Happy Mercury Retrograde day y’all. Yup, it’s happening again. The planet of communication and the lower mind and short travel appears to turn backwards today. I have of course seen folks already doing their part to spread panic. It’s a given that it will happen during a Mercury retrograde that people will tell you to not do anything and to basically hide. Essentially they trick you into fearing the natural cycle of the trickster planet. Well played humans
As always I don’t suggest running around like a chicken with your head cut off or doing nothing at all. There is something of a middle ground here. As Mercury begins its “chaos causing” retreat at 29° Virgo at 12:30pm ET on August 30th, be prepared to move to slow. Virgo gets caught up in details so the details can trip you up more than usual this go round, if you let them. Mercury is also conjunct Jupiter in Virgo as this begins and the orb gets tighter as the days go on. Breathe because Jupiter can expand the positive and negative aspects of the other planets it connects with.
A Mercury retrograde in Virgo already seems like a setup neurotic wailing but if unchecked, it could get real ugly. It really doesn’t have to though. Understand that a retrograde happens for a reason. A slightly different outlook on it is that Mercury is only ever 28° degrees away from the sun. As it nears that farthest point and almost gets away from us here on earth, it appears to slow down and do a clumsy backwards dance. That dance is a planet that is used to bridging gaps between thought and matter, connecting present and future, trying it’s hand at waiting for us to catch up to its brilliant connections. Sometimes we miss stuff so before it gets to ahead of us and we mere mortals complain more than we already do, it does the electric slide on back and points at the stuff we might have missed.
Pay attention. It really is that simple. Pay attention to details. Take your time to learn the dance steps. Recognize that you may stumble as you learn. Virgo has a way of imparting lessons of accepting and giving grace along with whatever the particular planet is trying to help us learn. Review your options with grace. Revise your work environment with grace. Realign your self care regimen with grace.
If you have any planets at or within a few degrees of 29° Virgo, you may feel this just as much as those who have Mercury as a ruling planet or Ruler of their sun. If you are not sure you can send me a line and I’ll help you
It’s been awhile since I posted anything here. I’ve just been taking a break, planning personal stuff and more. Of course the planets and stars keep on trucking in the mean time. Here’s a quick thought about Mars moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius on August 2nd
Folks are eeking out their last little bits of ego centered savagery due to Mars sitting in the 29th degree of Scorpio. Don’t think the verbal fireworks will be over once Mars moves into Sagittarius though. That’s laughable. Sagittarius loves to talk. Sagittarius also loves its self. Just not in as a covert and manipulative way as an unrefined Scorpio Mars. While Scorpio Mars lays in wait for a bit; Sag Mars will blow its top relatively quickly and then act as if nothing. Mars in Sag needs to take physical action to dispel that mental or emotional discomfort and while talking(typing) is mental, it is also a physical act. Be ready
There was a new moon this morning, 7:24 am ET to be exact, in the sign of Aries. The sun meet up with the moon in Aries at 18 degrees to start a new lunar chapter. The sun in Aries already ups the general bravery factor. People often associate that bravery in Aries with fearlessness but it is not so much fearlessness as it is a compelling need to do what they feel needs to be done. The fear is still there but it is surmounted by a bigger fear of being stuck and missing out.
This new moon definitely has us itching and willing to venture out. The configuration also remind me of Leelo Dallas in The Fifth Element. Why? Well because like Aries, Leelo had that spark. That special something that made her unique, first of her kind. Willing to fight for her cause even if it meant her own death (sun in Aries) and focused on it in a way that spurred her forward even when the deck was stacked against her (moon in Aries). Not to mention she caused a lot of head injuries lol.
There is also the sudden nature of her coming into being and the serendipitous way that she met Corbin Dallas that is indicative of the Uranus in Aries conjunction to the sun and moon. Intuitive leaps forward both mentally by the scientist and physically by Leelo caused a change in the tide and the course of human history in this movie. Those same scientists and Leelo engage in a power struggle that exposes weaknesses in government bodies, so much so that they do not understand when there authority is being undetermined from multiple sides. That can be associated with the square that the new moon has with Pluto in Capricorn.
Searching for what she knew to be right helped not just herself but others. She knew her purpose and was willing to act to make it happen. She even made a plan, albeit a hasty one, and it allowed her to stay her course. The point is her plan was linked to her own sense of moral obligation and her need to fulfill her individual purpose. I would say that that could be associated with the trine to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius.
Okay, so how does this help us? Be like Leelo…or not. This new moon is a time to align our actions with our ideals. Like Leelo, there may be those who have their own suggestions for how we should implement these ideas into our live but it is ultimately up to us to get, move, and make it happen. Sudden barriers could pop up, especially seeing as how we are going to have three retrograde planets (Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) before the full moon comes but trusting in that plan and our ability to make progress even when “moving slow” is essential.
Focus on individual plans this new moon. Be assertive but don’t be a dick. Start something new for you. It will benefit others in someway but that should not be your main reason for doing so in this new moon. The house and personal planets the new moon touches in your Natal chart will give you a very good idea of the details.
Til next time y’all.
We have a new moon coming at us today in Pisces. It already feels like a magical time but when a solar eclipse is added in, some folks may feel like the stakes are ramped up. Here’s the chart for new moon tonight at 8:54ET.
Of course, this is a time to set new intentions. Piscean type goals would be a good look for this lunar cycle- spiritual service, compassion, creative endeavors, forgiveness and tie cutting work, etc. Depending on the house this new moon occupies in your chart it, could mean different things for you than for me or anyone else. This new moon happens in my second house so this could be a great time to ask for forgiveness from me if you owe me money (no guarantees at all).
In general, the mutable water energy of Pisces reminds us to dream big and reconnect. Mutable signs clear out what could go stagnant due to the fixed signs that come before them. Stuffy emotional energy is cleated our with Pisces. When the ties that have grown heavy keep us from moving forward, Pisces clears it up. By practicing compassion and faith, we are able to slough off the emotional cobwebs that can hinder us from looking at what could be instead of what already is. That’s the beauty of Pisces. By having us accept things and people as they are we can move into space that opens us to source and dreams beyond imagination.
This new moon is opposed by Jupiter in Virgo so a word of caution is necessary. Don’t go overboard with rose colored glasses in order to move forward. Use the square of Saturn in Sagittarius,which others may see as a hard aspect to deal with but I see it as useful for this setup, to keep your feet grounded as you dream. Jupiter typically likes to go overboard but with it being in Virgo that tendency could be limited in most areas except for nervous tension and worries. I think it should be noted that this new moon happens in Pisces but touches on planet in sign combos that push for a melding of big ideas with realistic planning. If you don’t really want it to happen, don’t start it now. Be as sure as you can. Stay open to possibilities but get as clear as you can to start.
As we see the sun moving thru the beginnings of another mutable sign, we are still dealing with an expansive giant stumbling backwards thru a sign that restricts it and redirects all of that robustness. Jupiter loves to go wild and big and bet the house. It works thru a mode of Faith that is rooted in the unknown and knows it will eventually reach. In the sign of Virgo, it already had to uncomfortably readjust to being focused inward. To looking at the smaller details and piecing together what we already know.
Now that the king of the Gods is moving backwards, we are having to turn even more inwards to settle into that faith. We have this idea that faith automatically brings peace but that is not the case. Jupiter starts the journey to find it. With this particular retrograde planet, looking and plumbing our own depths can bring about the means for a wonderful journey from faith into peace. Virgo makes sure that we are willing to do the work if we are ready. Perfecting ourselves as we travel the road and having the good fortune to remember how great we are in the here and now is a gift we get from this current set up.
Yes, it’s time to double check your communication. It’s time to measure four times before cutting once. It’s time to reevaluate, reassess, rethink, and review. Yes folks, it is MERCURY RETROGRADE TIME!
The planet of communication went reverse in Aquarius this morning, January 5th, and will eventually move back into the sign of Capricorn before turning direct again on the 25th. Aquarius is fixed air so focus on reviewing things dealing with expansion of abstract ideas first. Social justice, social groups and movements, television, and more. Messages and ideas surrounding these things may get misconstrued so take your time. Especially with Mercury making a hard aspect to Mars in Scorpio. The ego and belief in conspiracy is a bit higher.
Once Mercury slides back into Capricorn, rethink ideas centered around cardinal earth. Long term plans for financial/material/earthly growth is a good place to start. Also, authority figures may want to take extra time in crafting their message before sending it out into the world. The aspects that this retrograde Mercury form warrant some looking into for sure.
Mercury and Uranus squaring each other during this retrograde could indicate some real moments of cross purpose in which we question how we move forward into who we want to be while finding a place in larger groups. Group think versus the lone wolf mentality. On the practical side, double checking our social media passwords and accounts against sudden attack should be on the list. Save everything and back it up. I have a personal hunch that somebody’s stuff is going to get leaked during this time but I’m not a psychic so we’ll see.
The cosmic connection with a retrograde Jupiter in Virgo is also there begging us to take our time in practical matters. Faith is great but learning how to root it is necessary. At the same time Mercury will be in between the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn so please think before you speak. Your reputation could depend on it. Pluto will tear shit up and what you thought of yourself and how you show your light to others is no exception. Be careful with long range plans, especially concerning home improvements that deal with the actual structure/framework of your home. It may seem like a good idea but you could be missing some important details.
Remember, Mercury Retrograde is a completely doable and livable time. Don’t stop living but don’t rush either. Take your time.You’ll get thru this just like everyone before it.
Til next time good peoples.
Astrological zodiac signs ARE NOT people.
There are no Gemini’s. There are some people with their sun in Gemini however. There are no Pisces’s. There are people who have some (never all) planets and/or points that are colored by Piscean energy.
Let astrology open you up to the multifaceted you. Not a diminished caricature or incomplete picture. Astrology has focused on more than just the zodiac signs for centuries across most civilizations. Don’t sell it or yourself short by reducing who you are to just your sun sign.