Which Signs Will Be the Most Affected by Mercury in Retrograde?

Read on to find out if your sign will be greatly affected by Mercury in retrograde!

Mercury is about to go retrograde yet again from September 9 to October 1. This may surprise some of you to hear, but some signs may be more affected by this retrograde than others. Virgo, Gemini, Libra, and Aries may feel the effects of this particular retrograde harder than most. 

This article is for you if your sun is in any of these signs. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well. You can check your birth chart here.

What Does It Mean When Mercury Is In Retrograde?


As I’ve said before, all planets retrograde. We just hear more about Mercury because it goes into retrograde more than other planets.  When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to be going backwards, but it is really just an optical illusion. In reality, the Earth is just lapping the other planets during their orbits, making it seem like the planet is retreating.

Astrologers believe that retrograding planets can have a tumultuous impact on our lives, though some planets may have more of an impact than others. Next month Mercury, the planet that rules our communication and business sense, goes retrograde. At this time, we can expect a slight breakdown in communication with this transit. This means texts can be misconstrued, or emails may be skimmed rather than read thoroughly. This lack of communication can lead to disagreements with our loved ones and make us feel emotionally distanced from our partners. It is incredibly important to keep the lines of communication open now. However, don’t be surprised if people from your past make an unexpected appearance in your life.  

Mercury also rules our travel and technological prowess, so it is important to be extra careful when operating your vehicle. Always ensure your gas tank is full, and your tires are properly inflated. Check your emails thoroughly to ensure you have not missed any relevant messages. And be sure to back up any important files. You also do not want to start any important projects at this time.

But why will Virgo, Gemini, Libra, and Aries get hit the hardest? Read on and find out!



You are ruled by Mercury, so these retrogrades tend to hit you pretty hard. As an earth sign, you thrive in a more stable environment rather than a chaotic one, and retrogrades tend to make things feel a bit too unstable, even for a mutable sign like you. And on top of that, Mercury will move from Libra to Virgo in the middle of the retrograde. So don’t be surprised if this transit hits you triply hard.

When Mercury stations retrograde, it will be residing in Libra. This placement can cause you to reevaluate the importance that you place on material possessions.

More than halfway through the retrograde, Mercury will return home to Virgo. This placement can make it very difficult for you to express yourself. You may feel misunderstood or even regretful of past decisions. 

The important thing for you to remember now is that you don’t have to be so hard on yourself. You may not have it all figured out, and that is okay. 



Like Virgo, you are also ruled by Mercury, so these retrogrades can hit you just as hard as they hit Virgo. As a mutable sign, navigating the chaotic effects of retrogrades doesn’t intimidate you too much. But since you thrive on communication, Mercury can jumble your words when it retrogrades.

Mercury kicks off retrograde while in Libra. This mercurial placement can cause your romantic and creative passions to dwindle. It may also cause a former lover to come out of the woodwork. Don’t be surprised if you feel compelled to give them a second chance.

However, on September 23, Mercury will move from Libra to Virgo. This transit can make you rethink both your current relationship and a potential relationship with an old significant other. It will also be a good time to heed both the positive and negative lessons that you have learned from your family. 

It is time to take into account the good and bad habits you may have inherited from your family.



Mercury stations retrograde when it resides in harmonious Libra. This placement and transit can make you very aware of your physical self. Your insecurities with your appearance may cause you to seek external validation.

It is important to remember that you won’t feel comfortable in your own skin until you seek internal validation.

When Mercury nears the end of its retrograde, it will move from Libra to Virgo. This transit will force you to confront the inner turmoil that is causing your insecurities. This will not only be a time for intense healing, but it will also be a time to find the beauty in your flaws.



When Mercury in Libra stations retrograde, you may feel a bit knocked off-kilter. This transit can cause misunderstandings which can lead to unexpected conflicts. This retrograde can also cause you to confront any unresolved trauma or issues that were caused by past relationships. 

An old flame may try to reach out to you at this time. Unless they come back into your life with an apology, or at the very least, a desire to discuss and take partial responsibility for certain problems, you don’t need to be in contact with them.

Near the end of September, Mercury moves from Libra to Virgo. This transit may make you more aware of your health needs. Now may be a good time to get back into old routines that will benefit your physical and emotional well-being.

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