Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep
As with Gemini, the other Mercury
ruled Sun sign, you experience Mercury’s
retrograde periods, when Mercury appears
to move backwards when view from earth,
more powerfully than most. With Mercury
retrograde in Scorpio until around the 20 November,
there is an increased likelihood of travel or communication
problems, misunderstandings and misinformation. The emphasis on Scorpio would usually suggest this is an important time to get your views across, to speak up and speak out. However, with Mercury retrograde, try to wait till after the 20 November before putting yourself, your ideas and your products out there.
Meanwhile, make sure you’ve got your facts straight and that you’ve learnt your lines before making any big moves or making major commitments of your time, energy, resources or emotions. If necessary, consider postponing complex and important conversations. When Mercury is retrograde it’s usually prudent to hold-your-horses and, wherever possible, take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach to what is going on. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, speak with a forked tongue or skip the small print. This is a good time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary, move the goalposts, time to take a step back so as to take two steps forward later.