Oh Mercury retrograde, you keep coming at me, screwing things up, making things more difficult, and generally being a pain in my astrological backside. Sure, I know you're coming. I know it's cyclical. But that doesn't make me any less irritated with your effects. I am already anxious enough without your interference, and I know I'm not alone. Many people dread Mercury's retrograde, not just me. So if you're as worried about it as I am, here's how Mercury retrograde will affect youaccording to your zodiac sign. Because it's coming for all of us.
OK, sure, the effects of planetary alignment on our lives are considered hogwash by some, but even if that were the case, it's harmless hogwash. It's fun when we can point to the disaster of the day and say "Mercury in retrograde, am I right?" It's all because when Mercury whizzes around the earth three or four times per year, the turbulence created by that motion has some cosmic effects on our planet and the people and items on it, according to Astrology Zone. Particularly vulnerable to this influence are modes and methods of communication, whether animal, electronic, or intuitive. Maybe you can't find the right words, or your phone can't find a signal. Perhaps you feel like your gut instinct is off-kilter. All of those can be chalked up to Mercury's speedy orbit.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed, however. So if you're going to survive this Mercury retrograde, which begins on November 17, it's best to know just what your sign can expect.