5 Love Tips for Surviving Mercury Retrograde

Don't let your love life spin out of control as Mercury moves backward! The planet that rules communication, perception and thought is moving retrograde until October 9, 2015.

This particular cycle occurs in the relationship-oriented sign of Libra. As a result, rethinking partnership themes and decisions connected to a "we" situation will likely dominate. You can start by cutting the confusion with a FREE look at your Love Compatibility. Then, listen up. Mercury Retrograde doesn't need to sabotage your love life. Here's what to do: Follow our five ways to make the most of romance in retrograde.

1. Put your dating life on hold for now
First dates during Mercury Retrograde are never a good idea because it's not easy to communicate, and there are too many opportunities for things to go wrong. If your car doesn't break down on the way to the date, your movie will be sold out or you might make a joke that's taken as an insult. If you have a crush, wait to pursue it until Mercury goes direct. This will also help you avoid landing a creep, because people aren't what they seem during this time.

2. Be more patient with your partner
Realize that misunderstandings are easier now, so don't jump to conclusions and pick a fight if your sweetie says the wrong thing. And if you do fight, and if you do actually break up during this time, don't be surprised if you get right back together once Mercury goes direct. Things that happen during Mercury Retrograde often don't stick -- whether they're good or bad.

3. Don't get married during Mercury Retrograde!
Like we just said, things don't stick during Mercury Retrograde. So not only will the miscommunication, delays and breakdowns interfere with the success of the wedding itself, but promises made during Mercury Retrograde aren't always kept. This is a good time to renew your wedding vows, though!

4. Use this time to kiss and make up
Mercury Retrograde is a great time to go back and fix mistakes or reconcile with people if you've had a falling out. This is because Mercury Retrograde forces us to reflect on things we've done, which helps release built-up resentments. If you've got the urge to make nice with someone during this time -- and that applies to both friends and lovers -- go ahead and bury the hatchet!

5. Take a look back
If you're thinking about someone you once loved, this is a great time to track them down or simply honor their memory by visiting a special place you once went together. Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time for reflecting on love, and not only that but it could even help you reignite sparks with a former flame! So if you have a lost love you've been pining for, go ahead and track them down. Now's the time to go out there and get 'em back!