Sex & Relationships

3 Zodiac Signs Whose Exes Miss Them Most During Mercury Retrograde

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If your ex's name is getting harder and harder to ignore, the universe may be trying to tell you something. Whenever Mercury is in retrograde, it's very typical for old flames to come out of the woodwork. And if you're an Aries, Cancer, or Libra, don't be surprised to receive a text from your ex. According to an astrologer, these are three zodiac signs whose exes miss them most during Mercury retrograde.

"Generally speaking, Mercury retrogrades bring back past loves," Veronica Perretti, astrologer and cosmic coach, tells Bustle. "Since Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Cancer, which rules your immediate family, your roots, and lineage, exes might come back to help you play out some of the deep-seated issues that you've inherited from your parents."

According to Perretti, this summer is actually a good time to make a move with an ex, since Venus is now direct and moving through Gemini. When Venus is in Gemini, it makes us crave verbal communication and intellectual connection in our relationships. This means that you'll not only have a good opportunity to reconnect with your ex, but you may actually talk through issues that kept it from working out before.

Mercury retrograde in Cancer is going to make everyone feel a little nostalgic. Per Perretti, these three zodiac sign's exes will be thinking of them a lot during the retrograde period.

Aries (March 21 — April 19)

Aries signs can expect to hear from old lovers, friends, and maybe even foes between now and mid-July. With Mercury in Cancer squaring your sign, Perretti says you may find people from your past showing up and wanting to settle some unfinished business. Just be sure you're prepared for what you might get into if you respond to your ex's text or DM. Since Mars, the planet of fire and aggression, is currently in its home sign of Aries, you may get into a verbal sparring match followed by some hot makeup sex.

Cancer (June 21 — July 22)

With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, there's a good chance you'll be hearing from old flames and friends over the next few weeks. According to Perretti, they'll be missing your love, warmth, and the safe haven you provided for them. "If you're a Cancer, you were born to nurture others," she says. "With so much upheaval in the world right now, and with Mercury backstroking through your sign, people will be reaching out for your tender touch."

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, the sign most associated with love and relationships, may get a visit or two from the ghosts of the past. According to Perretti, Libras love being in a relationship, but in some ways, thrive even more when it comes to the drama of dating. "Since Libras are ruled by Venus, which is currently in Gemini, they're going to want to talk it out with their exes," she says. You and your ex might finally get a chance to discuss what went wrong, what went right, and the possibility of trying again.


Veronica Perretti, astrologer and cosmic coach