Mercuryretro thinkbeforespeak
Western Astrology

Mercury Retrograde: Think Before You Speak!



by Sherene Schostak November 15, 2011 07:05 PM EST
Mercury Retrograde: Think Before You Speak!
Expect rampant foot-in-mouth syndrome as Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius November 24 through December 14. Not only are we more inclined to speak before we think, but even our most innocent comments can be misconstrued. Humor goes awry, so make sure your jokes translate and are not ill-timed. Missives that seem hilarious to the sender may fall flat or worse, seem offensive to the receiver. Consider your words carefully, weeding out anything that sounds brash, judgmental or preachy.

Although truth can set you free, it can also hurt. We are more likely to fall into the mightier-than-thou trap, so it’s best to avoid politics, religion and other touchy subjects until Mercury moves into the conservative terrain of Capricorn on December 14. It’s all too easy to fly off the handle and react in a fiery, opinionated manner even over things that may have transpired eons ago. Sagittarius often blurts first and thinks later. You think you’re just horsing around and the next minute you’ve alienated someone.


Share a free sample 2015 Love Forecast. Try a preview of your one-week Love Forecast! Make the most out of your love life in 2015 and beyond!

Overestimating, Overloading and Overdoing

Sagittarius is the sign synonymous with overkill. Not knowing when to say no and overestimating your capacity to handle a multitude of things, is the danger of this transit. Not only is over-scheduling a compulsion during this time, but with the retrograde influence, it’s all too easy to double-schedule and find yourself committed to several people and things during the same time slot. Snafus galore are par for the course, but under the domain of the Archer, the blunders are all out in the open. Better to own up to your mistakes honestly and make amends immediately rather than opt for any covert cover-up schemes. Honesty is your best policy as long as you learn to temper your words with love and compassion. Think before speaking -- and then speak kind truths.

As with all Mercury Retrogrades, avoid making major commitments that you can’t keep, and steer clear of signing contracts or investing in big purchases. It’s easy to overestimate the value of things under Sag’s eternal optimism and rose-colored glasses. Look to the area in your chart ruled by Sagittarius to see where you need to be extra mindful. This is an excellent time to review, revamp and revise your existential philosophy.
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week: September 29 - October 5, 2014
The Stars This Week: September 22-28, 2014
The Stars This Week: September 15-21, 2014
The Stars This Week: September 8-14, 2014
Monthly Summary for July 2014
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary for September 2014
Monthly Summary for October 2014

Astrology On the Go

ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTERS

Wake Up to Your Horoscope
in Your Inbox

Start your day with a dose of the cosmos -- get your daily horoscope delivered straight to your email!

related articles
 
Challenging Conversations as Mercury Enters Scorpio
Challenging Conversations as Mercury Enters Scorpio

"Sufficiently simple natural structures are predictable but uncontrollable, whereas... read more »

 
Don’t Let Your Inner Perfectionist Destroy Your Big Dreams as Venus Opposes Chiron
Don’t Let Your Inner Perfectionist Destroy Your Big Dreams as Venus Opposes Chiron

From time to time, we all have a voice inside of us that can rock our confidence and send us into... read more »

 
Mars Enters Sagittarius: Straight Shooting!
Mars Enters Sagittarius: Straight Shooting!

“If your mind is expansive and unfettered, you will find yourself in a more accommodating... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers


Stephanie Gailing


Stephanie Gailing
Stephanie Gailing combines her knack for astrological insights with her background as a nutrition/wellness consultant, guiding clients towards self-awareness, personal empowerment, and optimal well-being. She’s the author of Planetary... read more

Astrology.com videos
3807563375001
3807563381001
3807563880001
3807563882001
3807557569001
3807563885001
3807563885001
3807557572001
3807557579001
3807563485001
3807563406001
3807573447001
3807563409001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
Today's Cosmic Calendar
 
Today's Planetary Forecast

September 2014 ends with a whimper rather than a bang (to reverse the last line of a famous T.S Eliot poem). The problem... read more »

 
The Stars This Week!
 
The Stars This Week

Review Your Options! Invest in your relationships as Venus enters social Libra on September 29. Five days later, when... read more »