As of July 26 at 1:03 a.m., until the wee hours of the morning on August 19, Mercury retrograde summer 2018 will be here and, as with all Mercury retrogrades, there's just no escaping it. Basically, we need to sit tight, not fight it, and know that we're all in this together. Our lives will be affected in one way or another — from our love lives, to our work lives, to our social lives — especially since the beginning of this round of Mercury retrograde coincides with a total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.
"Normally when Mercury is in the sign of Leo many of us want to have fun and be with our friends," astrologist, Linda Furiate, tells Bustle. "We want to express our enthusiasm and joy for life in a playful manner. When Mercury takes his journey backward this summer this may influence our social life... It may not matter what sign we are to feel the effects on our social life during the Mercury retrograde."
If you feel like your social life is suddenly not what it was before, Mercury retrograde could very well be to blame. Here's what astrologers say you can expect for the next few weeks, no matter what your sign is. (Although, according to Furiate, Leo is going to feel things a little more than the rest of us.)