Dear Cosmic Goddesses, we’re nearly at the end of our current celestial journey, with Mercury having been in retrograde since 23rd August and set to return to normal on 15th September 2023.
But what does Mercury in retrograde mean and why should we care about it?
If you observe the celestial movements of the planets and their influence on our lives. Mercury, named after the quick-footed Roman messenger god, rules over communication, technology, and travel. As a result, when Mercury is in retrograde, or appearing to move in the opposite direction to its standard orbit, we can often experience interruptions and miscommunications in these areas.
Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow blamed Mercury Retrograde for her infamous “conscious uncoupling” announcement? Yes, the impact can be that significant!
The energy of Mercury interacts with each zodiac sign differently, stirring up unique responses and influences.
Revisiting the impact of this retrograde – did your zodiac sign significantly feel the waves of this cosmic event?
Irrespective of your zodiac sign, Mercury Retrograde is a period of reflection, reassessment, and patience. As the famous quote goes, “Stars can’t shine without darkness.” So, as we near the end of this chapter, let’s look back at the zodiac signs that may have felt this cosmic roller coaster more intensely.
Your experience may provide valuable insights for future periods of Mercury retrograde. After all, understanding the celestial influences on our lives can better equip us to navigate any cosmic turbulence that comes our way!
As we approach the tail-end of Mercury’s retrograde journey which started on 23rd August and finishes on 15th September 2023, let’s reflect on its influence on our lives. Let me remind you of my personal mantra: Stars do not compel, they impel.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, in the realm of the cosmos, this retrograde season was a period of reevaluating your daily routines and focusing on what truly matters.
This time was meant to prompt you to declutter your schedule and concentrate on what brings you genuine joy. How successful were you in streamlining your responsibilities in pursuit of happiness – living the Audrey Hepburn way who said, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters”?
“Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.” – Richard Halloway
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
As an air sign ruled by Mercury, this Retrograde may have hit closer to home, Gemini. The cosmic calendar designated this as a period of reflection and reassessment for you, a time for mental stocktaking. If you reached out to therapeutic outlets like journaling to record your thoughts and emotions, did you find them a useful guide through this cosmic journey?
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which everyone has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, the retrograde phase was an essence of Albert Einstein’s words-“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. This period possibly threw at you an array of challenges especially concerning communication and technology- hallmarks of a Mercury retrograde scenario. The question is, how well were you able to manoeuvre yourself through these hurdles and grow from these trials?
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio, Mercury Retrograde carries the potential to stir up unresolved emotions from the past that require healing. Being synonymous with transformation, did you manage to utilize this period as a catalyst for personal growth and resolving past wounds?
“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little.” – Tori Amos
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Last but not the least, Capricorn. This retrograde was meant to be your time of catching a breath, hitting pause, reflecting, and planning the road ahead. Having traversed this period, do you feel more recalibrated and in tune with your aspirations and goals?
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” – Mark Black
To all my readers, navigating through this Mercury retrograde phase is as much about learning and growing as any other phase in life. Remember, the stars don’t dictate our destiny; they merely offer guidance. And the challenges you face along the way? They’re stepping stones to your journey of self-discovery.
Share this article, your friends and loved ones can possibly find comfort and insights looking back at this celestial period. As always, I am here providing more astrological wisdom to help you navigate your way through the cosmos – so stay tuned!
To all my lovely readers, how has navigating this Mercury retrograde phase been for you? Remember, the stars don’t dictate our destiny; they merely offer guidance. Learning from these challenges is part of the journey of self-discovery.