To ancient astrologers, Mercury (known today as the communication planet) was also linked to business because of its powers of negotiation. Thus as the planet of deals and trade, Mercury’s cycle also impacts the world of business.
Mercury has been retrograde since mid-July, creating delays and crossed wires regarding professional projects and long-term career plans. On Tuesday, August 7, Mercury begins moving forward again, making this an important day for turning points at work.
Areas of your professional life that have been stalled slowly start moving again, but in new and improved ways. A flexible attitude is needed to ensure your success this week, as previously made plans need to adjust according to new realities.
Within change lies opportunity, so rather than doggedly sticking to a dated status quo, Mercury’s movement this week helps you find alternatives that increase efficiency and productivity.
Second chances for missed professional opportunities that may have occurred from early- to mid-July are also possible. If you've been waiting to hear back from a prospective client, colleague or boss since then, your efforts regarding follow-ups are likely to bring results and highlight new possibilities.
Consider this week your professional “review and redo” period. Reflecting on what’s worked and what hasn’t will help you make positive changes to ensure future success.