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Get ready for summer in retrograde at Tarot.comGet ready for a wild week! We’re kicking it off with a lot of conflicting cosmic activity and an impulsive Aries Moon, and by week’s end both Uranus and Mercury will be retrograde. Summer is about to spin out of control!

Our emotions might be all over the place this week — the next few days will be intense, but then we’ll be able to slow down, breathe and get ready for life in retrograde. But it’s likely we’ll spend more time than usual in our heads the next few weeks.

Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, July 13 — and yes, did I mention it’s also Friday the 13th?! (Not that the date holds any astrological significance, but some folks are certainly superstitious about it.)

Uranus is the rebel planet, and when it goes retrograde we turn that rebellion inward and start thinking about needing to make changes in our lives. So this will probably stir up more intense emotions.

Then, Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday, July 14, and it’s time to rent that vintage ’80s John Cusack movie, “One Crazy Summer.”

With Mercury going retrograde in the sign of Leo at the height of summer, things are bound to get dramatic. Mercury Retrograde is associated with technical problems, mixed-up messages and inaccurate information. And Leo is a very expressive sign. So take extra care with your summer vacation plans, and expect some brilliant (or offbeat and crazy) ideas to pop into your head — but think twice before you say something extreme you might later regret.

I’m going to spend the next few weeks trying to chill out. I’m going to listen and learn rather than run around and gab as I usually do (hello, Gemini here!). Hopefully that will keep me out of trouble. Luckily I have some woodsy weekends planned that are perfect for resting and relaxing and keeping my head on straight during this retrograde summer spell.

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