How will a retrograde Mercury impact your sign this Holiday season?

Mercury being in retrograde can have powerful effects on your energy levels but impacts everyone differently depending on their Zodiac sign. Your Zodiac sign reveals many truths about your true self. One of the things the Zodiac reveals is your relationship with a retrograde Mercury. Mercury retrograde is happening right now and understanding how that affects your energy levels is important.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Mercury has been in retrograde since December 3rd and will remain in retrograde until December 23rd. Mercury won’t be back in retrograde again until March 23rd of 2018 and once it is there it will remain in retrograde all the way until April 14th. Then, in the Summer time, Mercury retrograde will be back from July 26th until August 19th. After August 19th, Mercury won’t be in retrograde again until nearly Winter. The last time Mercury will be in retrograde in 2018 is from November 17th until December 6th.

This means that this year’s final period of Mercury retrograde will last until right before Christmas. Will a retrograde Mercury throw a wrench into your Holiday plans or will it add energy to an already spirited season?

Aquarius, 1/20 – 2/18

When Mercury is in retrograde you are most likely to be contacted by a person you’ve cut ties with in the past. A Mercury in retrograde means that communication issues will be abound and one of your major issues will be having to choose whether or not you want to communicate with certain people. Choose wisely and remember the reason you stopped talking to them before.

Pisces, 2/19 – 3/20

You are one of the most spiritual signs and most vulnerable to Mercury retrograde. Your luck will be off, your communication skills will be lacking, and you won’t have the energy you normally do. It’s a good time to lay low.

Aries, 3/21 – 4/19

Mercury being in retrograde zaps the energy right out of you. You feel like you’re treading water because you just don’t have the energy to accomplish anything when the stars align like this.

Taurus, 4/20 – 5/20

You will feel this retrograde coming deep in your bones days or even weeks before it comes. The retrograde tends to intensify your stress and it can lead to even more impulsive behavior than usual. Try to remain calm during this strange time for yourself and remember that things will get better if you just persevere.

Gemini, 5/21 – 6/20

Using this retrograde will be a good time to get rid of all the dead weight. You’re normally a social butterfly and you have an art for communication and seeing the best in people. However, this retrograde will peel away your rose-colored glasses and you will start to see people’s true intentions and hidden personalities. Use this time to reflect and take advantage of this clear vision.

Cancer, 6/21 – 7/22

For a Cancer, the energy of Mercury in retrograde can mean that it is a time for change for us. Cancers are often impulsive and react especially strongly when Mercury is in retrograde. You will be especially emotional during this time and your intuition will be heightened. Your communication skills may lack but your passion and intuition will be magnified.

Leo, 7/23 – 8/22

A confident Leo may think that they’re untouchable but when Mercury is in retrograde they have a hard time making the magic happen. Normally you’re the smoothest person in the room but during this time you might run the risk of being awkward and having none of your jokes land. Your natural charm doesn’t seem to have the same power when Mercury is in retrograde.

Virgo, 8/23 – 9/22

When Mercury is in retrograde it can really impact a Virgo’s judgement. A Virgo might be impulsive in their decision-making during this strange astrological time for them. You should avoid making snap judgments and instead take your time to think before making a decision. Every extra second you take making a decision when Mercury is in retrograde will be time well spent.

Libra, 9/23 – 10/22

Mercury retrograde is going to take all your energy and make you want to isolate yourself. When you lack energy you can’t bring yourself to go out into social situations and you tend to be a homebody. You might even start ducking your friends calls because you don’t want to have to tell them you don’t want to go out again. Even though you feel down during this difficult time, try to get out and be with your friends and loved ones. You will start to get your energy back when you start enjoying yourself with your friends.

Scorpio, 10/23 – 11/21

Mercury is in retrograde which means that things are chaotic but this is actually when the ruthless Scorpio thrives. While everyone else is busy trying to manage the chaos you are happy living in it. Use this extra energy to try new things and accomplish a few things on your to-do list that you didn’t have the energy to do before.

Sagittarius, 11/22 – 12/21

When Mercury is in retrograde just about everything annoys you. This is the time when even innocent things your friends and family do could set you off. Try to count to 10 and remember that your terrible mood isn’t the fault of those around you. Some people will want to take advantage of your horrible mood if you let them. Don’t let people get you worked up and don’t lash out at your loved ones and you should survive this retrograde Mercury in one piece.

Capricorn, 12/22 – 1/19

You have been working hard all year long and you only get a few payoffs every year. You have been putting in your time and keeping your head down and finally some opportunities are coming your way during this retrograde Mercury. During times of chaos people will look for dependable, hard working Capricorns to take roles of leadership.