Mercury enters retrograde on Mar. 5, 2019 in the sign of Pisces, triggering the first of this year’s three, roughly three-week periods of wonky communication, tech issues, and an inexplicable sense that absolutely everything is going wrong. Astro-buffs will know that Mercury retrograde is generally a terrible time to start new things, but the rent is high and you may be in a position where you need to know which zodiac signs have the best chance of finding a new job during Mercury retrograde 2019.
“I often advise my clients that it is rarely a good time to find a new job during a Mercury retrograde,” astrologer Linda Furiate tells Bustle. “Often a job interview may be postponed, or the company may have decided to delay the hiring process. For those who do accept a new position during the Mercury retrograde, the job may only last for a short period of time.”
The planet Mercury is thought to rule communication, traffic, thought processes, and data, and when the planet stations retrograde, forward motion in these matters can feel utterly futile. In general, planetary retrogrades are believed to be a time for us to take a step back from the areas they rule and reflect. It’s a time for processing the past, not trying to force new things into happening. But here are the zodiac signs who are slightly better off than others looking for a new job this retrograde, according astrologers.
1Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle that Taureans are in a unique position to make the most of networking during this Mercury retrograde. “They could find a new job through friends or former colleagues,” she says, adding, “Use your networking skills to reach out and connect.”