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Feeling indecisive? It’s not just you… it’s in the sky. This week Mercury goes retrograde, asking us, “Hmm…Are you sure about that?”. Don’t believe the hype, Mercury retrograde is not to be feared. In fact, this one is an especially genius opportunity to make sure your heart is really behind your decisions.

Conversations, opportunities or relationships that were in focus the past three weeks could reemerge for consideration. With the powers of diplomacy on your side, checking to see if you’re definitely on the same page with people, (or if you 100 per cent want to move ahead with that thing) could be a blessing in disguise. Don’t push for answer just yet, Mercury in Libra is all about patience; trust the answer, will be worth the wait.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

With Mercury retrograde shaking up your closest relationships, a softer touch is in order this week. Luckily, the Libran energy should take the edge off any tension – although things could get a little feisty over the weekend. The key is to respond rather than react (write it on a post-it and put it somewhere you won’t forget!). Also,  flattery will get you everywhere.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

It may feel like your calendar is all over the shop this week as Mercury retrograde demands you reassess your relationship with scheduling. Allowing extra time in case things are delayed, and being OK if stuff takes longer than usual is the best way to deal with the surprises. At work, focus on giving extra clear, simple instructions and ask for clarification if you’re not certain what’s being asked.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Are you making time to play yet? Libra season is generally a great reminder for Gems to lighten up, and if you haven’t already started prioritizing pleasure, this week is your loud and clear reminder. Phone an old friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with, reconnect with a childhood love like horse-riding or re-read one of your favourite books. Go. Have. Fun.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

A little diplomacy will go a long way this week as Mercury retrograde puts your mental focus on relationships at home. Be prepared to repeat yourself (often) and revisit issues or conversations with your flatmates or family that you thought were well and truly done. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, talking it out, and not rushing a solution, is the key to finding a happy compromize.

LEO AND LEO RISING

With Mercury retrograde stirring the pot around logistics and devices, this is a week to be extra careful with your tech. Back things up, save important docs and double down on spellchecking important docs. No need to panic, but being prepared for delays and detours will help you sail through the next few weeks, no problem.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Talking about money is awkward at the best of times but as a rule, letting things slide only makes matters worse. With Mercury retrograde nudging you to revisit money stuff, dealing with unfinished business – especially related to cash – will be a focus. No need to make a call on things right away, but consider at least starting the conversation.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

There’s a little indecision in the air this week, but if anyone can deal with it, it’s a Libra. While the vibe slows progress across the board (work, home, love), use the more chill pace to do a little regroup on your health and wellbeing. Get back on top of your meal prep, check in with your PT or DL an app to check your sleep quality.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

The uncertainty of Mercury retrograde might have you feeling a little distracted. Try to make peace with the fact that things will take longer than usual, and the next three weeks will be way more bearable. Use the downtime mid-week to get lost in something artistic (30 September AEST; 29 September GMT) when a surge of creative energy offers a sweet escape.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

With Mercury turning retrograde in the sector of your chart ruling friendships and co-workers, mindful speech should be your number one priority this week. There’s the potential for conversations to reemerge (or bite you in the butt!) if you don’t watch your tongue, so tread carefully unless you’re prepared to go over things… a lot.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

The cracking pace that’s dominated work could hit a speedbump this week. With Mercury retrograde making clear answers and (progress in general) a little hard to come by, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. Rather than rage against the machine that things aren’t being done fast enough, use the slower vibe to catch up on admin.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

There’s an enforced slow-down this week, that could see learning or (future) travel opps reemerge. It’s still early days, so watch with interest, rather getting overly attached to the outcome to help manage expectations. If you’re overwhelmed by choice, talk to a friend or mentor – ‘tis the season for a brainstorm.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

This week marks the start of a period of deep inquiry for Pisceans folks. The way you express your needs in relationships, share your resources and show your shadow will all be up for review. These are deep waters, so wade in gently, and try not to rush an outcome. If things come unstuck, dig deeper for the higher learning.

For a deeper dive into what to expect this week with Mercury Retrograde, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

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