Run for cover! (Really, just kidding.) Mercury will turn retrograde on Monday, March 12 in Aries; it will retrograde back into Pisces on March 23 before stationing direct on April 4. Since Mercury is so slow-moving, the effects of this retrograde period could potentially be felt for a few weeks afterward (until the end of April).
Iâ€™ve stated many times before that Mercury retrograde is truly not to be feared. While periods of Mercury retrograde are not ideal times to begin new ventures (and you should be extra careful with details of communication, travel, and finances), they are still powerful times of â€śre:â€ť renewal, reflection, re-doing, recovery, etc. This is a time to use the powerful planetary energy to the fullest. Mercury retrograde in Aries favors individualistic thinking and initiation. This is a time during which you may find yourself questioning your leadership abilities or the path in life on which you are currently. Perhaps you need to strike out on your own more? Speak up more in office meetings? Find more ways to help others in your community?
Saturn is also retrograde during this period (through June 25), so you will have the added attention to your goals and limits during this period of Mercury retrograde. In addition, Mars is retrograde as well (through April 13), so your personal energyâ€”both that which you give to others as well as that which you dedicate to yourselfâ€”will be in focus.