Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo on Aug. 30. Named after the Roman god of communication and commerce, Mercury retrograde signals a time when you will be plagued by misunderstandings, malfunctions and faulty merchandise. This is why you always want to check under the hood — both literally and figuratively — when this planet is moving backward (Aug. 30 to Sept. 21). This will allow you to identify any potential snafus and fiascos ahead of time. The other thing you'll want to watch out for is the way you handle backpedaling out of situations when you're in too deep. Panic and you'll surely sink; work to find a solution that everyone can live with and you will successfully negotiate your release from a dire predicament.