Mercury Retrograde in Aries: Fighting Words?
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde (moving backward) from March 12 through April 4, a time that can foil even the best-laid plans. Expect weird setbacks with travel, technology and just getting your point across. And remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: The more precautions you take, the better. Back up your computers, leave early for appointments, and bite your tongue before you snap.
Mercury is retrograde in Aries until the 23rd, then it backs into Pisces. For the next week or so, watch your temper. Aries is the sign of passion, drive and also anger. With Mercury retrograde here, it could be tricky to keep your emotions in check. We may all be blurting out prickly and even offensive remarks. Retrogrades bring back the past, so if you've repressed any rage or frustration, it could all erupt. Yikes! Did you really mean to say it like THAT? On the flip side, try extra hard to give others the benefit of the doubt. That road-raging driver who cuts you off, the short-fused barista who practically hurls your latte at you … just deflect. Pull a Doreen Virtue angel card for yourself every morning, read a little inspiration passage or daily mantra, wear something that gives you a sense of spiritual protection. Remember, hard is it may be, you've gotta be "teflon" and let things bounce off of you.
Should you have a meltdown or out-and-out brawl, the compassionate and healing vibe of Pisces can help cool everyone down later in the month. Until then, make sure you get plenty of exercise. Aries is a physical sign that also rules the head, and the tendency to repress stress is strong. Rather than end up with a migraine, hit the treadmill, hop on a bike or beat the daylights out of a bag in kickboxing class!
To read The AstroTwins' complete Mercury retrograde survival guide, click here!