Buckle up, because you may be in for a bumpy ride: on Thursday, July 26, we'll be entering the second Mercury retrograde of 2018, and it's going to last until August 19. When Mercury goes retrograde, it's spinning so fast that it appears to be going backwards. This phenomenon can lead to a whole lot of confusion here on planet Earth. Mercury rules communication, travel, and social interactions, and when the planet is a little out of whack, all of these things can be affected. During Mercury retrograde, you're more likely to feel confusion, tension, and deal with miscommunications. It could be a volatile time for some people, which is why you'll want to know how to avoid common fights that happen during Mercury retrograde. After all, you don't need to ruin all of your relationships during the end of the summer!
Speaking to Bustle, astrologer and psychic, Cindy Mckean says, "This Mercury retrograde occurs in Leo, a zodiac sign known for drama, forgiveness, love, over-reactions, self-centeredness, and warmth, among other things. When Mercury does its backwards motion in Leo, you can count on mountains becoming molehills." In other words, you might be more likely to argue with the people closest to you, whether it's a significant other, a good friend, or a family member.
The good news? Mercury retrograde isn't a synonym for impending doom or total destruction. You still have control over your life and your actions, and you have the ability to change how things turn out for you. If you follow the below suggestions, you have a better chance of avoiding the conflict that can come with this time period.