Mercury stations retrograde in Virgo on August 30th, at 29 degrees. As mentioned in this post, Mercury's Rx will be connected to Venus' Libra ingress. The Mercury/Venus conjunction in Virgo on August 29th will weave positive new threads into the story. You may hear what you want to hear, or learn something valuable. Helpful suggestions can be delivered with love and the best intentions. But Mercury pausing at the last degree of Virgo suggests gathering all the information and still needing to review the facts. There will be missed details, or corrections that were overlooked.
The story will not be complete.
A notable point in this Mercury Rx is its conjunction with Jupiter (28 degrees) on September 2nd. This will be the second of two conjunctions .The first occurred on August 22nd, along with the Sun's Virgo ingress. This entire Virgo season has a sub-theme of doing more with what you know, and maximizing the information you're gathering. Meaning, you're not just frantically amassing as much intel as you can. You're using facts (Mercury) and intuition (Jupiter) to identify what will work best for you. And, you're looking for the truth. The first Mercury/Jupiter conjunction was about more details. The second conjunction (with Mercury Rx) will be about sifting through the excess and selecting the smartest, healthiest, most effective bits. What makes sense. There's no way you're going to settle for anything less than the best. Mercury Rx won't allow it.
Mercury will station direct on September 22nd (at 14 degrees). On September 20th, Mercury Rx will trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn, and on September 23rd Mercury direct will trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn (at 14 degrees). September 20th to 23rd will feature a compulsive focus on one, particular detail. Pluto will intensify Mercury's analysis, and the change from Rx to direct suggests an answer/breakthrough which arises from going over and over and over (and over) one issue. Virgo's obsessive attention to what's broken can pay big dividends. Note that Venus will enter Scorpio (ruled by Pluto) on September 23rd, so there's your conclusion to the story that began on August 29th. The deeper look at the absolute truth (involving money, relationships or values) may or may not reveal what you hoped for, but you'll know exactly what you have to work with.
As always with Mercury Rx, make sure you have a backup plan. Some answers will be delayed, some fine print will be overlooked. There will be a need for corrections. You may have to prove your point and ask the same question, more than once. The ultimate goal is to get it right, and this probably won't happen the first time. So dig in and be prepared to work.
For a full list of Mercury in Virgo's aspects, check out this post. Here's a list of the Mercury Rx aspects:
- September 2nd: conjunct Jupiter (28 deg)
- September 9th: inconjunct Uranus Rx (23 deg Aries)
- September 10th: opposite Chiron Rx (23 deg Pisces)
- September 10th: inconjunct Pallas Rx (22 deg Aquarius)
- September 12th: square Mars (20 deg Sagittarius)
- September 12th: conjunct Sun (20 deg)
- September 14th: sextile Vesta (19 deg Cancer)
- September 20th: trine Pluto Rx (14 deg Capricorn)
- September 20th: sextile Juno (15 deg Scorpio)