Mercury has gone back into retrograde for the third and final time this year and experts say the reverse motion could spell disaster for people’s relationships and bank balances if not treated with caution.
The planet will be retrograde from September 27 to October 18 – its backward movement is expected to cause misunderstandings at work, problems with technology and transport delays, according to psychic astrologer Nicolas Aujula.
Pisceans and Virgoans should be extra careful where money is involved, he claimed, as both could be hit with unexpected financial stress.
Meanwhile Arians, Cancerians and Sagittarians are being urged to look at their close personal and business relationships carefully.
‘Expect to pay attention to close partnerships looking at issues that have previously been brushed under the carpet, you’ll rekindle with old friends or flames, heal old wounds and be asked to create greater balance in life,’ he said.
The astrologer also said: ‘Mercury retrograde is the ideal time for channelling mental energy inward, reflecting, revising, and rethinking over ideas and
What does Mercury in retrograde have in stall for my star sign?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Close relationships are brought under the microscope, you are being asked to address niggling issues you have been avoiding. Be clear and open in your communication so you can renew the mutual respect you have for each other. You can find yourself reflecting over a past love or an ex can crop up but it won’t last. This will be a fleeting encounter because you will realise how much you have changed. It’s time to reassess your one to one relationships.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You may be forced to suffer through delays and detours with your daily routines. Don’t be too self critical if you aren’t able to stick to the usual schedules. Learn to relax and allow extra time in all that you do. Health niggles can make you reassess lifestyle choices and what you need to do in order to create improved well being. Exploring new wellness and alternative treatments can be very beneficial.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
There may be delays and confusion when it comes to your date plans, nights out and social gatherings. Make sure you double check details and watch out for unexpected or last-minute changes. Don’t be disheartened, rather learn to be spontaneous and jump into new experiences and places. Go with the flow as random encounters and experiences come your way. Have fun, flirt and play.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The focus is home and family. You can find yourself wanting to redesign your abode or return to where you grew up. You may want to reconnect with distant family members. Dealing with sensitive issues with loved ones will bring about uncomfortable conversations. This is an opportunity to heal old wounds and draw a line under the past. It is important to reassess what makes you feel secure, reflect and pay attention to every detail. It is time to release what no longer serves you.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Back up your phones, laptops and apps as Mercury retrograde is in your communication house will bring errors and problems your way. When relaying any kind of information to others you will have to repeat yourself or show paperwork to get your work done. Be patient. Reassessing ideas and plans can help you achieve your goals in the long term.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
It is time to focus on money, which means you should reassess and analyse your finances. Ask for that pay rise or spruce up your CV to get a better paid job. A new business opportunity, real estate and investments ideas can also spark ideas for long term growth. Look into any debt consolidation plans to limit outgoings. The partnership energy of Mercury in Libra can indicate that working with a friends or coach can help you find lasting solutions.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
As Mercury retrogrades in your own sign, it encourages you to reassess your persona, the face you show the world. Your strengths and weaknesses will seem more apparent now, focus on improving how you present yourself and deal with others. Working through and overcoming fears can provide tremendous growth. You can even make changes to your self image through hair, beauty and fashion.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It is time to go within to rest, recharge and reflect on the deeper elements of life. Outer progress will be very limited now so don’t expect any big results. This is a slower phase where you really gain much insight by focusing on the meaning of your life. Spirituality, self-improvement and healing old wounds can bring about great personal transformation. You’ll emerge wiser and enriched.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Past social and business connections can resurface now with opportunities to share ideas, collaborate or work as a group. This may help all those involved achieve their long term wishes and dreams. Just be mindful that the intentions of all those involved are right otherwise confusion will loom ahead. You can also be drawn to old dreams that you had maybe given up – a new path ahead now seems possible. Don’t give up, push forward.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
A career review is required. It’s time to reflect over your long term aspirations on where you wish to be in five to ten years time – especially on what is required to take the next step up the professional ladder. Going back to tie up loose ends on previous project can mean you get a better result. Watch out for mis-communications with bosses and co-workers that can create confusion, be clear and double check details.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You may daydream of bold adventures and travel, but rather than take a leap into the unknown its best to plan and organise for the future. Any travel plans now will be delayed or postponed. Reassessing your knowledge can be an important process now as you can spot areas where improvement is needed. Looking into extra training or short courses can give a real boost in what directions you can take.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Hidden expenses and outgoings can come out of the blue, so be prepared to fork out for extra expenses. It can highlight the need to save and balance your finances. On an emotional level Mercury can bring stagnated situations to an end that no longer serve you any purpose, just realise as we let go off the old it paves the way for something new and better. Intimate relations can be confusing and require attention.
But people should avoid making big decisions until after October 18 if possible and instead use the time to properly think through their circumstances.
Mr Aujula said there will be detours and missed connections over the next month and says it is best to ‘go with the flow’ instead of overthinking things when plans change.
He also warns people to double-check every message they send or risk having it taken the wrong way.
But it isn’t all bad news, Mercury retrograde is about reassessing things and a great opportunity to rekindle friendships, he explained.
It also provides an opportunity to clean up loose ends and finish old projects.
Mr Aujula, is a ‘Hollywood’ hypnotist and psychic astrologer he is said to have predicted COVID-19, Trump losing the recent election, the 2020-2021 global protests, Harry and Meghan’s tell all interview with Oprah and the birth of baby Lilibet, Kim Kardashian’s divorce and that the Queen would deal with emotional loss in 2021.
What are Mr Aujula’s tips for dealing with Mercury in retrograde?
Go with the flow Things slow down during this phase where delays and detours are common so try not to feel agitated. Practice gratitude for the good things in your life and learn to go with flow, realise things will work out in their own time.
Double check your typos We live in a world of emails, SMS and digital messaging, so it is best to double check your message for typos before hitting send. Focus on what your trying to say otherwise expect it to be misconstrued.
Reach out We often hear from people that we haven’t seen for a while during a Mercury retrograde. If someone is on your mind then reach out and make the effort. We are provided with a great opportunity to rekindle relationships.
Unfinished business Mercury retrograde is about completing old projects rather than starting new ones. Go back and get things finished and tie up any loose ends.
Avoid signing contracts It’s not a good time to sign contracts as you are likely to feel mislead by the finer details and change your mind at a later stage. It’s also best to delay buying electronics as they are more likely to break.
Reorganise your space From paperwork and pending bills to your wardrobe and home. De-clutter and reorganise your space so that you can move forward in the next phase.