Mercury in Retrograde August 2023
Astrological enthusiasts have a familiar question on their minds:
"Is Mercury in retrograde?"
You’ve seen the memes, you’ve felt the energy spin into disarray, it can only mean one thing - Mercury is in Retrograde.
While the universe (thanks sis) has granted us a reprieve from this cosmic chaos since May 14, brace yourselves, for Mercury is once again embarking on its retrograde journey. From August 23 to September 14, 2023, the planet will make its backwards dance through the sign of Virgo, ushering in a period of introspection and transformation.
While it's tempting to blame our challenges on the whims of the cosmos, let's not forget that we have weathered this storm time and time again, emerging stronger each time.
What sign is Mercury in Retrograde happening in?
It’s favourite sign of course - Virgo.
This particular Mercury retrograde is taking place in the nurturing embrace of Virgo and has the potential to be the most constructive and, hopefully, the least stressful of the year.
Narayana Montúfar, a seasoned astrologer and author spoke to Refinery29 and said that since Mercury governs Virgo, its presence here can potentially soften the retrograde's impact. Amidst the potential turbulence, there's an opportunity for growth.
What to do during Mercury in Retrograde
Rather than writing off the whole retrograde and hiding under a rock, consider it a rare opportunity to catch up on tasks, reconnect with loved ones, and dedicate time to self-care.
While Mercury retrograde may have earned a reputation for complete and utter chaos and elite meme status, this time around, the cosmic vines are woven with potential for growth and self-discovery.
The journey may be challenging, but remember, growth rarely occurs within comfort zones. With determination, flexibility, and a dash of ‘come at me, Mercury’, you can weather this storm and emerge on the other side stronger than before.
When does Mercury in Retrograde end?
The retrograde ends on September 14 promises brighter skies ahead.
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