Mercury Retrograde Is Happening—Here’s What This Means for Your Zodiac Sign

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The first Mercury retrograde of 2021 begins on January 30th and lasts until February 20th/21st in Aquarius. During this time, you can expect technological meltdowns and people from the past resurfacing in your life. It’s not an ideal time to start a new project; rather, it’s a moment of reflection to understand the best ways to move forward in life.

Below is your Mercury retrograde horoscope. Make sure to read your rising sign, too.


Your friends are acting more unreliable than ever, which is causing conflicts to arise. Before you argue with your crew due to the lack of attention they are giving you, think about whether the drama is worth it or not. Holding back frustrations will help keep your friendships intact.


This year calls for you to spend more time embracing life outside of work. What do you want to manifest in your personal life? And do you have the freedom in your career to take on separate passion projects? These are questions you will be contemplating over the next few weeks.


You want to be fair with your time, but others seem to demand too much of your energy now. Before agreeing to take on projects, be sure that you have the bandwidth to do so. If not, kindly decline. Don’t overextend yourself now. This will help you avoid emotional burnout.


Your intuition is a bit off at the moment. To be honest, you’re seeing situations clearly, but you’re unsure about the minor details. This is making it hard to commit to a decision, as you’re feeling as though you can’t trust your instincts. Proceed with caution. Don’t make major commitments.


A former frenemy will resurface out of the blue. This will bring up a lot of your competitive feelings. Instead of wanting to win, try not to give the situation so much of your energy. You don’t need to compete with them. You already know you’re better than them.


Your daily routine will be augmented, resulting from a change in your mundane activities. This means that you’ll have to have more patience with yourself, as frustrations can heighten, especially when things don’t turn out according to plan or errands take longer than ever to do. Don’t sweat it now.


A former crush will reappear in your life during Mercury retrograde. But now you’re ready to move on. Don’t get sucked back into the romance; try to detach before you catch feelings again. The romance will last shorter than the first time.


Before you start redecorating your home, think about whether you will be happy with your choices. You may decide that it’s not the best time to make changes, and you’re not wrong. You could decide after you’ve painted the walls that you don’t like the color. Opt for minor edits now.


You’re longing to connect with your S.O. on a deeper level. The caveat is that every time you try to express yourself, you are unsure of the right words to say. Finding the strength to communicate with them will be hard but important. When in doubt, speak from the heart.


We know it’s hard, but it’s essential for you to stop stressing over money in order to attain abundance. Embrace a freer sensibility when it comes to your finances. Money comes, money goes. That’s why it is important to take the necessary steps towards saving for your future.


You’re a bit tongue-tied at the moment, which means that you’re struggling to communicate the perfect sentiments for your moods. Think about what you are longing to say to others, then double-check your text before sending it to ensure you are not putting your foot in your mouth again.


It’s never too late to take a step back from the drama, especially when a situation has gotten too hot for your sensitive soul. Before you have an emotional argument that lasts days, tell this person the truth about your feelings. Odds are that they will want to remedy the situation quickly.

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