March 21 - April 20
Your closest relationships come under scrutiny for the next three weeks as Mercury, the planet of communications, goes retrograde in your seventh house of marriage and partnerships. There can be a lot of misunderstandings and confused signals. You'll need to listen carefully to what your partner is saying. Try to resolve issues diplomatically, instead of being rash. Some of you will be reassessing your relationships. As Mercury rules your communications sector and job or health related issues, these are the areas which need attention too.
April 21 - May 21
The next three weeks may bring confusion and misunderstandings at work and troubles with your health as Mercury turns retrograde in your sixth house. You'll need to pay more attention to detail and double check everything before finalising important matters. Health problems should also be taken seriously. This retrograde motion could easily throw some kinks into your schedule and make your routine suddenly non-routine. This retrograde motion also affects your financial house and 5th house of romance, creativity and children. Tread carefully.
May 22 - June 21
Mercury retrograde Occurs in your solar fifth house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity. This is a good time to reflect and analyse current situations. Don't judge others so quickly and you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. This is a period of review and rest. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now. This will also affect your self image and domestic issues as Mercury rules your solar 1st and 4th houses. You need to be patient and diplomatic to go through this period.
June 22 - July 22
Mercury retrograde occurs in your solar fourth house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to family relations, properties, and domestic issues. Strong emotions may spill out with your loved ones, but it is alright to reveal your fears and insecurities sometimes. It's a cosmically testing time, so try not to tread on each other's toes. Be as diplomatic as you can with family members. As Mercury also rules your communications sector and 12th house of private and personal matters, there should be more care and attention taken in these areas.
July 23 - August 23
Mercury is retrograde from September 27th to October 18th, in your solar third house this time. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to composing letters, emails, making phone calls, and with communications in general. Issues with siblings or neighbours - these should be resolved amicably. Misunderstandings and confusion could waste a lot of your time. This is also a good time to read into the unspoken rather than what is being said to make any sense. All Mercury retrograde cycles also affect your personal finances, as well as communications with friends or groups, because Mercury rules these areas of your life.
August 24 - September 23
Retrograde Mercury transit occurs in your solar second house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to new financial initiatives. There may be the need to resolve old, nagging issues regarding personal finances. Take this time to re-budget and rethink how you want to spend your cash during this period. Have patience as business matters move slowly or get delayed. As Mercury rules you and your career sector in your chart, you need to exercise great care when it comes to your body language and how other people perceive you. At work there is a likelihood of misunderstandings and don't make career decisions in this period.
September 24 - October 23
Mercury is retrograde from September 27th to October 18th, in your solar first house this time. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to your body language. Others may misinterpret whatever you say and you should be aware that you can give off mixed signals. Good time to review the manner in which you come across to others. Mercury rules your solar 9th and 12th houses in your chart. This cycle particularly affects you in terms of communications involving legal affairs and travel, as well as communications about the past may crop up and demand attention.
October 24 - November 22
Retrograde transit of Mercury occurs in your solar twelfth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to private and personal matters. Be as non-judgemental as you can, but do keep an eye out for deceptiveness and falseness in others. This is a period of reassessment and finishing off projects which have been left on the shelf. This period also affects your communications with friends, groups, as well as intimate and joint resources. It would be wise not to lend or borrow money, as there can be misunderstandings. Good time for yoga and meditation.
November 23 - December 21
Mercury turns retrograde from September 27th to October 18th, in your eleventh house of friends and associates as well. The next three weeks would serve you well if you spend more time listening than speaking. Extra care should be used when communicating with friends. You may find that communications with friends or with groups can easily become sticky during this cycle. This retrograde cycle also affects you with a close partner in terms of misunderstandings and at work. Pay extra attention to communications with your colleagues at work and spend more time finalising your paperwork.
December 22 - January 20
Mercury is retrograde from September 27th to October 18th, in your tenth house of career and status, slowing down your progress at work. The next three weeks may cause you to step back and rethink your work and home balance. Do not hesitate to question fundamental values in order to get to the heart of what you believe and resolve inner conflicts that may arise. Small insights can net you large gains, particularly in the stability of your future plans. This cycle affects you in terms of communications regarding travels, legal matters, or opinions, as well as communications on the job and with co-workers, because Mercury rules these areas of your life.
January 21 - February 19
Mercury turns retrograde in your ninth house of travel and adventure, slowing down your pace for the next three weeks. Delays or complications are very possible in these areas. Your mental focus could be anywhere other than your normal routine - find a way to break up the monotony. Don't be afraid to take on extra responsibilities as it could lead to better prospects. This retrograde motion affects your intimate and joint financial matters, as well as romantic relationships and children. Try not to take risks when trying to improve your business and gambling is definitely out of the question.
February 20 - March 20
The planet Mercury turns retrograde from September 27th to October 18th in your eighth house of joint resources, taxes, wills, legacies and alimony, creating confusion and complications for you during the next three weeks. Mars, your ruling planet is also in your solar 12th house, so make sure you have plenty of focus when making decisions. This retrograde motion affects your partnerships and relationships sector as well as your home and family. Avoid making any important decisions on the above matters.