Here’s how you should slay Mercury Retrograde, based on your zodiac sign

Guys, Mercury Retrograde is upon us. Mercury will be in retrograde this winter from December 3rd through 22nd. Now, what’s a mere mortal to do?! Well, with the help of astrologer Jessica Adams, we’ve been looking to the stars for some astrological answers. We’re specifically taking a page from the 12 zodiac signs to get game plans going for this December Retrograde.

So take a deep breath and get ready to slay Mercury Retrograde, because we’ve got you covered.


In times of trouble and turmoil, you turn to your nearest and dearest to help guide you through the darkness. Though you are progressive enough to conquer your own demons, you firmly believe that two heads are better than one. So, now that Mercury Retrograde is here, all we have to say is: Grab your loved ones! You will get through this together — especially if you have plenty of cathartic get-togethers. In the meantime, it’s also important to remember that you can be your own best friend. With or without others by your side, you’ve got this. 


As a gentle soul, you can likely sense when a storm is headed your way. But fear not! Because your artistic personality has gotten you this far and won’t stop now. With this is mind, you can easily take a break from reality whenever you need to. You can escape into your own imagination or use this as a path to expressing your creativity externally. The moment you feel Mercury Retrograde exercising its power on your life, you can paint, doodle, meditate, write a poem, or even explore a new way to convey what’s on your mind.


Considering you have what it takes to be a great leader, we imagine you aren’t afraid to take control when chaos ensues. However, when mayhem arises, you often forget to take care of yourself and focus more on whatever goal is ahead of you. Now, we’re not going to say that you should sit still and stop working (which would probably be painful for you), but we are going to say that you should find self-care activities that work for you. Go to the gym to get out some energy, take a walk to allow your mind a break, or you could even take a quick trip to a spa or salon. Because it’s okay to put yourself first sometimes.


Nothing in your life is ever half-hearted. With your reliable, responsible, and stable tendencies, you are often the first person one calls when they need a helping hand. At the same time, you have those days when you advocate for the mantra Work hard, play hard. Taking this a step further, we think you should use Mercury Retrograde as a time to rejuvenate your personal space, so it can be a place that allows you to feel pampered in every sense of the word. Maybe give your garden a spruce-up, your kitchen a clean, or your bedroom a transformation. Make it a space where you feel truly at home.


We imagine your day-to-day life is like a personality rollercoaster. You feel energized and ready to take on the world on Monday, but by the time Tuesday comes around, all you want to do is curl up in bed and ignore everything and everyone. Rather than let such feels (plus Mercury Retrograde) get the best of you, we want you to focus on something that allows you to take a journey. Specifically, how about a literary journey? Pick up a good book and transport yourself to a place that takes you away from your troubles.


It’s okay to be emotional. Normal, in fact. And as a sign known for its sentimental range, we have a feeling you know what we’re talking about. Now, bear with us, because our advice for you may seem monumental: We want you to let your emotions come and go as they are. Don’t think of your feelings as negative or positive — just let them simply be. Realize that your feelings are valid, and that no one can take them away from you. Take a moment to explore your emotions, to wonder about what they are trying to tell you. And most importantly, just breathe through them, rather than bury them down deep.


Though Mercury Retrograde is sending many into a complete and utter panic, you prefer to put your cheerful nature into action. After all, Mercury is no match for the creative power you hold within your soul! That’s why, to banish the Retrograde blues, you plan to do what you do best: have fun and get creative. Plan a dance party, arrange a karaoke night, or simply grab your hairbrush and belt out a ballad in your mirror. By utilizing your performance-ready personality, you can turn that frown upside down (and give Mercury a run for its money).


As one of the most careful signs of the zodiac, it’s not like you to leave anything to chance. It’s also not like you to go outside your comfort zone for thrills. You much prefer to think everything through before you act, to minimize potential damage. Normally, we would tell you to try something new and to throw caution to the wind for some fun, but desperate times call for desperate measures. With Mercury Retrograde, we certainly don’t want you to take any chances, so we recommend you do something that won’t throw your schedule out of whack. Preferably something soothing in nature — like a hike, a walk along the shore, or even a scenic drive will do the trick.


If there is one thing you love in life, it’s peace and harmony. You like things to run smoothly, rules to be followed, and everyone to play their part. And who can blame you? Yet, life is full of ups and downs, and things can’t always progress how we expect them to. So, when this happens (aka Mercury Retrograde), we suggest you escape to a simpler time — to childhood. Focus on appeasing your inner child by turning to activities you enjoyed when you were younger — coloring, playing outside, making your fave childhood snack. Embrace the inner you. 


You likely have no idea that Mercury Retrograde is here and that’s because you’ve got this. If anyone can conquer chaos, it’s you. With your knack for keeping cool, calm, and collected in every situation, we imagine that you’d be the one to have Mercury Retrograde shaking in its boots. As for your recommendation for slaying Retrograde, we suggest you work on enhancing your intense power. Focus on wearing clothes that make you feel empowered, on taking part in beauty routines that have you feeling pampered, and on buying self-care products that keep you feeling fierce.


We can feel your side-eye from here because there’s no way you’re going to let Mercury Retrograde get between you and your personal freedom. And with your independent spirit, you definitely have what it takes to put Mercury in its place. However, you have to remember to get out and get your body moving this Retrograde! You don’t have to travel anywhere extravagant, but you shouldn’t let the planets keep you trapped inside. Throw open that front door, get outside, and explore the world around you! There’s so much you can do to help this along — book a class, head to the gym, grab a book and go to the park. The world is your oyster, Sagittarius.


Mercury Retrograde can easily feel like every day for you. With your pessimistic tendencies, you often have trouble focusing on the positive and giving yourself a necessary break from any negative cycles in your life. To help you overcome this, we think it would be cool if you kept a journal of gratefulness, one you write in every day to remind yourself of all you have to be grateful for. It doesn’t have to be anything in-depth or extravagant. It could simply be a running list of all the awesome things that happen around you on a day-to-day basis. Because with the bad, there’s always the good.

You can learn more about the extraordinary Jessica Adams here. On her website, you can also read her horoscopes, peruse her astrology blog, and even purchase one of her books.