New responsibilities lead to changes at home. Discover new respect for your ancestors. Compare bids and explore your options before making household purchases. Talk over your big picture strategy with dear friends.
Keep an eye on the competition. Think, plan and prepare. Private actions get farther than public. Conserve resources, but don't worry about the money. It's easier to finish old projects today and tomorrow.
You have an advantage. You're beginning to get energized. Introspection and relaxation recharges you. You're the star for the next month, with the Sun in your sign. Take charge, and choose your destination.
The Aquarius New Moon shines over a turning point in your work habits and priorities. Revamp routines. Schedule healthy practices. Female and male forces clash. Consult an expert for solutions. Start the process with the future in mind. It's not just about you.
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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.