Thursday marks the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. It’s also the day that Mercury forms an inferior conjunction with the sun. This begins a next phase regarding the process of information-gathering directed toward finding the missing key, unlocking the potential, and making the necessary improvement.
Heralding a new season of growth and change for all living things, the soul included, it is no wonder that the ancients viewed the spring equinox as a cosmic threshold of special significance.
In astrology, the sun represents the creative force of consciousness and of self-actualization. The moon represents the creative force of the subconscious self, which is rooted in the memory imprints of the past. A building super full moon coincides with the spring equinox. This suggests that the dynamic interplay between the past and the present, between the conscious and subconscious, between action and response is especially fecund and especially well-triggered to create or manifest anew.
Wednesday’s equinox happens at 2:59 p.m. PDT while the transiting moon is finishing up in Virgo, one of Mercury’s home signs. This places even more emphasis on the Mercury-retrograde expose-it mandate. There are times when things have to swing to the extreme before they can be brought into better balance.
Four hours after the equinox moment, the moon reaches full at 0:09 Libra. This adds extra turbo to the transit of Venus (ruler of Libra) set to turn a corner and move to a new level with Mars. What does it all mean? The agenda is well set to hear it/see it, respond, act, and spring forward in a way that creates real and substantial value.
March 20 - April 20
As of Thursday, Mercury retrograde moves to a next phase. You can feel this as an inner or outer shift regarding a project, relationship, or consciousness. Through Sunday, one thing leads to another. More leads to more. Monday/Tuesday, take advantage of opportunity; it sorts out well. Wednesday takes you over a fresh threshold regarding an evaluation process, money matter, or relationship issue.
April 20 - May 21
Are you still in love? Are you headed in the right direction, careerwise, or have you outgrown the goal/the lifestyle, et cetera? Mercury retrograde continues to take you deeper into a questioning and soul-searching chapter. Listen with your heart; follow your instincts. Thursday to Monday, Mercury keeps the inner and outer dialogue going strong. Wednesday/Thursday sheds a brighter light/puts you into a better know.
May 21 - June 21
Relax, there’s no need to race ahead or force a thing. Immerse yourself right where you are and allow the moment to “show you the money”. Thursday through next Tuesday, the stars keep it moving along a fluid track. Time evaporates. Equinox Wednesday onward can spring you/them/it into action, perhaps unexpectedly. Venus hits refresh regarding opportunity, inspiration, money, and matters of heart.
June 21 - July 22
Now through next Tuesday, gift yourself with extra time. Turn off the outer chatter and tune in to the sound of your beating heart. Mercury retrograde can see you tap a wealth of creativity. A better sense of direction comes when you allow rather than force. You’ll see your way clear soon enough. The stars strike fresh flint as of equinox Wednesday.
July 22 - August 23
More-than-average potential is on brew while Mercury retrograde continues. Although it has been difficult to get a clear fix, that is soon to change. Before it does, the stars gift you with some extra time to chill out and to feel your way along. Now through next Tuesday is ideal for doing just that. Next Wednesday/Thursday could spark something social or lucrative.
August 23 - September 23
Thursday marks the midpoint of Mercury retrograde and the start of a new connect-the-dots cycle. It can be amazing how well things go when you don’t struggle to get it all figured out. Keep track of insights and impressions; they’ll provide good clues. Wednesday/Thursday, go with your gut; try a new approach, solution, or choice.
September 23 - October 23
Creative projects are the best use of your time while Mercury retrograde continues. Time off work—along with more quality rest, entertainment, and relaxation—is too. Through Monday, thoughts, reading material, activities, and conversations hold greater than average sway. Accompanied by a Libra super full moon, watch for equinox Wednesday to kick-start something fresh, lucrative, or personally rewarding.
October 23 - November 22
Go gentle on yourself and on loved ones, too. Mercury retrograde continues to keep you completely immersed inside yourself. When it comes to creative exploration, love, a commune with the divine, or well-deserved me time, there’s no place better to situate yourself than at centre court (i.e., heart chakra). Thursday through Monday, it’s an evolution. Wednesday/Thursday shifts your course.
November 22 - December 21
Lying low? More privacy, peace, and quiet is where it’s at while Mercury retrograde continues. Out of sight can be wise, but you won’t be sitting still, at least not regarding your heart or the creative process. You have more on the go than is evident to others. Dreams, memories, and feelings continue to flood your consciousness. Next Wednesday/Thursday springs it/you to life.
December 21 - January 20
Been feeling overly emotional, drained, or too vulnerable of late? Perhaps you’d call it sensory or information overload. As of Thursday, Mercury reaches the halfway point of its retrograde cycle. Through Monday, the stars set you onto an upswing. Equinox Wednesday onward can see you break positive new ground regarding a relationship or money matter.
January 20 - February 18
Keep searching; keep exploring; keep the faith. Potentials are on brew. If you haven’t got a sense of it yet, you will soon enough. A subtle shift, perhaps, but Mercury retrograde moves to a next phase as of Thursday. Next Wednesday/Thursday can bring news, a lucrative opportunity, or a personal, creative, or relationship breakthrough.
February 18 - March 20
It’s easy to lose track of time. Mercury retrograde continues to keep you deeply submerged in your day and your inner world. There is no better place to be than right where you are. Soak up on the good stuff. Through Monday, one thing flows into the next. Wednesday/Thursday puts you/it on the move.