How to Survive
the 2nd Mercury Retrograde
By Therese Aseoche
To all those of you who are avid readers of all things related to astrology, then it will probably fill you with dread when you remember that the second retrograde of the year is coming in a few days, which will coincide with yet another fire sign: Leo!
Coinciding with a sign that is known for its pride and ego, this Mercury Retrograde can cause you to get into frequent misunderstandings, unwittingly act selfishly and impulsively, and can also burn you out if you aren’t careful with your thoughts and actions.
And so, to help you survive this oncoming trouble in your stars, here are a few tips to survive:
Remember: it’s not all about you
Since Leo is characterized mainly for its pride and ego, this Mercury retrograde will greatly affect these aspects of your life. This can eventually get you into a handful of arguments with people who don’t see things your way or who are at odds with you. Remember that you’re not always right and that it isn’t always about you. Share the spotlight with somebody else when they deserve it.
Don’t lose friends for your ego
You will find yourself reevaluating your friendships with certain people at this time too, especially with those who attempt to clash with you. Take extra care in determining whether you’re letting go of people because of their toxicity or because of your hurt pride.
Think before you act
Impulsiveness is a trademark fire sign trait which means you have to be extra careful this time when making big decisions. Always think twice before signing a deal, or buying make-up and skincare online, or booking that expensive trip abroad.
Be careful of what you say
Part of that trademark impulsiveness is saying what’s on your mind which can either help or hurt you and others around you. Don’t be carried away by your emotions; always reflect on what you have to say first before you say it.