Mastering Mercury Retrograde in 2022

2022 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.

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 2022’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 attention during any given year, and especially this one? Is it your income, lifestyle and vocation? Or your home/family life, wealth, and inner healing? Or how you approach your life, heart space and beliefs? What about your communication skills, relationships and hopes for the future? 

Take the 21 Day Journaling under MRx Challenge!

2022 Mercury Retrogrades 

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.

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.

14 January to 03 February in Aquarius & Capricorn

Approach begins 29 December 2021; Shadow completes 23 February

Mercury Retrograde under Eclipse Season, Spring 2022: Watch What You Need to Know

10 May to 03 June in Gemini & Taurus

Approach begins 26 April; Shadow completes 18 June

09 Sept to 02 October in Libra & Virgo

Approach begins 20 August; Shadow completes 16 October

29 December to 18 January 2023 in Capricorn

Approach begins 12 December; Shadow completes 06 February 2023

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.

Make it a Mindful Mercury Retrograde 17 Sept to 09 Oct 2015

What’s going to bring you into the space of calm, clarity & peace of mind during 2015’s last cycle of reflection?

Do you always find Mercury Retrograde cycles are filled with aggravation & frustration?

Did you know Mercury Retrograde can absolutely bring you benefits & rewards?

Sharita Star’s Mastering Mercury Retrograde program was specifically designed to help you navigate these cycles of reflection with success. Isn’t it time to stop resisting what is when it is Mercury Retrograde and practice the mindfulness that ultimately allows you to thrive?

Mercury Retrograde cycles in Libra 17 September to 09 October 2015. This is the year’s last offering to reflect, reboot, regroup, recharge and renew. Honoring what reflective time in Libra asks for us to do via our “soul homework” holds the very keys to grant us the rewards that a cycle like Mercury Retrograde is more than able to provide for us.

Would you like to go from fear and frustration to peace and clarity in the next few weeks?



Approaching Mercury Retrograde October 2014: 5 Things You Need To Know


28 Sept Mastering Mercury Retrograde | Astrology & Meditation Workshop

There is a cycle coming up this Autumn that will be changing our times, so make sure you keep on reading to align your peace of mind. Even if you are just joining our keeping our eyes on the stars tribe here, you needn’t worry if you think you don’t know anything about Astrology.

So exactly what does “Mercury Retrograde” mean?
Mercury is going to start retracing the measured degrees within his current zodiac transit from above. Think of a person, or in this case a mass of a planet in our Universal energy field, placing a blindfold on, and then walking backwards, thus “retrograde.” Does it make any sense from the understanding of “as above, so below” that actions and events might become ultimately disarrayed as a result down here below?

2014’s final Mercury Retrograde (MRx) runs 04 to 25 October, beginning officially at 1:02pm EDT/10:02am PDT, Saturday 04 October. This inner planet -second to the Moon in proximity to the earth, also is well known as “The Messenger”– who is in charge of assisting our communications, thinking, mentality, movement, transportation, electricity, and any transference of information down here below. As he Retrogrades, these natural areas he has influence over see all sorts of “fun” interruptions and flux for us to handle within our normal routines of everyday life until he goes Direct at 3:17pm EDT/12:17pm PDT, Saturday 25 October.

The Approach begins 14 September
As Mercury up there above -still moving forward- crosses over the Zodiac degree point that he will return back to by 25 October at 17 degrees Libra, this begins was is considered the “approach” to the MRx passage. Our Messenger starts Retrograding at 02 degrees Scorpio upon 04 October. While the rules of MRx do not apply to the Approach passage, you do start to see from the Scorpio/Libra areas of the life, things that will demand your attention for review and redo during 04 to 25 October. The Approach period is much like a “preview of coming attractions” concerning all the normal communication and movement breakdowns, changes and interruptions that we can anticipate once MRx officially begins.

We’ll cover all the intimate astrological details on 2014’s last Mercury Retrograde and what does it mean for your sun sign within the very theme of it, Returning to Transforming Our Understanding Mercury’s Reflection in Scorpio/Libra. So again, it is best if you haven’t yet, go over there to your upper right and click on that purple sign up button so you’ll be ensured to always receive even more specific and important information very personal to your soul shortly.

In the meantime…

5 Things You Need to Know About Mercury Retrograde

1.    Utilize the Approach to MRx to Prepare for Change & Reflection
While you will not put the brakes on your entire life, look ahead now to be in full awareness of how and where you’ll benefit embracing the mode of reflection. We haven’t had a period like this since 07 June to 01 July, when it was our last Mercury Rx in Cancer/Gemini.  Look as well to 06 to 28 February, Mercury Rx in Pisces/Aquarius. Think back for a moment. Do you remember now what kinds of interruptions, changes and seemingly “interesting” rerouting energies where going on in your life during these times?

Check in now where Scorpio/Libra lives in your natal birthchart.
Here’s where the most current and specific calling for re-examination awaits for your review in the particular area of life it affects, from both your sun sign and natal birth chart perspectives. Remember you are more than deserving of the offering for downtime on the way in these areas of your life.

Were You Born under Mercury Retrograde?
 Many people fair extremely well under any Mercury Rx passage because they were born under a MRx. They innately know how to navigate through the unexpected changes,  rerouting of routines, and equally, may have had their own delays in their early years in properly expressing their communications. However, even if you have a natal MRx, the same rules of MRx still apply across the board by honoring the request to review and redo.

2.    Total Hours Mercury Retrogrades in 1 Year = The Hours We Sleep in 1 Year.
This passage is actually perfectly timed as it occurs throughout the year, to naturally give human beings the necessary opportunity to slow down, take a pause, and rest up. What would happen if you didn’t get your sleep regularly?  This is exactly what “MRx” always requests and allows us to rejoice in for reward and benefit. Our favorite rule of Mercury Retrograde is to take up in action with any word that begins with RE. Such as…

Reconnect, Review, Reflect, Rework, Revise, Revisit, Reset, Reboot, Rewire, Replace, Repair, Relate, Reaffirm, Redo, Retreat, Reassess, Relax, Relocate, Relive, Redirect, Regroup, Remind, Remember, Release….. and our favorite RESPOND.

3.    It’s No Time to Move Forward
While our actions under the Approach are meant to be carefully dealt with, it is the during Retrograde passage itself that advises caution surrounding any beginning you truly wish to have successful long-term results with.

Avoid to the best of your ability during Mercury Rx:
>>>Getting married, starting, or putting an official title on a relationship
>>>Signing important legal documents
>>> Buying a car
>>> Starting a brand new business
>>> Launching a new product
>>> Purchasing any real estate
>>> Initiating anything into the world you want fabulous and fantastic success with for a long time to come.

Mercury Retrograde offers us all the chance to REthink the recent choices of our free wills. Whatever we may have to put into forward motion under Mercury Rx, typically doesn’t have the longevity and genuine sustainability for the future. It is riddled upon its’ birth with a shaky ground of unstable communications and mistakes intertwining it’s being. If we can avoid this outcome by putting matters of critical importance for our future off for a couple weeks, or making sure they are in motion prior to Mercury Retrograde starting, isn’t that just a marvelous time (and more than likely, money!) saver in this day and age?

4.    Human error is highest under this passage.
This is the very key to deeply understand how not to get wrapped up in those “tricks” that do find themselves right at your doorstep. Take extra time to make sure you catch the mistakes you’ll tend to make. The carpenter rule of thumb of “measure twice, and cut once” is a lifesaver under Mercury Retrograde, and you might want to measure three or four times- just to be safe. You’ll want to apply this to all your actions, and especially your communications -i.e. emails, speaking, writing- repairs, cooking, and anything involving movement that you are doing.

5.    Utilize the practice of PATIENCE.
You CAN TAP IN AN ANCIENT PEACE PACE, and ride through any MRx passage with victory.

>>>Leave another ten to fifteen minutes every day to get where you are going.

>>>Stop the rushing that has become society’s norm. Be mindful: slow down.

>>>When those changes show up in your plans, don’t REact, REspond.

>>>Have back-up plans ready to go you can enjoy the response from. Otherwise the result of reaction will create a domino affect you’d rather avoid under this transit, so be sure your free will chooses cautiously here.

>>>Being flexible and adaptable. 
You can allow yourself to have such REward over the next few weeks as we are asked to pause within our lives. And for heaven’s sake, it is the safest time of the year really to just RElax and REst without guilt! Try on those RE’s and dive in to what you know already needs REviewing and you’ll successfully sail through this passage all the more.

As we all look back now to our lives to what has happened since 01 July, see what progress we’ve made, what needs reworking, and most importantly, REmember to have fun with our RE’s of life. Our soul under Retrograde will be all the happier, and operate from a complete peace of mind as the changing times of MRx will be upon us.

Happy Returning to Transforming Your Understanding Dear Stars! Namaste.

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A Monumental Mercury Retrograde

The Messenger Rx

06 November
6:04pm EST
26 November
5:48pm EST

04 degrees Sagittarius to 18 degrees Scorpio

Approach began: 18 October
When Mercury was last at 18 degrees Scorpio in Direct Motion.
Shadow ends: 13 December 

When Mercury is back at 04 degrees Sagittarius in Direct Motion.

Most people right now cannot even believe that we haven’t already been in a Mercury Retrograde passage, especially for those experiencing first hand the obvious changes surrounding the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in late October from Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, the USA’s East Coast, and all the way into Canada. Look up a few other world events since 18 October, and all of these actions did fall under the approach of this last backwards transit of our Messenger for 2012.  We know, as all doled out in a huge cry for humanity to deal with- we will continue right on through the Retrograde itself and as the shadow completes, we certainly can expect to experience the journey of change loud and clear.

Upon us now, is one of the most complicated Mercury Retrograde passages in quite some time in our Zodiac history. As our other planetary transits mix, mingle and communicate with our Messenger, we are truly receiving some intense lines of energy from above down here below to assimilate into our spiritual beings. Truly, there could not be a more pertinent time to be on your astrological toes, and know precisely how this passage is directly affecting your natal and collective charts.

Mystical Messages?
As soon as Mercury entered Sagittarius upon 29 October, he made a Direct Square to Neptune, (who has already been in reflection mode in Pisces since early June). This is one aspect that is making quite a force for the collective mentality to handle, as especially when it streams from mutable signs, much distress is seemingly created within our communications. With no grounded energies for our mentality and inner realms to grab on to, the tendency to gravitate to pure anxiety is all too easy to get lost within. These chaotic swirls will continue to cast sensitive, changeable, and more than the fair share of unpractical realities. It is highly advisable to remain in common sense practices, for the tendencies for nervous exhaustion and slander is immensely huge under this particular aspect between Mercury and Neptune.

As Mercury only reaches 04 degrees Sagittarius where he will station before going Retrograde, the direct square to Neptune will have softened, but then will start to intensify the potential for restless activities again as he moves backwards. By the upcoming Solar Eclipse 13 November, he is right back again on that 0 degrees of Sagittarius, wherein a couple hours after our lunar kick-off, he will directly square Neptune currently over at 0 degree Pisces, who will be moving forward at least. Looking ahead to December, they’ll have one more meet up upon the 11th, when Mercury, will be totally back to forward motion. Ideally, the beauty of a Mercury/Neptune connection is the way it can open a genius gateway to the artistic and metaphysical perceptions, but under a square, this must be done in silent practices far removed from chaotic environments to be able to properly achieve the best results.

Next. A Solar Eclipse. 13 November
While Saturn, who entered Scorpio for the next couple of years in early October, is wasting no time in getting those lessons out there that are allowing the truth to transform the collective; we have another massive energy coming forth from Scorpio just as our Messenger will renter it. Solar Eclipses bring surges of new energies to unfold from the sign they go off within that can last for up to a years’ time. This one will be sending out a regenerative energy that is one of the most powerful plays of truth at the 21 degree of Scorpio. Mercury retraces his steps back over this Solar Eclipse degree point by 20 November, and will cross over it again moving forward by 03 December. Loads of changes wishing to reveal themselves will be strongly speaking as Mercury sorts himself out at this time as you’ll see the forward motion of what the Solar Eclipse will wish to bestow upon you, kick itself into high gear. (Check in with 13 Nov Lunar-O-Scope on Bellesprit!)

A Sunny Day clouded by Noodling Nodes. 16 November  
On a Universal 16 Day that says take in a true SILENT LISTEN, Mercury Retrograde reaches back to 26 degrees Scorpio forming a close conjunction to the Sun at 25 degrees Scorpio; an exact to the North Node at 26 degrees Scorpio while opposing the South Node at 26 degrees Taurus. What kinds of energies will this Zodiac conversation bring into being? Collective communications are sure to see at least a bit of optimism and a “sun-shiny” feeling over them- and the ability to adapt to whatever changes will toss themselves around can be easily reached. However, when you involve the heavier responsibility of attention to the North Node (where emotional grace and learning must be currently placed within the life to be able to receive the karmic opportunity to grow and improve), something emotional is bound to burst wide open. Especially at the 26 degree mark, which tell us of Partnerships– and how to take our ultimate patience with any kind of one on one relating within our lives. Avoiding the argument and walking away is highly advised, and tuning in further to what is meant to be learning from the experience beckons to be heard. Meanwhile, over in Capricorn on this date, you’ll have the Moon waxing right over Pluto creating more emotional turbulence and requirements of fortitude just as Mars sits on 29 degrees Sagittarius about to enter The Goat -where in on this tipping point degree- brings in more feeling-oriented distractions to handle with grace and courage.

Conclusions under The Shadow. A Lunar Eclipse. 28 November
The Shadow passage of this Mercury Retrograde passage will be just as telling as its’ Approach was, in where you may just feel, like things have not really returned to normal even though the Rx is over. And therein lies the truth of the matter. What we know, or thought we knew to be the truth, is not going to return to the comfort zones we once understood. Transformation for our world is officially 110% on.  As we release from the Lunar Eclipse at 06 degrees Gemini, who will be in a very weak conjunction to Retrograding Jupiter- the finalizations coming forth will increase our need for compassion upon this planet.  Another interesting conjunction from 08 degrees Capricorn also meets up upon this day between Mars and Pluto. This delicate formation intensifies energies to the potential of combative, impulsive, strict, and relentless forms of expression; wherein unscrupulous, fanatical, berserk and brutalities can be the outcomes if a thinking before you act practice is not adhered to. Under Lunar release of an Eclipse, it will be more than wise to carefully proceed.

Have we overloaded those astrological brain cells yet? This passage of Mercury Retrograde is one that will go down in our history books. The do’s and don’ts will be more than ever, completely and utterly necessary to listen to for this passage. What to do or not to do throughout 26 November? 

TO DO or NOT TO DO under Mercury REtrograde…
REmain in the eye of any possible storm around you… These handy tips can help bring ease over this upcoming period to allow personal success to be reaped!

*Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, communications & 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!
*Have Plan B (and Plan C, D or E if necessary) ready to go
*Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!

*“Freak out” when changes come up
*Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
*Sign important documents
*Initiate or buy anything new that you wish to have long-term success with.

Keep in Mind…
Try not to question everything at this time. And if you do, REflect in the actions and thoughts leading up to your DOUBT, and tell it please DO BUT OUT BUD. REmaining in the REsponse vs. the REaction will always manifest the positive energy to attract back to your free-will at any time. The more we can be flexible, the better results we see. Sometimes, it is taking that pause for a SILENT LISTEN that saves us.

With that all said, REmember too that it is your inner strength which must prevail through the free-will…. by remaining flexible and recognizing that change is nothing we should fear, you’ll REjoice.  The times to recognize simplicity are in full force of regenerating us, no matter what, we always can look around for something to be grateful for.

One of the great Lexigrams from MERCURY RETROGRADE says to YOU! GOT TO GO DO YOGA- and when a planet such as Mercury chooses to begin reflecting within Sagittarius, this practice couldn’t be more apropos to help ground any kind of mental energies wishing to spin out of control. This is the Mercurial calling in the here and now to remain the student, be willing to be educated and you’ll find victory, wherein your lfe, 04 degrees Sagittarius to 18 degrees Scorpio DARE YOU TO RETREAT, DARE YOU TO GO TRY OUT A GREAT COURAGE, and RECORD A MERCY DREAM TO CURE OUR RAGE.

REDO well, Dear Stars.


A Quick Word on The Messenger….

Mercury enters Scorpio

6:35am EDT

05 October

Our Messenger is right in time with our Karmic Adjustor Saturn as they both enter Scorpio upon 05 October. As our communications Guru spends time with The Eagle, it will be smart to make sure you are not engaging in any kinds of ruthless or skeptical mentalities. This choice of free-will only results in the lower energy of how Scorpio can operate within the deadly sting of The Scorpion.

Check in where Scorpio sits in your Zodiac Pie to know what area of life you can anticipate some movement and resourceful ideas coupled by penetrating and acute perceptions for this pass. The lack of detachment and variety along with a limited adaptability are to be avoided. Bitter, trenchant and intolerant methods of expressions will not bring out the truth. Rather, diplomacy is always The Eagles’ preferred way to soar into the mysteries and catch all the scope that wishes to be captured.

Mercury starts preparations for his upcoming Retrograde as his shadow begins 18 October. Communications and movement will be alive and well in this area of the life, and should unresolved issues be lingering here, probing and secretive mentalities are prominent for this pass. Not much will remain in the darkness that is meant come into awareness. Couple The Messengers’ presence with that of Saturn, and if you restrict your compliance to being responsible to what is being said within this area of the life, be prepared for sharp and piercing reactions to reign. Lessons needing to be learned will not be avoided.

Mercury moves ahead into Sagittarius 29 October before Retrograding upon the USA’s Election day 06 November, and returns to Scorpio once again upon 14 November, where he will remain in review until the 26 November. More to come on Mercury Retrograde, and what this last reflection offering in 2012 from our communications planet will have us wrapped up in redos and all those RE’s a bit later. Our Messenger, once in forward motion, will conclude his journey in Scorpio by 10 December.

Stay tuned Dear Stars. Life as we know it is really about to get extremely interesting….

A Quick Word on The Messenger…

Mercury enters Libra

16 September
8:55am EDT

As Mercury journeys within The Scales throughout 05 October, balanced thinking is readily available as both sides of any issue are more easily seen in fair judgments. It will be key to make sure indecisiveness isn’t part of the well-polished methods of expression that equally will wish to grace our comparative communications.

Check in with your Libra piece of the Zodiac Pie to equally find where messages and information is easily channeled to you over this passage. Much knowledge surrounds the last degrees of Saturn in Libra, who will also move forward into Scorpio the very same day as our Messenger does.  04 October certainly will bring into our soul’s light all the lessons we have been asked to understand and process while our Karmic Adjustor Saturn has been here since October 2010.  This tipping point degree of the 29 within Libra will ask that we apply tremendous ‘Grace Under Pressure’ as the completion of energy here makes it’s way unto the collective landscape. Emotions, should they flare up under the intensity of this Mercury/Saturn conjunct, are meant to as always, be responded verses reacted to.

Before Mercury and Saturn meet up to make their dramatic entrance into transformational Scorpio upon 05 October, Mercury is able to provide us with well-ordered perceptions with intuitive flashes as he transits through The Scales. However, make sure to not take up in the distractions, which are so easy to come under this passage as well. When precision is sought through rational and well-balanced mental planes, expediency is no longer lacking.

Our Messenger is keen at this time to ask you to first seek to understand, then be understood, especially from your personal and collective charts vantage points. So, once again, check in where The Scales guide your piece of the Zodiac Pie to make sure you will judicially study this area of the life. Come to your own gentle perception in the next couple of weeks of how much you have learned from the slow, patient process that has been unraveling from Saturn’s persistent presence here that is now coming to a close for another 28 years. The knowledge you have gained now can be applied as wisdom for the future.

A Quick Word on The Messenger…

Mercury enters Virgo
31 August
10:32pm EDT
Our Messenger finally moves forward from his recent realignment of energy within Leo, where he has been visiting all summer since the 25 June. As he joins up with our Sun in The Virgin, the collective mentality is sped up to receive the correct messages all the more clearly as to the proper path to purify the atmospheres around us. While Mercurial energy in Virgo can diligently bask in the realms of logic, scientific and critical means to find the systematic answers it seeks, it is by tapping into the confidence of knowing and eliminating DOUBT -which we always say please politely tell it DO BUT OUT BUD- that accurate perceptions are achieved.
Until 16 September, take advantage of our Messenger’s presence where The Virgin aligns a many details within your Zodiac Pie. This area of the life will be sure to see it’s fair share of communicative energies to display themselves, and quite eloquently as they do so. Remember Virgo is the sign that appreciates more than most, impeccable manners as it is more than happy to be of service to you.
Back to that DOUBT, which, if you lean towards any lack of breadth or confidence over this passage- you will have to repeat the mantra of politely reminding it to please DO BUT OUT BUD. As adaptability is always part of how The Virgin functions best, as Mercury journeys here, you’ll find, the SILENT LISTEN assists wonderfully with all the mutability at hand. There are quite subtle and easily educated mental capacities that are able to aide with a healthy discrimination to decipher the well-regulated thinking which will wish to speak once it has precisely has analyzed it all.

REturning to the HEART, Mercury Retrograde Summer 2012

Mercury REtrograde in Leo: 14 July to 08 August 2012
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.
Known as the Trickster, Mercury lives up to his nickname especially when he cruises in reverse for a mere three weeks approximately three times per year. The collective undeniably senses the fluxes within our communications, movements, mechanisms of travel and electronics, as well as our thinking and mentality. When our Messenger is preparing to take his backwards trip, one all too often 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 because all human beings are required to take-up in these offerings for review. 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. Even as the station occurs just a couple days before the point he will retrograde from, the request for change and adaptability comes into collective play. Human error is the highest under the influence of these passages than during any other time of the year.
Adding up the total time of these periods within any given calendar year we find they are the equivalent of the actual time we spend sleeping- one more human requirement in order to function properly within the waking world. 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, retreat and by all means RElax! Yes, your eyes do not deceive you in how you can truly REceive REward within Mercury’s “tricks.” Being the norm that “no one pays attention much in the summer,” it couldn’t be a better time for REflection!
Mercury Retrogrades in Leo
10:16pm EDT 14 July to 1:40am EDT 08 August
Reflection where The Lion reigns upon the center stage of our lives is now in the court’s order.  It will be wise to examine how authority, creativity, dignity, and humility live in our HEART for this passage, and too, how this deeply affects our dear Mother EARTH. Honoring this request allows any soul to sharpen their insight and broaden perceptions to recognize that self-sufficiency is the key to what all of our futures hold. As you’ll find further down within what the Lexigrams of Mercury Retrograde have to share with us, the potential of the Leo energy to display in the ego should be courageously checked-in at every door.
For the Collective Horoscope
We have a quick and easy guide that pinpoints where Mercury’s energy’s will outwardly affect you, and where you are best to put your reflective and responsive cap on within.
Remember, your natal chart is the other vantage point you will wish to consider as well, where 12 to 01 deg Leo precisely sits. This is the area of life where you’ll also see those communication, mechanism, and movement related mishaps, changes, and delays the most; as well as seeing a restructure of some sort unfolding within the next 3 weeks. Take special note of any natal planets you may have placed within these degrees, as these will also be energized by this transit, as well as other direct aspects from within your personal star map.
Aries: ‘I Create’ Creativity/Children/Love Affairs
Taurus: ‘I Nurture’ Home/Family/Environments
Gemini: ‘I Communicate’ Thinking/Mentality/Communications
Cancer: ‘I Have’ Values/Earning Power/Possessions
Leo: ‘I Am’ Approaches/Mask to the World/First Impressions
Virgo: ‘I Process’ Inner Psyche/Clearing of the Past
Libra: ‘I Socialize’ Friendships/Organizations/Hopes/Dreams/Wishes
Scorpio: ‘I Structure’ Career/Public Life/Authority
Sagittarius: ‘I Believe’ Philosophies/Foreign Travel/Education
Capricorn: ‘I Transform’ Death & Rebirth/Sexuality/Wealth
Aquarius: ‘I Relate’ Partnerships/Marriage/Balance with Others
Pisces: ‘I Serve’ Health/Being of Service/Employees/Pets
TO DO or NOT TO DO under Mercury REtrograde…
REmain in the eye of any possible storm around you… These handy tips can help bring ease over this upcoming period to allow personal success to be reaped!
*Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, communications & schedules to occur suddenly
*Expect REpairs, and REdoings!
*Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going
*Spend time in the RE’s: RElax, REvisit, REflect, REtreat, REcharge!
*Have Plan B (and Plan C, D or E if necessary) ready to go
*Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!
*“Freak out” when changes come up
*Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
*Sign important documents
*Initiate or buy anything new that you wish to have long-term success with.
Keep in Mind…
Try not to question everything at this time. And if you do, REflect in the actions and thoughts leading up to your DOUBT, and tell it please DO BUT OUT BUD. Remember the Sun will come into Leos’ shining light upon 22 July, and will conjunct our backwards Messenger upon 28 July. REmaining in the REsponse vs. the REaction will always manifest the positive energy to attract back to your free-will at any time. The more we can be flexible, the better results we see. Sometimes, it is taking that pause for a SILENT LISTEN that saves us.
Approach: Began 27 June
The last day Mercury was at 01 deg Leo. You may have already started to see the things emerge that will be under Mercury’s review during this time.
Shadow: Ends 21 August
The next time Mercury reaches 12 deg Leo going Direct. Should any important decisions have to have gone forward under the Retrograde, this is the perfect time to rework them and make sure any errors are then corrected and cleared up.
Lexigrams and Mercury Retrograde
One last piece of star secret advice comes from the wisdom of Lexigrams, the art of phrasing the anagrams we can derive from any word, name, or in this case, title. What we are best to do under this passage can readily be seen as the letters within Mercury Retrograde equally wish to tell us the real tale of the Trickster’s request.
Wishing each and every Star a STRESS-FREE Mercury REtrograde!
REmember, to truly CURE OUR EGO, GO MEET and GREET the RETREAT!

Preparing for The Messengers’ Reflection

Mercury enters Leo
25 June
10:24pm EDT
Our Messenger planet Mercury now finishes his journey with The Crab and moves forward to take up with a bit of a longer visit in The Lion that will last until 31 August. Yes, Dear Stars, it’s already time to start thinking about the next Mercury Retrograde passage.
The collective’s communications now engage in the preferred Leo energy of noble, heart-felt and respected methods of response, while it is well advised to avoid authoritarian and self-satisfied reactions. The loyal Lion doesn’t mind a good roar here and there, yet if this is streaming from the echoes of the ego, curtains can come down upon anyone’s center stage. Be well aware of this tendency especially from 14 July to 08 August under the Retrograde transit.
We begin the Approach to this upcoming passage right away upon 27 June as Mercury reaches 01 degrees Leo, the very same degree point he will travel backwards to again upon 08 August. Even as Saturn goes Direct in Libra 25 June, and Venus in Gemini returns to looking where she is going upon the 27th, we are cast in the previews of all things that will be under heavy review, redo and all the RE’s that come with the understanding of Mercury’s backwards pace. Just think of how balanced you’ll feel by the end of summer as Gemini and Libra have been reassessed, and now it’s time for the Leo area of the Zodiac Pie to get some down time to sharpen up.
Where all things come forth within our thinking, mentality, and transferring of ideas, Mercury in Leo is now here for the summer and will take some time in true vacation mode. While under review within a fixed energy, our Messenger’s flexibility can present itself as more of a challenge to reach. The development of humbleness and organization will aide in preventing stagnation to occur. Gravitating to creative, independent, and ample energies allow for mentalities and thoughts to align in comprehensive and dignified means of expression.
More to come on what our second Mercury Retrograde passage of 2012 will mean for you, and gentle REminders of all those do’s and don’t under this transit. In the meantime Dear Stars, always know when you think from the HEART in the weeks ahead, you most certainly will receive the EARTH’s gracious rewards to feel good about.

A Quick Word on The Messenger…

Mercury enters Gemini
24 May
7:12am EDT
Our Messenger Mercury has now joined in all the fun as it unites communications for the collective within the Twins through 07 June. Look for information to be delivered that pertains to the recent Solar Eclipse initiations in this piece of your Zodiac Pie.

Even as Venus is presently requesting us to reflect within this area of the life, Mercury now stimulates our mentalities to let in the knowledge that will assist in bringing forth the proper review. 01 June marks the alignment of these two planets, as one is going backwards and the other forward at 18 degrees Gemini. The collective will find this degree point to stir up some true release and conclusions that wish to reveal themselves. A close square forms from Mars over at 15 degrees Virgo which ideally looks for these two areas of life within your Zodiac Pie to be motivated to develop a stronger structure, rather than be reacted to by feeling cornered and blocked.

Mercury while journeying with The Twins overall brings speedy, inquisitive and ever-active mentalities. As Venus asks us to revisit what is of true value within this area of the life, see how some different ways of looking at things can replace worn-out patterns of thinking. The collective can expect plenty of double-sided coins to ponder, in where a true uniting of divided goals will be the grace that brings in genius results to any relationship-oriented understandings.

Take this opportunity to truly channel what Gemini wishes to say about not only how we value our information here, but how we equally bring forth the union of divided goals to allow the ideas wishing to be heard. As this mutable air sign can be challenging to quiet the mind under, when you take that time in a SILENT LISTEN, you’ll be in the space to receive all the wonders from above down here below.