Hate to break it to you, but Mercury enters retrograde on Tuesday (March 5).
And if you're thinking, "Didn’t we just go through this?" Yes, we did: November through December, to be exact.
But, alas, this often dreaded time is upon us once again, today through March 28. Periods of retrograde tend to get a bad reputation, as it universally effects us all via miscommunications, internal confusions, technological breakdowns, and in many other less than pleasant ways. But when it comes to relationships, this retrograde in particular will hit four signs the hardest.
Read on to find out if and how your relationships will be impacted, courtesy of Kyle Thomas, resident astrologer at Love by Luna who reassures that regardless of its effects, “Like a cosmic wind moving us to better things, depending on where it falls for you, you’ll be noticing you have to reconsider the approach you’re taking.”
Taurus: April 20–May 20
You’re a prize to have as a friend, Taurus, but are your friendships and social life truly reflecting what you want? During this time, with Mercury spinning backwards in your zone of communities and friends, you may actually reconnect with people from the past.
Also, you may be assessing if you’re getting what you want out of these connections. If people are not stepping up to the plate in the ways that you need, you actually may decide to leave those connections altogether. Trust your inner voice to see if you truly feel like you’ve found your tribe.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
With Mercury grinding to a halt in your zone of commitments, one-on-one relationships, and marriage, you’re up for some serious internal reflection on how you partner with other people. If someone isn’t meeting you fully or you’re noticing you aren’t being fulfilled by the partnership, you may be spending time considering how you can shift the connection, better communicate, or leave it altogether.
You invest a great deal into your important relationships, but is it moving you forward or dragging you behind? You’ll have a rare moment in time to reflect on this or re-negotiate the agreement. Lastly, partners from the past may re-emerge (in business or love) and if so, see if you’ve both grown enough to start something mutually beneficial and start up once again.
Scorpio: October 23–November 21
You’re strategic when it comes to your love life, Scorpio, but this is a time when you’ll be seeing a deep desire to re-assess what it is you want in your romantic life. Are you living the love story of your dreams? If not, miscommunication could come up in relation to it—or even shockingly—you may reconnect with a partner from your past. This is because Mercury is telling you to revisit these relationships and issues and clarify any missed opportunities or mixed communications.
After the retrograde ends, you may find you’ve reached a better path to improving your love life by communicating better. Open yourself to a better balance between your head and your heart.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
Pisces will be going through the most significant changes during this upcoming Mercury Retrograde because this chatty planet of communication will be spinning backward in your sign the entire time. You’re going to be reevaluating and reassessing all areas of your life, especially how you go about communicating and thinking about them. At this time, you actually may bump into people from your past—fated relationships who come back for one more time to teach you a lesson or to begin again entirely anew.
You’re likely to feel frazzled during these coming weeks, but the universe is teaching you to know your worth and to better clarify what you want in the future. Communicate from your heart, but spend time truly thinking about it before you dive right in.