This Is How Mercury Retrograde Will Affect Your Dating Life And Here’s What You Can Do, As Per Your Zodiac Sign
All you believers of astrology and zodiac, we know you’re probably really stressed out due to the Mercury retrograde. As this volatile planet starts trippin’ backwards for three weeks, everyone from ambitious Aries to emotional Pisces and all our other single earthlings can experience some turbulence in their process of finding a match. Yepp, we’re talking about your good old love lives, my lovelies. But fret not, our fellow, psychic-mystic beings ‘coz we’ve got your back. In one of its research, the dating app Tinder saw an increase in the term ‘Zodiac’ by 64% in the bios of people across the globe, so in association with Spiritual Coach, Devina Badhwar, the dating app decided to help all the astro-loving looking for love in the virtual world as opposed to leaving them to fend for themselves. The Spiritual Coach shared her wisdom and insight on how Mercury retrograde will impact the love life of different sun signs. And, yes, of course, she has also shared some astro-dating tips for all Zodiac signs to harness the power of their planets and find a match that matches their vibe!
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
According to Spiritual Coach, people from this Zodiac sign are assertive and not many things can sike them. While they’re known to be impulsive, they’re also the kind of people who look for rainbows amid all the shades of grey. This Mercury Retrograde, give in to your intrusive thoughts and open your mind, and hearts to everything but, avoid any beef with your number ones, be it family, friends, or anyone close to you, says Badhwar. Let go of your fears and let the universe lead the way.
Best Match: FYI, it looks like Scorpio is the best match for this sign as they’re both governed by the Red queen (Mars, in this case) which means that they share the same passion, energy, and intimacy when they come together.
Dating Tip: Put your cosmic energies to the test by going out with someone IRL.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
They may be stubborn and headstrong but this Zodiac sign is also a total social animal and kaafi dependable. With Uranus in their sign, which was aligned with the last eclipse, this is definitely a time to stirrr things up! When it comes to dating, Taurians know exactly what they want – but, hold on, this also means they are super picky, says the Spiritual Coach. Mercury Retrograde is the time to shed the bull-ish behaviour (literally) and be spontaneous. Take a risk and go for the date you were unsure about or just continue chatting with the one you’ve been hesitant to talk to and stop being overcautious ‘coz you just might be throwing away a perfectly good opportunity.
Best Match: Libra is the best match for a Taurus. They’re intense, passionate and have the ishq wala love kinda bond with each other. Taurian knows how to comfort Librans and give them the stability they desire in a relationship.
Dating Tip: Trust your instincts and find yourself a mystic match who is down for some spontaneity just like you!
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The outgoing, extroverts who make every party LIT AF need a partner who is the opposite of their fiery, talkative and witty personalities, in order for the sparks to fly. As per Devina, you might feel emotionally pulled back by Mercury Retrograde, which may make you feel a bit slowed-down and off-track, so channelise your inner Sima aunty and choose your dates wisely!
Best Match: Libra and Gemini are the perfect matches for this Zodiac sign. Being air signs, they ensure strong mental compatibility. Libra can also provide the somberness that a Gemini needs while another Gemini can match their fellow twin’s energy to the T.
Dating Tip: Bring out your dating A-game and witty one-liners to charm your match who may be right there waiting for you.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Nurturing, sensitive, and compassionate, people from this Zodiac sign have a good sense of humour and are usually loving and easygoing. According to Devina, this period of mercury retrograde may dull your sparkle and make you feel lazy or less motivated, and may in fact be a good time for some self-care. Be kind to yourself in your search for the right match, as any rejection during this time may have a deeper impact on your loving nature. Put yourself out there, but choose someone who seems kind and reliable.
Best Match: You may find your ‘the one’ in Pisces! They are emotional, loving, and intense. Like Cancerians, they also have a hard shell safeguarding them from outer repercussions.
Dating Tip: Pamper yourself and find a date for that much-needed spa sesh.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
This Zodiac sign is known to be loyal, romantic, passionate and fearless, with a tendency to put their needs first before others. They really are the main character of their lives and they love grabbing eyeballs and that is why this Mercury retrograde, you should give someone else a chance to call the shots. Be flexible and open to suggestions from your date, maybe let them pick the restaurant. It’s possible your emotions may rule over you, so take some quality time out for yourself to recharge before start looking for a match for yourself.
Best Match: Aries is your perfect match. Their matching ‘main character’ energies and ruling element of fire will make them THE ultimate power couple.
Dating Tip: Maybe adding the fact that you’re a Leo and willing to allow someone else to take the lead in your online dating profile might help you find a match.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos are usually practical and quick thinkers and give some of the best free unsolicited advice you can get. Like most people, you conveniently forget to take your own advice when it comes to matters of the heart (ouch). Devina shares that this Zodiac sign can get very picky when it comes to dating, which leaves them being single for a long time. To navigate Mercury retrograde, be flexible and throw out that insane checklist in your mind of ‘the one’, adds the spiritual coach. Widen your horizons and give matches a chance – you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
Best Match: Cancer is the best partner for a Virgo. A perfect example of opposites attract, their differences complement each other with unconditional love and understanding.
Dating Tip: Don’t let the fear of not finding the Ryan Reynolds to your Blake Lively stop you – spark up your dating life, get out of your comfort zone, travel and seek an adventure!
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Librans are friendly, emotional, romantic and passionate individuals who tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve. They’re balanced but only when they want to be and the Mercury retrograde is going to be an astrological rollercoaster. Devina says that people of this Zodiac sign should be extra careful about guarding their heart, and not jump to planning a wedding and think of baby names just ‘coz their crush said ‘hey’. Also, try and avoid conflicts in your relationships during this time.
Best Match: A Libra has high standards and wants someone they can slay at everything with and so your perfect match would be a Leo or Aquarian.
Dating Tip: Don’t just reject every person you see or meet, instead take your time to know someone.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
This mysterious and super-secretive yet creative, bold, and determined Zodiac sign tends to look for a mind that can match its energy and vibe. During this time of Mercury retrograde, your emotions will rule, not your common sense. The Spiritual Coach says, beware when making decisions from the heart. If you find yourself glorifying an ex and ignoring the obvious red flags, let us stop you right there. Reflecting on the past is great, but use that insight to enter your next relationship with more openness and clarity.
Best Match: Virgo can very well understand a Scorpio’s mind. Together, they create a practical and passionate bond – another match that gives us those power couple vibes!
Dating Tip: Scorpios LOVE adventure too, so take your time to find the one who gets your gears running.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are independent thinkers, and risk-takers, and are pretty woke when it comes to emotional intelligence, which helps them form an instant connection. Mercury retrograde may make you feel out of sync, but that is only because of your CEO personality. When in the dating field, remember it’s not all about you. You will have to meet your partner halfway so that both of you feel your needs are being met. It is important to value your date preferences. If you feel yourself getting too emotional, it might be time to take a self-care break.
Best Match: Aries and Leo. Sagittarius needs somebody who is loving and open-minded, but also someone who would give them space.
Dating Tip: If you are a woke Sagittarius looking for a match who believes in the same causes as you, look in the right direction.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are ambitious, goal-oriented, and like to work in an organized manner. They are also their partner’s biggest cheerleaders. However, during this time of Mercury retrograde, there could be some miscommunications and delays, especially on the dating front. Don’t lose hope in case things don’t go your way on a date or you end up getting ghosted. Devina says, Use this time to manifest your perfect partner and send your intentions out to the universe. The clearer you are about your goals, the quicker it comes to you.
Best Match: Taurus is the best soulmate for a Capricorn. They are loyal and reliable, just what a Capricorn needs.
Dating Tip: Maybe looking for a jamming partner might be a great way to begin.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Self-reliant and independent, Aquarians are calm and sensitive and absolutely clear about what they want. You may see Mercury Retrograde bring about small arguments or misunderstandings with those who you are close to and there also might be some ex-drama emerging from your past – but, behold! As per Devina, Aquarian should use this time to tie up emotional loose ends and walk away from toxic exes once and for all. With your new match, be your boss self and don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.
Best Match: Gemini. Aquarius and Gemini both have a thirst for knowledge and would complement each other’s energies well.
Dating Tip: Find yourself a match who gives you the best reccos for the most binge-worthy series and YouTube channels.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are often called ‘old souls’ by some people. They are emotionally sensitive and easy-going and can adapt to any type of situation. Mercury retrograde will high-key compel you to face any emotional issues you may have been avoiding. Devina says, before you start any new partnership, take the time to heal from any emotional wounds and address any fears you may have from past relationships. You never know, the match you are looking for may just be one swipe away!
Best Match: Aquarius. Pisces and Aquarius both value love. They are believers of a long-lasting relationship and work hard to keep it.
Dating Tip: Make sure to watch out for fake people and profiles.