Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of personal resources inviting you to review, reflect and ruminate on how you spend your various currencies—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Yes, this includes money, but it is also about time, energy, attitude, desire, and creativity.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Mercury is retrograde in your Sign, in your Solar House of personality, which translates into a thorough examination of how you present yourself to the world. You may want to change some aspect of your persona—clothes, hair, glasses, or smile. Be patient with this process and you’re likely to be pleased with the results.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mercury, your Ruling Planet, is retrograde in your Solar House of dreams, visions and all other aspects of the psyche. Be prepared for mental activities but don’t let that internal focus turn into a Brain Worm. Rather than brood the days and nights away, learn to self-soothe through meditation.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of community, urging you to reflect on your participation in your immediate environment. By all means think local, but also include the possibility of expanding your “neighborhood” to include a wider geographical range by thinking global.
Leo July 23-August 22
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of recognition. Use this time to reflect on what goals or accomplishments you would like to acknowledge or would like others to acknowledge. Try not to limit yourself—include personal endeavors as well as professional efforts.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of belief systems, offering opportunities to review a wide range of ideas. Make the most of this phase by being willing to examine where you are holding on to any rigid ideas of what should be the rules for everyone—and then also be willing to embrace diversity.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of transformation, stimulating an internal review of recent growth spurts, yours as well as others’. Rather than focusing on progress, get comfortable with the idea that personal transformation is best measured by a spiral not a yardstick.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of relationship, so be prepared to revisit recent as well as ancient interactions with significant others. Do your best not to brood on what you or your partners didn’t do right. Instead focus on refining your expectations and aligning them with reality.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of health and service, reviewing how you care for yourself. Use this phase to take care of all those personal things you’ve been postponing. Don’t worry—I’m not suggesting something is wrong. It’s simply an excellent opportunity to deepen your commitment to self-care.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of creativity, inviting you to review, reflect and refine how you express your individual point of view. Remember, creativity is not just about an art or a craft. For many, creativity is an attitude that supports how we look at life and living.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of the home, both your external and internal abodes. While this is not a good time to initiate physical improvements, it is an excellent time to review and refine where you come to rest within through meditation and contemplation.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Mercury is retrograde in your Solar House of communication—yes, a tough place for the symbol of language to be turning around. But—and this is important—this review is an excellent opportunity for you to reconsider and refine how you communicate your ideas.