Mercury retrograde periods are always dizzying, so you’re not alone if you’ve been hit with some confusing vibes lately — as the current Mercury retrograde began on May 29. Mercury retrograde spring 2021 is here through June 22, delivering three-and-a-half weeks of mental mix-ups, communication clashes, and technical troubles. While this backspin is turning things upside down for some of us, there are a few lucky zodiac signs least affected by Mercury retrograde that are likely having an easier time dealing.
Mercury in astrology is the ruling planet of things like timing, scheduling, and information-sharing. So when it embarks on one of its tri-annual retrograde periods (which usually last for about three weeks at a time), it tends to slow us down in all of these areas — throwing things off in our day-to-day lives. This time around, the backspin is taking place in Mercury’s home sign of Gemini, which is putting an added emphasis on the way we express our ideas and interact with the world around us. Prepare for a higher likelihood of misunderstandings, typos, and twisted words. Getting our points across clearly will be doubly difficult, thanks to the fact that illusionist planet Neptune is squaring off with Mercury throughout this whole retrograde, too, adding an extra layer of confusion to all logistical matters.
All zodiac signs will feel the wobbly energy in their daily lives, but for the few zodiac signs least affected by Mercury retrograde spring 2021, the backward-moving action will be taking place in quieter parts of their astrology chart — so they might not feel the effects quite as dramatically. Read on to find if you’re one of the lucky ones.
Cancer Zodiac Signs (June 21-July 22)
This retrograde is hitting your quiet house of rest, relaxation, and solitude, Cancer — which could make it hard to feel like you’re getting enough of any of the above. You might be feeling generally out of sorts with yourself, like you’re in a state of long-term brain fog and can’t hear your intuition clearly. The antidote to this internal state of confusion is to slow things down to a snail’s pace. Only focus on the priorities when it comes to day-to-day work, and give yourself some extra time to sleep in, spend some time alone, and get lost in your daydreams instead. You’ll be feeling more spiritually in-tune and aligned with your spidey senses once Cancer season begins and the retrograde comes to an end.
Scorpio Zodiac Signs (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You don’t usually like to meddle in other people’s business, Scorpio, and that’s a good thing — because so long as you stay in your lane, this retrograde should flow pretty smoothly. However, you could easily find yourself caught up in messy webs involving past promises, unpaid debts, or other people’s resources. Be on the lookout for hidden agendas and secret sentiments. It’s a good time to make good on any agreements you’ve made with others and ensure you’re keeping your word before resentments grow and bad blood starts to boil. Conversely, you may find that you’re playing debt collectors and trying to get back what’s owed to you by others. Keep your dealings above board to avoid any beneath-the-surface pressure buildups.
Pisces Zodiac Signs (Feb. 19-March 20)
This retrograde is hitting the most private part of your chart, Pisces, so the drama won’t likely affect your daily routine or public life too harshly. However, it could end up causing some mix-ups in your home life. Be extra careful to avoid misunderstandings with roommates or family members, as Mercury retrograde is famous for bringing old resentments and past dramas up to the surface — especially if they haven’t been fully resolved yet. This energy could also manifest more literally in the form of technical issues in the home, such as repairs that suddenly need urgent attention or confusion about utility bills or rent payments. Stay on top of house maintenance and keep an eye on your living expenses to ensure the retrograde issues don’t throw a wrench in your situation.