Mercury Stations Direct

It's happening, folks. Mercury stations Direct Tuesday!  

Misunderstandings and general frustration could ease up as a result. The weeks of two steps forward, three steps back are winding down. By the time Mercury gets back up to its pre-Retrograde speed Sept. 20 - August will feel like a bad dream.

But this week, I still caution you to take it easy. For a few reasons.

First, Mercury stations on the August Eclipse degree of 28 Leo. As an optimist, I like to think this means issues troubling you last month finally get resolved. You may be surprised how well it works out, actually. 

As a pragmatist, and an Aquarian, I have to caution you that mischief-maker Uranus' involvement makes it tough to predict. When Mercury stations Direct, it's not uncommon for a snafu from mid-August to revive. 

Though, 28 degrees Leo is a very fortunate placement which suggests to me that whatever it is, it will resolve more easily than you expect. 

And, besides, we'll all be less inclined to over-react with Mars entering Virgo the same day.

On the heels of the Mercury station comes an emotional and sensitive Pisces Full Moon on Sept. 6,which could cloud our perspective and trigger our Achilles heel in relationships. 

Try not to take things too personally. It's likely by Saturday you'll be feeling more empowered and in control.

But I'm getting ahead of myself here. This weekend, I'd advise using the Mars trine Uranus Sept. 1-3 to brainstorm, problem solve and generally re-organize whatever went sideways the last few weeks.   

Be gentle with yourself and with each other. The lessons this week are about resilience, patience and compassion. As my dad always tells me, remember: We're all doing the best we can. And that's enough.

 

Planet Roll Call

Sun in Virgo to Sept. 22

Mercury in Leo Aug. 31 to Sept. 11

Venus in Leo to Sept. 21

Mars in Leo to Sept. 6

Mars in Virgo Sept. 6 to Oct. 24

Jupiter in Libra to Oct. 11

Full Moon 13 Pisces, Sept. 6

New Moon 27 Virgo, Sept. 20   

 

Retrogrades

Mercury 11 Virgo - 28 Leo - Aug. 13-Sept. 5 

Uranus 28-24 Aries - Aug. 3-Dec. 31

Neptune 14-11 Pisces - June 16-Nov. 22

Pluto at 28-19 Capricorn - April 20- Sept. 28

Gina Piccalo