Mercury goes retrograde in Libra on September 27, 2021 at 12:10am CST. When Mercury goes retrograde, we have a chance to rethink, reimagine, reassess, relearn, to open our minds and perceive reality with clearer vision. Mercury in Libra is inviting us to rethink and reassess how we relate with others and how we communicate. Do we know how to really listen?
Mercury is making close aspects with Chiron, Pluto, Eris, and Mars in this retrograde cycle. We are being invited to relearn the art of listening. Most people probably think that listening means just with your ears. But what I am talking about is listening deeply with all of your being. We are made up of energy, and so is everything and everyone else; therefore, when you understand that energy is always communicating with you, you can learn how to listen to what it is telling you. We are always in every moment communicating with our energy, even if we are not saying a word.
Here are the important dates in this Mercury retrograde cycle: September 7: Mercury enters shadow at 10° Libra (opposite Chiron in Aries) September 27: Mercury goes retrograde at 25° Libra 28’ (opposite Eris in Aries and square to Pluto in Capricorn stationed to go direct) October 9: Mercury Cazimi at 16° Libra (conjunct Mars in Libra) October 19: Mercury goes direct at 10° Libra (opposite Chiron in Aries) November 3: Mercury leaves shadow zone at 25° Libra 28’ (opposite Eris in Aries and square to Pluto in Capricorn) Mercury entered its shadow and goes direct opposite Chiron in Aries. Mercury in Libra opposite Chiron in Aries is inviting us to authentically be ourselves, bringing all of who we are into our relationships, communicating with integrity and a desire for harmony, equilibrium, and peace. When we come from a place of compassion for our own wounding and imperfections, we can then extend that compassion to others as well. Mercury is currently opposite Eris in Aries and square to Pluto in Capricorn. This energy is inviting us to reexamine and reassess our mental filters and ask ourselves if they are serving us and our relationships. What are our dominant thoughts? Are we able to get quiet and still and really listen or are we too busy, distracted, and constantly in our own heads? How much peace, harmony, and equilibrium do we experience? Pluto and Eris can help us transform if we will have the courage to allow parts of ourselves to die. Mercury is then going to be conjunct both the Sun and Mars in Libra. We will feel driven to act from a place of consideration for the other. We are all connected. What we do to ourselves, we do to others, and what we do to others, we do to ourselves.
Listening is a way of being It means allowing for yourself To be changed by your relationships You understand that even as you are now You will not be the same you tomorrow Your interactions with others will change you Living life will change you You are constantly in a state Of becoming who you are