Hello and welcome back.
On September 9, Mercury will begin its retrograde journey with Libra. For approximately two weeks, they will walk together. Then, on September 23, Libra will depart, and Mercury will unite with Virgo. They will travel together until October 2, when Mercury will complete its journey, and station direct in Virgo.
For the next three weeks, our minds will be hungry for detail and meaning. Do not fill them up with sweet-nothing. Be honest with yourself.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra and Virgo
For this Mercury retrograde, I felt compelled to do a reading. I used my The Wild Unknown Tarot deck. The cards I received are The High Priestess, The Emperor, Temperance, the Four of Wands, the Ace of Cups, and the Ten of Wands. As always, take what resonates and leave what does not.
You’ve been away, but you’re coming back around now. You feel like you know something, but you aren’t sure what. You’re walking through the world as you would your own house in a dream. Small items are misplaced, the walls are a slightly new color. You know something is different, but you can’t pinpoint it, can’t get a read on its pulse. But you know it’s there. The air tastes like truth.
After a period of separation from your sense of self, you’re building a bridge. You have uncovered the missing link. You feel like progress is now only a matter of time. And it is. But it is also a matter of acceptance. It is time to look at the things that repeat, and to stop acting surprised when they do. To know what works best for you, you need to first face the ongoing, the things that happen again and again. Why are these patterns there? Is it really out of your control, or do you just lack the firm grasp it needs to be controlled? Habits are like relationships. Sometimes you both just hate each other. Sometimes you just need to try something new. So, extend a hand to the small changes you’ve been mulling over. If you can pace back and forth in your mind, you can do so in real-life. Simply put, there’s no harm in trying.
After all, self-trust has its own momentum. During this retrograde period, you may feel intimidated by the unpredictability of its rises and falls. You may long for the certainty of your tired, but not necessarily true, rituals. But you shouldn’t feel discouraged. If it feels wrong, look a little deeper. What message is hidden under your fear? You know your landscape. Speak to it.