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How To Survive Mercury Retrograde 2020

Tech troubles, communication errors, and forgetfulness, oh my!

Mercury just went into retrograde for the first time in 2020. It appears to move backwards in Pisces on Feb 16th and lands in Aquarius by March 17th. And while these days, mercury retrograde can cause a sense of panic, retrograde can be helpful, if you know how to use it right.

This retrograde reminds us everything happens for a reason, and whatever Mercury removes from your life is so you can receive better.

Here’s how each sign can take advantage of this retrograde

Aries – Mercury drives backwards into your 12th house of the subconscious. This is a great time to pull out old dreams and ideas you put on the back burner, and reignite them. Dreamy Pisces gives you a creative insight in how to rekindle these ideas, and collaborative Aquarius will make sure you talk to the right people to make the dream a reality.

Taurus – Stay organized this month! While Mercury hangs out in your 11th house, you’ll be super inclined to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while – or they may reach out to you. Grab some coffee with them. You never know what connection they may have. Make sure your intentions are clear and thought-out at work though.

Gemini - 10th house is all about career. With this retrograde, you may be frustrated about setbacks in your career. Take a step back, breathe, and remind yourself to take your time. Lean into creative Pisces energy and really focus on expressing yourself; you may be surprised with the clarity you receive.

Cancer – Similarly to Gemini, you may want to take a step back and focus on yourself. Travel may not be the right move. Instead, adventure around where you already are, and allow yourself time to think about your goals and make plans to put them into action. This month, work behind the scenes.

Leo - An ex may reappear, and it’s totally up to you to decide whether you want to go for it or not. This retrograde asks you to pause before you speak; you may be surprised what others say. Your intuition and emotions will be strong this month. Listen to them.

Virgo – The most beneficial time of this retrograde will be when mercury steps back into Aquarius around the 4th. You’ll look over any contracts, assignments, and creative projects you started with such a close eye, you’ll catch any error or mistake and make it ten times better.

Libra – Mercury is going backwards in the house of health. So remember to take care of yourself, slow down, and do some self-care rituals. Take some time to lean into Pisces and Aquarius introvert energy. It’ll refuel you.

Scorpio – Passion, passion, passion! You’ll be getting so many grand ideas this month. Don’t be afraid to talk about them. Mercury’s communication may help you make the right connections with the right people, and small or big opportunities may arise, but make sure they’re not just gold on the surface.

Sagittarius – You may have some arguments and miscommunications in the family. Remember to not be afraid to be alone, and take care of yourself. Do something that makes you feel creative or expressive. It’ll make sure the next time you talk to your family and friends, the right words come out.

Capricorn – Pisces may want to float around in space, but hold onto the earth, Capricorn. Mercury goes retrograde in your 3rd house of communication, so be sure you mean exactly what you say. If you’ve been feeling foggy, now is a good time to step back into yourself and get organized.

Aquarius – Now is a great time to self-audit not only your budget and spending, but your time. Are you putting time and effort into activities and projects you really care about? Are you spending money on thing you actually love? Now is the time to remind yourself of your power.

Pisces – Similarly to Aquarius, now is a great time to self-reflect. It’ll be all about listening to yourself and your intuition, which may be heightened. You may hear a stranger speaking on the street that gives a great insight and idea on how to go about a dream.

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