“Mercury Retrograde Sept 6th – 29th 2009 = Stay Alert!”


When Mercury goes retrograde I usually try to be cautious with my communications and transactions with others.  From when I first started my astrological studies I have experience this period many times and have realized that one cannot be too careful, if one does not want to be frustrated or disappointed.  I am writing about this since the retrograde follows so closely after the longest total solar eclipse we have had this year.  If we were wise during the recent important new moon, we would have started something new in our lives, which we would not wish to derail from its’ course.   This type of astrological event always brings out warnings from astrologers to be careful at this time, but especially during this month with Saturn opposition to Uranus, which may muddy the intellectual waters.  Retrograde begins September 6, 2009 at 6 degrees of Libra to September 29, 2009 at 22 degrees of Virgo.

Mercury stands for mind and intellect, communication, mediation, tactics, knowledge, mental flexibility, analytical and logical thoughts, and the manner of judging and deciding.  Mercury is also the negotiator between the conscious and the unconscious mind because the key issue here is focus as defined in “Key Words in Astrology by Banzhaf & Haebler”.  Its powers of thought support the recognition and understanding of the images of the unconscious, such as dreams.  The planet also represents expression in speech, curiosity, the thirst for knowledge, and a certain readiness, ambition, and ability to learn.

With Saturn opposing Uranus, change is in the air, as was witnessed in the last election between McCain and Obama and the change continues as the economical climate deepens in our lives.  The traditional ways of thinking about things have fallen way to new directions of doing things.  What we thought was tried and true, may no longer prevail, and what we thought secure have failed us.  If we are to live through this time period without frustrations and delays, one has to be cautious and clear with our thinking and our actions. During every retrograde period one is always mindful of every step, it is especially important with the allure of Uranus and Saturn in opposition, which may make us side step our original decision for that which appears to be new and better.  We must be careful that the change we make is in our interest or are we following our peers to achieve their goals.  Being aware of our thoughts and actions should be our number one priority during this period.  We must be attentive to the fact that there might be delays and frustrations, and keep our dreams and directions in tack and on the right track.

The last Mercury retrograde for this year will begin December 26, 2009 at 22 degrees Capricorn and end January 15, 2010 at 5 degrees of Capricorn.  One does not need to fear the retrograde; one only needs to understand how to work with it, for our benefit.  For those born with the mercury retrograde in their chart, it is a friend in deed, a home out of the rain during the storm.



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by sundari on August 31, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Thank you !!


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