Hello Mercury Retrograde!

“Some say a squadron of horses, some infantry,
some, ships are the loveliest thing
on the black earth. But I say
it’s what you desire.” Sappho

“Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” Mary Oliver

Mercury stations retrograde this Thursday March 22 at 16 degrees of Aries. The retrograde period will last through April 15 when it will station direct at 4 degrees of Aries.

When Mercury stations retrograde it will be conjunct Venus and Uranus and squaring Pluto and Saturn. This indicates that it bodes well during this period (through April 15) to extra take care with communications about relationship issues –  and by this I mean relationships of any kind. Venus in Aries is very much a “can do” aspect, likes action and can be highly motivated to push things forward and make progress. This retrograde period is likely to be a time when there can be a stronger than usual need to discuss or try to mediate relationship issues.  Venus in this sign wants what she wants and is not afraid to go for it.  Both Venus and Mercury in Aries can be bold and direct.
Under the retrograde influence it bodes well to avoid impulsiveness in speech and go into discussions like this well prepared. Progress can be made with a willingness to commit to change and transformation. Just make sure everyone is on the same page. Do be open to innovative solutions.
Venus is conjunct Uranus and this indicates the potential for surprise meetings. This aspect governs unconventional love affairs and love – at first – sight occurrences. It has a very highly charged energy and an unpredictable nature to it. It’s best with the Saturn and Pluto influences to  approach any situation involving potential partnership at this time by integrating what you know and have learned rather than responding impulsively. There can be good and surprising outcomes to situations with a  wise and savvy approach. Do entertain innovative ideas and approaches.

One of the Sabian symbols for the station is,”Brightly clad leprechauns dancing in the warm dying light.”


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