Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep
Mercury will be retrograde (appearing to
travel backwards when view from earth)
from 10 April - 04 May, since Virgo, your
Sun sign, like Gemini, is governed by Mercury,
Virgos and Geminis are more sensitive to Mercury’s
movements than other Sun sign individuals and so
need to pay attention more than most. When Mercury is
retrograde you’re more likely to spread yourself too thin, to take short cuts and act in haste. Therefore, this is a time to hold your horses, to slow down, not speed things up, to step back, not launch yourself forward and above all, resist the temptation to take cut corners and act on rumour, hearsay, gossip or incomplete or questionable information or data. You might also want to think carefully about committing yourself, your time, energy or personal resources to long-term projects or commitments that may restrict your freedom and options later.
Mercury’s retrograde motion can also symbolise a turning inward or a returning. The turning inward now may point to the benefits of exploring the transcendental aspect of life and how this can inform your values in the here and now. The returning could indicate you’ve some unfinished business concerning money, work or commitments to sort out before you can move forward again with a number of different areas of your life.
Fortunately, with a full Moon falling near lucky Jupiter in one of the money zones of your solar chart, keep your ear to the ground and an open mind should a promising financial opportunity come your way. But again, hold your horses and do your homework before committing your time and energy in case something or someone that looks too god to be true turns out to be too good to be true.