How The December 2017 Mercury In Retrograde Affects Each Zodiac Sign

*Hides under the covers for the next two weeks*

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There are times in our lives where everything is just the worst. Whether or not you read your horoscope on the daily or even believe in astrology when you're feeling crazy and chaotic, you start to wonder: Is Mercury in Retrograde?

Welp, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but retrograde is back and it's as feistier as ever. 

Thankfully Mercury is going into retrograde for the final time in 2017. Which, as unwilling, but active participants of this year, we can all agree is a very good thing. 


Starting on December 3, all of the truths and feelings you've kept buried inside will come to the surface, causing uneasy feelings, miscommunications and just absolute chaos. 

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This final retrograde will last until December 22, 2017, so at least things will calm down right before the holidays. But since this astrological phenomenon can cause issues with technology and travel, you might want to have a pack up plan for your online Christmas shopping and tickets to go back home. 

Though this time can make you just want to hide out in your room, it's important to pay attention to what comes up for us during this time. 


Because when Mercury, who according to astrologers is the messenger of the Gods, goes backwards, things we've buried, deep, deep inside are bound to come up. 

Rather than hide from your own internal truths, you need to face them. 

What's even morning interesting about this retrograde, is that it starts the same day as the Gemini Full Moon and ends right around the time of the Solstice. If you're not into astrology and this all just sounds like a bunch of mumbo jumbo, what it means is that any loose ends that have been untouched this year will be wrapped up by the end of 2017. 


Closure is the name of the game folks, and we're going to get a lot of it. 

So while we'll all be experiencing some form of dealing with our past, this is how this specific Mercury in Retrograde will affect you, based on your zodiac sign:

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

With communication out of all sorts of whack, people are going to have a hard time understanding you. Since your sign is naturally keen on being direct with people, this is going to make you feel very insane. 

Take a deep breath (or twenty) and remember that it's not you. Rather than blow a casket trying to get your point across, be empathetic and ask the other person how they would like to resolve the issue.


Making a real effort to understand people's feelings will go a long way. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Your vulnerability will shine brightly over these next few weeks, so there's a good chance you'll use more caution when talking to people. 

Pair that with the vibe of the holiday season, and you'll find yourself wanting to have more intimate nights in with the ones you love instead of going out and meeting new people. Let yourself indulge in that and this retrograde will be a lot smoother. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

While multitasking is a natural skill of yours, Gemini, it can really bring you some chaos this holiday if you're not careful. 

Focus on the most important things you need to do and don't let yourself get buried by too many thoughts and ideas. As Santa would say: make a list and check it twice. 


CANCER (June 21-July 22)

This retrograde is going to bring you all the feels, which may make you want to indulge in your inner recluse and hide under the covers for next 19 days. 

While you should make time for some privacy and allow yourself to process all your thoughts and emotions, don't do it all alone. Make time for close friends and people you care about. 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Prepare to want to distract yourself with everything the internet has to offer over the next few weeks. While it's easy to get caught up in all the fun social media has to offer, make sure you're not ignoring something important. 

As much as you may want to keep those difficult feelings inside, releasing them will give you a nice, clean slate for the new year. 


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VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

There's a good chance your insecurities are in full swing right now because of a recent rejection you've experienced. Whether it was personal or professional, you're holding onto those feelings and taking them to heart a lot more than you should. 

Be vocal about your feelings — either just to yourself in a safe space or with someone you trust — and you'll realize that you're taking this way too hard. Letting go of the past will only bring more opportunities for success in the future. 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Prepare yourself, because everyone wants a piece of Libra. As a natural communicator and advice-giver, there will be multiple people in your life who will look to you to help solve their problems. 


Though you have the urge to be everyone's shoulder to cry on, don't overextend yourself. Be realistic with your time and make sure that people are there for you too. 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

You'll be feeling a little feisty this retrograde, Scorpio. Any old confrontations that you left unresolved, you'll feel the need to revive again and set the record straight. 

Though some of this could resolve in some much-needed closure, make sure you're not just picking fights to pick fights. If a resolution is really possible, go for it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Though you may have been so sure about some decisions you made in the past, this retrograde will have you second guessing everything. 


While realizing you were wrong or being overdramatic about some things might actually help you resolve a few unsettled situations, make sure you keep yourself in check. There's good and bad in every decision we make. Remember that. 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

There's a good chance you're going to feel very unmotivated this month. Goals that were once mega-inspiring to you, now seem unimportant and even trivial. 

Now, this doesn't mean you give it all up. A refreshing perspective can bring new life to the same goals just in time for the new year. 


AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Sorry Aquarius, this retrograde is gonna be a doozy.

It seems like no matter what you turn, something new keeps coming up. Good or bad, information, opportunities, and decisions are being thrown your way left and right. While you might have moments where it all feels like just too much, don't give up. 

If anyone can handle this, it's you.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

As an already emotional sign, you're going to feel the vulnerability this retrograde, Pisces. Try to remember that you're in a very sensitive state right now and it's important to take the things people say at face value. 

Though you'll like be around a lot of people this season, make sure you're giving yourself enough time to regroup and process. 


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