Enchanted Spirit
logo - river

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
Rethinking Work and Health

by Rebecca Brents

break

  astrology  mercury  retrograde  virgo  

autumn trees

Rethinking "everyday stuff"

When Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, it's time to reconsider all the things that comprise your everyday life routines, your working conditions and arrangements and your health maintenance practices -- the ways you take care of your physical body ... so you can go on doing all the things life requires of you. That covers a lot of ground. None of it glamorous -- or even much fun; all of it important.

Virgo is a sign focused on work and service, issues that consume huge amounts of time and labor in everyone's life, but which get very little praise, special notice or appreciation. A sad percentage of people say they dislike or actually hate their jobs, the very activities that provide them with the money and "meaning" they supposedly need to support themselves. Most of us could do without all the little time-consuming chores, errands, tasks and "jobs" that are our daily responsibility ... like it or not.

I'm talking, of course, about the grocery shopping, the bill-paying, the house-keeping, the car maintenance, the lawn and yard care, the wardrobe upkeep. And the things you do just to be able to circulate comfortably out in the world -- washing your hair ...

This is a sample from an essay in our Premium Members library.
This material continues in our Premium Members site.
About 970 words total.

Get the information you need.
Discover the difference knowledge
and preparation can make in your life!
Join our Premium Membership today!!

break

You might also enjoy

Mercury in Virgo -- The mind of the critic, the analyst, -- the invaluable employee ---> Mercury's meaning in Astrology -- In Astrology, Mercury symbolizes the conscious mind, personal intellect, mental capacities and communications skills, the personality components that deal with learning, data gathering, informational exchange, the handling and applications of knowledge, critical judgment, and logic, discrimination, and analysis.

Mercury in Virgo -- The mind of the critic, the analyst, -- the invaluable employee ---> Mercury's meaning in Astrology -- In Astrology, Mercury symbolizes the conscious mind, personal intellect, mental capacities and communications skills, the personality components that deal with learning, data gathering, informational exchange, the handling and applications of knowledge, critical judgment, and logic, discrimination, and analysis.

Don't Govern with Bad Intelligence -- Knowing what Mercury Retrograde Means -- And What It Means to You!! ---> One things for sure ... things will change -- When Mercury is retrograde, it's hard to make reliable decisions. You may not have all the facts you need. The facts you do have may change ... or your understanding of them may change. New information may arrive that puts a different light on your life, your plans, and your world itself. You gain a new perspective -- or a new opinion -- on something that makes you rethink everything start to finish.

What Does Mercury Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> In mythology, Mercury was the winged messenger of the Gods.--Your mind -- at work and play -- In Astrology, Mercury represents your conscious, rational mind. It tells a lot about your intellectual self; your ability to study, learn, analyze, communicate and work with information.

Mercury Retrograde -- Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> In the territory of the mind -- When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets. It describes your ability to read, write, study, talk, absorb information and learn new things. It describes your communication skills, your use of knowledge, your individual perspective.

Mercury Retrograde -- A New Look at an Old Aggravation ---> People know what it means -- A surprising number of people know the term Mercury Retrograde. More surprising, since many people aren't really "into" astrology, they have a pretty good idea what it means. -- They know it means screwed up communications, frustrating delays, "things going wrong," misunderstandings, misplaced items, lost documents, and inconvenient mix-ups. It's a good excuse for "things not working," so they grab that and run with it to "explain" why life is a mess.

Mercury Retrograde -- A Personal Perspective -- Rethinking Life's Regular Reversals ---> Changes in latitude ... -- Over the years -- somewhere without my realizing it -- my attitude toward Mercury retrograde has changed. Dramatically. Not being anything close to patient, I once watched the arrival of this moving-backward journey of the mind with dread and resentment.

The Positive Side of Mercury Retrograde -- The Bright Side of a Pesky Problem ---> Every cloud has a silver lining -- While the time of Mercury Retrograde can, indeed, seem like a pothole in the pathway of progress ... because of the confusion and "mis-communication" for which it is famous. It also has its constructive uses ... which, admittedly do take some effort to access. Some of the lesser known positive uses of Mercury Retrograde are:

When Mercury Trails the Sun -- Mercury retrograde moves behind the Sun ---> In the next few weeks you'll become more contemplative, spend more time in planning and research, quietly consider what you've learned recently ... and what you want to do next with yourself, your life, your interests, and your mind.

Retrograde Motion -- What's this all about? ---> All the planets astrologers use to decode the spiritual language of the cosmos exhibit a phenomenon known as retrograde motion. Very simply, there are times from Earth's perspective when each of the planets seems to back up in its orbit, to actually reverse course for a time, before eventually going forward again.

This Thing Called Retrograde Motion -- What it means in plain English ---> What is this thing called retrograde motion? Wherever it's found, in the sky or in a horoscope, retrograde energy means the matters represented by the retrograde planet become more subjective as people re-think, re-consider, re-evaluate and re-build. They process experience and information inwardly.

Working with the Metaphors of Retrograde Energy ---> When a planet goes into retrograde -- or comes out again, it doesn't just stop on a dime and start racing at its usual speed in the opposite direction. It seems (from the vantage point of Earth) to slow down gradually as it approaches the point of reversal -- the way you slow down in the car before coming to a stop -- or making a turn ... and certainly before making a U-Turn.

break

  astrology  mercury  retrograde  virgo  

break

Photo Credits

Photo courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/andyarthur/11674313884/
Original images used under this Creative Commons license or this Creative Commons license and modified by added text.


Astrology Tarot New Age Enchanted Spirit Metaphysical Resource Center
logo - river 2 Enchanted Spirit is a non-denominational spiritual center of healing, support, self-improvement, personal guidance, education and writing. We publish multi-media works of New Age thought and information to encourage serenity and growth in individual life choices, advance the universal search for life's meaning, and promote tolerance for positive ideas from all philosophies and religious traditions, believing as we do that truth is where you find it.

Copyright © 1999 - 2021 by Enchanted Spirit and Catweasel Ink.
Contributed works copyright by their respective authors. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized reproduction specifically prohibited.

Last updated April 2nd, 2017


The Help Button:
help
Premium Members Click Here

Get the information you need.

Discover the difference knowledge
and preparation can make in your life!


Join our Premium Membership today!!


Home
Astrology Department

500 Words or Less  AAG  aquarius

aries  aspects  Astro Advisories

Astro Alchemy  astrology  Astrology in Action

Astrology Today  born on the cusp  cancer

capricorn  Celestial Navigation  collections

conjunctions  consider this aspect  dark moon

definitions  elements  forecast

From CHT CHS  From EDA  From OTH

From Star Trax  From SxS  full moon

gemini  horoscopes  houses

index pages  Its Astro‑Logical  jupiter

leo  libra  Light Lessons

Lost Among the Stars  mars  mars libra

mercury  mercury retrograde  moon

moon phases  neptune  new moon

Now Starring ...  On the Horizon  pisces

pluto  qualities  retrograde

rituals & meditations  sagittarius  saturn

scorpio  Serenity by Starlight  Star Trax

Starwalkers Weblog  sun  sun aquarius

sun aries  sun cancer  sun capricorn

sun gemini  sun leo  sun libra

sun pisces  sun sagittarius  sun scorpio

sun taurus  sun virgo  SxS 2017

taurus  The Starwalkers Weblog  uranus

venus  virgo  
Tarot Department

leo  Spiritual Sunday  Talking Tarot

tarot articles  venus  
Classes Department

astrology  full moon  Light Lessons

micro lessons in astrology  moon  moon phases


Oracles Department


Inspiration Department

inspiration  quote  rumi


Feng Shui Department

chi  feng shui articles  

break

~ Our Premium Member Ezines keep you informed ~
on current astrological events & what they mean to you,
daily, weekly and on-demand tarot readings,
thought-provoking oracles, new articles on the site,
new site toys and features ... and more!

Get the information you need.
Discover the difference knowledge
and preparation can make in your life!

Join our
Premium Membership
today!!

break

Recommended Book from Amazon
Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life
Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life
By
Robert A. Johnson

break

Subscrribe to our free Ezine
New Age - New Horizons
today!!

break