The entire month of September will be the last of Eclipse Season and Mercury will be retrograde from August 30th to September 21st.

 Anytime a planet goes retrograde it is a time or internalization and reflection.  It is recommended that you do not sign papers, buy electronics or make any rather major decisions that lie in the realms of Mercury. Mercury rules over all forms communication and refers to mental activities and faculties, such as mental and neural activity, giving and receiving information through using words, symbols, speaking, writing, logic, analyzing, perceiving/sensing/hearing, conceptualizing, articulating, comprehending, transporting, movement and connection of communication; the Greek messenger of the gods Hermes, the Roman Mercury.
Mercury will be retrograde in Virgo, the sign of Mercury’s rulership, which is extremely epic astro energy  for being proactive in the re-organization and re-evaluation of getting grounded into reality. Jupiter, the major benific, is also closely aligned to Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be aiding the closing of this Jupiter in Virgo year!

Mercury retrograde aligned to Jupiter and Venus at his station you may find the desire and a spark in seeking the big picture, gaining philosophical expansion and a larger perspective of life. Maybe even becoming interested in cultures/ religion, foreign languages, enjoying pleasurable conversation, broad humor, generosity in mental outlook and find confidence and optimism through speech and thoughts.


A common theme with Mercury retrograde is that you will notice people come back into your life who you haven’t herd from or spoke to in a while. Depending on where the messenger god is retrograde in your chart is where in your your life people will come fleeing back to you. The reason for this is since Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, he connects us to the collective consciousness, so when his orbit out races that of the Sun’s people will one form or another get into communication with you.




Aries/ Aries Rising: Aries, your body is your temple. Mercury goes retrograde in your house of health,work and service. Emphasizing that this retrograde period is all about getting re-aligned with a healthy diet and  routine. Abundant situations come through these sectors.

Taurus/ Taurus Rising: The Mercury Retrograde is in positive energy flow to your Sun or Asc in your house of love, children and creative pursuits. This may mean friend and lover come back, so don’t be surprised when you get a text of a phone call. This retrograde may also have you tap back into your talents or hobbies which you once loved but haven’t had time for — now you do!

Gemini/ Gemini Rising: You are ruled by Mercury, making you sensitive to Mercury Retrogrades. You may experience hiccups around your home. If you plan on moving try and wait to sign papers until Mercury stations direct September 22nd.

Cancer/Cancer Rising: Dear Moon children, you always feel the eclipses intensely. The eclipse and Mercury retrograde lighting up your house of communication, siblings/kin, social daily routine you can experience something new and abundant along those sectors.

Leo/ Leo Rising: Leo, Mercury goes retrograde in your house of talents, sources of security and your $$ house, so be careful with your purchases. Friends from the past or meeting new groups may also be highlighted and bring abundance your way.

Virgo/ Virgo Rising: Don’t worry Virgo Mercury retrograde is tried to Jupiter so this should be an extremely beneficial and abundant time for you. Maybe wait on trying that new look till Mercury goes out of shadow.

Libra/Libra Rising: Mercury is retrograde in your house of self-undoing… Basically, where you screw yourself over, so if you are feeling tempted just zen out and try to take up a meditation class and or lucid dreaming. You will find your treasure’s there!

Scorpio/Scorpio Rising: Mercury retrograde is in positive energy flow to you and in the sector of your chart which rules your friends, acquaintances and people on social media. Mercury also rules your house of shared income and sex, so maybe you rekindle your resources.

Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising: Dear Saggo, you are mutable sign and things may be feeling pretty restricted for you at the moment. There may be lots of action going on in your public life or with your career. Don’t resist now is your time to get fulfillment through the path of your heart.

Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising: Mercury goes retrograde in the sector of your chart which rules over foreigners, long distance travel, spirituality/religion, your second spouse and your higher education. This is a perfect time to get aligned to higher learning with Jupiter there as well.

Aquarius/Aquarius Rising: Mercury goes retrograde in your house of shared income, other peoples resources, debts, sex and secrets. This is a beneficial somehow with Jupiter there as well just be careful when its comes to signing paper work  till Mercury stations direct on the 22nd of Sept.

Pisces/Pisces Rising: Pisces, the cosmos have all aligned for you! Mercury is retrograde in the sector of your chart which rules over business and love partnerships -your first spouse. There is a lot of abundance in your house of others. However, hold off on signing agreements till Mercury goes direct!

Viktoria Deák

About Viktoria Deák

Viktoria is a consulting astrologer and beauty expert. Viktoria always knew she could one day empower, heal and transform peoples lives by integrating the cosmos with beauty, due to her premier placement of Venus in Pisces. She graduated Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry and has worked with celebrity makeup artists such as Jay Canisstraci (Forrest Gump). She received her astrological certificate from Kepler College. Connect with Viktoria at her website and facebook.