Virgo (August 22nd to September 21st)
When Mercury retrogrades on Thursday, you may find that it could bring up a few surprises for you. A retrograde planet appears to move backwards from the Earth’s perspective. In Mercury’s case, you will have to adjust to changes in transportation or communication. But because Mercury is your sign’s planetary patron, you get a bonus. (I know, lucky you!) Mercury starts its retrograde in the sign opposite to yours, Pisces, so this could surface people or even emotions that you thought were long gone.  Your best bet is not to rush to drown those feelings as they bob up. There are discomfiting truths that you now need to face.

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