It’s that time again…! Mercury goes into retrograde today at the first degree of Virgo. Time to batten down the hatches, keep communication to a low simmer, and watch what you say—and always be ready with a backup plan in case your communications are misinterpreted!
(Mercury Retrograde is, of course, a phenomenon where the planet Mercury, which rules over communication, goes into retrograde motion, disrupting patterns of communication and resulting in lots of mixed and missed messages, toes getting stepped on, fumbled communication and often computer problems.)
Aligned for Mercury Retrograde reports:
Mercury will make it’s retrograde station on August 2nd at 1 degree of Virgo. First I will give a general description of the theme of this retrograde period. Below that I will give a more detailed astrological discussion of it.
What this means for us mundane characters trying to get along in our lives as best we can is that this retrograde period is a time to sort through old, worn out perspectives; a time to clear the clutter of ideologies and thought patterns that are entrenched but not useful any more. Retrograde Mercury suggests a time to contemplate this; not to take radical action. Consider the conversation of your life. Is it interesting? Do your friends and associates get what you get or is there a gap? Is the gap only a mental gap? If so maybe the heart connection makes it worthwhile.
The actual station on August 2nd is loosely opposite Neptune who will be leaving Pisces and returning to Aquarius for one last fling on August 4th. Neptune will not return to Pisces again till February 4th.
The interesting thing about this is that the actual opposition is not exact until August 8th and will be in 29 degrees of Leo; bringing out the 29 degree theme once again. (The theme of the end of the end but not quite the beginning of the beginning. Chaos, change and revolution. This theme has been strong at least since at the eclipse on the Winter solstice.)
What’s your strategy for avoiding the evils of Mercury Retrograde?