ARIES (March 21 – April 19) If you were really hoping to fly the coop this holiday season, think again, Aries. Home is where your heart is, and what’s most affordable. Just when you thought you’d be able to breathe because Venus is FINALLY going direct, but Mercury goes retrograde in your expansive ninth house. Translation: travel is off the table, but the stars have aligned to creative a perfect time to revisit some philosophical passion projects. If you were just getting started in a new area of study, but feel derailed by the celestial clusterfuck this past few weeks and/or months, it’s time to revisit full-swing.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) Feeling a little jealous, Taurus? Mind blown. Before you accuse and word vomit all over bae, let’s take a step back. Mercury is retrograding through your intimate eighth house, which means a few things, obviously. Old patterns, possessive, deep (and possibly dark) feelings might start bubbling up to the surface. You might want to give into old behavior patterns, or stop opening up all together. As the communication planet moves backward, you might find yourself wanting to keep your deepest feelings to yourself. Let’s be clear: That’s constructive for no one. Use this celestial slow down to revisit deep conversation you may have glossed over in the recent months. Not to ask bae for his or her pin number and iPhone passcode.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) Is the Maury Show still on the air, Gemini? If so, you’d be the best guest for its latest “Trouble in Paradise” episode. Mercury, the planet of communication, is backspinning through your seventh house of committed partnerships. Translation: Anything you say can and will be used against you with bae. Your words can hurt during this transit. Think before you speak, and know that what doesn’t kill you two will only make you stronger. Use this romantic hiccup as a chance to reevaluate areas of your relationships (both romantic and work-related) that need improvement.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) Feel like you’re carrying the weight of 1,000 coworkers, Cancer? Mercury retrograde is making its way through your sixth house of day-to-day routines, meaning you might feel a heightened level of stress. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. A little self care goes a long way and there’s no need to overexert yourself by taking on the weight of lazy ass coworkers. Or getting so caught up in helping others, that you don’t even make time for a mani/pedi. Priorities, though, come on now. It’s also a fab time to use this slow-moving backspin to reflect on your health and day-to-day habits that you want to course correct.
LEO (July 23 – Aug. 22) Earth to Leo: Keep your fucking mouth shut! If you’re feeling like you’ve got some things you want to get off your chest, breaking news: Now’s not the time. Mercury is going retrograde through your romantic fifth house. Your thoughts will be over analyzed and dissected by your nearest and dearest, and bae will probably have no fucking idea what point you’re actually trying to get across. So if it can wait, table that discussion. On another note: Old lovers are about to bug the shit out of you. Prepare to be tagged in a slew of memes on IG, all the ghosts of Tinder past.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Oh my goodness are you feeling sensitive or what, Virgo? Not to rub it in, but, like, it’s extra bad. Mercury is retrograde through your domestic fourth house, bringing family matters to the forefront. If you’re seeing your siblings this Thanksgiving, prepare for them to verbally tear you to pieces. Family will be pressing any and all buttons that you have. Prepare for this transit by telling yourself to not take things personal, and by packing extra tissues. On the plus side, while some deep shit might be drudged up, you’ll likely work through some differences that will reinforce your family bonds later in life.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Watch what you say, Libra! Mercury goes retrograde through its ruling third house—the communication sector. If you finally felt like you’ve made some progress with a work-related deal or finally patched up some annoying ass tiffs with your beloved, prepare for an abrupt halt and mini backtrack. The best way to proceed: Take it all in stride, and really weigh the pros and cons. Your words will carry extra weight and it’ll be easy to trigger the sensitive af folks in your life. A plus: revisiting a deal or working through a problem (again) will give you the chance to zero in on what’s really going on and find a sustainable solution.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Starting your holiday shopping a little early, Scorpio? Careful! Mercury is headed backward through your second house of income and security. Translation: Freeze your fucking credit cards. If you’re headed out to the store, take only a certain amount of cash. Sagittarius, where Mercury is firmly planted until Dec. 1, is indulgent and will have you spending left and right. Those goodies surrounding you on the way to the cashier—your kryptonite.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Feeling ready to charge forward already, Sagittarius? That’s always so admirable, especially from some of us slower-moving, anxiety-ridden signs, but the next few weeks, you really need to hit the pause button. Mercury is going retrograde in your sign, and while you might feel an extra burst of energy, ready to let the world know what’s next for you, you might need to revisit your vision board one more time before the big reveal. Not saying your plans aren’t going to work, all I’m saying is that you need to go over details and make sure you didn’t miss anything critical in your planning process.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Time to forgive and forget, Capricorn. Mercury is making its way into your 12th house of closure and endings. If you’ve been beating yourself up and replaying mistakes over and over in your mind, this three-week transit is here to help you slow down, process, and let go. No one’s perfect (no, not even you), and if you’ve made an effort to mend broken bridges, that’s all you can do. The 12th house is also a spiritual house, and the perfect time to dive into our subconscious. Why do we act the way we do? Time to get some clarity and accountability in your actions so you can start the year fresh with a healthy mindset.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Did a bunch of friends just text you super pissed off after your latest Insta story, Aquarius? Mercury is making its way backward through your 11th house of friendship and technology. My main piece of advice: Think before you post. If you’re having a get together, but only inviting a few of your closest friends, don’t post that shit. It’s going to ruffle feathers. People will likely be a little extra sensitive during this transit. It also might bring up some issues between your closest friendships that you might have glossed over. Time to revisit, explore, and work your way through!
PISCES (Feb. 19 – March 20) Feeling some tension in the work place, Pisces? Your tenth house of longterm goals and your career is lit up the next three weeks as Mercury heads backward. It’s a time of re-reading emails before sending, thinking before you speak, and not jumping to conclusions. Your work wife, your manager, or your co-owner might have you on the verge of wringing his or her neck. It’s totally understandable, just not legal. It’s only three weeks, do your best to deep breathe in times of pure rage until December 6.