Mercury Retrogade 2021

Mercury is the planet of communication, so during this retrograde period, you may feel that there has been a lot of miscommunication and misunderstanding. A retrograde is when a planet looks to be moving backwards in its orbit from Earth’s view. The signs most affected during this time will be the fixed signs which include Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio. This retrograde is lasting from January 30th to February 20th. Mercury retrograde gets a bad reputation for causing lots of chaos by screwing up plans, technology, and transportation. Gemini and Virgo are ruled by the planet Mercury, which means they also feel the repercussions of the retrograde. Since the retrograde is ruining current plans and agendas, it is a very good time to take a step back and slow down. It is beneficial during this time to complete past projects or just things in general that are hanging over your head. Reflection is now crucial because you learn lessons and it helps you make better decisions in the future. With all of this chaos, being wise is in your best interest. Working together is essential, and this retrograde brings a sort of community and encourages team building within relationships. This retrograde is influenced greatly by Uranus, who is ruled by Aquarius. The sign of Aquarius is all about embracing your quirkiness and being a humanitarian. Be true to yourself and find what truly inspires you.