The 'Astrotwins' Break Down How to Survive Mercury Retrograde 2016

PHOTO: Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The Astrotwins, break down how to prepare for the Mercury Retrograde.Jessica Nash/Courtesy Calypso St. Barth
Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The Astrotwins, break down how to prepare for the Mercury Retrograde.

For the next three weeks, you may notice plenty of hiccups in your life. An old lover may pop up unexpectedly, you may drop your phone in the toilet or your computer suddenly freezes as you're about to hit send on a major report.

Don't worry. It's not the end of the world. It's just the latest Mercury Retrograde.

According to The Astrotwins -- sisters Ophira and Tali Edut -- from April 28 to May 22, the planet Mercury appears to pass Earth backwards and "when a planet is in retrograde, things tend to go haywire."

"When this Mercury Retrograde is happening," Tali Edut explained to ABC News, "it's really important for all 12 signs to pay close attention to their jobs, budgets, what we spend money on, how we pamper ourselves and other monetary practical matters."

Still, she warned: "Don't be afraid of Mercury Retrograde. It can actually be a really wonderful time for pressing pause and reviewing everything."

Tali Edut also detailed how each sign can take advantage of the second Mercury Retrograde of the year:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

"More than any other sign, you need to watch communication with coworkers. Use the time to really review your practices at work, get organized and set up smarter structures to get though the work day," said Tali Edut.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

"Review your personal branding or image," she suggested. "Don't do anything edgy like getting a tattoo or piercing or a major haircut, but really look at how you put yourself out there in the world -- from your social media profiles or anything that represents you."

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

"Dive into a de-cluttering mission. Sort through those closets and storage units," Tali Edut advised. "Don't be hasty, but definitely give some things away. But be careful not to haul off grandmother's china to the goodwill! Start a meditation practice too!"

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

"Your sign can be the ones who have the most trouble this round with their computer equipment and data. So make sure all your sensitive data is password protected and backed up. Also, wait on buying any digital equipment if there's a power cord that’s frayed or electrical equipment that needs replacing. Make sure everything is up to snuff," Tali Edit noted.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

"This Mercury Retrograde affects your careers," Tali Edut said. "You can really struggle with authority issues with the boss or even have a lapse in confidence. Work with a coach to polish up your leadership skills or just be careful letting aggression build up with the boss. This is not the time to get into it with them or have a power struggle. You should really watch that. Just be ultra professional."

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

"Virgos love to have 'open mouth, insert foot syndrome' so you have to be extra careful about what you tweet and what you post. You can be very opinionated, but your opinions can really hit below the belt during this period without you even knowing it. You could even start a little scandal," Tali Edut explained.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

"Libras could have their most intimate relationships affected. You might hear from an ex. If there's one that got away, there could be a time to reconnect or a time to give you closure," Tali Edut said. "It could give you a chance to go deep, be vulnerable and talk about important matters. But do it when the time is right. Don't go chasing after the toxic ex though tempting as it might be. Be a little more 'all or nothing' with someone who isn't treating you the way you want to by saying, 'These are my boundaries.' Don't be afraid to lay down the law."

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

"Scorpios will have relationships affected by this Mercury Retrograde. Pay attention to the balance in your relationships. Learn how to be a batter partner. That doesn't mean divide everything up 50/50, but playing to each others strengths could benefit you," she explained. "For legal matters, contracts need to be reviewed extensively and negotiated."

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

"Sagittarius may want to do a little bit of re-calibrating in the health department. Reintroduce healthy eating, but avoid anything extreme. Also, don't be competitive and over do it at the gym," Tali Edut said. "It's also important to get more organized with your schedules so you can have a healthy work-life balance. If you're contemplating getting a medical procedure, try to wait until after May 22."

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

"You may feel a sudden compulsion to fully change your look," she revealed, "but that can go really wrong. Caps should really think it through. Start a Pinterest board of looks or consult with a stylist first. You'll be in the mood to get more attention, but be careful not to get negative attention just to get noticed."

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

"Aquarius will have some home and family stuff to sort out. Are there things in the house that need to be fixed? Make sure you're working with qualified contractors for that and try to get it fixed before May 28," Tali Edut suggested. "There may be some tension or unspoken issues that need to be discussed with the women in your life too."

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

"Pisces will get the double whammy because the Retrograde is in their communication house so you're most prone to saying the wrong thing, or blurting things out," she advised. "Really be careful! Think before you put anything into an email. Also, be careful of getting involved with gossip. You could get your name caught up in drama you don't want to be an accomplice to."

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