When Mercury goes retrograde, life can feel totally insane — like it’s speeding up and slowing down at the same time. This sometimes-annoying astrological phase happens three times a year, and guess what? It’s that time again. From July 14th to August 7th 2012, the planet ruling travel, communication, and technology appears to travel backward in the sky from our perspective on Earth. If your iPhone breaks down, your wifi connection drops, or your friends suddenly start acting like freaks during conversations for the next three weeks, there’s a perfectly good reason.
Although Mercury Retrograde has a super awful reputation and people who know about it say “UGH! Again???!!” when they hear it’s coming, it’s really not such a bad thing at all. The truth is that Mercury Retro phrases are awesome for looking back at your past and figuring out how to fix old problems. This time it’s happening in the sign of Leo, so it’s all about healing any dramas you’ve had around old crushes — and it’s one of the best times of the year to focus on self-love (the most important kind.) If you’re a Gemini or Virgo you’re ruled by Mercury, so this phase hits you even harder. Give yourself extra time to get wherever you’re going and try to have important convos in person — not over text. Note: Mercury retro phases are AWESOME times to do a closet purge, no matter what sign you are. Donate your old stuff to make room for the fall clothes that you’ll be shopping for in a hot minute.
Yours in the stars,
The Saturn Sisters