FEMAIL's local zodiac expert, Australian astrologer Kelli Fox (photo) has revealed which constellations are the most compatible
Australian astrologer Kelli Fox has revealed what the upcoming Mercury Retrograde means to every constellation – and it seems to be chaos, confusion and conflict everywhere.
Mercury Retrograde – a planetary phenomenon that occurs when Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, & # 39; backwards & # 39; seems to be moving through the air – starts on October 31 and brings misunderstandings and miscommunication.
The event, which has long been associated with professional, financial and logistical chaos in astrological circles, is blamed for everything from missed flights and crashed computers to workplace stresses and broken household appliances.
Kelli, FEMAIL & # 39; s resident zodiac expert, predicted loaded relationships with colleagues for Capricorn, legal issues for Taurus and household drama for Leo.
Mercury Retrograde is blamed for everything from missed flights and crashed computers to workplace stresses and broken household appliances
What is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury Retrograde is a common planetary phenomenon that occurs when Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, & # 39; backwards & # 39; moves across the sky – east to west instead of west to east.
This apparent reversal in the orbit of Mercury is actually only an illusion for people who view it from the earth.
The event was first described in British astrology circles as early as the mid-18th century, at a time when spiritism and the stars were all the rage.
Because the Roman god Mercury would rule over travel, affairs, personal wealth and communication, astrologers also connected the planet Mercury to those areas.
The significance of the event today has become so exaggerated that it is blamed for everything from missed flights and crashed computers to workplace stresses and broken household appliances.
Mercury is retrograde three or four times a year, for about three weeks at a time.
Source: Mental Floss
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) – MONEY AND SEX PROBLEMS
Aries will be particularly prone to confusion and miscommunication during Mercury Retrograde, so Kelli advised not to make important money decisions or relocations.
& # 39; Cut the credit cards, do not sign contracts and do not borrow money! You are currently prone to misunderstandings and wrong assumptions about finances and long-term agreements.
& # 39; You can also be paranoid about what you think others think, even if you normally put people in front of them. This can make you feel that people have bad intentions while their words and actions are actually quite innocent. & # 39;
Solution: Be careful with your words and try to avoid saying something that you will regret later.
Do not confuse innocent friendliness with flirting or sexual insinuations – your own flirting attempts can go wrong.
Sex can be confusing or full of misunderstanding, so check the recipient before sending photos or texts.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) – LEGAL MATTERS
Although many signs will cause their own drama in this retrograde, Kelli said that Taurus is likely to become more entangled in the fire of other people's mistakes.
& # 39; It is not you – they are! The confusion, miscommunication, and miscalculation of others will be your problem during this retrograde, & she said.
& # 39; Even if it is you, you will deny it and insist that the other person is confused.
& # 39; This is especially true in your close relationships, but don't be too willing to accept the guilt of others. They are not always right.
& # 39; There is also the possibility that you will encounter some legal issues. & # 39;
Solution: Do not make a decision or submit legal documents during this period if you can avoid this, and do not do the work unless you are a lawyer.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20) – DISEASE
Gemini is up for a tough ride around this Mercury Retrograde, with problems brewing in areas from health to daily routine.
& # 39; You may develop a sudden cold or allergy, perhaps an irritable stomach or nervous tic. Your routine is probably disrupted by small, nagging things that make you crazy, such as being two minutes late to work, & Kelli said.
& # 39; Superiors can miscommunicate or miscalculate and not only blame you, but expect you to correct their mistakes.
& # 39; Similarly, the people who work for you may forget to tell you important things before it's too late. & # 39;
Solution: Provide a clear line of communication up and down in the command structure to prevent serious blunders.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22) – MISUNDERSTANDINGS
During Mercury Retrograde, cancer can struggle to communicate clearly, especially with family members.
& # 39; It will probably be difficult for you to express yourself without being misunderstood.
& # 39; This Mercury retrograde particularly affects your creative verbal output – you may not be able to find the right words or time for your jokes as you normally would.
& # 39; You may feel that you cannot create art or be social with your friends in the same way, as if you were doomed to ruin it. Relationships with children can also be influenced and misunderstandings are likely.
Solution: Don't let a tantrum get you down and don't have one of your own.
Use this energy to better understand yourself.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22) – HOUSEHOLD DRAMA
Kelli said that Leo should anticipate household chaos throughout Retrograde, with faulty appliances and disagreements at home on the horizon.
& # 39; Miscommunication at home will cause a comedy of errors that is unlikely to bring laughter, at least not now, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Household appliances can suddenly break down and family members can misunderstand each other, making them refrain from coming together or participating in family traditions.
& # 39; There may also be problems with real estate and household expenses. & # 39;
Solution: Make a budget and start putting money away, or better yet – pay the bills now.
It is probably also best to wait for house guests until the Retrograde is over, because things you want to keep in the family can be exposed to an audience craving some hot, juicy gossip.
Kelli said that Leo should anticipate household chaos throughout Retrograde, with faulty appliances and household disagreements looming on the horizon (stock image)
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22) – MISCOMMUNICATIONS
According to Kelli, Virgo will experience the most interesting retrograde of all constellations.
& # 39; It will probably have more influence on your communication and thinking process than on others. Everything from your daily good morning greetings to your text messages to your partner or sweetheart will be influenced, she said.
& # 39; In particular, you can accidentally say what you actually think and not what you should say.
& # 39; Even if you usually have a strong filter, it will feel like it is now cracking and leaking, and the harder you try to be polite and objective, the more shameful and personal it becomes.
Solution: Blame Mercury retrograde if you have to apologize (even if you're not really sorry).
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22) – LOSS OF MATERIAL
Libra probably loses something expensive this Retrograde, so Kelli said it's important to keep your most valued belongings close by.
& # 39; Be especially careful with important things such as your cell phone, wallet, and credit cards, especially when you take a taxi or public transportation, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Similarly, personal gadgets can malfunction. Possession, especially of your ideas, is likely, even if they are not nearly as original, provocative or valuable as you think.
& # 39; In addition, you may find it difficult to convince others of your skills and talents – what you say about yourself comes across as bragging. & # 39;
Solution: Have someone else tell you or write your Tinder profile for you until the Retrograde ends.
Mercury Retrograde influences the communication of the Virgin in all aspects of life and can cause them to express their opinion without intention (stock image)
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21) – A EASY RIDE
With Mercury Retrograde in the middle of the Scorpio season, Kelli said that the scorpion is heading for a relatively easy ride because they are used to intense energy.
& # 39; This Mercury retrograde in your plate can go either way: it can be a total nightmare, or the best thing that has happened to you for a while, depending on how you handle the energy, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You feel at ease with the Scorpio energy that causes others to inadvertently reveal their dark sides. & # 39;
Solution: You know what you see and how you can use it to your advantage.
You may be just as confused and foggy as everyone else, but you know how to fake control and others see you as their beacon of light in the fog.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21) – SPILLING SECRETS
Sagittarius is likely to release this Retrograde and reveal secrets they never intended.
& # 39; You may even deny that Retrograde has any influence on you, although it is clear to everyone that you make mistakes and suffer accidents, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You will probably become so involved in denying problems that denial becomes your obsession – you have to prove that you are the one who is fine and in full control.
& # 39; This makes you the most likely of all the signs to slip and reveal personal secrets, even more than usual. Then you can compensate by telling an exaggerated, obvious lie, without being in between – and you are a notoriously bad liar. & # 39;
Solution: Kelli's advice for Sagittarius is to talk less and listen more, or best of all – avoid talking about a complete stop.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19) – DISPUTES AT WORK
Kelli warned that Capricorn has weeks of disagreement in the workplace in this Retrograde.
& # 39; Miscommunication between your colleague's is likely, and it will affect you. Even if it's your fault, you can think it's the world you're in, not you, & she said.
& # 39; You might notice that you no longer have any social events with friends or colleagues, and although it may all be due to unclear communication during a Mercury Retrograde, you can begin to wonder if these people have ever liked you. & # 39;
Solution: Suck it up and socialize, even if you secretly feel that everyone is looking for you – at least you can forget why you are so upset for a while.
Capricorn and Aquarius must prepare for workplace tensions and disagreements with colleagues for the duration of Retrograde (stock image)
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18) – CAREER PROBLEMS
According to Kelli, Waterman is also likely to struggle professionally during this Mercury Retrograde.
& # 39; Do not make career moves until after November 20 – there are errors in your resume, you are applying for the wrong job or saying something wrong during a job interview, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Even if you are not looking for a job, this retrograde can seriously damage your reputation, and even if you hold a managerial position, you are still at risk. & # 39;
Solution: First make your decisions through someone else, such as a Scorpio.
Do not make dirty jokes or shocking statements at work, even if you think you are facing the right audience.
You go too far, or others will read your words in search of a reason to be angry.
FISHING (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20) – UNCERTAINTY
Kelli said that this retrograde can cause an existential crisis for Pisces, especially in the areas of religion and higher education.
& # 39; If you are studying, you may suddenly be unsure about your career path, and if you are religious, you can question your faith.
& # 39; You may also have difficulty separating what you feel and the facts that lie ahead, and you may find that your paranormal abilities have improved – except when you really want the extra skills, & # 39; she said.
Solution: Only taking the time to wander aimlessly can help alleviate confusion and create much needed perspective.
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