| |

Mercury Retrograde:

Three Things that Drive your Zodiac Sign Crazy

By now, everyone from the local grocer to your anti-millennial uncle knows what Mercury Retrograde is and sometimes the effect it has. If you have forgotten this hell retrograde period is a three-week annoyance when Mercury appears to move backwards in its orbit around the Sun from the Earth's viewpoint. This Mercury Retrograde cycle happens around three times a year, and here’s a reminder – a Mercury Retrograde period is a time in which everything goes wrong, from technology mishaps, to horrible communication, to travel plans going awry. This retrograde cycle is not a good time for anyone here on planet Earth. A typical dreamy Pisces, for example, probably doesn’t even know their stuff hasn’t been printing, let alone that the printer is broken, but a communication-driven Gemini will literally be pulling their hair out because nothing they say is being understood during the retrograde!

In Astrology, Mercury is the planet of phones, the internet, technology and talking – obvs – so anything this trickster planet Mercury rules is upset, especially communication and each zodiac sign will have a pet peeve, or three, that drive them to drink (figuratively – except for you, Sagittarius – that’s literal). Mercury is also the planet of confusion, gossip and not double-checking the details so when it's retrograde, you can multiple that by two, five or ten.

Here are three things that drive your zodiac sign mad when Mercury is Retrograde:

WHAT DRIVES AN ARIES CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Aries dates: March 20 - April 19)

1.    Nothing goes fast enough during this Mercury retrograde phase. This is enough to make you foam at the mouth, Aries – your zodiac sign cannot abide slowness. From cars, to emails, to decisions, it’s as if everything is moving through sludge.
2.    Your car stops working. A typical Aries worships their rides. And now it’s not only making funny noises, but it’s just not going fast enough. See point 1 above.
3.    The fights. You love a good brawl, Aries, but this is just too much, even for you. Sometimes, you just want to punch someone in the face. And you actually might.

WHAT DRIVES A TAURUS CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20)

1.    Mixed up food orders. You can’t understand why your local takeaway is not getting it right – after all, you order from them every Friday night. This is an outrage for your zodiac sign.
2.    Netflix stops working. Mercury in Retrograde messes up the internet, didn’t you know? With a mixed-up food order, plus no Netflix, you’re getting grumpier and grumpier. Cheer up, it's only for a few weeks.
3.    Bae is being weird. They’re just not making any sense, and even your famous patience is being tested. Why are they being so dramatic anyways? Darn retrograde. This astrology planet should totally be demoted.

WHAT DRIVES A GEMINI CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20)

1.    Everything. The struggle is real, Gemini. This is the worst time ever for you, because in astrology Mercury rules your zodiac sign. It’s as if the whole world has become stupid during this retrograde.
2.    Communication problems.  Those texts you normally send that bae loves, those memes mom loves? Suddenly they’re all offensive and you can’t understand why it's having this effect, you're an intellectual air-sign after all so it shouldn't be this hard.
3.    Your brain feels blocked when Mercury is in retrograde motion. Literally. It’s like writer’s block but way, way worse. All those witticisms have dried up and you feel as if your sparkly humor has become an irritating croak.

WHAT DRIVES A CANCER CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Cancer dates: June 21 - July 21)

1.    The arguments with your family. Suddenly, everyone seems to hate each other, and no one is understanding what the other is saying. This makes you feel really, really sad.
2.    Losing your precious photos during a retrograde. This is enough to drive your zodiac sign to the proverbial bottle. There’s nothing – nothing – worse than losing your treasured photos because your stupid hard drive crashed. Tip – use Dropbox or Google Drive.
3.    Arguing with bae. This is the worst. Everything they say hurts you, and all you want to do is crawl into your shell and hide until darn Mercury stops stomping in reverse.

WHAT DRIVES A LEO CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Leo dates: July 22 - August 22)

1.    Your credit card stops working. There’s nothing worse than living your best life and suddenly, the shop clerk is giving you suspicious eyes.
2.    The attention is not on you anymore. Everyone’s moaning about Mercury Retrograde, which is totally making you invisible right now. And there’s nothing your zodiac sign hates more than being ignored.
3.    The camera stops working on your phone. No selfies? No capturing special moments of your family and friends? This, sucks. Retrograde sucks. Mercury sucks.

WHAT DRIVES A VIRGO CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22)

1.    The stupidity of people not learning from the last Mercury Retrograde. Obviously, you’ve planned for this – your hard drive is backed up, your phone turned off and you’ve copied, pasted and printed all your emails into a handy word document. Why hasn’t anyone else done the same? Don't they know what happens during a retrograde?
2.    Nobody is taking your advice. The truth is, you know best, and the fact that no one seems to want your guidance is another reason why people are stupid (see above) and obviously know nothing about astrology.
3.    Your routine is suddenly all over the show. Because of the technology/car/phone issues, you’re finding yourself having to adjust and re-adjust your schedule, and this upsets you more than anything else. Remember, Mercury is your planet ruler after all so you're not off the hook when it starts moving backwards.

WHAT DRIVES A LIBRA CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Libra dates: September 23 - October 22)

1.    All the conflict during a retrograde. Everyone is arguing, and not in a fun, debating kinda way. It’s as if you’re all speaking a new language, and no one gets what the other is saying which is weird for your clever air-sign intellect.
2.    Bae and you are not getting along. For some of you, this even results in (temporary) breakups. The heartache over this astrological Mercury period is the worst for a relationship-lovin’ Libra. You're hoping it's all just an optical illusion.
3.    Social plans are cancelled. Suddenly, things are just not fun anymore, and all the special events you have in mind are gone, and everyone knows how much your zodiac sign hates introverting.

WHAT DRIVES A SCORPIO CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21)

1.    The drama. You’re still in denial that your life is fueled by drama, Scorpio, but nevertheless let’s play along and say you don’t like all the fuss around Mercury Retrograde (wink wink).
2.    Not being able to stalk your ex or newest crush. Social media is throwing up all these irritating glitches, or they’ve figured out how to make their profile private. Whatever. You don’t care anyway. Mercury is lame. The retrograde is even more lame.
3.    The feeling that you should spill your secrets. It feels almost…compulsive. Suddenly, you can’t control the words coming out of your mouth and now the lady at the hairdresser knows you still pine over your ex (see point 2 above), when you actually, really, don’t. Mercury can be annoying like that.

WHAT DRIVES A SAGITTARIUS CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 20)

1.    Cancelled flights. Here you are, with your bags all packed and ready to go, excited for the next adventure, and bam – flight canceled. Now you have to wait around, bored AF for the next one. This, for your zodiac sign, is like being in jail.
2.    Travel plans fall apart. This is kinda like point 1, but more. Not only are your flights canceled, the hotel has suddenly gone bankrupt, the tickets to the festival lost and your suitcase has been “misappropriated” during your last transit.
3.    No one is fun anymore. Everyone is arguing and seems uptight. Why can’t they all just relax and forget the petty details Mercury forces us to deal with?

WHAT DRIVES A CAPRICORN CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Capricorn dates: December 21 - January 19)

1.    The printer stops working. This is enough to drive a typical Capricorn insane. Doesn’t Mercury realize you have a looming deadline, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present to the board and now the freakin’ printer doesn’t work anymore? Here or at the dodgy internet store down the road? The struggle is so real right now and this is absolutely not a time to get a new job either.
2.    Your emails get lost. You spent 2 hours – 2 hours! – drafting that mail to the CEO. Now, the internet has swallowed it. Maybe it’s time to allow yourself to shed a tear, Capricorn.
3.    All structures collapse. It’s as if your co-workers have gone mad, and you are the only sane one. Your zodiac sign truly struggles when things go topsy turvy over this period, as if the rug has truly been pulled out from under you.

WHAT DRIVES AN AQUARIUS CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Aquarius dates: January 20 - February 17)

1.    The. Freaking. Internet. Why won’t it work??? Why, why, why!? Your dark side emerges during Mercury Retrograde, dear Aquarius, as the trusty interwebs fails you and you morph into a more twisted version of Darth Vader.
2.    Your phone breaks. How are you supposed to stay in contact with all your virtual friends? This is like being sent into exile. With all this new-found downtime, perhaps it's time to re-examine your self-care in the real world instead.
3.    Everyone is so emotional. You know it’s Mercury Retrograde, so in some way, you realize no one should take anything anyone says seriously. But here’s bae, crying again, over that “cold” text. Sigh.

WHAT DRIVES A PISCES CRAZY DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE (Pisces dates: February 18 - March 19)

1.    Losing your music. Every time, you forget to back it up. You can’t even remember where your hard drive is, let alone mark down that it’s Mercury Retrograde. Thank heavens for Spotify.
2.    There’s even more confusion than usual. Your zodiac sign is not exactly known for being organized, but now it’s as if the whole world has gone mad, and there’s no one to help you do the practical stuff. You’re all floating in a sea of Mercury planetary confusion.
3.    Everyone’s mad at each other. Why can’t people just hug it out? Forgive and forget? This is a spiritual lesson, after all, and you’re not entirely sure why people can’t see that.

Retrograde Planets

Mars Retrograde

Venus Retrograde

Jupiter Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

Neptune Retrograde

Uranus Goes Direct

Mercury Retrograde in Libra

Jupiter Turns Direct in Capricorn

Jupiter Retrograde in Pisces

Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces

Mars Turns Direct in Aries

Saturn Direct in Capricorn

Mercury Retrograde in Cancer

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius

Neptune Direct in Pisces

Saturn turns Direct in Capricorn

Mars Retrograde in Aries

Venus Retrograde in Gemini

Pluto Retrograde

Mercury Direct in Scorpio

Pluto Direct

Saturn in Capricorn

Mercury Turns Direct in Cancer

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Uranus Retrograde in Taurus

Saturn Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

Appreciations

  • ★★★★★
    Thank You Kelli. i've been following you and read everything you send . This is helping while i am trying to understand and learn to align and ascend.Cached
    Pete Hunt / Pierre Verrier
  • ★★★★★
    Loved all the educational information on astrology and astronomy.Cached
    Juliet
  • ★★★★★
    Encouraging and thought provoking readings.Cached
    Marcella
  • ★★★★★
    Very insightful!!!!Cached
    Ashley
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much.Cached
    Kiarash
  • ★★★★★
    Long ago I've been reading zodiac sun signs of many other Astrologers. But I find your insights to be closest of really what has, or is, or will happen. With much appreciation.Cached
    Ruby
  • ★★★★★
    Your readings and timings have given added insights and awareness to the key situational changes in my life which keeps me more grounded, calm and less reactive.Cached
    Daniel
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for this free reading, quite inspiring.Cached
    Celia
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your reading.Cached
    Hayat
  • ★★★★★
    Thanks much. Great input!Cached
    Dee
  • ★★★★★
    Brilliant 😊Cached
    Frederique
  • ★★★★★
    Love listening to this amazing lady. Thank you!Cached
    Lisa
  • ★★★★
    THANK YOUCached
    Stephanie League
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for this free service. When I read my horoscopes on your site, I feel word for word is really directed to myself. It really enlightens me and I feel some what confident, going through this very hard life change right now.Cached
    Lisa Schmidt
  • ★★★★
    Thank you for your time!Cached
    Robyn
  • ★★★★
    Precise details in the daily readings, just what I like to read.Cached
    Debra
  • ★★★★
    Dear Kelli Fox, thank you so much for your messages. I really appreciate it and I really enjoy reading your astrological forecasts.Cached
    Fazeena
  • ★★★★★
    Informative message worth reading. Great job! Thank you.Cached
    Hima
  • ★★★★★
    I can't thank you enough for the wealth of information you have provided for me, and written so I can understand it! Thank you so much!Cached
    Holly B
  • ★★★★★
    No words of the 26 alphabet can explain my gratitude. What a living evidence to prove everything is possible. I love you!Cached
    Onwusi chukwuebuka
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you! xCached
    Emma
  • ★★★★★
    Very professional content, very satisfied.Cached
    Andre
  • ★★★★★
    Hi, u are amazing it's lovely what u have to say each day!Cached
    Maggie
  • ★★★★★
    Excellent :)Cached
    Helena
  • ★★★★★
    All the things mentioned earlier in this year are true 😊 looking forward to a better year ahead.Cached
    Antoniette Fernandes
  • ★★★★★
    Great work!Cached
    Rebecca Suzanne Campbell
  • ★★★★★
    🌠🎆 ☔ 🎩 😎👍Cached
    GarY Malcomb
  • ★★★★★
    Fully satisfying!Cached
    Sarika
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing. And on point. Thank you.Cached
    Thora Fawcitt
  • ★★★★
    I appreciate the guidance I receive and ask for. Mostly it helps me be mindful and attire with my intuition.Cached
    Casey
  • ★★★★★
    Excellent!Cached
    Jagdish
  • ★★★★★
    Wooow MERCI 1000XCached
    Pierre-Alexandre Gendron
  • ★★★★★
    Yes I'm successful in my life and I make money and to get ready to go anywhere in the world and help other people and live my real life. Thank you.Cached
    Sheik Chowdhury
  • ★★★★★
    On point and very interesting!Cached
    Terry
  • ★★★★★
    5 stars is not sufficient for an earth angel. I commend you for your passion, for your calling. Eternal soul, you are a star. We are one! Love and light, a star to the lost. Thank you.Cached
    Preggie
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for sharing important information and giving me a view into my potential future.Cached
    Anthony C
  • ★★★★★
    Your predictions are amazing!Cached
    Bernadette Myler
  • ★★★★★
    I like u mam and the way u help really Im impressed.....Cached
    Samiksha
  • ★★★★★
    I love her style and energy she puts into her area of expertise astrology and more I feel sure. She makes me wish I hadn't stopped being so interested in astrology when I was young and wondering if I could have made sense of it all like her. Lol she's a great teacher for learning how to understand astrology better too. You are definitely living your purpose. And you found your success.Cached
    Cathy
  • ★★★★★
    I like your readings because you are sincere.Cached
    Marianne
  • ★★★★★
    Muchas gracias por ayudarme con todo su sabiduría un abrazo grandeCached
    Hugo
  • ★★★★★
    Thank u!Cached
    Dana
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you! You are my go to for decisions always. You put into words what I feel but cannot express. Incredible.Cached
    Tricia
  • ★★★★★
    Love it thank you so much!Cached
    Debbie
  • ★★★★
    Love your site, very informative and pleasant!Cached
    Joyce Meier
  • ★★★★★
    You guys always seem to keep me in line thank you so very much…Cached
    Cynthia
  • ★★★★★
    I loved it so accurate!Cached
    Fredrick
  • ★★★★★
    Youre the best!! I love the depth of everything you do. Your personality is sweet, your work is informative!! Thanks love! Youre the best - 5 stars!!Cached
    Janice
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your insight,that is the story of me! I look forward to seeing much more of your gift.Cached
    Carol Kammerer
  • ★★★★★
    I'm struck by Kelli's uncanny way of giving a clear picture through words. Call it command of the English language, word-smithing genius, a way with words, but the way she brings the astrological influences to us is nothing short of divine skill, in my view.Cached
    Beth
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing lady gives u hopeCached
    Sherie
  • ★★★★
    Kelli has such an amazing gift of communication and knowledge and really makes her astrology sessions meaningful but most of all, fun!Cached
    Lindsey Wilson
  • ★★★★★
    I enjoy attending Zoom events on Thursday, especially when you choose and analyze charts for those who are present at the time. I can imagine their faces and I already know their names, and I feel like I know you all :-) And I'm always thrilled the way you react (like a child) when you open any chart, because you always see good things first, but also give useful advice when needed. That says a lot about you Kelli and I just love it. Thank you for that! :-) P.S. I can't mark the stars (I don't know why) but they're all on!Cached
    Silvija
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli, thank you for all your insights regarding our Astrological charts. Your swift insightful comments on our weekly Zoom meeting regarding our personal charts, and what we add in the chat as comments, are especially helpful. It’s like learning another language, after a while it all seems to gel and make sense.Cached
    Valerie-Anne Kimpton
  • ★★★★★
    Thank. You that was awesome keep up the great work.Cached
    Dawn
  • ★★★★★
    THANKS SO VERY MUCH for your shared knowledge youre the best you'll save the rest of Humanity.Cached
    Leo Walker Phillips
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is smart, affirmative, artful as she provides the best to do or know. Astrology is a science and she is using it for good.Thanks for being here for us!Cached
    Michele D'Ambrosio
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you kelli foxCached
    Saleem sohani
  • ★★★★★
    Hello, Ms Kelli Fox...good day to you 😊🌹 Thank you for the free astrology reading of my sign Cancer. Its fun reading it and very grateful of your kind heart sharing it for free. All the best to you and family. May you enjoy the gift of life and the gift bestowed on you by serving and sharing it to others. Best regards and continue serving with a smile in your heart.Cached
    Maribel
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much Kelli Fox. Most appreciate what you do. Youre amazing and most accurate. I recommend everyone to use this.Cached
    Dolores
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much Kelli Fox. Most appreciate what you do. Youre amazing and most accurate. I recommend everyone to use this.Cached
    Dolores
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much Kelli Fox. Most appreciate what you do. Youre amazing and most accurate. I recommend everyone to use this.Cached
    Dolores
  • ★★★★★
    Life is a blessing together with this powerful knowledge. I am getting closer to there everyday and I trust with all my heart. Loving how it's unfolding my life and to evolve. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Cached
    Aminath Masha
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is amazing however i miss the daily aspects.Cached
    Lorraine
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli always finds the balance between shadow and light to guide us in the best direction. She can see clearly through the maze of mathematics of Astrology, hold it all in her head and clearly describe what’s on the Astrological agenda for the following day, week, month and year.Cached
    Valerie-Anne
Share Your appreciation