Mercury in Retrograde Re-think, Re-work, Revise and Re-do

Published on July 8, 2019

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree


The week ahead is sandwiched between eclipses–the Solar eclipse that occurred July 2, and the Lunar Eclipse July 16. These are potent eclipses tied in with Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple. Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, July 7th for three weeks until July 31, heralding a time to re-think, re-work, revise, and re-do. Chiron turns retrograde Tuesday, July 8, igniting our inner warrior.

Start your week off renegotiating relationships and potentially closing a door

Chiron stations retrograde on Monday. When a planet stations direct or retrograde, its symbolic energy is amplified. Chiron in Aries symbolizes the fight for a good cause. Mars is conjunct Mercury; our communication will tend to be charged and direct. Venus makes a benefic sextile to Uranus. Relationships could be re-negotiated for the better.

If something is not working in your life, the door may close on it on Tuesday. This is a day of reckoning when things that need to be addressed can no longer slide. The Sun opposes Saturn and the South Node, while the Moon squares Saturn and Pluto. These aspects are tense and demanding. We need to face our challenges and responsibilities, and let go of what no longer serves us. The Moon is void of course after 12:35 p.m. PDT, so be sure to have meetings requiring decisions before that time.

Emotions run strong as the week continues

Wednesday and Thursday the Moon is in fixed water sign Scorpio, taking us deep into dark emotional waters, aided by the Sun in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces. Emotions run strong. A volatile Mars-Uranus square Thursday morning may create fireworks, and result in unexpected consequences. Keep your cool and move slowly and carefully.

The week ends in high spirits 

Things look up on Friday as the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius and makes benefic trines with Chiron, Mercury, and Mars, Our spirits run high, and we seek adventure and expansion. Gather with friends for a fun, social evening.

Saturday is yet another glorious, optimistic day, calling us to the great outdoors. Take a hike or a bike ride. A Moon-Jupiter conjunction could make this a lucky day, and bring opportunities.

Power dynamics may come into play on Sunday as the Sun opposes powerful Pluto. The Moon is void of course nearly all day until 4:05 p.m. PDT when it moves into practical, responsible Capricorn. Take time out and ready a book. Learn something new, and expand your knowledge. In the evening, plan your week ahead, and get organized to start the work week with maximum effectiveness and preparedness.

The Week in Short

Monday: Stand up for a good cause. Re-negotiate relationships.

Tuesday: Tense, demanding day to face responsibilities. Doors may close. Moon VoC after 12:35 p.m.

Wednesday: Emotions run strong and deep. Keep your cool and move slowly and carefully.

Thursday: Volatile, emotional day that may have unexpected events. Keep things simple, and stay calm.

Friday: Buoyant, high-spirited day. Make it a fun social evening.

Saturday: Sunny, optimistic, lucky day. Outdoor adventure beckons.

Sunday: Moon VoC until 4:05 p.m. so stick to routine tasks. Plan your work week ahead in the evening and get ready for a good beginning Monday morning.

Published on: July 8, 2019

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