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SUMMER TO FALL 2016 MERCURY RETROGRADE
The planet Mercury is retrograde about 4 times a year. Often there’s an overlap between years, beginning the previous one and ending in the new one. This occurs on December 19, 2016 and ends January 8, 2017. But there’s one that starts before on August 30, 2016 at 9:05 am EDT in 29 degrees 3 minutes in the sign of Virgo. Mercury goes out of retrograde at 1:32 am EDT on September 22, 2016 in 14 degrees 49 minutes of Virgo.
During this entire retrograde Mercury is moving through Virgo sign of details and minutia, occurring during one of the loveliest times of the year, the transition from summer to fall. Focusing on the everyday beauty that’s around us, from a leaf changing color to a tasty pear or apple can be calming and centering.
Virgo rules the things we tend to on a daily or regular basis, there can be some missteps here now but just allow more time for what you’re doing and it should work out. Although Virgo is considered the sign that takes care of everyday matters there’s a great deal of flexibility in it as well as a need to help and be of assistance to others. Pets are ruled by the sign of Virgo and many Virgos have a great love of animals. If you’re considering getting one, it might be a good idea to wait, if possible until Mercury is no longer retrograde. You’ll be clearer about what you want and more knowledgeable about any difficulties they might have.
Information takes longer to obtain and process during a Mercury retrograde. So it’s likely you won’t have the full info on any major purchases you might make. This especially relates to homes, cars and anything technical. This applies to smaller things as well. I know of some people who bought watches while Mercury was retrograde, which stopped working as soon as it went direct.
In the body Virgo rules the pancreas, along with Scorpio the intestines and lower back. Usually interested in health, Virgo tends to be careful about their diet. The awareness and interest in healthy and organic pesticide free food developed during the 1960’s when Uranus, planet of revolutionary change, and Pluto, planet of transformation, moved through Virgo. Blood sugar problems are linked to the sign of Virgo. Have seen quite a few people, including my own father, born with Mars, planet denoting the way one takes action, there who developed diabetes. Dad changed many of his dietary habits, changed from having an alcoholic drink from a daily occurrence to an occasional thing and lived another 28 years to the age of 87. Mercury rules information, if possible in order to avoid confusion and mistakes, put off medical tests and procedures until Mercury is no longer retrograde.
Go over your past, things that have blocked you and let them go. There’s a lot to learn and experience in life and keep what you value and let go of the other stuff. One doesn’t need old baggage that’s no longer relevant to who you are and who you want to become. While Mercury is retrograde things appear to be moving at a slower pace so use the time to look inside and reflect. As Lao Tzu wrote, “nature doesn’t hurry, but everything is accomplished.”