Saturday, September 5, 2009

Buckle Up!... Mercury Retrograde Is Around The Corner

Buckle up your seat belts... both actual and mental... Mercury retrograde begins on Monday. I'm terribly afraid that this one is going to be a doozy. I've been feeling the effects of it for weeks... and I'm not the only one. This is known as the "shadow phase" and can be felt for up to 3 weeks before and after the actual retrograde period. I'll bet if you think about it you've felt it too.

If you don't know already... Mercury retrograde effects all things having to do with communication and transportation and anything to do with machinery and mechanics.... which means computer issues... things getting lost in the mail... or just in translation and understanding.... telephone issues... bills getting lost... vehicle issues... being late for appointments... weakened concentration.... beware of signing contracts... read them carefully more than once..... watch other drivers on the road more carefully etc.

This retrograde period falls into Libra for the first half which is not so bad.... but it will have more of an effect on those with Libra strongly in their charts.... which is me.... I'm a Scorpio with Libra Rising and the Libra in me often outweighs the Scorpio and the Scorpio in me gets very frustrated with the Libra... it's very conflicting. But back to MR.... Libra is the sign of balance, love, beauty, introspection, money and art. So the first half doesn't sound so bad and could even bring some welcomed changes for the good (but don't let your guard down!lol).

On September 18 batton down the hatches... Mercury moves back into Virgo which is the sign of anal seriously.... it's the sign of health, employment, perfectionism, daily life, routine, analysis and critical ability... and is Mercury's own sign of transportation and communication. So as you see this is where the trouble will probably lie..... like a double whammy.

This retrograde period lasts from September 7 until September 29th.... with the shadow period being from August 18 through October 18. Fortunately Mercury goes back into Libra on October 10. So to break it down Mercury turns retrograde in Libra while the Sun is in Virgo on Sept. 7, but retrogrades into Virgo at the Virgo New Moon on Sep. 18 while the Sun of course is still in Virgo. The Sun moves into Libra at the Equinox on Sep. 22 while Mercury is still in Virgo, but Mercury heads back to join the Sun in Libra on Oct. 10.

Rob Tillett from sums it up like this....
"It is not exactly wise to make important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely that such decisions will be clouded by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking. Mercury is all about mental clarity and the power of the mind, so when Mercury is retrograde these intellectual characteristics tend to be less acute than usual, as the critical faculties are dimmed. Make sure you pay attention to the small print!"

So be aware... be alert... and be careful! Hopefully we'll all get through this with minimal damage and upset :)

A Lil Enchanted,
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PJ said...

oh yuck! i hate mercury in retrograde. what a terrible time for the presidents speech on tuesday, they should've planned that out a little more careful. it is going to be disastrous!

have a wonderful day sweetie...xoxox!

Wendy Hawksley said...

Mercury Retrograde is the worst!

To survive, I just remember to stop worrying about putting so much OUT, and rather focus on what is going on INside.

Meditation, working on personal projects, etc.

More than 3 full weeks of it... Blech.

jenn said...

My sister is having a baby on Sept 18, a scheduled this a good or bad thing? I don't know much about all this.

elf said...

just an FYI, if you have mercury retrograde in your natal chart the retrograde could actual be a good time for you. I have 6 Virgo planets in the 12th house,including my mercury which is direct, Libra rising and have already noticed things I don't necessarily like. We are moving at the end of the month and can get the keys after the 16th. The interesting thing is we are moving to the town I grew up in.(We already signed the lease and my husband has Mercury Retrograde in his natal chart!)Hopefully it won't be as disastrous as our last move!

Bob Johnson said...

See, this is a case of ignorance is bliss, I just know Mercury is in retrograde, and takes a nice picture,lol.

ps very interesting to learn about the astrology part of astronomy, used to be one in the same at one time.

A Lil Enchanted said...

Hi PJ... yep you are right... unfortunately it looks like it already is turning into a disaster... I'm just not sure why so many people are so upset that our President or anyone else for that matter is encouraging kids to get a good education.

I agree Wendy... MR is "blech"... I hate it hate it hate it!

Jenn... just make sure they pay attention to details... make sure instructions for medications and procedures are communicated and understood correctly. And like Elf said... having MR in your natal chart can actually be a good thing :) Congratulations on the new baby to love!

Hi Bob... you are right.. they used to be one and the same.... and the two really do go hand in hand.

A Lil Enchanted,

Stacie said...

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Stacie said...

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Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

My husband starts a new job within this period. Hopefully, it won't affect his training.

KAT said...

I'm a Libra, so I guess I'm pretty much done for, right???

Have a great weekend!

A Lil Enchanted said...

LOL Stacie... we'll blame it on Mercury Retrograde this time ;)... thank you so much for the award!

Hi Maria... explain to him what MR effects so he will be aware... and let him know to pay close attention to what is being told to him and shown to him during his training... he should double check that he understands. Of course it's not his fault if something is left out or told to him wrong... so if something doesn't feel quite right he might want to ask more questions.

Hi Kat :).... no Hunny you should be fine... especially until the 18th when Mercury goes back into Virgo... just be extra aware of the effects and of what's happening around you in this period and especially between Sept. 18 and Sept. 22. They actually say that with MR in your sign of Libra that it could be very positive... I'm not saying it won't be insane with mix-ups and issues... but positive things should come of them... so just don't let it stress you out too much much. Do like I do and when you get frustrated yell curses at

A Lil Enchanted,

Grampy said...

Hi LaShan
I don't follow retrogrades. We are waiting to hear about our apartment.
My wife is a Virgo Born Aug23 I am a Taurus. We are probably in bad shape.
I guess it is time for me to get out and get a reading.
Take Care.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Yeah, don't remind me... I actually like to say my life is permanently stuck in it, lol