Here’s what Mercury retrograde 2020 has in store for your love life, based on your zodiac sign
Yes, Mercury is in retrograde again and the planet of communication is playing games with our hearts during its seasonal moonwalk backward through its celestial orbit. While all technology has already started to go haywire, and major decisions are being deferred til a later date, it’s also important to be mindful of how the retrograde could impact your love life.
This time around, Mercury will be retrograde in the signs of emotional Pisces and aloof Aquarius from February 16th to March 9th, which will bring a ton of mixed emotions our way when it comes to love. Our romantic ventures may get tricky, but can allow us to emerge victorious if we allow our hearts to remain open. Here’s what to know about how Mercury retrograde will affect your zodiac sign’s love life right now.
Spoiler alert: if you’re looking to define the relationship (DTR), it may be best to do that sometime after the 9th.
Aries (March 21—April 19)
You’re unsure of how you want to move forward with your relationship. Although you desire a lusty commitment from your crush, they may be friend-zoning you. Before you spin out, ask them to DTR with you. You may find they want more from your situationship than they are letting on.
Taurus (April 20—May 20)
These few weeks may help you understand your boo on a whole different level. In fact, you may even level up your relationship and commit fully (which is what you truly want right now). The caveat is that your squad may not approve, which will cause temporary tension between you all.
Gemini (May 21—June 20)
Are you having cold feet about taking your relationship to the next level? If so, then it’s because your heart is unsure if your boo is the right fit for you. Don’t fret! You’ll be back in love after the wild rollercoaster ride that Mercury retrograde is bringing to your heart.
Cancer (June 21—July 22)
Taking the high road can be a struggle, especially since you feel as though you are absolutely right in your argument with your boo. Instead of being too fanatical with your words, take a step back and disengage from the situation. This attitude will save you a lot of tears.
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22)
You’ve been noticing that your boo has been acting differently as of late—which may make you suspicious of their intentions. While a million paranoid scenarios may flash through your head, chances are they are feeling off-kilter due to Mercury’s moonwalk. There’s no drama here between you two!
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)
An ex will try to zombie you. You’ll want to reconnect with them; however, it may be wise to think matters through before sending your response to them. If you want to offer them a quick “hello” that’s totally cool, but don’t invest yourself in the relationship this time around.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22)
You’ve been the only one in your relationship putting any effort into it—which is beginning to make you feel a tad resentful of your S.O. You need to reassess your relationship and gain clarity to see if this partnership is still working for you (not them, but YOU).
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21)
Love can make people do crazy things, especially you, Scorpio, as you tend to have deep feels for others. However, you’re now taking a more grounded and aloof approach to romance. You’re letting your crush and S.O. prove themselves to you, before falling down the rabbit hole right away.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)
Your mind and heart are yearning for two different things at the moment. You are desirous of a S.O., but, you also crave autonomy. Both energies can coexist if you find a partner who gives you the freedom you crave, or if you open your relationship up a little to other people.
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19)
Although you’ve been warned against going out on a date with a certain someone who has a rep for being a player, your curiosity has been peaked by their suaveness. If you choose to ask them out, you’ll see that they are actually quite the opposite of their false front.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18)
Your dating life may resemble the board game “Operation”—one wrong move can zap you right out of the game. Although you’ve recently had a few bad dates, your optimistic heart may reconnect you with someone from the past. Be strategic so you don’t lose out on this round.
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20)
Love is ever so confusing at the moment. You’re unsure of how you feel about your crush, which is causing you to hide your emotions from them. Don’t let the current cosmic energy stand in the way of your potential romantic connection. Embrace your feels as they come…and breathe.
While the retrograde may provide some romantic confusion, don’t let it prevent you from seeking connection—just make sure you really think it over, first.