A retrograde occurs when the planet moves closer to the Earth thus changing the vibration of the planets influence. An example is seen as Mercury, the planet of chat, is now retrograde in creative, stubborn sign of Taurus. This transit will end May 28, 2016.
For many of us this is a time to look at our relationships from a internal as opposed to an external angle. For others, vulnerability and perception may be altered, therefore carefully thinking things out before jumping into haste will be your best option. occur, so therefor clear communication is a must. More importantly don’ bite off more than you can chew.
Mercury doesn’t actually move backward. It moves closer to the earth, therefore disrupting various forms of communication. When a planet retrogrades, astrologically it is in a resting or sleeping state. Therefore, while Mercury slows down, all forms of communication shifts into a sleep-mode. Ideas, thoughts, chat tends to get scrambled, or spins out of control
Mercury rules all types of communication, including listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, researching, negotiating, selling, and buying. Mercury also rules all formal contracts and agreements, as well as important documents such as book manuscripts or term papers, agreements, deeds, contracts, leases, wills, and so forth.
In addition to all of this Mars, the planet of action, continues in its retrograde motion. Those born under Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces are most affected by this transit.
Aries ( March 21-April 19)- As Venus the planet of love, accents you, a noticeable difference will take place with regard to money and love, with Mercury and Mars now in a retrograde motion, as you see yourself reevaluating . However be careful of quick and hasty judgments, and be aware that words do hurt.
Taurus ( April 20- May 21)- While demands from others can and will occupy plenty of your time, you may find yourself on a path of self discovery, now that Mercury is in retrograde in your own sign, viewing yourself from another perspective. This should be a powerful period for you as much of what you need to do is laid out for you.
Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- Powerful aspects to your own Sun energy can be more than beneficial for career opportunities. Also, be well aware of your spending habits this month. Mercury in retrograde making its way into your subconscious could cause you to think hastily. Pay attention to what is on paper, as opposed to what you may think is really there. Perception plays a key role in how you see things, therefore, try not to assume you
Leo ( July 24-Aug 21)- Manifestation is what this week is all about. However as transiting Mercury retrogrades over the zenith part of your chart, work related issues may dominate your positive thinking process as your desire to take the bull by the horns becomes more evident.No hurry worry is out motto. So tread carefully. .
Virgo ( Aug 22- Sept 21) It’s tough when your ruler Mercury is out of sync, more so because it influences your every thought and action. Nonetheless, you may see yourself more reflective, more structured than ever as you fight to maintain a certain stance. Specifically speaking, where relationships both personal and business are concerned. The most important thing to remember is that life is always in a constant motion. It’s important to remain focused and centered.
Libra ( Sep 24-Oct 23)- You are poised in a new direction for the next week or so as transiting Jupiter in balance to your own sign will enhance your pocketbook considerably. However Mercury retrograding could create a few unforeseen hurdles. Better to be safe than sorry. Therefore before jumping in to anything, make sure you have dotted your I’s and crossed your T’s. .
Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Family obligations and changes within the home are the key points this week as you see yourself being pulled between work and home. This can be a productive time for you, but not without its sacrifices. It’s important to get yourself and your priorities in place. Health looks positive, money is gainful…work matters, may be a bit stagnant..
Sagittarius ( Nov 23- Dec 21)- Now that Mercury is in retrograde in Taurus, you may find yourself becoming more than aware of health and fitness. Time to plan, get yourself psyched up, ready to meet the challenges head on. This transit could shift how you look and perceive everyday situations. A very strong cycle for reflection. This transit may also alter how you look at friendships and work matters.
Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- Make careful choices for the next few months or so, until after June 28, 2016. The tug pull of the energy may cause you to act out of character, so take care as to not overdo. This can be a strong and prosperous time, nonetheless, as again you shift your priorities into first gear… and up and down money period for you, however only for a short time..
Aquarius ( Jan 21_ Feb 19)- As you settle in to summer you may begin to realize that much of what is taking place around you relates to the home front. Know that with Mercury in retrograde along with Mars, it’s time to buckle down with family and friends, focus on support, and on getting things done that need your immediate attention.
Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20)- Creativity, and individuality are key points, as your need to travel, seek out knowledge, or just live out of the box is highly indicated. Also, a strong period for matters of the heart, as you see yourself becoming more entwined with the idea of commitment.
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