Just as a tonic, Mercury is the planet of communication, information, logic, and transportation. When it goes backwards, it doesn’t actually move backwards, but it does appear to be from our perspective on Earth – thus, Mercury-related topics can be turned on their heads.
Things like communication crashes, technology errors, and travel delays can be expected, and this includes the multi-week shadow period before and after each Mercury retrograde as well.
Astrologer Jennifer Racciobi Tell mbg we’re looking forward to September 9 through October 2 for this downturn. Mercury retrogrades in the ninth at eight degrees from Balancethen it moves from eight degrees all the way to zero degrees of the scale, and moves to Virgostationed directly at 24 degrees from Virgo on day two,” she explains.
For the first half of this Mercury retrogradewhile he is in the balance, the astrologer Molly Pennington, Ph.D.She tells mbg that Libra topics may come to the fore: “It’s about our friends, social issues in general, communication, equality, etc.,” she says. And then, when he moves into Virgo, Virgo themes like health, service, and organization may be more prevalent.