Traveling during Mercury retrograde? On purpose? That might seem like a daredevil thing only the most extreme adventure travelers would do — after all, Mercury retrograde is notorious for ruining travel plans. But, there are some zodiac signs that actually should travel during Mercury retrograde this summer. With Mercury's next retrograde happening from Jul. 7 to Jul. 31, 2019, it'll be hard to avoid jet setting during the planet's backspin. July is prime summer vacation time. Even though astrologers caution against travel during this transit, some signs might not experience the trademark travel setbacks Mercury retrograde famously has in store.
This retrograde notoriously interferes with travel, so any trips taken during this time should be meticulously planned with back-up plans in place. You should plan for longer check-in and security lines, and triple check all your confirmations before leaving for your trip.
But Mercury retrograde won't completely derail your travel plans. The planetary forecast isn't worth cancelling your trip over. For Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces zodiac signs, it could actually be a good time to travel.
According to astrology guru Susan Miller on her site, Astrology Zone, taking a trip during Mercury retrograde may actually be a good idea. "During a retrograde phase, you might want to travel to a place from your childhood that you loved but haven’t seen in a long time. It could be lots of fun because going back to places you knew is favored," Miller wrote on Astrology Zone See? Mercury retrograde isn't all that bad. There may be tedious snafus but the planned upon good times won't be threatened.
Bustle spoke with globally-published astrologer Kyle Thomas to get the details on what signs should actually travel during summer's Mercury retrograde. Put your time off requests in now Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces! Bon voyage.