Mercury retrograde in Libra: This is how it will affect the 12 signs

Mercury is going into retrograde on 27 September, and this is how each of the signs may be affected.

Help, Mercury retrograde is coming! This phenomenon always manages to create a stir on the internet, even though it’s not really unusual per se. It happens three times a year, every 88 days and this month, mercury will be going into retrograde from 27 September to 17 October.

No one is a fan of mercury retrograde as it can be quite a tumultuous period, but it also offers an opportunity to refocus and understand the future better. So, if you want to know how your zodiac sign will be affected by this retrograde, keep reading!

What is Mercury retrograde?

Before we start, let’s go back to the basics and better understand this phenomenon.

Mercury is the planet of communication, and represents how we interact with each other, and our way of thinking. In a birth chart, it's a planet that indicates how a person functions on an intellectual level and how they communicate. Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system, and it is also the ruler of Gemini.

Every time the planet goes into retrograde, it changes its rhythm and course. In reality, it doesn’t change direction, but it does give an impression of going backwards. As a result, the retrograde marks a pause or stop.

Mercury takes about two weeks to go into retrograde, and the same amount of time to return to its original. All in all, the effects of Mercury retrograde are felt during four weeks. What sort of effects can you expect to feel?

Retrograde is different for everyone, but normally you may experience some difficulties in your life—it could be personal or professional, or could be issues with material possessions. For example, your car could break down, or you could lose your phone. Other challenges you may face include inability to communicate efficiently with colleagues, friends, family, or partners.

As a rule of thumb, people are advised against taking on any new projects, signing contracts, and buying or renting houses during this time.

Mercury retrograde in Libra

Mercury retrograde is all about having the unexpected thrown at you and overcoming them. But nevertheless, you’ll be glad to know that the one coming at the end of the month is the last of the year.

And now, without further ado, let’s find out what’s in store for each zodiac sign this Mercury retrograde in Libra:

  • Aries: Mercury Retrograde often implies immobility, and things happen really, really slowly during this time. Consequently, Aries are more likely to get nervous and impatient. It’s not going to be surprising if they lose their cool often.
  • Taurus: Unlike Aries, Taurus will benefit greatly from this period of slowness. Since they love to take their time with everything, this Mercury retrograde will definitely serve them positively.
  • Gemini: Of all the zodiac signs, Geminis cope the least well with this phenomenon since they’re impatient by nature.
  • Cancer: Mercury retrograde is associated with many negative emotions, and Cancers quickly succumb to them, especially when faced with any kind of problem or delay. However, they also use this moment as a learning experience and become all the wiser.
  • Leo: People with this sign often feel a sense of helplessness during this trying period, but Leos are fighters, and they will face any challenge in their way without moping.
  • Virgo: This can be a rather tense time for Virgos, but they’ll be fine as long as the biggest problem they have is some sort of delay.
  • Libra: This sign has all the luck in the world and Mercury retrogrades will not disturb them. The chances of them acting out are relatively low, as long as the retrograde does not affect their social or romantic relationships.
  • Scorpio: This sign hates it when things don’t go their way, and they’ll find it hard to deal with the daily challenges that come with Mercury Retrograde.
  • Sagittarius: As a general rule, Sagittarius is always in a hurry and don’t handle this period very well. On the flip side, they can use this Mercury Retrograde to get extra time for the things they would like to do.
  • Capricorn: Capricorns love being organised and having control, so naturally they hate anything unexpected—but that’s exactly what Mercury retrograde brings. This period may leave them feeling more insecure than usual.
  • Aquarius: Aquarius is a sign that is resistant to Mercury retrograde, and any delays or breakdowns they may have could be taken personally.
  • Pisces: Pisces are deeply affected by their surrounding atmosphere, so they could have troubling dealing with the stress that comes with Mercury retrograde.
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