Reflect and Renew – The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde

“Spiritual practice is really about weaving a network of good relationships.” Dhyani Ywahoo

“It later became clear to me that no matter what we do in science or any other area, it will not help if we don’t find a way to be related to each other on a deep level.” David Bohm

Mercury is slowing down to station retrograde on September 9 at 8 degrees of Libra. On September 23  Mercury will back track into the sign of Virgo where it will station direct at 24 degrees on October 2.

This retrograde period in particular bodes well for rest and reflection, given that Mercury will join five planets that are now retrograde.

From the 9 through the 23rd it bodes well to consider relationship and partnership issues.  Libra is a sign that excels at seeing many sides of an issue but often has trouble making decisions as a result.  This is the relationship and partnership sign and bodes well for rethinking  decisions made in the past. It’s best to approach things with a fluid mind and avoid overthinking.

When Mercury enters Virgo on 9/23 through the station on 10/2, it’s wise to reconsider ideas concerning daily routines to see if they can be improved. It’s a good time to see if a better balance can be struck by tweaking  a work or daily schedule so that it supports and builds health. It’s wise in general to explore whether any new and improved ways of doing things may be possible. It’s best to stay pragmatic and avoid perfectionism.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A canoe is approaching safety over troubled waters.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill


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