Your horoscope for March 22 to 28, 2018

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      Thursday may not run according to plan or expectation. Mercury in Aries begins a three-week retrograde tour on Thursday. Stay flexible, employ added patience, and roll with it.

      By now you probably have a feel for the Murphy’s Law cycle. Don’t sweat the small stuff, put extra safeguards in place, and double-check everything. Where possible, avoid buyer’s remorse. If you must buy it, sign it, or make the commitment, go ahead. It’s all the better if you can factor in added wiggle room, an easy out, or if it has a return policy. If you have a choice, short-term or temporary is the better option.

      Can’t keep it up any longer? Mercury retrograde in Aries is a reheat-it, rethink-it influence. You can find yourself waging an inner or outer battle. It can be a matter of a natural ending, an abrupt carpet-pull, a definitive cutoff, or a put-the-brakes-on-it threshold. Label it as progress in action.

      Getting a better handle on it and keeping emotions in check make for a tall order through the weekend. The March for Our Lives student protest against gun violence in the U.S. is scheduled for Saturday, a run-up-against-it, force-the-envelope day. Sun/Mars, moon/Mars, and moon/Saturn keep frustration, anger, and push-back on a short fuse. Sunday is also on an emotional-high charge. Venus/Uranus keep the social action/excitement going strong through the day’s finish. Despite the roadblocks, they set a great backdrop for the Junos.

      Monday/Tuesday, the Leo moon sets the dial on a creative upswing. Wednesday, the Virgo moon and Venus/Uranus bring the week to its productive peak.

      March 20 - April 19

      Stay sharp; stay ready. Thursday, pull back, put the brakes on, or switch tactics as the moment dictates. This time Mercury tours retrograde in Aries. To your benefit, the cycle helps you gain an added degree of separation. This, in turn, assists with better objectivity. Even so, emotions run the show through Sunday. Monday through Wednesday, you’ll hit a positive swing.

      April 20 - May 20

      Mercury retrograde runs in the background of your chart, but you’ll still feel its stop-start impact. Inspiration, ambition, creativity, or your love life can rev up. Conversely, you could face a battle, perhaps one you have been trying to downplay or avoid. Take extra time to explore what’s bubbling up in your heart or mind. Cutout periods are to your great benefit.

      May 21 - June 21

      A rethink is always wise during Mercury retrograde. Simplify where you can. It can be time to back out of a commitment or social involvement. Clear your clutter and you’ll set the stage for something better to fill the spot. Something or someone new can grow on you. Take it one step at a time. Monday through Wednesday sets you onto a faster, better track.

      June 21 - July 22

      Mercury retrograde can rekindle or reignite something from your past. You can’t change the reality that has brought you to the here and now, but you can change your perspective on it. A block or restriction can now give way. Friday to Sunday sets wheels in motion. Monday to Wednesday, take a fresh stab at it. Make the most of it.

      July 22 - August 22

      The end of the week could put you back in touch and/or provide an opportunity to revisit a conversation or location. It can be to your advantage to retrace your steps or give something or someone another look. Set quality time aside for yourself. Mercury retrograde can prompt a creative spurt. Monday through Wednesday, go for it; you rock.

      August 22 - September 22

      The start of Mercury retrograde can let you off the hook or fill in a blank, perhaps unexpectedly so. Most importantly, the cycle pushes you deeper into a reexamination process. Take charge of what you can and don’t sweat the rest. Through Sunday, one thing leads to the next. Sunday/Monday, you’ll hit a good stride. Wednesday is the opportunity peak of your week.

      September 22 - October 23

      Thursday, the unexpected can get the better of you. Quick thinking is called for. Hot or not? A change of plan, mind, or heart is typical of Mercury retrograde. Also, the transit can diffuse recent tension, see you surpass a recent block, or provide a second chance. Saturday/Sunday, emotions run the show. Monday through Wednesday, seize opportunity. The getting is good.

      October 23 - November 21

      Revise it, revamp it, or scrap it altogether and start over. Mercury retrograde can give you a run for it. More work, experimentation, time, and perseverance are called for; there’s no way around it. If it doesn’t work out, perhaps it is a blessing in disguise. Saturday/Sunday, push through it. Sunday to Wednesday, you can gain good press and/or make a surprising gain.

      November 21 - December 21

      You could get sidetracked Thursday. Activities or meet-ups are not likely to go as planned. Spur-of-the-moment is your best bet. Saturday can be a day of frustrations, limitations, added pressure, or strain. There’s stuff to work through, but you are likely to come out the other side feeling it was worth the extra effort. Monday through Wednesday, you’ll hit a great upswing.

      December 21 - January 19

      Despite best efforts or good intentions, on Thursday the words, deeds, or emotions can get in the way. Things can get more complicated or more charged up than they should. Saturday, the brakes come off, go on, et cetera. As best you can, take the start of Mercury retrograde in stride. Monday to Wednesday, you’re onto something good.

      January 20 - February 18

      Let the moment call the play Thursday/Friday. The start of Mercury retrograde can derail the conversation, plan, or intention or fire up something unexpected. Saturday, you can get off to a strong start, but you may not finish that way. Sunday, emotions are hard to contain. Monday/Tuesday light a fresh spark. Wednesday gets the job done.

      February 18 - March 20

      You are wise to cut back on spending and unnecessary output. Mercury retrograde can see you overwhelmed by the immediacy of the moment. Tackle it one at a time. Saturday, the stars are triggered. Pace yourself. Know when to call it quits. Sunday keeps you going till late. Monday to Wednesday is peak, when opportunity is for the taking.


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