As the twins explain, “Mercury is the messenger of the sky, so it moves quickly around the sun. Where the sun gives us our information and energy, the mercury carries the message. impulsive – and it affects our day-to-day interactions with people, whether in person or via electronics. “
So when it’s retrograde (which usually happens for three weeks at a time, a few times a year), there’s a tendency to talk casually, or “put your foot in your mouth,” they note. We might not be thinking about how what we say will affect the person we’re talking to, and it can cause “a chain reaction of unintentional annoyances and insults,” the twins add.
When it comes to romantic relationships, Mercury retrogrades are often accompanied by outbursts from the past. “Backsliders rule the past,” say the twins, “so people from our past come back often. You might get a ping from an old crush or love, for example. “
“It’s a time that can be very confusing,” the twins note, but it’s also “a good time to review the relationship if you can calmly talk about the things that bother you both,” they add. However, since it creates so many misunderstandings, there’s a good chance that conversations will quickly turn sour during a demotion, so be light.
The big takeaway is that interactions, whether romantic or not, can be tense, crisper, and harder to navigate than usual during this time. Misunderstandings are likely, as is impulsiveness. This makes slowing down essential, whatever your sign is.