EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO AUGUST 23-SEPT 15
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 recognize patterns, and 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.
Second, 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 makes Virgos and Geminis stronger in their physical body but maybe more inward.
Mercury retrograde is happening in Leo, a neutral sign, and promotes brilliance and leadership and in the current nakshatra of Uttaraphalguni, it promotes humanitarian leadership and social service but it quickly goes retrograde into Purvaphalguni (Leo 13.20-16.40) which supports fertility and sexual play. I
Mercury transits from the rising sign or the moon are considered good when they are 2, 4, 6, 8 10th or 11 houses from the moon or rising sign. Hence if your rising sign or moon is Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces Capricorn, or Gemini, it is considered a good transit. It is getting the difficult Saturn opposition which creates negative thinking but it is a wide aspect with Saturn at about 9 degrees and Mercury retrograding back to 13 degrees of Leo.
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 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 Sept 15th. For some, those 22 days will seem like forever so smile!! Mercury goes stationary retrograde today at 14:56 pm EDT.