Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Mercury is the natural ruler of your tenth house of career honors, awards, and achievement, so with Mercury retrograde, you may feel like progress on deals and talks are taking too long. You may feel stuck because you are working hard but not seeing the results in the time you thought things would come to fruition. If this is true for you, know that this trend is temporary. It is true Mercury will bring delays, but these delays will benefit you. You will have more time to think through the project and come up with ideas that can make it better
You have become wise in the ways of Mercury over time. You know he encourages you to rush, which makes you lose concentration. You have learned to be especially careful in the communications you send out, to be sure they are clear, and to make sure you’ve picked up the right intent of messages sent to you. I feel that over time you’ve learned to slow down and become more deliberate in everyday actions during these periods, and as a result, you have become less likely to feel the difficulties from Mercury retrograde.
Try not to sign papers with Mercury retrograde. If you say to a client, “I can’t sign now, but I will sign your contract after Mercury is done retrograding in two weeks,” dear Sagittarius, that does not work! By saying that you will sign it in two weeks is an instant verbal agreement. Be careful—in astrology, a verbal acceptance is considered the same as agreeing with your signature.
While it is true that it is considered a bad time to sign papers when Mercury is retrograde, we live in an imperfect world. If you are afraid you will lose the job if you don’t sign or lose the apartment rental if you fail to sign the lease quickly, then by all means, sign. You might not stay in that apartment or job very long, but you might not mind that outcome. In the case of a job, it is easier to find a new job when you already have one.