Mercury retrograde in Aries is here and conventional wisdom warns us to brace ourselves for misunderstandings, glitches, breakdowns – basically, three and a half weeks in the life of down-on-her-luck baker Annie (Kristen Wiig).
But the truth is, how we experience Mercury retrograde is largely up to us. This could be an excellent opportunity to review the past, reevaluate life choices, or finally repair that busted brake light.
True, if you’re planning a wedding, like Annie’s best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), Mercury retrograde isn’t much fun. But a lot of potential pitfalls can be avoided if we take the time to think before we speak, act, or react.
This could be challenging tomorrow, with a square between Venus (also in Aries) and Pluto in Capricorn triggering our competitive streak and shaking up power dynamics in relationships. Like Annie, whose BFF status seems threatened by annoyingly perfect new friend Helen (Rose Byrne), we may get so caught up in winning that we end up losing what’s most important. Remember your own worth and focus on the people and things that truly matter. When it comes to spending money or taking on responsibilities, be honest about what’s manageable for you.
Saturday’s second quarter moon in Cancer is part of a t-square, along with the sun in Aries and Mars in Capricorn. Attachment to the past or fears of being left behind can cause us to act out in selfish or immature ways. We’ll probably be much happier if we take the focus off of ourselves for a while and concentrate on being there for a friend in need.
And if you’re looking for a new best friend to help you shake things up, who knows? Next Wednesday’s wild and crazy Venus-Uranus conjunction just might bring a one-of-a-kind character like Megan (Melissa McCarthy) into your life!