Mastering Mercury Retrograde in 2023

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2023 Mercury Retrograde Cycles of Reflection

As we look to our regular Mercury Retrograde (MRx) passages (which always occur about three times during any given year) we have additional timeframes to be acutely aware of due to other inner planet cycles of reflection that will intertwine along with them.

We enter 2023 under Mercury Retrograde that began 29 December 2022 at 24 degrees Capricorn, equally under MARS RETROGRADE, 30 October 2022 to 12 January 2023.

Understanding Mercury Retrograde and what it actually is meant to positively do for anyone is wise timing is everything wisdom to always take into consideration for our planning and scheduling needs. These recurring astrological cycles are mistakenly overly associated with fear and frustration, which absolutely is not the reaction we are ever meant to have with them.

Mercury Retrograde is always first & foremost: A Cycle of Reflection.

~Sharita Star

Read that last statement again.

The only reasons Mercury Retrogrades “trip up” anyone is that:

ONE: most people are unaware it is in affect because they have never been introduced to the value of astrology, and naively choose to make initiations for intended long term success during them. 

TWO: those who are aware of it are fooled into believing they should fear it every time is comes back around because they are simply misinformed.

If you know what not to do, and most importantly, what you absolutely can do under these reflective, recharging, reassessment and ultimate “time out” periods: you will always be in the energetic flow of Mastering Mercury Retrograde.

Before we get into when all of 2023’s cycle of reflection periods will urgently ask us to have the heads up in our calendars, let’s give you some astrological tips and tools to implement during any of them.

Why Are We Not Favored To Move Forward Under MRx? 

Mercury is our Messenger planet from above that guides all communications, thinking, mentality, movement, electronics, transportation, travel, changes, perceptions, adaptability and all exchanges of information that occur down here below.

When in Retrograde -due to the backtracking energy that is cast off from Mercury- all of the matters it watches over do not function nor move forward optimally. Precisely why, anyone is well advised to utilize these periods of time for pause, redoing, and only focus upon reworking what already exists.

Human error is always highest under Mercury Retrograde than any other time of the year. Naturally, forward thinking and planting for future success under this time is equally not well supported. 

Therefore, hold off on important decisions such as: starting a business, signing contracts, launching a product, getting married, buying a new car, engaging in any kind of new relationship, purchasing new technology, or buying a new home. None of these initiating actions will turn out well for the long-term, and if implemented under MRx, it is an astrological guarantee they are energetically tied up in faulty foundations that never have the genuine ability to sustain themselves for success.

What Are We Favored To Do With Success Under MRx?

Taking the first rule of thumb that Mercury Retrograde is a cycle of reflection, we are promised to flow with this reassessment time when we honor staying in this exact frame of mind. By only placing our attention upon what already exists, and choosing to wait and see about the future, our personal mastery of this cycle absolutely unfolds.

Getting out our “RE” vocabulary is one of the best ways we can discover ease and peace of mind.

Rerouting, reconnecting, reconsidering, recharging, resting, relaxing, reorganizing, researching, retreating, remembering, replanning, reframing, rescheduling, rekindling, repairing and replacing are all wonderful ways to reap the rewards of what this cycle of reflection is absolutely all about.

Mercury Retrograde is a marvelous time to work with: unfinished projects, revisiting existing creative outlets, reconnecting with old friends/former associates, reassessing existing business plans, practicing the pause, expecting rescheduling of plans, anticipating delays and set backs, having backup plans ready to go, replacing objects in need of repair (yet make sure these are done correctly), doing research, retreating away from the world, and above all, remembering to take a silent listen for oneself (extra meditation, journaling and yoga time please!).

Mercury Retrogrades & YOU! 

For anyone’s individual experience, taking a look at your Personal Forecast is always extremely favored to know the precise and specific areas of your life that each one will be seeking your reflective focus within.

As everyone collectively experiences any and all MRx cycles, each one is energetically different from the last, making no two MRxs exactly alike. While the same rules of thumb will always apply, the pulse will always cast off unique affects being Mercury is in another zodiac sign each time. Equally, the other positioning of the planets above any MRx also will relate to, also are never in the same configurations.

So, where is change and necessary reflection asking for your conscious focus and attention during any given year, and especially this one?

  • Is it your income/financial matters, lifestyle or vocation?
  • Or your home/family life, wealth, or inner healing?
  • Or how you approach your life/appear to the world, heart space/abilities yo manifest/create or perception of truth/belief systems?
  • What about your communication skills, personal/business relationships or the shaping of your future goals? 

Wherever Mercury Retrograde lands in your life or business, know this: it is always time to sharpen the saw within it. The value of astrology is, you always have a precise map and blueprint to help personally guide you through any of them.

Take the 21 Day Journaling under MRx Challenge!

How to Prepare for & Move Forward After “MRx”

Each Mercury Retrograde lasts for approximately 21 days (3 weeks).

All have an Approach period, (date when Mercury crosses over the degree point it will fully Retrograde back to) and a Shadow period, (date when Mercury moving forward crosses back over the degree point it began to Retrograde upon). The APPROACH alerts us to what MRx reflections and matters are on the way to be resolved, while the SHADOW allows us to tie up the loose ends and recorrect any natural errors that occur during the Retrograde itself.

2023 Mercury Retrogrades 

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29 December to 18 January 2023 in Capricorn, 24 to 08 degrees 

Approach begins 12 December; Shadow completes 06 February 2023 This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Mars Retrograde, 30 October 2022 to 12 January in Gemini, 25 to 08 degrees

21 April to 14 May in Taurus, 15 to 05 degrees

Approach begins 06 April; Shadow completes 31 May This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Eclipse Season, 20 April in Aries Solar Eclipse & 05 May in Scorpio Lunar Eclipse.

23 August to 15 September in Virgo, 21 to 08 degrees

Approach begins 03 August; Shadow completes 29 September This Mercury Rx will be directly alongside Venus Retrograde, 22 July to 03 September in Leo, 28 to 12 degrees

13 December to 01 January 2024 in Capricorn, 08 degrees to Sagittarius, 22 degrees 

Approach begins 25 November; Shadow completes 20 January 2024

Let’s Spell Out the Truth

Tapping into the mysteries of Lexigrams, we can also clearly spell out the truth here: BATHE THE HEART RATE, BEAT THE HATE and ever wisely from that grounded state, BE THE EARTH EAR. 

Take a look as well, for more energetic tips as we Spell Out the Truth for this cycle of reflection: What’s Really in a Word? MERCURY RETROGRADE

Remember, reflection and reassessment success always can be absolutely ours, but one must choose to consciously slow down. Pause. Take those deeper breaths. Stop forcing matters, and quit the grinding, societal falsified illusion of maintaining the incessant and constant busy bubble rush.

Mercury Retrograde passages come back around in our lives in their appropriate timing is everything cycles, to be our perfect opportunities to restore, recharge and reboot. Without this necessary timeout and downtime, humanity is a mere stone that gathers no moss.

To Your Continual Attainment of Soul Certainty in Our Uncertain Times.

Mercury REtrograde in Virgo, 20 Aug to 12 Sept

19 degrees to 05 degrees Virgo
3:59PM EDT 20 August
to 7:09PM EDT 12 September

Approach: Began 01 Aug- The last day Mercury was @ 05 deg Virgo
Shadow: Ends 27 Sept- The next time Mercury reaches 19 deg Virgo going Direct

Retrograde: Any planet’s reverse movement which results in an opposite direction to that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, or of the Moon around the Earth.

Our Messenger planet Mercury joins our outer planets of Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, who are already doing their own backwards thing. Outer planet retrogrades cast a different affect upon the collective with their lengthy passages that span over months of time.

This is not the case for the Trickster Mercury, who only cruises in reverse for a mere three weeks, as this inner planet plays out a dissimilar energy that the collective undeniably senses. All too often one wonders within all the zany craziness: What in the world IS going on lately?

Yet, as we also know, Mercury Retrograde periods are never to fear. Surely though you will see those unawares typically getting aggravated and frustrated by Mercury’s typical bag of tricks he draws from over this period.

As Mercury readjusts those communications and movement this time in his own mutability of Virgo, the tendency for those unexpected changes will intensified, and that needed response vs. reaction will be more important than ever to adhere to.

Ultimately, these 3 weeks are best spent adhering to any word with that begins with RE: such as: redo, reassess, read, revisit, rejoice, realign, rest, review, and by all means RElax! YES, your eyes do not deceive you! Even though summer seems to be already coming to a close- there is definitely an extended vacation time allowed this year.

We’ll be letting you know more about how the upcoming Full Moon in Pisces will be in opposition to Mercury’s tricks and what other affects will be cast upon the planetary mix-up. You may find getting back to the regular old routine in September will be a slight more challenging this year.

But be sure to take a look at your 05 deg to 19 deg Virgo ruled-house in the natal birth chart. This is the area of life where personally you’ll see those communication mishaps, changes, and delays the most, as well as seeing a restructure of some sort unfolding within the next 3 weeks.

From the collective horoscope approach, we have a quick and easy guide that pinpoints where Mercury’s energy’s will outwardly affect you, and where you are best to place your reflective cap on within. No doubt, you’ve probably already been thinking about these things…

Aries: Health/Being of Service/Employees
Taurus: Creativity/Children/Love Affairs
Gemini: Home/Family/Emotions
Cancer: Thinking/Mentality/Communications
Leo: Values/Earning Power/Possessions
Virgo: Approaches/Mask to the World/Motivations
Libra: Inner Psyche/Clearing of the Past/Subconscious Process
Scorpio: Innovations/Friendships/Organizations
Sagittarius: Career/Public Life/Opportunities
Capricorn: Philosophies/Foreign Travel/Education
Aquarius: Transformations/Sexuality/Wealth
Pisces: Partnerships/Marriage/Balance with Others

Furthering upon the collective picture, the typical Mercury retrograde do’s and don’ts will equally apply for any sign. While backtracking through Virgo, all can anticipate a possible lack of breadth and confidence over these weeks, where things appear hypercritical and feelings that nothing seems to logically fit stir-up.

Try not to question everything at this time. And if you do, REflect in the actions/thoughts leading up to your doubt. You just might find you got caught up in a one too many details in your previous analysis. Remember the Sun will also also shining in the Virgin’s light, so there is a positive energy to gravitate and choose at any time.

It will be essential for us all to truly proceed with caution and extra pause under this all-Mercury Retrograde transit. There’s no better opportunity to hone in on than the number one Virgo virtue of being of service. REmember your manners and some gentle politeness when things go wrong… See if you’ll find a better result. Otherwise, be ready for all the more nit-picking and fussy energy to attract itself to you.

As always…
TO DO or NOT TO DO under Mercury REtrograde…

REmain in the eye of any storm around you… Try these handy tips over this upcoming period and see the kind of success you will reap!

DO:
Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, & schedules to occur suddenly
Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going
Spend time in the RE’s: Relax, Revisit, Reflect, Redo, REcharge!
Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!

DON’T:

“Freak out” when changes come up
Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
Sign important documents
Initiate anything new

Keep in mind, those events and situations that occurred after 01 August- fall under the approach of this REtrograde. We tend to start to see the things that will undergo reassessment emerge over these couple weeks. Equally before the shadow completes upon 27 September, you will see further opportunities for final adjustments that need to be made from all action occurring within the retrograde period.

As our Sun enters Virgo 23 August, this is equally a time we will ideally apply accurate discrimination when we decide to LISTEN. Yet, that completely means we need to be SILENT. Once again, we REmind you of the power of Lexigrams, as their messages urge to reach us with their wisdom through the very name of Mercury Retrograde.

MERCURY RETROGRADE

DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY;
GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE;
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME;
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER;
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE;
GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART;
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY;
GO REDECORATE;
GO READ, TRY A REREAD;
YOU! GO MEET YOUR CORE TEAM: GO DO YOGA!
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM;
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE;
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR;
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR;
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET;
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE;
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE;
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY;
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO;
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA;
GOT TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY;
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!

Questions? But of course we welcome them!
Please shoot me an email! sharita@sharitastar.com

TRY ON A MERCURY RETRO EXERCISE:
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR GRATEFULNESS IN VIRGO!
http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2010/24842.html

Mercury REtrograde in CAPRICORN, 26 dec- 05 jan

21 degrees to 05 degrees Capricorn
9:38AM EST 26 December to 11:52AM EST 15 January
Approach: Began 09 December- The last day Mercury was @ 05 deg Capricorn going Direct
Shadow: Ends 03 February- The next time Mercury reaches 21 deg Capricorn going Direct

Retrograde: Any planet’s reverse movement which results in an opposite direction to that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, or of the Moon around the Earth.

Our Messenger planet Mercury joins Mars -who is already doing his backwards thing- the day after Christmas, Saturday, 26 December. You won’t be catching me in a store that day. I can only imagine the kinds of communication chaos that will be breaking out, as the mayhem of exchanges begins amongst all the holiday bargains flying off the shelves. Mars totally advises when Mercury plays carelessly with him to watch your heads! Seriously.

Yet, as we also know, Mercury Retrograde periods are never to fear. Surely though you will see those unawares typically getting aggravated and frustrated by Mercury’s typical bag of tricks he draws from over this passage. With Mars in the mix this time, his tricks will be all the more frequent, and quietly possibly all the more messy.

The tendency for those unexpected changes will be intensified, and that needed response vs. reaction is more important than ever to adhere to. Ultimately, this is a time when any word with that begins with RE: such as: redo, reassess, read, revisit, rejoice, realign, rest, review, and by all means RELAX- is time well and wisely spent.

Truly, if you’ve been looking for a good opportunity to take a needed break, there isn’t a better Universal go-ahead to take some downtime! We’ll be letting you know more about how the approaching Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse upon New Years’ Eve will cast their affects upon the planetary mix-up. Undoubtedly 2009 is going out with a total bang. Again… watch those heads people.

You’re already looking to the 00 to 19 deg Leo ruled-house in the birth chart, as Mars in Retrograde is requesting your reflection within your desires, courage, and drive in the next couple months. Now you can add your 05 deg to 21 deg Capricorn ruled-house to the pile as well. This is the area of life where personally you’ll see those communication mishaps and delays the most, as well as seeing a restructure of some sort unfolding in the next 3 weeks.

For the collective, the typical Mercury retrograde do’s and don’ts will apply. While backtracking through Capricorn, all can anticipate a possible lack of optimism over these weeks, where things appear inflexible and the feeling of the weight of the world is on one’s shoulders. It will be essential for us all to truly proceed with caution and extra pause under this double retrograde transit. There’s no better time to hone in on the Goats’ patience while we communicate and move… we’re all going to need it!

TO DO or NOT TO DO under Mercury REtrograde…

Always remain in the eye of the storm… Try these handy tips over this upcoming period and see the kind of success you will reap!

DO:
Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, & schedules to occur suddenly
Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going
Spend time in the RE’s: Relax, Revisit, Reflect, Redo, REcharge!
Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!

DON’T:
“Freak out” when changes come up
Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
Sign important documents
Initiate anything new

Keep in mind, those events and situations that occurred after 09 Dec- fall under the approach of this REtrograde. We tend to start to see the things that will undergo reassessment emerge over these couple weeks. Equally before the shadow completes upon 03 Feb, you will see further opportunities for final adjustments that need to be made from all action occurring within the retrograde period.

In the still of Winter that is now upon us, this is equally a time we will ideally persevere when we decide to LISTEN. Yet, that completely means we need to be SILENT. As always, we REmind you of the power of Lexigrams, as their messages urge to reach us with their wisdom through the very name of Mercury Retrograde.

MERCURY RETROGRADE

DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY
GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE
GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY
GO REDECORATE
GO READ, TRY A REREAD
GO DO YOGA
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA
GOT TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!

Questions? I love them!
SEND ME AN EMAIL! sharita@sharitastar.com

TRY ON A MERCURY RETRO EXERCISE:
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR GROWTH IN CAPRICORN!

http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2009/21406.html