April 1

Mercury retrograde in Aries

On April 1st all the gremlins come out to play. This is when Mercury turns retrograde and its reverse direction will release a Pandora’s boxful of glitches, debacles, and fiascos into your day-to-day life. These could manifest as automobile breakdowns, computer malfunctions or your coffeemaker suddenly calling it quits. It’s bound to be a headache, but as long as you take it all in stride and keep your sense of humor handy then you’ll be OK. But Mercury retrogrades aren’t always bad. Sometimes they can bring the most unexpected opportunities if you keep your ear to the ground. Who knows? You might wind up inheriting a better car, getting a price break on a new computer, or being gifted a fresh coffeemaker by a friend who was somehow given two. Stranger things have been known to happen. Mercury comes out of retrograde on April 25th. Signs most affected: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, and Sagittarius