What It Means When You Are Born During Mercury Retrograde, According To Astrology

Your Mercury Retrograde Horoscope When It's Retrograde In Your Astrology Birth Chart, By Zodiac Sign

When Mercury is in Retrograde, it brings some craziness into your life.

You will probably find that you have lost all common sense and logic.

You most likely will start making some abnormal choices.

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You are going to find that every irritating thing that could possibly happen, will, such as awkward conversations, data crashes, traffic, unfortunate run-ins with your ex, and many more inconvenient and uncomfortable situations.

You will most likely find that you are full of unanswered questions, confusion, and you are constantly messing up.

If you think that being born when Mercury is in retrograde that you are going to have the worst luck in life, you are wrong.

But what does it mean when you were born during a retrograde cycle in your natal chart?

Most people who are born while Mercury is in Retrograde can be some of the most innovative and creative people ever to be born.

Being born while Mercury is in Retrograde, you may feel misunderstood.

People may find it hard to understand you, which causes you to feel like an outsider and different, most likely causing you to lose your self-worth.

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The people who are born when Mercury Retrogrades are very unique.

1. You think inwardly and need more downtime.

You probably have noticed that you think much deeper than everyone else and you are more skeptical.

2. You like your me-time and need to think before taking action.

You may also find that you are more introspective and you are thinking deeper than anyone else.

3. You love to learn. 

When Mercury enters Retrograde, you will find that you will experience a boost of energy and intelligence.

So, here is how each zodiac sign will fare if you were born during a Mercury Retrograde when the planet is rx in your natal chart.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, when Mercury is in Retrograde, you will be frazzled. You may find that you are much more impulsive and you get frustrated easily.

Be aware of your actions so that you don't say something you don't mean and then cause you to lose your friendship.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you need to make conscious decisions while Mercury is in Retrograde.

You need to slow down and actually think things through, which is the complete opposite of what happens when Mercury is in Retrograde because it is common to be impulsive.

So, to avoid that, think things through.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, prepare yourselves, your lives are about to be turned upside down. You will find that your usually good communication skills are going to disappear.

You are going to be prone to miscommunications while Mercury is in Retrograde.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, mayday, mayday. You are going to expect some very bad annoyances.

You are going to be irritated that what projects have been started haven't been finished.

During Mercury's Retrograde, expect the unexpected and don't let anything overcome you.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, stop and think before you make any big decisions during Mercury's Retrograde.

You don't want to be compelled to make certain decisions that aren't what you normally would do.

You have to be aware of what you are doing, so take a minute, make yourself think, so you can keep the mistakes you make to a minimum.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, during Mercury's Retrograde, you will find that you are going to be challenged beyond your wildest dreams.

You will notice that you are much more cranky and irritable. Some mistakes may even slip underneath your nose.

Always double check your work.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you need to accept yourself for who you are during this Mercury Retrograde.

You need to learn to love your body and see how beautiful you are on the inside as well as on the outside.

Don't be afraid to take some time to pamper yourself, you need it so that you can relax and regain your strength to tackle what's coming.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, be aware that emotions are going to go haywire during Mercury Retrogrades.

You need to avoid the possibility of falling in love because you will fall hard and fast into something that may not be what you think it is.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, during Mercury's Retrograde, you really need to consider halting your travels.

You need to take care of things at home so that you can resume your traveling schedule later on.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you may want to hide the credit cards during Mercury's Retrograde.

If you go about making some big purchases, be prepared for some mistakes to happen, such as paperwork problems, directions, moving times, deliveries, etc.

If you do decide to take risks and do some excessive buying during Mercury's Retrograde, pay very close attention so you don't have any details that slip through the cracks.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, if you were born during Mercury Retrograde, and then Mercury enters retrograde, you will find that you will be prone to starting arguments.

You will easily misunderstand things and miscommunication with people around you, sparking anger. So, be aware when Mercury is in Retrograde so you can watch over your actions.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you will find that you will be a bit more in la-la land during Mercury's Retrograde.

You will easily start daydreaming because you want to escape reality.

So, it's not a negative time in your life, just be aware of how much you are not actually present in your everyday life.

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