Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius - Weekly Forecasts

Mercury, (the planet of self-expression, intellect, concepts, ideas and travel) is currently out of phase (Retrograde) in the innovative and forward thinking sign of Aquarius. In Astrology, a retrograde doesn't mean that a planet is actually moving back wards, its' not. It just appears that way, so when you hear retrograde, this is nothing to be feared, if anything it's a great time to rethink, review or revisit issues from the past. 

 To see where this transit will directly impact you - see below for a more in-depth explanation of how this transit of Mercury retrograde in Aquarius will impact you on a personal level and what the stars have in store for you this week! 

Cancer -- Mercury retrograde impacts your 8th House of power, transformation and rebirth, Cancer. You might find yourself overly consumed with money and love. It's never a good idea to mix the two, especially when you feel like you are contributing more than your fair share. Try to find a balance where you feel someone is contributing less than you would ideally like them to, romantically or financially. Try and come up with workable, logical and simple solutions so you don't feel like you are making all the efforts. A Gemini, Capricorn and a Virgo will figure in these areas somehow. Venus and Mars are also touring Pisces, so expect to be the center of attention, for better or for worse, Cancer. Expect a few surprises and improvement in your love life, single or coupled.

Aries - Mercury Retrograde impacts your 11th House of hopes/wishes, ex-loves and friendships, Aries. You might find yourself concerned (more so than normal) about these areas and how you feel you're progressing or not progressing. It's time to revisit, review or rethink someone or something big. Stop dwelling on the past when it comes to friends and certain key relationships. Realize that you have nothing to be concerned about when it comes to love and a serious relationship. Love is solid for Aries but there could be some disagreements or delays. You're gaining a new perspective in love when it comes to the past, present and your friendships and relationships in general during this retrograde. Surround yourself with only the best company possible, Aries. A Gemini, Virgo and a Leo play top roles in your week.

Taurus - Mercury Retrograde occupies your 10th House of status and career, Taurus. You might be feeling like life is all work and zero play but with Mars and Venus in Pisces, love is consuming your time and attention although there could be some delays or misunderstandings. Obligations to family, work, love, friends and associates can seem overwhelming at times this week Try and find your center by whatever means necessary. It might be a good idea to get lost in a movie, revisit an issue at work or rethink an important contract, if you can find the time, do so. A sense of repetition could start to grate on your nerves at your place of employment. Avoid a tendency to exaggerate the facts. You will be able to decipher fact from fiction and intellect versus expertise but try not to say I told you so. An Aries and a Libra will help you look on the bright side. A Scorpio could play a mysterious role.

Gemini - Mercury (Your planetary ruler) retrograde is touring your 9th House of overseas travel, publishing, spirituality and people at a distance, Gemini. You might feel that time is passing you by as obligations continue to keep you occupied, focused and a bit stressed out, Gemini. Concentrate and you will see results. Since you're ruled by Mercury, it's phases will affect you in different but similar ways. Avoid a tendency to become forgetful as you could lose something of value if you are not paying close attention this week. Get your affairs in order, especially if you are traveling out of town, commuting or preparing for a trip. Expect some delays or misunderstandings to occur. A strong emphasis on your career will also be involved in the weeks events as Venus and Mars are touring your 10th House of prestige and superiors. You can take the next step in any ongoing business venture. Ask an Aries, Leo or a Pisces for expert advice, Gemini. 

Leo - Mercury retrograde impacts your 7th House of marriage, legal issues and contracts and true love, Leo. You could find yourself dealing with a few misunderstandings in these areas as you realize that you have done the best you could and feel proud about your recent accomplishments, personal and professional. You might not prefer to socialize this week but  you can expect the opposite/same sex to take a second look with Venus and Mars, both in Pisces, your 8th House of power, metaphysical pursuits/interests and intimate/committed relationships . You will be radiating charm, warmth and sex appeal, even if you don't feel like it. Show others your best side this week and watch how love and understanding grows by leaps and bounds. A Taurus, Virgo and a Capricorn are involved.

Virgo -- Mercury Retrograde impacts your 6th House of maintenance, repairs and your overall health and wellness, Virgo. You're ruled by Mercury, so you susceptible to this planets phases. The good news? Venus and Mars are both in Pisces, your 7th House of marriage and legally binding contracts. Change is in the air as you begin to deal with delays and misunderstandings but also gain from marriage, legal issues and anything relating to partnerships  personal and professional. Your primed for love and a serious commitment with the planet of love Venus in the ethereal sign of Pisces. You could be feeling sensitive to the moods of others and know something is going to happen before it actually occurs. Get ready for an exciting new chapter of your love life but make sure you're in the best shape possible, Virgo  A Gemini, an another Virgo and an Aquarius play inquisitive roles in your week, Virgo.

Libra -- Mercury Retrograde impacts your 5th House of children, passion and creativity, Libra. You could be scrutinizing your love life or rethinking an issue regarding a child. You could also be rethinking a creative project throughout Mercury retrograde in Aquarius. Venus and Mars are touring Pisces, your 6th House of health, wellness and your daily routines. These areas really stand out this week as you adjust to a major shift in one of these key areas. Look beyond the immediate and realize you have made the most of the circumstances you have been given. Expect a few delays and some misunderstandings where children, love and creative pursuits are involved but at the same time, you can make a serious impression on others when it comes to work, daily routines and you overall health and wellness, Libra.  

Scorpio -- Mercury Retrograde occurs in your 4th House of residence, motherhood, issues from the past and relatives,Scorpio. You could be frustrated by emotional experiences in these areas as they relate to your past, present and future. Have patience with an older relative or friend. You might think nothing will work as planned but also realize that things do and will have a way of working themselves out. If there is someone or something you don't like, take action, like this week, Scorpio! Mars and Venus are in Pisces which favors you immensely in love, creative pursuits and where a romance is involved. This is an excellent time/week for your appearance as others will notice something different about you and partners will comment on your style and taste. The signs of Cancer, another Scorpio and a Pisces are involved. It's time for a serious makeover in your love life, single and coupled. You might want to review, return or rebuild something important this week. 

Sagittarius -- Mercury Retrograde impacts your 3rd House of trips, communications, siblings and contracts, Sagittarius. You could find yourself coming up with innovative ideas about your future and desire to be closer to those family members you haven't seen much of lately. You could hear news this week that puts a smile on your face due to Mars and Venus traveling in Pisces,so work your communication skills and take some time off of a tough schedule, if possible. There is good luck waiting for you in the areas of love and relationships. If you are traveling, you may meet someone to whom you are instantly attracted and this could be the beginning of something serious. Your family life will begin to show signs of improvement as the week evolves. A Virgo and a Capricorn can make you sentimental and tug at your heartstrings this week, Sagittarius .

Capricorn - Mercury retrograde impacts your 2nd House of possessions, real estate and money, Capricorn. Your finances are due for a major change but expect a few obstacles along the way, Capricorn. You could get a raise, bonus or other source of unexpected income when and where you least expect it but there could be mistakes or errors galore. With Venus in your Pisces, you're looking exceptional, interacting with friends and enjoying the affection aimed your way. Mars and Venus are outdoing Mercury together, so get ready for more money in your bank account, Capricorn. Your future earnings are looking prosperous but could experience some misunderstandings or delays. Your hard work and enthusiasm will amaze others and ultimately result in more money in your hands but you might have to fight for it. A Gemini and a Virgo will help you reach your goals and find you fascinating. 

Aquarius - - Mercury retrograde occupies your 1st House of personality, image and appearance. You could find others have opinions about you and let you know all about it, for better and for worse. Realize that you will be considered intelligent, socially stimulating and express yourself well in all social settings. With Mercury in your 1st House, you can do no wrong. However, with Mercury retrograde in your 1st House, realize that any negative comments or ideas from others may be a sign of envy or jealousy. There can be misunderstandings and delays with Mercury retrograde in your sign, Aquarius. However, you can get what you want and have free time to spare. Spend some of your time with those friends who miss you and catch up with friends and a love that has always been there for you. An Aries and a Taurus will notice your charm and winning ways. Expect one, if not both of these individuals to find you ultra adorable this week, Aquarius.

Pisces -- Mercury retrograde impacts your 12th House of solitude, seclusion and things happening behind closed doors/secrets. You might feel like staying at home this week and just relaxing with your thoughts. It's a week of reflection as events occurring will make you rethink or revisit an issue from the deep past. The good news? Venus and Mars are touring your 1st House this week and when these planets travel together, their influence is powerful and can mitigate some of Mercury retrograde issues. Mercury in your 12th House is always a time to clarify your past actions, behaviors and wonder if you should have said or not said something or if you did or didn't do the right thing. You could also notice that what friends promise is not delivered on time.While you're busy worrying, great milestone events are occurring in your personal and professional life this week. The signs of Cancer and Virgo will find you fascinating.