Mercury is in retrograde next week so here's what it could mean for your sign

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 May 2021, 11:06AM

We've all heard the term 'Mercury is in retrograde' right? Well, it will be happening next week and if we combine that with the blood moon and lunar eclipse from last night we could be in trouble... 

Experts say all star signs will show a "tremendous amount of emotion" over the next week or so – and in particular, the three fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

And it's easy to see what all the fuss was about last night with Aotearoa experiencing the rare reddish hue above the moon for the first time in 40 years.

Chatting to news.com.au, Australia's intuitive astrologer Rose Smith says that now is the time to be mindful of our emotions. 

"Full moons ordinarily can bring out the 'crazy' in people, but we can expect people doing crazier things than usual — and this can be attributed to pent up emotional tension," she says.

"People should be trying to release this tension around the super blood moon in healthy ways, sitting with their feelings and endeavouring not to deny them.

"Especially women, generally speaking, traditionally we hold in emotion and make excuses for other people."

 

Smith said the lunar phenomena would also have some special flow-on effects for certain star signs.

"As the total lunar eclipse and super blood moon are in Sagittarius, it could be a particularly emotional time for fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

"Fire signs are going to be more affected than rest of us, but we will all be affected in some way."

Smith also mentioned that stress on relationships will be highlighted over the coming period as signs try rid themselves of toxic energy. 

"There's going to be a great push for Sagittarians and other fire signs to get rid of toxic situations and relationships.

"A lot of relationships are going to break up in this period – all signs, everybody will be affected – but fire signs will bear the brunt of it."

 So, with that being said check out your horoscope for the next week below... Could you be experiencing some changes? 

Aries (March 21 to April 19): The supermoon is encouraging you to broaden your horizons by making your life larger in some way. Perhaps you're thinking about studying or travel. Your spiritual journey could also take the driver's seat in your life now and you may be a little surprised about your spiritual side.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Issues may arise about shared resources and other people's money. Taxes, superannuation, inheritances and joint assets might be on your mind. There might also be a strong desire for union and deeper intimacy with another person. Relationships can be rejuvenated now.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Important connections such as a marriage or business partner might be on your mind. Transformation comes with issues that need to be dealt with in close relationships. There might also be some legalities or problems with someone you don't see eye to eye with. It's time to sort out these issues.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Your everyday habits or work changes in some way. Daily life could get a bit of a shakeup, but this is needed to get you thinking about how to improve your life. Your health or wellbeing could also be affected which could prompt you to take better care of yourself. Change your diet and your exercise regime.

Leo (July 23 to August 22): Your creativity gets a shake up and you realise just how brilliant you can be! Even if you suffer from writer's block or it feels like your creative well has run dry, this is happening to get you to focus on your inner life. You may also have more dealings with children or your own inner child. Your romantic life could also change, and this is probably overdue.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): There is transformation around your home or your family. Do ensure you attend to any necessary repairs before they get worse. But there could be a silver lining here because you may improve your home in the process of rectifying faults. Regarding your family, change is likely, perhaps children leave home or changes take place in some way.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): There could be changes in your local area which somehow affect you. Perhaps there are things like road works or additional traffic. You may be thinking of studying or running lots of errands around your local community. Issues could also arise with siblings or distant family members. With Mercury retrograde, the lunar eclipse and the supermoon, you're really quite likely to have issues with miscommunications, technology and delays around travel. Back up all your devices.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): There's transformation around your money, especially the money you earn. It's time to protect and secure your possessions. You may also experience changes around other things you value, perhaps your belief systems. Watch you don't overspend or waste money on a whim. Buy practical things you need.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): It's all about you! It's time to re-examine what you believe, especially about you! What do you really want in life? You may be more perceptive than usual and get some extraordinary insight into your life, even if your thoughts are a little cloudy at the moment. Take some time out, especially if your emotions are all over the shop.

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): You may feel more sensitive than usual and unusually intuitive. Right now, you probably need more quiet time alone so you can reflect on your life. Transformational changes from deep down emerge now so it's a great time to meditate and watch your dreams as you are changing.

Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): You may need a deeper sense of community and connection with others now. Group efforts and community events, especially with women are likely. Your friends, groups and connections are transforming so let go of the past and embrace the future. New people are entering your life.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): There's transformation in your career zone and if you're not enjoying work that makes your heart sing you may consider leaving and finding another job. Your reputation and social status is also changing, so do be careful not to overshare online, especially if you're looking for work. If you stay in the same job, it might be changing - there could be some sort of shakeup regarding procedures or administration.