Communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in Aries from March 30 through April 23. The chatty planet will be pulled to a halt, and with the aggressive energy of Aries behind it, this could bring frustration as our desire for action is squelched.
Since Aries is the sign of the self, we’ll need to speak our own truth while preserving our important relationships at the same time. If we’re open to making mistakes and brave enough to try again, we’re sure to benefit from this retrograde.
Every sign will feel the impact but Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer are more likely to have experiences that encourage them to grow. These signs may find that normal methods of communication don’t work now. If they stay flexible, even-tempered and honest during this retrograde period, they’re sure to discover new ways of relating their thoughts.
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Taurus and Virgo will feel more inclined to communicate non-verbally now, so it’s best for them to wait until Mercury goes direct before having important relationship discussions. More progress can be made in understanding deep-set emotions rather than trying to push conversations.
Leo and Sagittarius should review plans for the days ahead. They need to make sure their heart and mind are in sync, and then revise creative ideas as new insights come to light.
Scorpio and Pisces should be assessing practical matters. If progress is going to be made, things need to change. Organizing information and making lists will help to bring order.
Gemini and Aquarius may need to move more slowly, factoring in others’ needs. This can be a good time to restructure friendships and community. Communication may involve some conflicts but by embracing challenges, friendships grow stronger.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more