What Virgo Zodiac Signs Should & Shouldn’t Do During Mercury Retrograde Summer 2019

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There are general rules to follow when the cosmos are chaotic — or, when Mercury goes retrograde. Astrologers draw up a list of dos and do nots for the entire zodiac to live by. But not every Mercury retrograde is created equal and not every sign experiences the same hiccups. So, you might want to know what Virgo zodiac signs should and shouldn't do during Mercury retrograde in summer 2019 specifically.

Mercury has been retrograde since Jul. 7 (I'm sure, like me, you've noticed) and will be so until Jul. 31. That's three weeks of general technology errors and communication misunderstandings. Mercury, the planet of communication, is your ruling planet. This means, you might feel its effects a bit more sharply than the other sun signs. (Don't worry, you're not alone. Gemini too can commiserate as the twins share your ruling planet.)

What makes this Mercury retrograde so interesting — and intense — is that two eclipses that occur in July. Eclipses bring in a wave of change. They ask us to let go and open up to a new way of doing and seeing things. There's a lot of momentum from eclipses, but Mercury is all, "excuse me, your personal revelations and motivation to move forward are so great but I'm going to need you to sloooow down." Mercury retrograde is all about taking a break, even if you don't want to. General rule: don't resist, do go with the flow.

But this is all about how Mercury retrograde summer 2019 affects you, Virgo. "As a Virgo, you will probably be spending more time alone than usual, when you might start thinking about the groups of people you belong to (your book club, artist group, workout buddies, etc.)," senior astrologer at Horoscope.com and Astrology.com, Narayana Montufar, tells Bustle.

"Mercury will first back through Leo and your foggy twelfth house from July 7 to 19," the AstroTwins of AstroStyle wrote on their site. "The twelfth house is associated with right-brained activities: creativity, art, music and dance," the AstroTwins continued. You could be feeling especially nostalgic, and could pick up something creative that you used to love doing. During this time, that could be meditative and productive.

When Mercury enters Cancer, prepare to start feeling like your adult self again. "Since Cancer is a friendly sign to your Sun Sign in the zodiacal wheel, you can expect this retrograde to bring positive change in the long run," Montufar tells Bustle. Mercury retrograde isn't all that bad. There's a lot going on, Virgo. But by brushing up on a simple do and do not list, you'll finish out this transit feeling like your organized self.