EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY RETROGRADE IN VIRGO SEPT 9-OCT 2ND
Everyone cringes at the thought of Mercury retrograde but it is not bad for everyone and gets a lot of bad press. You all know about Mercury retrograde so I wanted to share some new things. First of all, if you were born with Mercury retrograde, you are more right-brain orientated and have more spatial orientation, and recognize patterns that are not logical. It will be interesting to observe if during Mercury retrograde you need to be more intuitive rather than logical during the transit.
Secondary, Mercury retrograde is not bad for every rising sign. It is most difficult for the rising signs of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Sagittarius due to house ownership involving the 6, 8, 12, and even the 7th house ruler. It actually makes Virgos and Geminis stronger in their physical body but maybe more inward.
Mercury retrograde is happening in Virgo, it’s a sign of exaltation between 14-0 degrees in the constellations of Hasta (Virgo 10.00-23.2) and Uttara Phalguni (Leo 26.30-Virgo 10.00). Mercury is not very afflicted as it conjunct its friend Venus after Sept. 24th increasing creative energy for writing and songwriting but can increase sexual energies due to Venus’s debilitation in Virgo where it is more sexual and more hypercritical of relationships.
Mercury transits from the rising sign or the moon are considered good when they are 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10th or 11 houses from the moon or rising sign. Hence if your rising sign or moon is Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces Capricorn, or Sagittarius, it is considered a good transit. It is not getting any difficult aspects from any malefics.
So like always, back up your computers early, get your letters and marketing and business dealings done early today, be redundant about communications, and do not assume that your emails and phone messages and texts will get picked up. Most of all, be patient as Mercury is like the Greek god of Hermes and he wants you to laugh when these things do not go right. He is the trickster, so smile and accept and be patient and know it will be over by Nov. 3rd. For some, those 23 days will seem like forever so smile!! Mercury goes stationary direct on Sunday, Oct 2nd at 4:04 am EDT.
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