Got a love note to send or some feelings to share? Bare your souls quickly, stargazers
. This Thursday, September 17, Mercury turns retrograde in Libra, the sign of relationships and romance. This signal-scrambling cycle, which lasts until October 9, could bring more than the average amount of lovers’ quarrels, missed connections, and utterly ridiculous (but totally painful) fights. Exes could pop up out of the woodwork or we may have second thoughts about the ones we adore. Make no sudden moves after Friday! Libra rules the law, too, doubling the Mercury retrograde warning signals about signing contracts. If you must ink a deal during the backspin, have a lawyer obsess over the fine print! Mercury retrogrades ARE good for some things, namely all “re” based activities, like reuniting with old friends, reviewing, revamping, and revising. And yeah, even reigniting sparks if it was just bad timing that kept you apart from your soulmate.
There’s more major action this week: On Friday, taskmaster Saturn officially ends a three-year trek through Scorpio. Jealousy, subterfuge, and complicated sexual arrangements (or a lack thereof) were all grist for the mill since October 2012. Of course, this Saturn cycle also brought Truvada, legalized gay marriage, and female Viagra — so we’re not complaining. But a little levity would sure be nice. Deep. Breaths. Saturn now moves on to Sagittarius until December 19, 2017, the sign that rules education, entrepreneurship, and cross-cultural relations. Can’t we all just get along? Seriously! While the road might not be an easy one, Saturn in Sagittarius could bring some breakthrough in how we learn, earn, and relate to each other.