What’s in a RETROGRADE?


Like I mentioned before Mercury has gone retrograde in the sign of Virgo until September 5th. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what the previous sentence means, let me break it down for you.

  1. Three or four times a year, the planet Mercury passes the earth in its orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop or station and spin backward (retrograde) but it really ISN’T moving backward, it only creates the optical illusion that it is going backward. Just as with the moon and other astros, changes in these have a certain effect on our planet.
  2. In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology—so all of these areas go haywire for about three weeks.
  3.  The themes that are being asked to be reviewed or re-assessed during this time will depend on which sign it falls on.

So what’s the deal with Mercury Retro?

Mercury retrograde can crash electronic equipment. Expect delays if traveling. Get in touch with old friends – and don’t be surprised if people from your past track you down. You might hear from the most RANDOM ex-boyfriends and childhood classmates during retrogrades. Mercury also rules contracts, so think before you ink. Either wrap up important negotiations before the cycle starts, or wait to sign documents until Mercury goes direct.

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo- Themes in place

Mercury’s backspin begins in anxious, analytical Virgo, making everyone a little more neurotic until August 31. Conversations could devolve into endless ethical debates or even shouting matches. What’s important to remember for this three-week phase is that you CAN agree to disagree.

Expect to be overly fussy about the details… to the point of driving everyone around us to the edge. Heed this warning- choose your battles carefully. Keep a careful watch on mobile devices, too. You may also want to review all your monthly statements with a fine-toothed comb. 

Retrogrades are the best time for the re-s:

Review, Reasses, Research, Renew, Revamp, etc. 

With trivia obsessed Virgo at the helm, however, we can harness the “re” powers of this cosmic cycle and dive into research missions. Have all your facts and sources ready, eclipse season is among us and with that comes a time of re-invention and re-birth!

Happy Retrograde – and may the stars be ever in your favor!


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