Last Days of Mercury Retrograde

By Holiday Mathis

August 17, 2018 6 min read

Conversations may have a deja vu quality in these last days of Mercury retrograde. Well, maybe the topics are worn and the news is rehashed, but new understandings can still be reached. Keep in mind that most people have to hear the same story numerous times before they decide to try and understand or accept it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). "Can I talk to you?" has devolved into being a question that people dread. Why? Maybe because talk itself has devolved. The art of conversation is not entirely lost, though, as you'll prove today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). New adults want to be taken seriously, whereas those who have been adults for a while aren't so concerned. This social truth will be behind the events that unfold today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's said that you can never go back, and that's true, to a great extent. You'll physically put yourself out there today, but it won't be the same, so you won't really be back; rather, you'll get current in your thinking about the past.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Theoretically, you want to do what's expected of you, and yet you also see that it's sure to lead to no fun at all. Take risks. Bonds are created over weird mistakes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today presents a super productive groove. It all starts with a pep talk. Get in the mirror and psych yourself up. It will help you attract the thing of your focus, so focus on what you want, not what you don't.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're going to be and do your best when you're forced to associate with others. It doesn't even matter who they are or what they are like. Everyone brings out a different skill in you. Being alone will bring out nothing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your head and heart are in the right place. Take action. You can't lose, though you might meet with a delayed reward. No worries with that, either. The rewards will be delayed just enough to make them sweet for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An interesting benefactor will come into your mix. You'll grow from getting to know this person one on one. Things will progress once you break away from a group setting.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is power in a person's vision of you. Those who can see you for who you really are — and project an image of a future that you think would be a good fit for you — are giving you a priceless gift.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've found something to enjoy about each age you've been so far, though some have been more challenging than others. Be kind to yourself as you make adjustments to accommodate the natural human progression.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). They want you to fulfill a role you are not well-suited for. You know yourself better. Trust that. Also, trust the universe. Your best opportunities might be strange ones indeed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Do you have a psychic gift? Yes. Yes, you do. Who have you shared it with? "No one" is a perfectly acceptable answer. Better to be private about this than to risk revealing yourself to those who would throw shade.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 17). The solar return opens with a mutual-admiration society. As luck would have it, you'll be surrounded by people who appreciate your kind of beauty, intelligence and truth. Your effort in relationships will pay off. Travel for love. The extra care you put into this year's holidays will be especially well-received. Taurus and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 22, 28 and 31.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Like the classic song suggests, you're a little lamb who will finally have "someone to watch over (you)." TAURUS: The main thing that will make you feel love is when someone seems to share your humor. GEMINI: Don't waste time worrying about whether the other person is strong enough. Assume the best. CANCER: The light of wisdom cannot get into a heart that's never been broken. The cracks are what make illumination possible. LEO: Sometimes you see by opening your eyes; other times you see by closing them. VIRGO: Life uses love to challenge your strength and willpower. You'll emerge victorious in love. LIBRA: Time will be on your side if you let it be. Don't take it for granted. Tell it what you expect. SCORPIO: People will tell you truths they wouldn't share with others. SAGITTARIUS: Someone might be willing to hold your things, shop for you, etc., but that doesn't make it a good idea. CAPRICORN: Your communication style and tone could make or break a relationship. Gear it to your preferred result. AQUARIUS: With two choices ahead of you, take the untried. PISCES: With humor you'll gain and hold someone's attention.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Leo and Scorpio share an intensity level, though each displays it in an entirely different way. Scorpio energy is simmering and deep. This water sign embodies the cleansing, life-giving qualities as well as the implied dangers of its element. Leo, a fire sign, possesses far more obvious and showy powers. Leo will excite Scorpio to the boiling point now, with results that can only be classified as steamy.

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