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A Mercury Retrograde Tarotscope by Sign

A Mercury Retrograde Tarotscope by Sign

May 29, 2021

Mercury retrograde can throw anyone off balance, but it can be a bit smoother if you know what to expect! Here is what the cards have to say about what you can expect for the next three weeks (based on your sign!).

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius):

Dominant Energy for this retrograde:  Strength (reversed)

You may be feeling pushed to your limits.  Perhaps you have been giving so much that you have not been paying attention to your energy levels.  Expect to feel impatient and to doubt yourself and your capabilities.  Take note of when you do feel that way and remember that these feelings are often the result of not filling your own cup often enough.  When you find your confidence tested, remember all the times in the past you have overcome challenges and remember your resilience.  You will find your strength if you allow yourself to rest and recover during this retrograde period.

What do I need to revisit?:  The World

This card suggests that you have recently completed a journey and are on the cusp of a new chapter in some aspect of your life.  This retrograde is an excellent time for you to reflect and reminisce on the journey you’ve just completed.  What did you learn during this journey?  What did you accomplish?  These lessons may come in handy for your next adventure.  

What do I need to release? :  Knight of Coins (reversed)

You need to stop ‘going with the flow’ all the time and actually stick to a routine if you want to get anything done.  It seems you may have been using this laissez-faire attitude as an excuse to procrastinate and avoid.  This isn’t serving you. This retrograde period is a great time re-evaluate your priorities to set a schedule for yourself and commit to actually following it.  

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius):

Dominant Energy for this retrograde: The Hermit (reversed)

The intensity of this retrograde may drive you into Hermit mode….that is, you may feel like withdrawing from others and keeping to yourself.  You may also feel called to do some soul searching to get to the root of a problem you’ve been stuck on.    Retrogrades can be ideal times for this, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you aren’t up for your usual social routine.

What do I need to revisit? : Judgment

You are at the crossroads of an important decision that you have probably been putting off for a while.  There have been a lot of trials and obstacles that have led you to this moment and now you have to decide what it is you are going to do about the road ahead.  What is your intuition telling you?  Why is this decision so difficult?  Reflecting on these questions will help you move forward and make peace with your past.  

What do I need to release?: The Lovers

In this position, The Lovers suggests that there is a relationship that you need to let go of.  This is likely someone you were once very close to, but the relationship is no longer in your best interest.  It is not uncommon for exes, childhood friends, and other people from your past to crop up during Mercury retrograde, so be extra cautious.  Although it may be difficult and even painful, letting go of this person will ultimately lead to a happier future.  

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces):

Dominant Energy for this retrograde: Ten of Cups (reversed)

You may be feeling dissatisfied with your home life or relationships.  You have a certain idea of how you want things to go and other people don’t seem to be meeting your expectations, which leaves you feeling disappointed and perhaps not seen.  Remember that communication challenges are really common during Mercury retrograde, so don’t take this period of disharmony too seriously.  Try to remain patient and understanding with others and remember that you are ultimately responsible for your own happiness.   

What do I need to revisit?: Death

This card suggests that there is something in your past that maybe didn’t end the way you wanted or expected.  You may be faced with a similar situation and are now being tested.  Can you learn from what happened the last time to ensure that you have a bit more control over the situation this time around?  

What do I need to release?: Eight of Wands

You have some things that you want done yesterday; however, life doesn’t always work on your timeline.  You need to let go of your impatience and need to control the timing of everything around you.  Delays are common - especially during Mercury retrograde.  Trust that things will eventually fall into place and try to relax.  The more you focus on how slow everything is, the slower it will be.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn):

Dominant Energy for this retrograde: Page of Wands (reversed)

You may feel a strong pull to start a new project, but aren’t sure where to start.  Remember that now is not the best time to take action, but rather to brainstorm, research, and work on a plan to roll out this project carefully.  Let your creative juices flow and give yourself some time to experiment with some different possibilities.  Don’t rush things.  It will come together in due time.  

What do I need to revisit?: Ace of Cups

Remember the hope of new beginnings!  You might be feeling stuck with no end in sight, but that is often how we feel when we are plodding to the end of a journey.  Think back to all the times you’ve felt a fresh start on the horizon and lean into the feeling.  It is coming.  Have faith.  Let that feeling carry you over this hump.    

What do I need to release? : Six of Cups

Nostalgia is common during Mercury retrograde.  A little reminiscing is okay, but if you get too caught up in the “good old days”, you can easily get lost down the rabbit hole and miss out on the here and now.  Be cautious if you find yourself being too trapped in the past.  This is a wasteful distraction.  Better to find joy in where you are.

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