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  • Writer's pictureYolanda McAdam

Mercury Retrograde 27 September -17 October

Since the Sun’s ingress on the 22nd into Libra, the word “superfluous” has been coming up in my daily conversations with Mercury. When dealing with the superfluous we’re having to sort through surplus “stuff”.

In Libra, Mercury is seeking balance and they do so by reorganizing what we have “too much” of and “too little” of, so that we all feel more in harmony with ourselves and the world around us. We do this by creating an environment that is pleasing and encourages interaction and relationship. Now as Mercury prepares to retrograde (27th September) what is being addressed and will continue to be addressed throughout their retrograde period are the qualities within ourselves that continue to prevent cooperation and understanding.

Because Mercury rules thinking and communication, it is the way we think about ourselves and others, as well as how we communicate that needs to be re-evaluated. If your thoughts and words are disruptive and harmful, Mercury will bring this to your attention during this retrograde period.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and relationships. Note the similarity in the symbols for these planets.



Any relationship is hard to sustain without good communication.

This year, Mercury retrograde periods are all in Air signs. This indicates that what is up for review is information, thoughts and communication.


Who are you paying attention to online and offline? Where are you choosing to gather information? Is this information taking you further away from building relationships and creating more beauty and harmony in the world or is it inclusive?

What are you thinking about? Is it leading you further away from beauty and unity with others or closer?

And lastly, how are you choosing to use your voice? Are you choosing to restore balance and harmony?




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