Mercury & Four Other Retrogrades
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
My August 02 August Outlook newsletter explained why this month would be busy in the sky especially with a major astronomical and astrological event (the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21) releasing a dramatic explosion of energy for the world and new avenues of growth for each of us.
To learn how this eclipse will affect you and the world, click here.
I also indicated that Mercury and four other planets would be retrograde this month.
Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow (August 12) at 12 degrees Virgo until September 05 when it turns direct at 28 degrees Leo.
Unfortunately, many people believe that when Mercury is retrograde, everything goes wrong. But this is not the case. You just need to be more careful with your thinking, plans, and decisions.
In fact, Mercury retrograde periods are favorable for more inwardly-oriented activities such as reflection, reviewing, and meditation. During this period, allow more time for writing, editing, researching, and problem-solving.
The problem is that Mercury retrograde periods do create more “mess ups” and complications than usual because Mercury rules our thinking and communication.
The decisions you make and the plans you start with Mercury retrograde are more likely to take a twist later and be seen in a different light when unforeseen assumptions and mistakes "come to light” after Mercury goes direct.
So, do not assume anything. Double-check the fine print. Reconfirm details. Make sure all nuances are clarified.
In the larger scheme of things, the retrograde motion of the outer planets explained below can be far more significant than Mercury retrograde.
Saturn has been retrograde this summer and goes direct on August 25 at 21 degrees Sagittarius. Saturn creates delays, tests, and lessons. Hence, those born within a few days of the eleventh day of March, June, September, and December and those with points and planets around 21 degrees of the same signs are experiencing challenges.
Uranus went retrograde on August 03 at 29 degrees Aries. Uranus creates sudden and dramatic shifts and surprises in our lives which makes this a summer of change for those born around the last days of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn and for those with points and planets around 29 degrees of the same signs.
Neptune continues in retrograde moving from 14 to 13 degrees of Pisces. Because Neptune can confuse, weaken, and mesmerize, those with points and planets in the mutable signs (Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces) at these degrees need to be aware of these influences.
And finally, Pluto continues in retrograde moving from 18 to 17 degrees of Capricorn. Because Pluto intensifies and transforms, those with points and planets in the cardinal signs (Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn) at these degrees are experiencing a revamping of their lives on one level or another.
If you need further explanation with any of this information, contact me. And please forward this information to your family and friends.
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