August 10th began the buildup Shadow timing to what will be the actual Mercury Rx (retrograde) August 31st. The Moon went into the 1st QTR phase within Scorpio today as well – as of 12:21p MDT – some sort of Crisis to Take Action DESPITE any of your Ego/Brain’s fears to do so…all in aid of letting go of some habit(s) that no longer serve you, personally.
Look back to the New Moon’s themes in LEO (August 2nd) – how are you meant to BE a heartfelt leader? Then the Crescent Moon phase August 6th brought us all through the FEAR our respective Ego/Brain’s have been hanging onto in the Dark of the Moon, preventing us from taking the LEAD in some regard within our lives. Do you SEE what your fear is yet? What Action does your Inner Self/Higher Self wish to make between now and the Gibbous Moon phase August 14th?
In the meantime, watch, listen and take note of events happening between today and August 31st when Mercury actually Stations Rx. All in VIRGO – how we do our processes, learn about/teach them, perfect them, daily with work and/or via our health regimens. Along with Venus and the North Node and Jupiter, we have plenty of assistance with our planetary peeps to RE-work, RE-listen, RE-wire, RE-do, RE-think, RE-talk any and all of the above with Mercury as Ruler of Virgo.
This Shadow timing prior to August 31st brings us into awareness just HOW the upcoming Mercury Rx period (August 31 – September 21st) will shake out for everyone. I already received a ‘wrong number’ call today – something that happens every time Mercury is Rx. Yet it is Mercury’s way to RE-connect us to peeps we’d not normally connect with – if only briefly – energetically it means a whole lot.
Pansies, Cedars Villa, 2016
Allow yourself to BE in your right, creative, playful brain these next several weeks, anticipating the REAL Mercury Rx timing, and let your left, logic brain take a vacation! Bring on your intuition, creative problem-solving talents to the table and brain-storm your way through!
Virgo’s Shadow brings out our need to BE Perfect about something – where is Virgo in your birth chart? This Mercury Rx timing moves (from today) from 14 degrees Virgo to 29 degrees Virgo (as of August 31st), and then seemingly goes backward along the SAME degrees it just traveled Direct upon – what do you need a RE- on? Virgo is about BEing of Service somehow in this mundane world (opposite sign, Pisces, is BEing of Service BEYOND this mundane world). How are you, your Ego and your brain in alignment, on the same page, about this? And if the three of you aren’t on the same page – guess what you’ll experience?
Fear. Resistance. Denial. Procrastination. Excuses.
The current Moon cycle is setting us up to DEAL with some emotional-level deep-seated FEARS of how we LEAD the way, via our heart, with that Service, as of today until August 14th. Sit up and take notice! Love yourself through it while you walk yourself through all the emotions, resistances, denial talk your Ego/brain can possibly think up to do!
Then Mercury Rx will help us all talk about it, think about it, change our minds perhaps? Or bring forth even MORE information we didn’t know we needed to know! About whatever it is/was we thought we KNEW to move ahead on, and either did or didn’t.
Downtown Calgary, from Nose Hill Park, July 2016
Confused? You won’t be, soon enough! Expect the Unexpected these next 21 days, and even more so during the following Rx 21 days! Plans, contracts, decisions, communication devices, transportation devices (as in cars, trucks, vehicles of all types that support local travel). Check it all twice, thrice or more…before settling on anything. Don’t take anything for granted…it will change, trust me.
Great time, especially during Virgo, to organize anything and everything – the house, the garage, the office, your computer files, your lists, your thoughts, your To Dos…get on it! And believe me, you’ll find things you thought you’d lost, re-connect with people you haven’t seen in years, and go in directions you never thought possible BEFORE this Moon cycle and this round of Mercury Rx!
BE creative, BE intuitive, BE receptive to the nuances of the lack of the logical. Mercury RULES the sign of Virgo – so this will be tricky for some of you who love BEing in your mind! Coyote is Trickster – plays tricks on us (Expect the Unexpected) to get us to laugh at ourselves, not be so serious. Join in on the fun! I love this time of year – Mercury Rx – to ‘see’ how it all turns out in the end! The journey it takes me on – because I ALWAYS find out something NEW, a gift, that would not have turned up otherwise! Trust me…
Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Numerologist | Writer | Teacher
Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff