Welcome to the third and final Mercury Retrograde of 2021. It's time to sound off the alarms and have your crystals ready! You're likely to experience emotions in full force during this time, but our cosmic squad is here to guide you through any possible turbulence. Mercury will be in retrograde from September 27, 2021 - October 23, 2021. This time it's occurring in Libra, and it's a time to be wary of relationships, but not solely the romantic kind.
Before the actual retrograde, we experience the Mercury retro shade period, where things may bot have been going your way for a certain period. Look at is a the trailer of a movie, a teaser of what's to come. Astrologer Renée Watt says, "Pay attention to any breakdowns in communication and look for small nuances of disruptions to your peace and daily life to scratch at the surface of what Mercury may have in store for you as it moves backward."
Mercury Retrograde 2021 and Your Relationships
Are you thinking of striking up a conversation with the cutie in line for morning coffee? Starting new relationships, either platonic or romantic, are exciting, you will want to be mindful and aware of communication during these times. According to astrologer Liz Simmons, "Since it is occurring in Libra, the one thing to avoid is committing to a new partnership. Libra is ruled by union: romantic and professional. Mercury retrograde is not the time to start new commitments or partnerships, as the details could be murky."
Let's say you don't take into consideration all of the astrological advisories and proceed with dating the cutie you met at the coffee line or started a new side hustle. You are in your right to do so, but do so with care and be on the lookout of any red flags. "Expect that it could fall apart by the time Mercury retrograde finished or expect significant issues post-retrograde with details coming to light," adds Liz.
New relationships aren't the only thing you should be worried during this time. Liz adds that, Mercury in Retrograde could lead to you eating to get back with your ex, and you might come to regret it. If you find yourself wondering 'why do I keep dreaming about my ex' or 'should I keep my ex as backup' during the time, the answer is a cleat: NO!
How To Work Through Mercury Retrograde 2021
So you weren't expecting to meet that cutie at the coffee shop and that job offer is just too good to pass up. Just because Mercury is in Retrograde doesn't mean you have to avoid all new partnerships, it means that you should proceed with caution and be aware of the signs. Liz adds, "During its retrograde in Libra, Mercury will be meeting with Mars, which could make us feel anger and frustration. We will need to take deep breaths and bite our tongues during this time, especially between October 5 and October 12." Whether you feel falling in love or looking for a new path, one thing is clear during Mercury in Retrograde is that it is a time to be mindful. Now is a time to meditate and approach everything with patience and understanding. Things will get interesting, but be confident that you will get through this madness with ease!