Mercury Rx in Libra and Virgo
Mercury stationed Rx at 9 Libra on Sept 9th and will move back to 25 Virgo (Oct 2nd) where he first hit this year on August 21st beginning his Shadow Zone. So think back to the end of August and some of the things you may have been experiencing as you are likely to encounter them again.
So I know there’s always a lot of hype around Merc Rx and I want you to know, it’s a beautiful gift from the Universe.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t make a mistake or two, yours truly included! Being a Manifesting Generator in my Human Design, I skip steps and have to re-do things all the time! And this is the Universe’s way of saying, you missed the mark on such & such, and giving us a shot at a do-over somewhere. As always with Merc Rx, we know we’re going to get the chance to re-do, re-evaluate, review, or maybe even rejuvenate a part or aspect of our lives.
This particular Merc Rx is also set up to be possibly an easier, advantageous, or generally positive or more powerful experience as Merc Rx’s go. Mercury is quite comfortable in the Air sign of Libra and is a co-ruler of Virgo (with asteroid Chiron)!
The general over-arching themes contained in this Rx involve encountering some kind of friction, challenge or problem (this would’ve been end of Aug), putting in some effort, making corrections or changes, putting in more effort to see if the changes work, encountering different challenges related to the corrections, putting in more effort and re-dedicating yourself to the situation (you may get to a point where you feel like, man, this is a real pain in the ass, I’m not sure if I want to do this, but then you realize it is important to you and you re-dedicate yourself to the cause), and then finally making corrections that seem to iron out the wrinkles for good.
Mercury rules communication, our thoughts, ideas, how we learn, information gathering, writing, our immediate environment and even short distance travel. In Libra, this is the place in the zodiac where we begin to interact with others in relationship so this would be conversation, debate, discussion. Mediation and perhaps even court proceedings as Libra is concerned with fairness and justice, could be indicated here for some of you.
We’re being to asked to evaluate how we communicate & relate with others – are we being fair, diplomatic and tactful? Or are we running rough-shod over other people, and not considering their point of view, their perspective, their ideas on something?
Or on the other side of that, are we being TOO agreeable and people-pleasing and not speaking up for ourselves, expressing our truth and being authentic with others? Are we in Codependent mode – taking on responsibilities that are not ours, trying to fix things for others, trying to rescue people from situations they’ve gotten themselves into?
Really pay attention to what your relationships are reflecting back to you about how you are showing up and behaving. Allow yourself the space to acknowledge that the challenges you’re experiencing may be a mirror for you.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, signaling the Autumn Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere (Spring Eq in the Southern). A few hours later, Mercury meets up exactly with the Sun (this occurs every Merc Rx) – this is a time when you may receive a download of information. Here in the Eastern time zone, most of us will be sleeping during the hours this will occur, so be sure to pay attention to your dreams for any messages. In other time zones, if it resonates for you, you may choose to sit in meditation or contemplation to see what comes through for you.
A few hours later, Mercury leaves the Sun and moves back into Virgo. Virgo is the sign of service, of daily routines (what time you wake up every day, what job you go to every day, your daily coffee or tea habit, etc), self-improvement, health regimens such as nutrition and exercise. Virgo also rules alternative and holistic healing and therapies.
Virgo looks at something and says, Hmmm, this isn’t working as well as it could – if I tweak this and change that, it’ll work so much better! With Virgo, the Devil is in the details! Make simple, practical changes that improve efficiency – introduce a probiotic supplement to your daily vitamins to improve digestion (Virgo rules digestion!), re-evaluate your drive to work to see if there’s a shortcut that would save you on gas, wake up 30 minutes earlier to incorporate a short morning meditation that starts your day on a positive note.
Virgo is also discernment - reflect on the difference between people-pleasing and true service that stems from devotion and not obligation.
And remember, we’re not looking for perfection, just improvement.
Conflict and friction in our lives push us to grow beyond what was previously comfortable, pushing us toward being the best version of ourselves we can be. Yes it takes effort, and we are worth the dedication, the people in our lives are worth our service. Being of service elevates our vibration and as long as we’re judging from the heart – not the mind – we will continue to demand higher standards from ourselves, and those we love and care about. Holding each other in our highest integrity will only ever make the world a better place.
This is me - Loving you and holding space for your becoming…. Many blessings.