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Aug 19 – Sep 5, 2020
Mercury rules travel, communication, and the mind. With magical caduceus in hand, soothsayer Mercury leads newly departed souls from the lower to the upper worlds.
Mercury transits are super short, just two weeks. It is Mercury who really catalyzes each zodiac cycle. I think Mercury is more influential even than the Sun on our central consciousness. Mercury governs mental processing; it is this influence which determines our perception and style of communication.
Now we get to experience mercurial essence in its most quintessential form. Virgo season is perhaps the busiest of the year. Mercury rules Virgo (and Gemini), the busy bees of the zodiac. This planet channels each constellation directly into the mind, and in Virgo this manifests as constant surveillance. Mercury in Virgo is a sharp-eyed bird in analytical overdrive, constantly thinking. This perceptivity helps us focus and stay pragmatic. It’s time to work, organize, communicate, network, order, sort, categorize. Good luck finding time to relax!
Virgo rules facets of life such as health, nutrition, work, medicine, and service. In fact, Virgo is so good at being a helpful host/manager/parent/partner that she will work and serve until she is exhausted. My best advice for Virgos is to slow down and take time for yourself. The world will keep on turning if you sleep an extra hour. Make yourself some dank food. Stay hydrated, take long baths, and have some fun!
Mercury in Virgo is the antithesis of Mercury Retrograde: everything operates smoothly and efficiently. Virgo is attentive, regimented, precise, productive. To the untrained eye, Virgo appears calm, cool and collected. What you might not see is the bundle of nervous energy vibrating just beneath the surface. Though this certainly contributes to Virgo’s stereotypical anxious personality, the real purpose of this mercurial tonic is motivation. Without this flowing through her veins, Virgo would not accomplish all that she does, immersed in her body and hands as they work and cut, pull and harvest, chaff and sew.
First exciting day is Mercury trine Uranus Retrograde in Taurus on Aug 25. This signals an unexpected yet fortuitous change in plans. A good day for travel. This aspect can be so stimulating, however, that we might move too quickly or feel disoriented. Strange dreams likely.
Mercury trines Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn on Aug 29. This is a day of social connectivity, travel, and international affairs. Jupiterian energy is so busy that it can become easily scattered. The earth element still brings deep sleep at the end of a stimulating day.
Mercury opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces on Aug 30. This is a confusing, disillusioning influence which makes us unsure of where to go or what to do. There may be last minute changes to plans.
On the full moon of Sep 1, Mercury trines Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn; this is a powerful, cathartic influence which leaves us feeling cleared out psychologically and spiritually.
Lastly on Sep 3, Mercury trines Saturn Rx in Capricorn. We’ll be doing lots of productive shit but also wandering around, asking the universe wtf is going on and why do I have to do this again? But we’ll keep coming back to our work, staying on the grind, focused, connected, and with good deep sleep at the end of the day.
Watch for increased criticism of self and others. Virgo struggles to just let things be! Give special attention to your digestive and sympathetic nervous system. Celebrate the first day of this transit with Virgo Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. If you were born with Mercury in Virgo, these next two weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.