Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Mercury goes retrograde at 9 Libra on September 9. Today we take a look at some primary factors in the coming retrograde.
An Overview of the Retrograde
The coming retrograde will give us a new look at recent signals and information that we sent or received in the house(s) where we have late Virgo and the first decan of Libra. As with all Mercury retrograde periods, things from the past will be reviewed, re-examined, reevaluated, or understood differently. We can get a new look at our social or emotional ideals, what we used to believe was venerable and inspirational, and get new insights into all things related to Libra and Virgo from now through early October.
We will all get another look at how we view fairness, justice, balance, the “give and take” in relationships, as well as review our health, work, or what service we believe we’re doing. This one begins by giving us a first look and/or a roundabout path to some technique of “returning to source,” or finding a new value in yesterday’s ideal as it can be reinterpreted or applied in a new way at this time.
The next 3 weeks will give us a new take on emergent developments, and what must be reviewed and released, or researched and rehearsed to prepare us to move forward in early October. Because of the “back to the future” quality of Mercury retrograde, we may also get glimpses of how the last 3 months have given us a new look at how our past has fed our future since we began to take a new look at how we’ve been offering our wisdom to others since June.
This year’s retrogrades all begin in Air and end in Earth, giving us new insights into many of the Air ideas we incorporated last year and find new ways to apply them practically. So this begins a time of review, reflection, rehearsal, and new angles of focus on our ideals, others’ ideals, and what inspires us at source which will ultimately lead us to understand what excellence we want to accomplish in the future.
This retrograde period offers us a chance to round out our Libra and Virgo functions in some important ways. Mercury retrograde is great for taking a new look at past actions, feelings, ideas, and people to come to a different perspective about how these impacted our lives since then. As per all retrogrades, we’re done with the initial approach where “the stone was thrown into the pond,” and now enter a time when the ripples will return to source in multiple ways.
Mercury Retrograde Is In A Consistent Element Emphasis
Mercury retrograde element patterns repeat over the years. In the “past as prologue” department, 2018 was entirely in Fire signs until the last one, which paralleled 2012. 2019 featured two Water to Water retrogrades, paralleling 2013. So in 2019 we moved from feeling to feeling in March, from inspiration to feeling in July, and feeling to feeling in Oct-Nov.
In 2020 we moved from Water to Air in the Feb-March retrograde, from Water to Water in June-July, and Water to Air in October-November, paralleling 2014, except then all 3 retrogrades began in Water and went back to Air. In 2021 all three retrogrades began in the last decan of an Air sign, and retrograded back to the middle decan of that sign. 2021 paralleled 2015, which also had all three Mercury retrograde periods in Air signs, and all trine each other, except they began in the second decan and ended in the first.
2022 has brought us three Mercury retrograde periods. All three begin in early Air signs, and end in late Earth signs. the Jan-Feb RX begins in Air and ends in Earth. While the January 2016 retrograde had that, the other two began in Earth and ended in Earth. So this year we begin all three Mercury retrogrades in the associative element of Air and wind up in the practical element of Earth.
A Bit More
In the next 3 weeks, we can see what life has prepared for us since the last Mercury retrograde in May-June 2022. The next 3 weeks are a good time to take a look at how you relate to others and how you came to that perspective. Find an old inspiration which can be renewed to current circumstances, and take a look at old relationships to see them from a different angle of perception. While Mercury is retrograde in the Air sign of Libra, review relationships and close connections to see how it’s changed your view, and when it’s in the Earth sign of Virgo, review health, work, or service to understand your wisdom from a different angle.
So welcome to many things being reviewed or coming back up from your subconscious mind or your connection to the collective these next three weeks thanks to the retrograde. This one allows us to review and get a new look at how we’re using Libra and Virgo in our lives, and review how we’ve moved forward since June. The retrograde is a great time for new insights into how we’ve been guided to our Souls, as prelude to clearer guidance from early October forward.
Summing It Up
For all of us, the next several weeks offer glimpses of future visions which will open many doors of understanding and renewal in our view. This will give us a review of the important decisions we made between September 2009 and September 2010 when Saturn went through this sector of the zodiac 3 times. This will give us a look back at how those Saturn lessons have brought us to where we are now. Interestingly, as Venus will soon enter Virgo, it will make a conjunction with Mercury retrograde at 27 Virgo, showing that toward the end of this retrograde Venus will play a huge part in how we move forward in early October. As that information involves our social interactions and how we have been spiritually educated and refined in the past, this review should help us see how those actions created what we’re considering now. These past relationship insights will bring clarity through the trine to Pluto and favoring all planets and points we have in the late degrees of the Water and Earth signs.
Renewals, returns, reconnections, reunions, and a sense of completion with glimpses of a new life are promised by this retrograde. And of course, more on this Mercury retrograde period will come over the next few days, including Sabian Symbols, Jones Pattern, aspects and more!
Venus: Friendships, Soul Mates, and Twin Flames
Because Venus will dance with Mercury in the second half of this retrograde, it will play an important part in how we move forward in early October. And because often Mercury retrograde periods give us roundabout looks at potential futures, this one can provide a window into what will be activated by Mars when it transits late Virgo and early Libra in late August and early September 2023.
As Venus will transit this Mercury retrograde span in late September and early October, the coming period of looking back at how we’ve been living a “symbolic life” as a result of our spiritual education and service will help us to a greater appreciation and value by October. So the next few weeks are a time when past, present, and future all come together, with Mercury and Venus in a close dance from mid-September through early January!
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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