Mercury now turns direct at 24° Virgo 12′. Mercury is retrograde from September 9th, at 8° Libra 55′, until October 2nd, at 24° Virgo 12′. Mercury Retrograde Cycle from September 9 to
Mercury now turns direct at 24° Virgo 12′.
Mercury is retrograde from September 9th, at 8° Libra 55′, until October 2nd, at 24° Virgo 12′.
Mercury Retrograde Cycle from September 9 to October 2, 2022:
- August 20, 2022, Mercury enters the Retrograde Zone at 24° Virgo 12′
- September 9, 2022, Mercury stations and turns retrograde at 8° Libra 55′ Rx
- October 2, 2022, Mercury stations and turns direct at 24° Virgo 12’D
- October 16, 2022, Mercury leaves the Retrograde Zone at 8° Libra 55′
From October 2nd to 16th is Mercury’s post-retrograde shadow.
Things can be most wonky on the days of the stations whether Mercury is turning retrograde OR direct (the start and end date of the retrograde cycle) as the shifts occur, after which we grow more accustomed to the energy.
Mercury is retrograde approximately three times a year for approximately three weeks each time. As such, retrograde Mercury is a fairly common occurrence (Mercury is retrograde approximately 18% of the time).
Pay close attention to what you say and communicate in general, particularly around the days of Mercury’s stations (in this case, September 9th and October 2nd), as well as around retrograde Mercury’s conjunction to the Sun (called the “inferior conjunction“) on September 23rd (midway between the start and end of the retro period). This particular inferior conjunction occurs at the very start of the sign of Libra–an important point of fate and publicity.
If you are itching to make a point with someone, especially, or if you are planning on “signing on the dotted line,” try to hold off. It is likely that you will have a change of mind once the station passes, and you can do some damage in the meantime. When a planet stations, its energies are very strong in our lives. When Mercury stations, communications have more impact, so that negative ones could have long-term implications at this time. However, if you are very clear within yourself and about what you are communicating, this can be a positive thing.
Now that Mercury is direct after several weeks of retrograde motion, recent problems with communications and decision-making should start to improve in the days and weeks ahead. The answers we’ve been waiting for can arrive. Plans or projects that have stalled might now resume. Ease back in–it’s best not to rush conversations and observations.
(Sunday) 5:07 am EDT