Fall is near! Sun enters Libra Sept 22, 2022! FULL MOON in Pisces, September 10, 2022
The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– has gone on another vacation and this one lasts from September 9th to October 2nd, 2022. Mercury is Retrograde approximately 20% of the time. I have moved into plod mode for this term, and suggest that you do the same! It takes patience and perseverance, but you can do it! We can do it!! We can get through this! As Al Manning would say, “This too shall pass.”
Right after Mercury went Retro, the Moon was full in the sensitive and fertile sign of Pisces. Full moons are always good times to make a wish. Just use extra forethought to wish for what you really want. Full moons do make things more intense, so you might find your Mercury Retrograde starts with a BANG!!
Actually, Mercury Retrograde is a good opportunity to slow down a little and be centered in the peace and love of the Divine. Celebrate rest, see established friends and family, or enjoy your own company– and let’s enjoy our time anyway! Meditate! Pray! BE in your spiritual center. This can be a time for working on stalled projects which can suddenly flip forward. This is not the best time for new projects or new beginnings as things can be sluggish and confused. Mercury Retro can be beneficial for planning. Each one of us responds to the Celestial influences differently—and since I am a Libran, and very airy & mental, I am more strongly impacted than some other signs. Al Manning—a self-proclaimed triple Gemini and Founder of the world famous ESP LAB had this to say: “Mercury Retrograde tears the hell out of communications in general and presents a bad time to start new projects. But it is a good time for cleaning out your closets and finishing off old or stalled projects. By staying carefully and deliberately positive, we can handle it all and go forward together. Let’s do it!”
Here is my personal Mercury Retro survival plan. I post mine on the refrigerator for the period to remind me: “1) don’t panic. 2) say less not more. 3) stay in your spiritual center. 4) be patient with all communications. 5) prune all unnecessary activity – especially travel plans and new projects. 6) avoid new purchases – especially computers, automobiles, and electronic devices. 7) know that this aspect has a beginning, a middle, and an end… keep plodding through it. 8) don’t quit your job, change your friends, or your location – save this for better times. 9) emphasize the “better” aspect of Mercury retro: see old friends, work on stalled projects, clean out closets, emphasize spirituality. 10) Focus on the ORANGE LIGHT to help promote mental clarity.” Follow these 10 steps with a good attitude and your experience of Mercury Retro can be more productive and positive.
by Sami Merlyn DD