Mercury retrograde on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 04°27′ Leo is conjunct Mars and a square to Uranus in Taurus. Mercury conjunct Mars stays within 2° orb from June 8 to July 15. Mercury square Uranus brings excitement and change which can cause distractions and problems with concentrations and making plans. Unexpected news may force you to change plans.
When Mercury goes retrograde, mistakes, misunderstandings, problems in communication and transportation are likely. Try to be flexible and open-minded. Think twice before making bold statements, and double-check and travel plans. Avoid making spontaneous decisions or agreeing to things on the spur of the moment. Mars square Uranus gives a strong urge to break free from restriction and rebel against authority. A tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences can lead to great disruption or conflict.
Mercury rules the transfer of information, and during this signal-jamming cycle, it’s wise to password-protect all sensitive data and back it up. Since Mercury retrograde can disrupt technology, take special precautions with your digital data. Back up all your important files and photos to the cloud. Avoid impulsive actions and taking dangerous risks. Lack of attention and concentration can lead to accidents, especially as when driving or working with electricity or technology. It is a poor time to launch any new projects, even if they are not related to the communications industries.
Focus on revising activities and projects that you have been working on for the past few months. Review all your contracts before you sign. Renew your commitments, rather than making new ones. Prepare to repeat yourself often. Reunite with old friends. Redecorate a room. Rekindle a romance. Mercury retrograde CAN bring back an old flame, but often it’s for the purpose of closure, not necessarily because this is the “one that got away.” Don’t be surprised if you get a Facebook friend request from someone you dated ages ago or a forgotten childhood friend. We’ve bumped into long-lost friends and loves on the street during Mercury retrograde.