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Aug 29 – Sep 14, 2019
Mercury: patron of travel, communication and the human mind; orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury led freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. Mercury governs mental processing; it is his influence which determines our perception and style of communication. When Mercury joins the sun in the same constellation, the mind (Mercury) aligns with outward manifestation (sun). Taking this into account, this entire transit is going to be fabulous as the sun will also be in Virgo for the duration, as will Venus and Mars!
Mercury is ruler of Virgo (and Gemini), the hummingbirds and bees of the zodiac. Mercury channels each constellation directly into the mental process, and in Virgo this manifests as constant surveillance. Mercury in Virgo is a sharp-eyed bird, with long, silvery antennae emanating from the pit of her gut. This perceptivity is not designed to distract us with petty hypotheticals, but rather help us be more focused and pragmatic. Here we get to experience mercurial essence in its most quintessential form. Virgo season (as well as Gemini season) is the busiest time of the year. It’s time to work, write, organize, communicate, network, plant, fast. Virgo is always in analytical overdrive, constantly thinking. Good luck finding time to relax and meditate!
This is a very short transit, just two weeks. In July, Mercury turned retrograde and turned us upside down. Mercury in Virgo is the antithesis of Mercury Retrograde: everything operates smoothly and efficiently. Virgo is attentive, regimented, precise and productive. To the untrained eye, Virgo appears cool and collected. Yet a bundle of nervous energy vibrates just beneath the surface. Though this can certainly contribute to Virgo’s stereotypical anxious personality, the real purpose of this lightning energy is motivation. Without this exciting mercurial flow in her veins, Virgo would not be able to accomplish everything that she does, lulling herself into a trance with hypnotic, repetitive motions, immersed in her body and hands as they work and cut, pull and harvest, chaff and sew.
Virgo rules facets of life such as health, nutrition, work (especially in food or medical fields) 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 greatest advice for Virgos is always 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!
First exciting day is Sep 1st, when Mercury trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This indicates heavy use of technology, perhaps a lot of time spent on screens – but exciting nonetheless. On Sep 3, Mercury will be conjunct both the sun and Mars! Prepare for an extremely productive day. This influence is like pure espresso – pen in hand, ideas flowing, busy, potentially scatterbrained.
On the quarter moon of Sep 5, Mercury trines Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. Usually this is a serious yet productive influence but with the quarter moon falling in fiery Sagittarius I’m thinking it will be more boisterous and less focused. One day later on Sep 6, Mercury squares Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is a clumsy influence. We will not only be more accident prone, but also emotionally touchy. When Jupiter is aspected in a challenging square or opposition, we tend to feel discouraged. Mercury opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces one day later on Sep 7; this is a confusing, disillusioning influence which makes us unsure of where to go or what to do, but usually we can still sleep deeply. There may be last minute changes which disrupt your plans. On Sep 8, Mercury trines Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn; this is a powerful, cathartic influence which leaves us feeling cleared out psychologically and spiritually. And lastly Mercury will be conjunct Venus on the full moon of Sep 13 – it looks absolutely spectacular!
Watch for increased criticism of self and others. One major challenge for Virgo is learning how to let things be – not everything can or needs to be fixed!
In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Wear green and earth tones. Give special attention to your digestive and sympathetic nervous system. Hop on a bicycle or try Virgo Yoga. If you were born with Mercury in Virgo, these two weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am calm