How to Retrograde-Proof Yourself
There are many instances when generalities are appropriate -- small talk, pleasantries with community members, friendly gestures of acquaintanceship. But on this day before Mercury retrograde, the real work begins. Eliminate the generalities. Clear, direct and specific communication is the way to "retrograde-proof" yourself from Day One.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you back away from a conflict, you'll be heading toward the core of tranquility inside yourself. It's not something you have to develop either. It's there, and has always been there, awaiting your return.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What does a weird pause mean? Is the other person uncomfortable, distracted or just unsure what goes next? Any assumption you make will say more about you than the situation. Answer: Refrain from assumption. Push through.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Study what the others before you did. It will seem to take forever and then actually save you a lot of time. You won't end up using it all. Figuring out what you don't need -- that's the brilliant part.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The reason you're on the receiving end is that it's simply your turn. So don't overthink it. Get into gracious-mode and start appreciating this stuff and finding a place for it. Don't worry about repayment. Not yet anyway.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The wise one doesn't necessarily have all of the information. Because wisdom isn't so much about holding on to a lot of true facts, as it is about knowing who to be.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The people sharing generous opinions could be generous in other ways, too, but do keep in mind that talk can be cheap, and supportive words are one of the easiest ways to share. Certainly, accept nothing less.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Down deep, no person wants to be compared to another, especially not in the "you look just like my cousin" kind of way. Don't worry, you can find common ground and still be keen to discover the uniqueness of others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just as fine art is often about placement, the art of our life (or just your weekend) will have to do with placing yourself in an interesting environment where relationships might develop.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). History changes. A textbook from 10 years ago reads like it's from a different world because it does, in fact, come from a different world. Context changes everything, as will be well-illustrated today.