If you accidentally email the wrong person, your luggage gets lost, and everything seems to be going wrong, you might think, “Mercury must be retrograde!” And from July 7 until July 31, you’ll be correct. In astrology, Mercury rules communication, intelligence, and timing. When the speediest planet goes retrograde, these areas of our lives have the tendency to go haywire. Expect to encounter travel issues, communication mishaps, and technological difficulties.
That means we're in for some drama. “Expect big declarations of love and fiery arguments, followed by emotional manipulations with the aim to control others,” Stardust says. “We are dealing with intense degrees that can trigger momentary outbursts.”
And yes, you will probably hear from your ex. “Old lovers, exes, and friends will come back, if only to explain themselves one more time,” Stardust says. But it’s up to you to decide if you want to let them back into your life. “We have the power to refrain from keeping the discussion going.”
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•Horoscope for Sunday, July 7• Today’s ♍️ ? aspects Jupiter RX, Saturn RX, Neptune RX, Pluto RX, & the Nodes of Destiny. The ? creates an emotional & stressful Mutable T-Square, which will be caused by foggy communication. The ruler of the ?, Mercury, will start moonwalking in the evening, making feelings more confusing than ever. The past will resurface today, in the most confusing way. Mercury starts it’s retrograde journey, taking us on a backwards trip until July 31st. Before Mercury turns RX, Venus share a minor connection, aiding in sweet declarations of emotions. Mars & Neptune RX share a minor aspect which will make us feel lost at sea & unable to make decisions. Don’t make final decisions today. Play it by ear! Commit to not committing! #aries #taurus #gemini #cancer #leo #virgo #libra #scorpio #sagittarius #capricorn #aquarius #pisces #horoscope #astrology #astrologypost #carriebradshaw #satc #sexandthecity #sjp #sarahjessicaparker #nyc #lisastardustastrology #lisastardust @sarahjessicaparker
Stardust adds that instead of rekindling old relationships, Mercury retrograde is actually a great time to have a short-term summer fling. “Many of our plans may not come to fruition, as we may not follow through on decisions during this retrograde,” she says. “My best advice is to have a summer fling with no strings and give your iPhone a rest while jumping waves on the beach.”
During this retrograde, we should be looking inwards, adds Jessica Lanyadoo, host of the weekly astrology show, Ghost of a Podcast. “All Mercury retrogrades are different, as Mercury is moving through different signs and forming different transits as it moonwalks through the zodiac,” she explains. During the last Mercury retrograde in March, Mercury was moving through Pisces. However, “this transit will be through Leo and Cancer, and is happening during eclipse season. It's a call to turn inwards and align your thinking and attention with heartfelt matters.”
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Mercury goes Retrograde on the 7th through the 31st of July. Remember your three ?Rs: Review, Reflect, and Reassess! Just don’t try to relive the past, Puppies. . . . For more on this Retrograde, peep the @refinery29 & @trulia interviews that I did on it. Also stay tuned for Sundays episode of my weekly show, @ghostofapodcast, for more 411 on ☿Rx♌︎+♋︎.
Lanyadoo advises, “Retrogrades are a time for the three Rs: Review, Reflect, and Reassess, while Mercury governs your attitudes, communication and friendships. We are meant to internally clarify our thoughts at this time, and even if it's annoying, it's a useful event, in my opinion.”
One more thing: Mercury began its pre-retrograde shadow on June 20, and will end its post-retrograde shadow on August 15. So even after Mercury goes direct, we’re not entirely out of the woods. According to Stardust, these “retro-shade” periods “are the worst part of the actual transit, because we can make decisions and catch others in their actions at a faster rate than during the actual retrograde.” Be careful out there.