Mercury stationed retrograde!
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” ― Albert Einstein
Illustration: Solis Domus. Moment of the Truth. ―Kot Valeriy (2017)
Mercury just stationed retrograde today September 27th at 25° of the sign of Libra. It will “move backwards” until October 18th where it will station direct at 10° of Libra. In reality, Mercury is of course not moving back on its ecliptic. This is an optical illusion produced by the perspective that we have of the movement of other planets from our own position on Earth. Orbiting very close to the sun, Mercury can retrograde 3 to 4 times per year for a duration of 24 days on average. But what does it mean for us exactly? What kind of effects does it have on us?
The general reputation of this transit is quite bad. It is said to disturb electronic devices, to increase the chances of delays if we use means of transportation, to provoke misunderstandings, to favor anxiety and confusion… In short, it can bring some mess into your life. To be honest, all of the above is true, Mercury retrograde can be a real challenge when forming difficult aspects in your natal chart. We definitely can’t deny that!
However, the agenda of this transit is not all evil, it goes further than that. When a planet is in retrograde motion, it also invites us to do an inner work, to dig deeper into the matter of things and have a constructive overview of the past. It helps us to step back and compare our current situation with what we previously experienced. It pushes us to review the lessons we’ve learned (or not) and to use them to answer life differently this time.
This is why, during the next 3 to 5 weeks, we might feel nostalgic or feel the need to delve into the past, old memories (good or bad) could resurface for no apparent reasons, and it is up to us to make good use of it to cast some light on the challenges that we’re currently facing.
This retrograde takes place in the soft, fair and beautiful sign of Libra, but that’s not gonna make it easier. Here, the necessary work refers to our mind, the way we think and communicate (Mercury is the messenger of the Gods, don’t forget that!), within our relationships (Libra). So the title of the essay could be “How can I improve the communication in my close relationships”? Does anyone still want to say that it’s gonna be easy peasy?
Cherry on the cake, Venus, the planet ruling (among other things) our relationships and love, is currently moving through the sign of Scorpio, making our relationships more intense than usual. Secrets, lies, taboos that we ignored until now, that we thought buried forever, that we made peace with, are crawling back to the surface of our psyche. Those born between 1987 and 1995 will probably feel this energy extremely strongly as Venus will conjunct their natal Pluto, giving them no choice but to address them. Pluto is a bulldozer, it forces us to work on what hurts to go through a death and rebirth process in order to build our life further on a healthy basis, purged from its poisons (lies, unspoken needs, repressed desires,etc.).
So I absolutely recommend you to take the chance. If you feel like unaddressed issues are coming to your mind. It means that you probably have some work to do within some of your relationships right now. Some honest, difficult, possibly bloody conversations are waiting for us, but it’s a necessary rite of passage. Without honesty, there is no such thing as trust! And don’t forget that it’s not limited to your sexual partners, as it concerns anyone with whom you have a strong bond, so close friends and family members are included in the mix.
To finish on a positive note, Mercury is forming a Trine with Jupiter in Aquarius, informing us that the efforts that we have to make right now are for the greater good. It brings optimism and luck to the mental processes we’re gonna go through, bringing us closer to the person we’re trying to become by focusing on our long-term goals (individuation through the archetype of Aquarius). All the work won’t be for nothing!
That’s it for this time! In summary, during this period: be careful with any kind of contracts you will have to sign, read several times your emails and messages before sending them, check your bookings or any reservation made online, think twice before speaking… And above all, be brave and take care of your relationships! Don’t let your fears interfere with your personal growth process, and don’t forget that dirty talks are sometimes more than necessary.
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