rules over communication, intellect, education, commerce and transportation. Retrograde effects include slowing, blocking, jamming and breakdowns. Listening and reviewing gets more important, as the message can become garbled, lost or delayed.
Mercury's the ruling planet for both Gemini and Virgo, so people born under these signs can be more affected by Mercury Retrograde.
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Mars is the action planet, named for the warrior god in Roman mythology. It takes the fourth planet about 687 Earth days to orbit the Sun.
When Mars goes retrograde, which it does every 2 and a half years (usually for two months), thought takes precedence over overt actions, and pressure can become internalized. Stress can lead to health problems, and impulsiveness can lead to arguments and accidents. Release emotion with exercise. It's a good time to take it slower, review the plans, and re-define goals and methods. Avoid risky business, for love or money. New endeavors can stall or may not go as intended, so it's better to choose a launch date after Mars goes direct.
Mars retrograde affects each person individually according to their natal chart, but in general, Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, so these signs are especially affected.