One thing so sure about the retrogrades is that we never know how hard they might make the situations for us. The worst of the mood swings, the numerous problems at work and the low level of energy are the markers of retrograde. And a Mercury retrograde is even more confusing as under its effects, the mind becomes cluttered up, energy levels might be the lowest and unintended arguments come up.
Dragging oneself to work or even enjoying becomes really difficult. So far, the Mercury retrograde had been in Leo and therefore the implications must have been really hard. Now on August 18, the Mercury retrograde starts from Leo to Virgo, through a transition period which will last for around two weeks. Here are the details on how the Mercury's retrograde will affect your zodiac.
Aries: Mar 21-Apr 20
If you haven't had a good time with some of the closest friends of yours, then this might be the right time. It is a favourable time during which you can improve your worsened relations. Though the efforts might not bring the desired results instantly, it will be a restart after a long time. But of course, initiating an improvement in the relations can work lots.
Taurus: Apr 21-May 21
Travel time is expected for you during this transition period of Mercury. While on your journeys, do not forget about the long-term plans besides accomplishing the short-term ones. You can try taking advice on these plans, from somebody, as you seem to be confused about your targets in the times to come. Besides this, we can expect a good response from a close relative or friend you have been trying to contact since long.
Gemini: May 22-Jun 21
It seems you have been experiencing delays in the journeys and tours since past couple of weeks. As the period of Mercury retrograde comes to an end, the chances of your delayed projects getting accomplished seem to increase. However, some issues of life which were getting ignored unintentionally might arise during this period. So make sure not to miss on them this time.
Cancer: Jun 22-Jul 22
For the Cancerians, the time is not favourable until August 18, if you are into business since the expected results have not been seen. However, things will gradually get better over the coming week. For the things to get back on track, you might have to wait until September. Follow your intuition while taking decisions.
Leo: Jul 23-Aug 21
The past weeks have been not so good for you in terms of relations, due to the Mercury retrograde, the times seem improving as the retrograde ends. Try not to rush into improving the relationship in one go. Take small steps. Practice patience.
Virgo: Aug 22-Sept 23
There are two things you need to look into during the coming two weeks. First, put those matters aside which have been resolved now. Even the long-held tasks that have completed need not be thought about any more for some time. The second is that, if you get even a glimpse of an idea there, you should start working on it. Follow your intuition and try to achieve what you have put on hold till now.
Libra: Sept 24-Oct 23
If you have been ignoring a matter just because it was difficult to deal with, we would suggest you finish it off now. The situations might become difficult by the end of the month. If arguments arise at the end of the month, you might be on a lower edge because of your pending tasks.
Scorpio: Oct 24-Nov 22
The coming two weeks will get you a feeling which is different from the ordinary. It can be a divine feeling or a feeling of falling in love. Even if things happening in your life are not so good, we would suggest you practice patience as there seems to be a divine reason behind them.
Sagittarius: Nov 23-Dec 22
While this weekend you might not want to get indulged in resolving difficult issues, we would say that minor ones may get resolved on their own. However, you might discover later that someone whom you have given a task, has not done it. So, better follow your instinct and if it says that some matters need to be checked, do it as soon as possible.
Capricorn: Dec 23-Jan 20
You would want to take another look at the long left issues and long abandoned matters. Negotiations over past matters might work out for you. But constant travels and communications on other matters might not let these things get resolved quickly.
Aquarius: Jan 21-Feb 19
You will receive enough information to make all the right plans. You can try re-establishing contact with people whom you had lost the touch.
Pisces: Feb 20-Mar 20
While you want the things to get better in your life, you lack the patience to see the flowers bloom. Whether it is relationships or other projects you need to be patient during the coming time. You might have to work at a root level to solve problems and achieve your dreams, we advise you not to be impatient.