Your Daily Astro Advice Horoscope for August 30, 2016

Mercury stations retrograde today at 9:04 a.m. EDT.

Whenever Mercury goes retrograde people tend to get worried about all sorts of possible mix ups and mistakes and emphasize them more than usual. This can be especially noticeable with work related communications, tasks, time and scheduling with this Mercury retrograde.

Be careful you don’t blow things out of proportion. So you said the wrong thing, or you stuck your foot in your mouth by mistake… who hasn’t? You’re human, and sometimes things just don’t come out right. Life happens, we all make mistakes and say the wrong things at the wrong times.

Since this is happening in Virgo, with Mercury so close to Jupiter, there is more of a tendency to globalize the little details and make them bigger than they really are. Give yourself a break. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Remember that each error, only gets us closer to refinement.

You could get yourself all worked up like a hamster on a wheel going over and over your worries and mistakes in your mind but is that really what you want to be doing with your time?

If you're noticing communication problems repeat yourself to be completely clear and ask for feedback to ensure your message has been heard and interpreted as expected.

When Mercury is retrograde memory lapses are possible and forgetfulness is the norm. Doing backups of information is always a good idea.

It’s a good time to start writing down your thoughts and ideas, including personal changes you want to make so you can look at them with a closer eye.

Health and wellness are strongly in focus now. Making small changes to your lifestyle and your diet and exercise routine can have a positive impact. You don’t need to stick with any new changes permanently, but exploring options is certainly worth it to see what resonates with you.

If you’re in business, take a look at the way you organize and approach the work you do so you can find ways to be more efficient and timely.

If you're doing renovations, this is a good time to get quotes and do research on what's possible but you'll need to be absolutely sure of all the details. It can be easy to overlook things, so a second and third opinion is recommended.

Read more about Mercury retrograde in this week’s Weekly Horoscopes.

The Moon in Leo today is in a positive connection with Mars today, which is great for strong personalities to feel empowered. Do be careful that your ego doesn’t get the best of you though. It’s one thing to feel empowered but overpowering others is another thing altogether. A more jovial, positive personality today works best.

If you’re a creative type this is a great time to go back over some of your older creations and make refinements or get inspiration to explore new ways of expressing yourself.


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Mercury stations Retrograde at 9:04 a.m. EDT

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