Mercury Retrograde

Wednesday August 23, 2023

– Crescent Moon Phase – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering

8/24/2023 @7:00 AM EST

– Moon in SCORPIO 

– Retrograde Planets 2023 

R – Pluto – May 1 – Oct 11

R- Saturn – Jun 17 – Nov 4

R – Neptune – Jun 30 – Dec 6

R – Venus – Jul 22 – Sep 3

R – Chiron – Jul 23 – Dec 26

Mercury – Aug 23 – Sep 15

Uranus – Aug 28 – Jan 27

Jupiter – Sep 4 – Dec 3

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac)  Aug 22nd – 23rd – Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Hatch Eggs, Mow to Increase Growth

– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Aug 21st – 23rd – Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Kali – Goddess of Beginnings and Endings

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Frequencies, Harmonics, and Waves

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in LEO SUN/MOON –  24 LEO: totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a man is sitting in a state of complete neglect of his body (EARTH – 24 AQUARIUS: a man turning his back on his passions, teaches deep wisdom from his experience )

SUN – 01 VIRGO: in a portrait, the best of a man’s features and traits are idealized

EARTH – 01 PISCES: a crowded public marketplace

Mercury Retrograde Commences

August 23 to September 15 – Just want to point it out to prepare us all for another bumpy ride through Mercury Retrograde.

For me personally, Mercury Retrograde had already set in a week or two ago. We were in the pre-shadow phase of the Retrograde. Now looking back at it, I was feeling it.

How does it affect me? Mostly I see it in my writing. I am unmotivated. Or to put it better, less able to put things together and get them out on the deadlines I set. I have articles written in my mind. They just do not make it on the page.

In past retrogrades, I simply stop writing. A couple years back in a fateful May, I did not write for 3 weeks. When I started again, I found that my e-mailing service had cancelled my account.

Would it have changed anything if I had been paying attention? Maybe. Maybe not. But it did leave me unable to connect. And communication and connection are two of the dominant themes affected by a Mercury Retrograde.

For yourself, do you know how it affects you? Pay attention to it. Or don’t. It’s up to you.

Communication. Travel. Intellect. Understanding. Relationships.

Pay Attention.