When Mercury is close to the Sun, it may appear that it moves in the opposite direction of how it usually moves, this is what is know as retrograde.
Since the tiny planet governs over effective communications, travelling, negotiations and the normal and easy course of life, when it is retrograde, all of these are affected.
Misunderstandings, difficulties in achieving goals and expressing feelings will start occurring.
When Mercury is retrograde, the life of all signs changes, especially when it comes to relationships.
Mercury retrograde forces you to reconsider certain choices made in your love life. You may need to wait longer before you commit, marriages are especially not recommended during Mercury’s retrograde phases.
It is a potentially tumultuous period, with conflicts between you and partners based on the way you handle the relationship.
Mercury retrograde will make you hesitate and delay when it comes to your romantic relationship.
Thus, it is possible that during the months of Mercury retrograde you will moss your opportunity to find your other half, even if there are people interested in you.
It is a dark time for you, since the planet that governs over you is retrograde in a water sign.
The misunderstandings between you and your significant other will deepen more and more, and the chances of saving your relationship are slimmer.
Water signs will be affected by Mercury’s retrograde movement. You feel disillusioned about a person you hoped would be your soulmate, but will potentially disappoint you.
You will choose to be alone for a time to sort out your thoughts and heal your wounded heart.
It will be a good period for you because Mercury retrograde will not affect you in any way.
The chances of finding your soulmate are at an all-time high and you have to take advantage of it. Pay close attention, especially when you go out with your colleagues or on a trip because you will find your other half.
Your sign is also influenced by Mercury, that is why its retrograde movement can cause problems in your relationship.
Older resentments will come alive again and communicating with your partner will be tenser by the minute.
Mercury retrograde’s effects on you will be fairly weak. If you are in a relationship, it’s possible you might move forward with your partner and strengthen your bond.
If you are single, keep your eyes peeled, even on the street or when walking through the park, because your chosen one is just around the corner.
No major changes will take place for you, but boredom and routine will take their toll.
You will feel a need to escape from their clutches and you will do it even without your partner because otherwise, you will fall victim to depression.
Fire signs are not very affected by Mercury retrograde. You may have a surprise in store for you and somebody might confess their love for you, which will make the following month bring you an important change of plans. You will no longer focus so much on work, but on your relationships instead.
When Mercury is retrograde, you will meet all sorts of people with the same interests as you that you will feel are very compatible with you.
Even if you aren’t searching for love, destiny might take you by surprise. You will ample time for your professional and romantic goals, with a high chance of finding your soulmate.
You will feel quite introverted and reserved in the face of new relationships, and you will not give love too many chances either.
If you are already in a relationship, no major changes will happen in during Mercury Retrograde, and if you are single, you will have to wait a while longer until you will have the right state of mind and are more receptive to others’ emotions.
When Mercury is retrograde, you might find yourself in a whirlwind of emotions, and not without disappointment and resentments for your significant other.
Some Pisces will end relationships that are no longer satisfying, choosing to be single so they can heal their emotional scars.
10 ways in which Mercury retrograde affects your relationships and romantic life
You won’t think straight
Your thoughts will be clouded. You won’t think straight enough to make rational decisions and, possibly, will misunderstand everything.
Be careful when going out with someone because it’s possible you might do something while thinking there might be more between you than just a simple meeting. Dates can be just simple meetings.
It’s possible you may have a date that has a chance to happen again, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it can turn into a true relationship.
Even if it looks like it’s going in the right direction, you have to remember that Mercury retrograde brings about short term relationships and that you shouldn’t get very attached with whomever you date.
Everything is inexplicably strange
The vibe between you and your partner is very strange, and your interactions with them can be very uncomfortable.
It’s also possible to be locked in a certain state of mind, overthinking everything you did at some point.
All of your relationships may be rocky
Mercury retrograde doesn’t just affect your relationship with the person you are meeting at the time.
It’s possible it might affect your former partner who will show up in your life with a lot of things to say. No relationship is safe from this madness.
You might become very withdrawn
Everything is moving in slow-motion, because of this you won’t engage in many social events and you won’t react when it comes to romantic dates.
If you force yourself to do something you don’t want to, you will feel very uncomfortable.
Everything will have delays
Mercury retrograde will make you and everyone else more prone to delaying.
This can mean being late to a date, making them lose their mind while waiting for you.
You shouldn’t make any important decisions
Seeing all the uncertainty and inefficient communication that happens during this period, you shouldn’t make any important decisions.
Even if you do, it’s possible that your decisions might change once Mercury retrograde passes.
Try to avoid closing an important deal, since they might see you as being dishonest or unstable when you inevitably change your mind.
It’s not that you are being sly, rather the circumstances can change.
Your messages may be misunderstood
Communication is chaotic during Mercury retrograde. People are prone to drawing quick conclusions and making assumptions.
You can do the same thing, misunderstand the words that are actually friendly and full of love. It is a confusing period.
Buying gifts is a bad idea
Absolutely do not buy something expensive, not even buying symbolic gifts is a good idea.
You’ll find this out when you go out to buy them, only to see that they are no longer in stock.
Alternatively, you will buy them and then regret your decision. At the same time, your partner might find out what surprise you have for him.
You might be forgetful
It’s very likely that you’ll forget your phone and will have to go back home to get it and run late for your meeting.
It’s inevitable that you’ll forget something during this period, which you’ll make you quite erratic.
Also, it’s possible you might forget about gifts, so if you have a gift for somebody, be extra careful with it.
You could be undecided
Breakups happen very often during Mercury retrograde because the whole world is awry.
After the breakup, you’ll feel terrible and will change your mind. This is very likely to happen if you are in a relationship and it can happen from both sides in equal measure.