The Impact of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo According to Your Sign

Are You in a Stagnant Relationship?

Since this Mercury rules the 2016 Mercury Retrograde in Virgo, it should prove very interesting for us all.

The third cycle of Merc Rx in 2016 began on August 30th and will end in just a few weeks on September 22nd.

Here’s what to expect this time around according to your zodiac sign.


If you’ve been sensing some stagnancy in your plans for the last several months, there are three upbeat planets hovering together in the last few degrees of Virgo, so you may start feeling a shake-up to start putting together plans and getting things up-and-running. This is an excellent moment to use to your advantage, especially when it comes to enhancing job and health prospects.  


Not only is Mercy Rx going to play a role in your relationships during the next upcoming weeks, but you’re also going to be dealing with a Solar Eclipse. Remember to remain cautious, as relationships can take strange and unexpected twists during a solar eclipse. Try not to rush things to the next level, especially with Mercury turning retrograde.


Have you been nurturing various DIY projects, or matters related to your home and family? This Rx in Virgo will encourage you to finally make the push and move forward. Delays may be inevitable, but you’re going to find that you have an abundance of opportunities and freedom before you. Use this positive force to bring you out of retrograde in improved condition as you move forward with plans.


Your experience with this Retrograde in Virgo is going to be centered around communication and negotiation. Take charge while you become more highly involved in meetings and discussions, especially around career and work. Alongside a focus on communication, remain wary of signing any contracts or making any deals during this time. Wait until Mercury goes direct.


While there are opportunities to push forward with your plans, retrograde Mercury means you might be better off researching your options in the coming three weeks. A Solar Eclipse in this area may also overlap with long overdue changes, so take your time before making any key decisions. This retrograde will be generally focused around matters having to do with your values, resources, and making the most of your talents and skills.


Virgo, it may be all about you this retrograde. You’re going to see a couple of changes in your life that are going to make you very happy. While there may be some turbulence early on with the Solar Eclipse, it’ll just stir up some feelings, but otherwise, do your best to stay focused on the positive that’s to come.


This retrograde cycle, you may find yourself in a position of helping others who need your unbiased guidance. There’s also a powerful lineup in a more secluded sector of your chart, so it may be a chance to take some time out for yourself. If you find yourself in the position of doing most of the giving and not getting anything back, consider this an opportunity to create some firm boundaries.


There’s going to be lots going on with your social life this cycle. You may notice some old flames or friends walking back into your life, and this time may bring about a lot of opportunities for reunions and making amends. Remember that this is a delicate time and you should re-evaluate all of the opportunities with intense scrutiny. Whatever happens, you may find that you’re catapulted into new friendships that could be your making.


During Mercury Retrograde, the Sun is also in a dynamic section of your chart and will be encouraging you to push forward with various plans. You might even find that an unexpected opportunity leads you to make new plans on the spur of the moment. Should this occur, it will likely involve moving out of your comfort zone. You might have to overcome certain feelings of resistance in order to take advantage of it. Things could work out well for you if you do.


Will you be heading out into the wild, blue yonder? If this week’s Solar Eclipse has anything to do with it, you might. Eclipses can often coincide with unexpected events, so you could be offered a trip associated with your job or a family celebration. Or you could spontaneously decide to take a class that has positive consequences for you. As Merc Rx coincides with this eclipse, think very carefully before you make any life-changing decisions.


A major focus on your zone of change and transformation indicates this cycle could set the pace for the rest of the year. As Mercury flips backward in your sign it can encourage you to come to grips with any financial issues that may be holding you back. The reason is that a Solar Eclipse can coincide an opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Also, a key relationship could go through some dynamic changes that take things to a more intimate level.


Other people could have a dynamic effect on your life this Mercury Retrograde, perhaps more so than usual. This will be due to the Solar Eclipse in this sector, which could coincide with a love affair or proposal. Equally, you might be tempted into a business partnership or some other collaboration. Whatever happens, don’t rush to get involved. Think about it carefully over the next three weeks or so and then make a decision once you have more to go on.

And RE-member… the best tips for Mercury Retrograde are always consistent. This is the time to focus on the “RE”: re-think, re-define, de-assess, re-do, re-orient without taking action on any plans until after Mercury Retrograde ends. Stick to these rules of thumb and they’ll pay dividends once Mercury goes direct. 

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