What Mercury Retrograde In Summer 2018 Means For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

It's baaaack. Yes my friendlies, Mercury retrograde is almost upon us again. While Jupiter went direct a few days ago — giving you a short reprieve from the summer of eleventy-million retrograde planets — beginning July 26, Mercury will be in retrograde for the rest of summer 2018, and all zodiac signs will be feeling it. When Mercury is retrograde there is always an increased chance for misunderstandings and communication gaffes. It's basically akin to living inside of a three-week-long episode of the '70s sitcom Three's Company. However, the summer 2018 Mercury retrograde will bring more turmoil than usual.

This is definitely a classic case of the old saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Translation: take an extra beat before you speak or act if you don't want to spend the next few weeks apologizing. "Mercury retrograde... comes with an increased risk of arguments, conflict, and accidents," Astrologer Jamie Partridge noted on the website Astrology King. "Use common sense, caution, and patience to avoid rash actions, over reactions, and risk taking. Be ready for the unexpected by staying open-minded and flexible."

Obviously, this is easier said than done, especially with four other retrograde planets influencing your thoughts and behavior. If you're wondering how Mercury's latest backspin will affect your sign, it largely depends on how you react to Mercury's dark and twisty energy. Buckle up buttercups; it's going to be a rough three weeks.