Mercury officially goes retrograde in its home sign of Virgo on Saturday, setting the stage for all sorts of confusion, technological difficulties and miscommunications! The energy of Mercury is quite strong when it’s in retrograde, as it is much closer to the Earth during this time! Over the next three weeks, it is important to slow down to take time out to decompress in order to avoid rushing through things and making mistakes. Luckily, we also have some very harmonious aspects playing out throughout the weekend to insure a bit of beauty, simplicity, and ease throughout what may otherwise be a frustrating time for those areas under Mercury’s rulership!
Friday (8/11): Venus in Cancer comes into a harmonious trine with mystical Neptune today, bringing greater compassion, connection and ease into our relationships and interactions throughout the day. Now is an excellent time to escape with a partner, to engage in spiritual or creative work, or simply to relax and enjoy the magical, loving and intuitive energy of this day!
Saturday (8/12): Mercury stations to move retrograde at 11 degrees in Virgo today! Mercury will be in retrograde now through September 5th, when it will station direct at the same degree as the Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo on August 21st! This is highly significant and shows us that whatever comes up for us during the eclipse will be re-visited in some way on September 5th— so maintain awareness of what comes up for you during this time and be prepared for some cosmic weirdness ahead! With Mercury strong in the skies moving retrograde in its home sign of Virgo, it is important to pay extra close attention to the details over these next three weeks! Mercury retrogrades are always a great time to take a mental vacation and to turn our attention inward. It is also an excellent time for re-organizing our space, re-connecting with friends and loved ones from the past, for taking time to re-think and re-visit old ideas, and to re-vise our current plans. Those of us who take time out to work with this energy will likely come out of the other side of this Mercury retrograde season feeling reenergized and refreshed— ready and able to move forward with new plans with greater clarity about what it is we truly want to accomplish!
Sunday (8/13): The Sun in Leo moves into a harmonious trine with Saturn in the optimistic and expansive sign of Sagittarius today, making this an excellent day for productivity and working toward our long-term goals. This is not a good day to start anything new, as Mercury has just moved retrograde, but it is an excellent time when we can feel much more optimistic and productive in our work! Now is a time when we can more easily build a solid foundation for the future that is in alignment with both our passion and integrity. This is also a wonderful time to reach out to teachers and authority figures, as they are much more likely to offer up their assistance and expertise.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! ☺