Mercury retrograde from May 29th - June 22nd
The turbulence and disruption Mercury creates when retrograde can affect what we feel on Earth in our everyday lives. In astrology, we always believe the following rule is true: “As above, so below.”
Areas of Life Mercury Rules
Mercury rules all types of communication. Mercury also rules all formal contracts and agreements, as well as important documents such as deeds, contracts, leases, wills, trade and commerce. When this planet retrogrades,computers and travel are also affected, these areas tend to malfunction or spin out of control. You may find that many matters will not be successfully concluded during this period.
Saturn retrograde from May 23rd - October 10th
Once a year, the karmic planet Saturn goes retrograde. This time it will be in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius. This Saturn retrograde asks you to tap into your mental, physical, and emotional health and create boundaries that work for you. Transiting Saturn retrograde can be a time of limitation, restriction, anxiety, and fear. Saturn is often blamed for creating obstacles in our lives - in essence this is a good time to learn from mistakes and to review our own lives. Think carefully about what unconscious patterns from the past – or from a past life – you might be repeating. Focus and motivation lead to productiveness, achievement, and recognition.
March 21 - April 20
Mercury's retrograde transit occurs 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. Through delays or slowdowns, you might discover new ways to express yourself.
Bear in mind that Saturn, the planet of caution and discipline, also goes retrograde in your eleventh house of friends and associates as well. Good time to reassess friendships and it would serve you well if you spend more time listening than speaking. Keep an eye on your investments. Focusing on what you already have going can be rewarding.
April 21 - May 21
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.
Saturn turns retrograde in your solar 10th house, and this is likely to cause some disruptions and frustrations in your professional life. Work on coming to compromises and agreements. It's a great time to build upon current projects or return to unfinished endeavours. All Saturn retrograde cycles also affect you in the areas of home, family, security, and domestic activities because Saturn is opposite your Solar 4th house.
May 22 - June 21
Mercury is retrograde 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.
As Saturn is retrograde in your Solar 9th house, be extremely careful as an argument over personal philosophies of life can get you into hot water. Usually in this period you seek to expand your experiences and awareness, whether through philosophical thinking, travel, or simply activities that take you away from your mundane routines. Instead this is a period of reassessing your viewpoint and looking at your life from a different perspective.
June 22 - July 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. Good time for yoga and meditation.
Saturn turns retrograde in your eighth house of intimacy, shared resources, taxes and personal transformation. Hold onto your money, work on a budget, and avoid arguments with loved ones that revolve around intimacy and sexuality. You need to restructure, and simplify your life so that you can benefit in this retrograde cycle.
July 23 - August 23
Mercury turns retrograde in your eleventh house. Usually you would benefit from networking in this period and you might find some great ideas through others. However, retrograde planets make you reassess your friendships, working in a team will also be under scrutiny. You should slow down and try to see what works for you and then make decisions as you will find that a lot of people around you are not on your wavelength and it is time you part ways.
Relationships and romance are both under scrutiny by the presence of retrograde Saturn in your 7th house. Although all kinds of opportunities are coming your way, there are many obstacles between you and the fulfilment of any of these. It's not the time to push your personal plans forward; rather, it's a cycle in which you give back to a special someone, and compromise in order to find some balance in your life. However, retrograde planets can make or break relationships. Please tread carefully.
August 24 - September 23
Mercury turns retrograde in your tenth house of career and status, slowing down your progress at work. It is important for you to be steadfast and focused as misunderstandings and confusion reign. Stay as organized as possible while Mercury, the planet of communications, does its best to trip you up.
The next few months bring confusion and misunderstandings at work and troubles with your health as retrograde Saturn transits your sixth house. You'll need to pay more attention to detail and double check everything before finalising important matters. Close relationships will prove to be challenging.
September 24 - October 23
Mercury turns retrograde in your ninth house of travel and adventure, slowing down your pace for the next three weeks. 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.
Saturn retrograde cycle occurs in your fifth house of romance, pleasure, speculation, and children. Because the cycle directly affects your sector of romance and speculation, you should be careful. An old lover may come back into your life, complicating matters. As Saturn also rules your partnership and health sectors, both of these things may come up for review now.
October 24 - November 22
The planet Mercury turns retrograde in your eighth house of joint resources, taxes, wills, legacies and alimony, creating confusion and complications for you during the next three weeks. Make sure you have plenty of focus when making decisions and you must read the small print.
Saturn retrograde cycle occurs in your fourth house of home and family. Relations with your family may be a little strained. You might want to wait until Saturn is direct before you express your frustrations with family members! Saturn rules your 3rd and 4th house of communications and home. Try to organise yourself as things can go out of hand.
November 23 - December 21
Your closest relationships come under scrutiny 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.
Saturn retrograde cycle occurs in your third house of communication. People around you may seem insincere. In fact, you may have a hard time getting your ideas across in a warm, genuine manner. This retrograde cycle also affects your finances. Try to deal with these issues by being patient and do not step on anyone's toes.
December 22 - January 20
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.
Retrograde Saturn transit occurs in your solar second house, 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.
January 21 - February 19
Mercury retrograde Occurs in your solar fifth house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity. Be as non-judgemental as possible 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.
Saturn, the planet of caution and discipline is retrograde in your solar first house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to your body language. You will be re-assessing your work place as well as people around you. Good time to review your partnerships and relationships.
February 20 - March 20
Mercury retrograde occurs in your solar fourth house. Extra care should be exercised when it comes to family relations, real estate matters, and domestic issues. Be as diplomatic as you can with family members. Try to put off major decision-making with regards to home improvement, moving, and family matters for the time being.
Retrograde transit of Saturn 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. Good time for yoga and meditation.