When Mercury moves into retrograde everyone goes to great lengths to prepare themselves and adjust their actions in order to compensate, aware of the incredibly challenging times that it will bring, but have you ever considered just what the ‘Planet of Communication’ has in store for your life when it maintains its usual, direct movement?
Mercury may be small in relation to the other plants in the solar system, but don’t underestimate its power! Ruling over our ability to communicate and reason, this planet has the ability to open doors for our future, or to leave us in complete chaos. Unlike retrograde movement, where this energy is altered and twisted, direct movement is the best time to leverage Mercury’s power in our life. It is during this time that it’s operating smoothly, encouraging us to express our thoughts and feelings, making our opinions known in the world.
This can give us the confidence to accomplish great things, propel ourselves forward to great success. At the same time, it provides us with the tools necessary to overcome obstacles and establish closer connections with the people in your life.
On December 6th, Mercury moved from retrograde movement back to direct, bringing the chaos and confusion to an end. The weeks leading up to this time were anything but easy, testing our patience even at the best of times. It will remain in direct movement until March 5th, 2019. What are you doing to make the most of this time?
Here is everything you need to know about Mercury Direct in 2019, according to your zodiac sign:
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
When faced with the need for change or restructuring in your life, your first instinct is to tackle the big, significant areas that demand your attention. While this may give you the impression that you are making things happen, you’ll always find yourself falling just short of where you want to be. The truth is that you regularly overlook the small details, the little things you do on a day-to-day basis that are either moving you forward towards your goals and dreams or holding you back from everything you hope to accomplish. You need to take some time to reconsider your daily habits, making changes where necessary. They may seem small, but they will add up to great things.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re determined that you are going to accomplish all that you have set your mind to make happen, a drive that motivates you and keeps you plugging forward. However, despite your best efforts, you find that you are often coming up against great obstacles. The truth is that we each have strengths and weaknesses, and no one person is capable of taking on the world alone despite the fact you may have convinced yourself that you’re the exception. Mercury Direct is the perfect time for you to reach out to friends and family, relying on loved ones when you’re feeling overwhelmed. They truly want to be there for you, you just need to communicate your needs.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
If there is one planet that speaks directly to all that’s important in your life, it’s Mercury. You’ve got the gift of gab, a real chatterbox, and the communication power of this planet only encourages you to further embrace this aspect of your personality. Your biggest mistake, however, is that you often think first, thinking after which can lead to big regrets. It’s not going to be something that comes to you easily or naturally, but you need to make the effort to take a step back and consider what you are feeling before you act upon it. The combination of your confidence and comfort in social settings combined with a more strategic, well-thought-out plan of action is the key to achieving all that you desire.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
As a highly sensitive person, you are often feeling an overwhelming level of emotion, more feelings than you can even begin to understand. While those around you may try to connect with you and grasp what it is you are experiencing at any given time, it’s nearly impossible for those that don’t share your big heart. Mercury Direct is going to help you to put these thoughts and feelings into words in a way you didn’t believe to be possible before, a powerful tool in your life. Don’t underestimate this power. At the same time, however, it’s important to remember that not every feeling needs to be shared, and those that are may need a bit of a delicate touch.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Looking around, you feel as though you have genuinely accomplished great things in your life. This feeling of success is the driving point for your ego. Believing that you are doing great things already in your life, you may find yourself toying with the idea of a little ‘free time’, time to play, celebrate and enjoy all that you have earned. While I’m not saying this is wrong, you certainly should celebrate from time to time, you need to be careful not to go too far. Completely forgetting your efforts to move forward, lost in the ‘fun’, may actually set you back. Remember, you’re always moving in life – if you’re not moving forward, then you’re falling back. Don’t let yourself slip back and lose the momentum you have established.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Communication is important and necessary, but at the same time, it’s unpredictable which is something that you are far from comfortable with. After all, unpredictable means that you have lost some sense of control. In an effort to maintain your perfectionist lifestyle you likely go to great lengths to avoid the unknown, but true success will come, instead, in embracing it and stepping out of your comfort zone. Sure, it’s not going to be easy and you may even have to accept that you are capable of mistakes and errors in life. However, at the end of the day, this will empower you to see life in a new light. This fresh perspective may be the key to overcoming the very obstacles that are preventing your success.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
This specific Mercury Direct is going to focus on your current financial state, inspiring you to question and reassess the balance that you believe that you have established. Determined not to lose money, you have avoided taking any risks, however, this is also robbing you of the chance to experience great success. Take some time to consider the idea of calculated risk-taking, assessing your options and making move that, sure, may still fall short, but are based on facts and knowledge. This isn’t going to be easy, but when done correctly it will still fill your need for balance while starting to pull you out of this ‘boring’ rut that you have found yourself trapped in.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Mercury Direct is both going to call on you to exercise your power of communication but also to exercise great caution. You’re often seen as the ‘mysterious’ one due to the fact you keep many of your thoughts hidden away from the rest of the world. However, when you start to share something you are passionate about, there is no filter. This is where you get yourself into trouble. One great technique to ‘get it all out’ without potentially creating rifts in your closest relationships or risking your current job is to take up journaling. When you sit down, let your pen lead the way with no structure, no rules and no ‘plan’ for what you’re going to share. Instead, just let it all come pouring out onto the paper. This will then give you the ability to read it over and select what you strategically want to share with the rest of the world while recognizing which thoughts may cause more harm than good. At the same time, getting it out into a journal can have a feeling effect, working towards improved emotional and mental health.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
The world is an exciting place, and you’re always looking for new opportunities to experience it to the greatest extent. Your overly optimistic outlook, however, may have left you blind to the true intentions of those who you have welcomed into your life. You always try to see the best in people, but not everyone is going to hold up their end of the bargain. During this time, take a step back and reassess your connections. Are they acting with integrity, or have you allowed someone into your life that is actually sneaking around in the shadows? While it may hurt to acknowledge, identifying these people and cutting them loose is the most empowering and healing action you have available to you. It’s time to find out who is really there for you.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The good news is that you thrive off logic and reason, and that is one of the main areas in our lives that Mercury draws upon. However, while you would like to deny it, there are some areas of your life where your use of the facts may fall short. You try to appear as someone who has ‘no emotions’, but deep down you’re highly sensitive. This is why you have such a soft spot for your friends and loved ones. However, for every ‘good heart’ out there in the world, there is going to be someone trying to take advantage of it. It’s time to step back and take a look at the people in our lives, and the truth that the facts reveal. Do you really have a friendship established, or are they using you for personal gain? You don’t need to waste your time and energy on someone who is less than you deserve. You’re no one’s pawn.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You are rather articulate, sharing your thoughts and opinions freely and openly. It is for this reason that many consider you to be ‘unique’ or ‘one-of-a-kind’. While this can be a great power, helping you to accomplish great things in life, you need to be careful not to view life as merely a screenplay. While you can put on an ‘act’ for most of the world, when you are communicating with friends and family it’s time to stop the act and allow them to see the real, vulnerable you. This isn’t easy as it means risking being hurt, but it’s the only way to establish the deep, meaningful connections that you crave. Your friends and family are in love with you for who you are, not who they think you ‘should be’.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Living your life with your head in the clouds isn’t the most conducive to connecting with the real world, which is arguably your biggest downfall. Rather than communicating how you are feeling or what’s going on in your mind, you simply escape to your daydreams, imagining a world where everything is perfect. Here’s a challenge for you during Mercury Direct – try to identify something real and tangible, something in this world, and fully embrace it. This could mean traveling with close friends and family or establishing a new skill. Whatever it is, be sure to do it with your feet firmly planted on the ground and your mind here and now. The world has great things to offer if you’ll allow yourself to experience it.