Important dates for this Mercury retrograde
August 12, 2017 at 6:00pm Mercury Stations Retrograde at 11º Virgo, opposite Neptune at 13º Pisces.
Mercury begins its retrograde journey in a very close opposition to Neptune who’s in his home sign of Pisces, indicating that our experience of the mundane may be colored by Neptune’s dreamy and ethereal qualities. This could ripple into human consciousness in the form of heightened imagination and connection with the unseen realms. It could possibly spell out tendencies toward escapism, confusion, or an unconscious tendency to avoid the more challenging aspects of one’s experience.
August 22, 2017 at 3:00am – Mercury conjunct the Moon at 7º Virgo. Emotional awareness.
Aug 26, 2017 – Mercury Conjunct the Sun. One highlight of the Mercury Retrograde period – miscommunications intensify.
August 31, 2017 – Mercury moves backward into Leo. We will be revisiting issues from July and particularly the time around the first Leo New Moon of July 23rd.
September 3, 2017 – Mercury conjoins Mars and trines Uranus from 28º Leo which is ALSO the Solar Eclipse Degree, and therefore more significant. This is a dicey time when things that are spoken or blurted out could go wrong. Unforeseen consequences. These two days therefore require caution.
September 5, 2017 – Mercury Stations Direct at 28º Leo. The conjunction with Mars has shifted with Mars in Virgo. This is still a time to be careful and to silently witness everything that is happening to you.
September 9, 2017 at 8:48am – Mercury Escapes Retrograde Shadow. The Retrograde period is officially over but we will spend the next six months or more contemplating the lessons learned.
Henry Seltzer – Mercury Retrograde is here again. That time become notorious for missed connections, miscommunications, and malfunctioning electronics is with us through the Solar Eclipse of August 21st and on into September.
Among the seeming drawbacks and headache-inducing circumstances, however, Mercury Retrograde periods are also a time when greater awareness and mindfulness are employed, so that there are rich potentials to be had, as well as urges within that we slow our activity down. We are enjoined to tune in, and to be truly present with ourselves and our issues.