Mercury is retrograde in Libra, the sign of relationships. Here’s what you need to know to stay sane and even get the most of this time!
Transcript of Mercury Retrograde in the Sign of Relationships
Hey everyone, I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com, and I wanted to take a moment to talk to you a little bit about Mercury retrograde.
We are in a Mercury retrograde right now that began on September 26 and lasts until October 18.
Mercury retrograde is always a time when the planet of communication and mental processing is going backward through the zodiac from our perspective here on Earth.
The earth is a moving planet as well. So even though Mercury doesn’t actually move backward it appears to move backward, or it moves backward through our zodiac–that is the way that we see things here from our perspective here on Earth.
When a planet is in retrograde motion it is doing a review. It is going backward through the degrees it has already covered or the sign and degrees that it’s already been through, going back on the path it has already taken.
What’s happening is it’s reviewing territory that it has already been through and that’s what’s happening when Mercury goes retrograde. The planet of information and mental processing and problem-solving on everyday levels is reviewing, going back where it has been already.
It’s a perfect time to review, to go inside, to reflect, to go back over things that you might have finished already, or might have done a little bit too quickly then, that you know could use a little going over again.
It is perfect time to go inward, to do some brainstorming, some journaling, to process things in your mind that take you more into an internal way of thinking.
The problem is that in this modern world we have an expectation that we’re always going to be going forward, right? We’re always going to be accomplishing things and taking that next step in producing that next thing or idea.
When we can take this time it is really important time. Mercury retrograde reminds us to take time to go back over things. Think about it again. Maybe you will get some new ideas or insight. Maybe you’ll see things from a different angle. Maybe just going over it again will help you deepen into new possibilities.
So that’s Mercury retrograde, and this Mercury retrograde is in the sign of Libra. Libra is about relationships, so it’s a perfect time to review and reflect, go back over old territory that you might’ve already covered in your relationships.
It can be intimate romantic relationships, but it can also be any one-to-one relationship, so a relationship with a friend or coworker, colleague, or anybody that you might need to be having better communication with.
So, what better opportunity is there for us to improve our communication, to:
- find those words that we need to speak up for ourselves
- bring voices that have been silenced to the table—including sometimes our own
- to listen more fully to what other people are saying because they might have a perspective that we have not been open to or we have not thought of
It’s about sharing and dialogue and listening and speaking up for yourself. When Mercury goes retrograde in Libra we have this opportunity to improve our communication, which can improve our relationships, which can help us build a better world.
So with that, take advantage of this time to do this important work!
Check me out at astrologyheals.com. My books are Astrology Heals: The Ormes Method of Transformational Astrology which helps you use the planets to support yourself and being all you can be stepping into your highest potential in your life and doing your souls work.
I’ve also written Cycles of Healing which is about the astrological cycles and how they describe our ongoing human process of healing and growth, and moving into our wholeness so check it out: astrologyheals.com. You will learn more about Mercury and retrograde and all of it.
Thank you again and I’ll see you next time. Bye for now!