You may of already some stress and tension occurring the last couple of weeks as Mercury started to slow down to turn retrograde today in the fire sign of Aries! (march 22-April 15th) be prepared for the weeks ahead.... You will be wanting to get things done, but things may not go to plan and can make you end up feeling anxious and a little gloomy, worrying about how you are ever going to get everything done. Try to de stress, stay calm and look after yourself, and remember sometimes things in life happen for a reason!
What does retrograde mean? retrograde literally means backward, although this does not mean that mercury is going backwards...from our perspective on Earth however, there are times where we more slower or faster than the "retrograde" planet.
Mercury is the planet that rules communication, so what tends to happen during this period is a communication breakdown between people, contracts, computers, electrics, travel etc etc.............so be aware that during this period that people cancel appointments, there are looonnnggg delays with transport, letters do not arrive, you can not get hold of someone, people can say things without thinking or act out of character, people from the past often reappear, but may disappear just as quickly when mercury turns forwards. This period doesn't have to be negative though. its a great time to do anything re! Repair.......relationships, your car, objects...... Rest.....it's perfectly ok to take some time out at this time. Revisit that project you never finished. Repeat is always a theme of mercury retrograde, especially in Virgo, the sign that loves perfection...there is no harm in going over things again, as you may spot that mistake or have a breakthrough.
mercury retrograde can also affect the weather, normally in Aries it is connected to bush fires, volcanos and heat, but as we have been having unusually cold air causing chaos with snow, do not be surprised if we get another cold snap or two within the next few weeks.
How is it going to affect you personally? Depending which house mercury is in can affect us all slightly differently. Read your sun sign below to find out more about what could be in store for you, for a more accurate description it is best to read your ascendant sign (find out more on my Astro birth chart page)