How Mercury In Retrograde Will Affect You At Work This Month, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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How Mercury In Retrograde Affects Each Zodiac Sign At Work In December 2017

Brace yourself!

Yesterday, that brand new pair of killer heels you just broke in gave out on you. The heel snapped right off just as you were turning the corner half a block from your office where you needed to be NOW so you could prep for a major meeting with your boss. As if that weren't bad enough, right as your ankle turned, the report you stayed up all night working on in order to meet your deadline went flying smack into a puddle of dog pee on the street! And that's only a sample of the bad stuff that happened within the first hour of your day!

The whole combo was enough to make you ask yourself out loud, "Is Mercury in retrograde or something?!"

I'm sorry to report that yes, it very much is. That crafty planet has swung back to mess with all of our lives, regardless of our zodiac signs, and the most any of us can do is hold on tight and try not to let the ride take us too far off course. 

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I do have a tiny bit of good news for you. This is the last time Mercury goes retrograde in 2017, so raise a glass and embrace the chaos, because from December 3 - 22, you can expect it to reign in full force! I'm talking miscommunications. I'm talking saying the wrong things at the wrong time to the wrong people. I'm talking one. hot. mess. 

During times like this, it's easy to want to stay at home, bolt your doors and focus only on Netflix until that wonky planet gets back on its proper way once more. Unfortunately, that's just not how these things work. 

Even if the stars seem to be doing their very best to totally wreck your life, you've simply got to go out there and live it, chaos be damned! 

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Yes, this planetary event may wreak havoc on your personal and romantic life, and it may even impact your professional life as well. Don't panic, though! You can make it through this cycle of madness without losing your job or your mind. We've got the dirt on how it's going to effect you and what you can do to hold out until the storm passes.

Take a look at what each of the zodiac signs can expect from this Mercury retrograde in the planet of Virgo and how to survive without completely messing up your work life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The biggest, baddest, suckiest part of Mercury retrograde for Aries is that no one seems to understand a word you're saying. Communication is critical to you, and when people don't seem to understand the words coming out of your mouth, it feels like you're taking crazy pills while having your whole body set on fire. 

Does that sound a tad dramatic? Well, it's a dramatic time. You're going to feel like you aren't being heard at work right now, and that's because you aren't. That big idea you had, the killer bid for a promotion you were going to make to your boss? Hold off on those. Wait until this spell of chaos is over and take it from the top. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

If you're looking for a chance to get back on top in your career, Taurus darling, as strange as it may seem, now is the hour. Usually the only thing holding you back from professional success is yourself. You can't help it. You see a fun and shiny thing and off you go, distracted as can be.

Right now Mercury in retrograde is going to make you feel like being insular, seeking out no other company but your own. Use this rare urge for solitude to meditate on your next major steps in your professional arena. It's your time, Taurus, if you use it well. 

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GEMINI(May 21 - June 20)

Hi, it's me, your astrologer. Don't be mad at me for saying this, but you've taken on way, way, way too much right now. I know, you're a Gemini and there isn't anything that you can't juggle. While that's usually 100% true, this time I'm going to have to ask you to please stop throwing all that expensive china in the air. 

You need to cut back on the assignments you are taking on at work. If you continue to say yes to things it means nothing will get done the way it is meant to be done. You want to do your best work, not the most work. Don't get twisted. Take a breath, take a step back, and just say no. 

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, I love you, but you have to get out of bed, put on your pants, and go to work. Hell, I'll even let you skip washing your hair if you promise to get to work promptly at 9:00 am instead of somewhere around, say 9:30... ish. I get it, this is a time when a crab like you wants to burrow down under the covers, but if you keep doing that, you're going to lose your job. 

You love your gig. You're settled there. It's a nice home for you. Don't let your tendencies to hide away and forget the world undermine all the hard work and emotional energy you have put into this job. 

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

May I please suggest a social media blocking app for you? Look 'em up, they exist. I get it. Facebook is fun. Instagram is addictive. Twitter is reliving your favorite high school gossip with the whole world. But you know who isn't going to be as sympathetic as I am about that? Your task-master of a boss.

It's time to put away childish things and do everything in your power to focus the energy Mercury retrograde is trying to take away from you. I know it's hard, but you need to be more mindful of distractions right now so you can handle the work at hand. 

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Mercury in retrograde could mean that you've just lost a job you loved or an opportunity to get the job of a lifetime. You feel deeply insecure as a result, and frankly, who can blame you for feeling that way? Rejection hurts, no matter what arena of our life it's coming from.

During this season of chaos, you've got to fake it until you make it, Virgo babe. Do whatever you need to do to remind yourself of your power. Feign confidence and ease even if you don't feel it, and once the planets and stars are back in the correct alignment you'll see that you're amazing journey has only just begun. 

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Everybody is coming for you, Libra. Everybody wants a bit of that sage advice. Give it, and give it as gladly as you always do, just be mindful to take as good care of yourself as you are taking care of other people. Sure, you love being considered invaluable at work, but you want it to stay that way, right?

Mercury in retrograde wants to exhaust you, wants you to come home and flop on the couch and cry. Don't let it: take a bubble bath with a glass of champagne and shrug off the day. Never forget that while you're good at what you do and good at helping other people, you've got to remember to be your own best advocate at work and in life. 

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Chances are you're going to get into a dispute at work during Mercury in retrograde. There's nothing we can do to stop this from happening, but we can do something about how you respond when you reach these troubled waters. 

Take a deep breath, tell the truth, and resist the urge to fight back. Doing that right now might feel right in the moment, but during this crazy time it's only going to make a bad situation at the office even worse. Take this one on the chin and remember that while you may be down now, you certainly aren't out by any stretch of the imagination. 

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Your usual surety seems to have vanished with Mercury in retrograde and I'm here to tell you that this is totally normal. I get it. You're used to being one of the most confident people in the room and it's weird second guessing yourself. It's also totally normal for that to happen during this reign of chaos. 

Trust that you have made the right decision about your calling in life. Let those doubts flow through you, but don't let them define your actions or make decisions for you. Mercury in retrograde won't last forever and when it's over you might be surprised to find that all those doubts just melt away. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

That project you pitched, the one you were so passionate about that you spent your own money out of pocket in order to pull together an amazing presentation? Yeah, you're just not feeling it anymore right now. It's not you, and it's not the project. It's Mercury in retrograde. 

While you might feel listless and lazy now, it won't stay that way. You're absolutely on the right track with this project and you're sure to hit all your goals and then some. Just make sure you keep an open mind. Support and a new perspective may come from someplace that you ever expected, so be super attentive and alert. 

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

I'm not gonna lie to you. This reign of madness is going to be particularly hard on you. You may have started a new job and find yourself feeling like it's more than you can handle. Or you may have been at the same place forever and feel like your role is changing in a way you didn't anticipate. Or maybe you're pounding the pavement as hard as you can while looking for work, but it seems like a million doors get slammed in your face every single day.

Keep on keeping on. You're a survivor, and you do it with aplomb. You'll make it through this challenging time, and when you get to the other side it will taste even sweeter for all the hardships that you have endured. 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You've probably noticed that you've been feeling a little bit more sensitive now that Mercury went retrograde. It's natural that these types of feelings would effect your personal life, but they're going to impact your professional life, too, unless you keep tabs on the major case of "the feels" you've got going on. 

Your boss is going to give you some heartfelt advice. She thinks it's tough love and isn't afraid to say it like it is. Normally you could take it, but right now you can probably already feel the tears coming. Understand that this isn't a personal attack. It's sage wisdom from a person who knows you'll go far and wants to help you get there! 

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a sex, humor and lifestyle writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. She hosts the sex, love, and dating advice show, Becca After Dark on YourTango's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 pm Eastern. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr