Well wow, this week packs an energetic punch for us. Mercury is turning retrograde today between 14 and 28 degrees of Virgo. Mercury rules Virgo, so it expresses itself strongly in this sign. I would say that over the next three weeks it’s important to watch where you’re critical of others, but also where you might be overly critical of yourself. Virgo is known for criticism, perfection, details…so pay attention to where you want to nit pick others and yourself. You’re being asked to hold off on those judgments for now and try to see things from a new perspective.
During the next three weeks remember to exercise extra consideration for others. We’re more prone to double standards now, or at least seeing where we’ve held double standards, so practice patience and awareness.
In general is important to understand that Mercury retrograde in any sign causes delays, technology can go a bit wacky, communication becomes confusing and travel can be frustrating so awareness and patience.
Your experience with this Mercury retrograde and Solar Eclipse period will be heightened if you are a Virgo Sun, Moon or Ascendant.
Now, on to the even bigger energetic impact happening this week ~ the Solar Eclipse in Virgo. Solar Eclipses are new beginnings, a catalyst in our lives. The eclipses are powerful points which begin a new chapter for our lives. It is extremely important to know which houses the Eclipse is activating for you, as these areas of life are being transformed and being reset.
The main aspect happening with this particular eclipse is the T-Square. T-squares are aspects which bring tension. A T-square occurs now because the Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces and Saturn and Mars are squaring both the Sun and Neptune. Mars is a planet who wants to proceed ahead and Saturn is a planet of restriction and responsibility. These planets being together creates an energy which may be bringing up unsettling fears, brewing frustrations, delayed actions.
Neptune has also been squaring Saturn all year long and it’s final square will occur soon. Neptune is a planet without boundaries and Saturn is the planet of boundaries, so you can see how this energy is confusing and frustrating.
Jupiter and Mercury are traveling together in Virgo, it’s a clean and pure sign and Jupiter is wisdom and learning. When these two travel together we can choose how we see whatever situations the universe is bringing us in this energetic month. These two planets can bring hope and optimism to the more frustrating energies going on.
Venus is in her sign of Libra, which reminds us there is beauty and peace to be experienced, if we choose to see it.
Mercury retrograde occurring during this eclipse is notable because you may not be able to execute your plans quite yet. We’re all being required to be more flexible during this time.
To recap, it’s our choice. We can get sucked into the Neptune, Mars, Saturn energy or we can choose to learn and choose to see the good by allowing our wisdom and loving side guide us.
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