Beware: Mercury's retroshade phase will end on July 26th.

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While you might've thought Mercury retrograde was supposed to end on July 12th, it will actually end on July 26th due to Mercury's retroshade phase. This is the most intense part of Mercury’s backspin, which commenced on June 17th PST and June 18th EST. Now, we have a third chance to get clarity on matters and relationships (the first pass was during the pre-retrograde shadow that began on June 2nd)—so get ready for Mercury to have some tricks up its sleeve. 

Here's your Mercury direct horoscope. Remember to read your rising sign, too.

Aries  

You’ve been living in your own personal bubble for the past few weeks, and now you're having to deal with real-life issues. All of the introspection you have recently done will pay off because you can now properly express your sentiments to others and the world around you.  

Taurus 

Clearing internal roadblocks and doubts will help get rid of your fears. Your path will become clearer, as you will have more insight into the direction that you are headed in life. One word of advice: Take baby steps toward success. Don’t rush.  

Gemini 

Any monetary gain you’ve acquired will start to dwindle—or the opposite could be true. Chin up, Gemini: This retrograde was a lesson in how you should handle your finances. In the future, you will be less extravagant in your spending and more conservative with your dollars (or at least try to be).  

Cancer  

You haven’t been able to see straight, but now that you are crawling out of the Mercurial haze around you, it’s time you get back to the swing of things. Going forward, you will be able to call the shots and be confident in taking the best direction for yourself.  

Leo  

There’s been a lot of uncertainty around the projects and endeavors you should take on. And, since your intuition hasn’t been fully on lately, it has been hard for you to navigate any decisions. The fog is finally lifting, enabling you to make moves now.  

Virgo  

You have gotten into some drama with a friend during Mercury’s moonwalk. While your heart may be breaking from an argument with your bestie, you’ll see that you have the chance to make amends with each other. Own your part in the fight, and hopefully they’ll admit to their wrongdoing.  

Libra  

Work has been intense over the past few weeks. All of the miscommunication and drama with your colleagues is enough to make you want to run off and hide under a rock. Take the next weekend off and fully disconnect to unwind from recent professional stresses. It’ll do you good! 

Scorpio  

Two roads are diverging in your life, and now it’s time for you to make a choice about which path you wish to walk down. Rather than taking the certain and familiar trail, refresh your energy and vibe by taking the one less traveled. You will find it more enjoyable.  

Sagittarius  

Setting boundaries with your loved ones will prove to be difficult at this moment in time, as you aren’t adhering to the rules you’ve set with them. Remember, you have to play by the same set of rules and regulations you dish out to others to achieve what you want.  

Capricorn  

You are beginning to see your partner for who they truly are and accept their flaws. The old you—well, the you from four weeks ago—would have bailed on the relationship without trying to work things out. You’re now finding that you can both grow cooperatively together as a unit.  

Aquarius  

It’s time for you to get your head out of the clouds and back into reality. Focus on getting your ducks in a row so you can start making plans for the future. Then, you will totally be able to start plotting your longterm goals and visions with ease.  

Pisces  

Romance can help your heart soar and take flight if you are open to personal growth. Instead of fighting the progress you’ve made, accept the growth you’ve achieved. Learning to trust your heart again is essential and will elevate you towards obtaining what you want and need from relationships.   

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