Mercury Direct in Virgo, September 2023: Mercury has been retrograde in Virgo since late August. Since then, we have been reflecting upon our methods and workflow rather than actively pursuing projects and goals. Machinery may have been faulty, scheduling have been impossible. Communications may have been unclear or downright unpleasant. We may have experienced frustration at our ability to get things done and make the most of our time.
The good news is, Mercury’s retrograde is coming to an end! In this article, you will find out how to make the most of the transit as it comes to its close.
Mercury Direct in Virgo, September 15, 2023
Mercury stations direct at 8º Virgo on September 15, 2023 (shortly after Venus stations direct and Jupiter stations retrograde earlier in the month). When a planet “stations” retrograde or direct, it means it is stationary as it changes direction. We call these stations “pivotal days,” because the planet in question about is literally pivoting—and also because stations tend to lead to pivotal events. These pivotal events trigger changes in us, according to the nature of the transiting planet. In this case, we’re talking about Mercury.
Mercury will remain at 8º until September 19, 2023. At this point, it will begin its slowly speeding up through the rest of Virgo. By the time Mercury passes the point at which it originally went retrograde, it should be moving at a normal clip again.
Energy peaks when a planet stations. Consequently, if you have a natal planet within 5º of the degree at which Mercury stations direct, you will feel this transit very strongly.
Mercury Direct in Virgo, September 15 2023, 1:21 PM PT
Mercury Direct: Pro-Social Behavior and Win-Win Solutions
As Mercury stations direct in Virgo, its only major aspect is a loose opposition to Saturn in Pisces. The universe is telling us to focus on how we can use our practical skills, powers of organization, and attention to detail to materialize our wildest dreams. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo may have resulted in destructive criticism, perfectionism, and fears of failure. Rather than succumb to these fears, we should refresh our mindset and work in a steady, mindful fashion, efficiently applying ourselves and reaping the fruits of our artistry.
Mercury Direct in Virgo is an excellent time to bring creative projects across the finish line. Mercury has the earthy know-how and ability to execute the ambitious imagination of Saturn in Pisces. It wants to do things in a way that makes sense, simply and beautifully. On top of that, it wants to make its time count.
Understanding the Mercury Retrograde cycle is incredibly useful
for help in staying organized, running your office
and all forms of writing and communication.
To learn how Mercury functions in your chart
and how to use the retrograde cycle to your advantage,
contact Pandora Astrology for a Natal and Transits Reading.
Mercury Direct Conjunct the Sun: Insights About Communication
On September 6, 2023, Mercury Retrograde conjoined the Sun, resulting in a day of clear insight into our communications. We call this day “Lesser Epiphany Day”. Whatever peak of insight we experienced on this day will likely ring as the solution to the problems we have been experiencing. Perhaps it will even articulate the problem itself.
On this day, Mercury and the Sun also trine Jupiter. Therefore, any insight was likely about staying grounded in our values, relaxed, and in a mindset of abundance. Some of our communication problems may have been due to a Virgo tendency towards a cautious, nickel-and-diming attitude in our dealings. We may have realized that when we approach others with an aura of warmth, confidence, generosity and trust, we are able to get our message through to them.
On this day, these insights will come to us easily, experientially, and joyously.
Mercury Direct in Virgo: Insecurity and Confidence
Mercury in Virgo needs to feel like the process of any undertaking makes sense, one step at a time. Overly attaching to this sense of order can sometimes backfire, as this approach can become controlling and stuck. Therefore, our projects and plans of action may have been tested over the course of this transit. On one hand, Mercury in Virgo’s attention to detail and understanding of systems allows it to execute its plans swiftly and skillfully. On the other hand, it can become stuck in the planning stage, or get caught up in overly nitpicking, critical, and pessimistic attitudes.
It is easy for Mercury in Virgo to forget to communicate warmth, encouragement, and positivity, when they have their full focus on the task at hand. This is not always the best approach with colleagues and collaborators, however. This also does not fuel the most inspiring work environment. Mercury in Virgo can underestimate the needs of others to operate from a place of fun, inspiration, and mutual encouragement. It can also get very hung up on a single detail, if it is out of place.
With Mercury Direct in Virgo, we have the change to implement what we have learned. We use the positive Virgo’s keen eye and expert organization, while releasing attention to detail that loses the forest for the trees.
Does Mercury’s Station Affect Me?
If you have a planet in your chart placed between 3º and 13º of a Mutable sign, you’ll feel Mercury’s station very personally.
This is also true if your birthday falls in any of the following date spans:
February 21 to March 4
May 24 to June 4
August 26 to September 6
November 25 to December 5
Here’s the post we made when Mercury went retrograde in Virgo: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo.
For more on Mercury’s larger retrograde cycle in 2023, read about Mercury Retrograde Cycles 2023.
If this retrograde cycle as been especially challenging for you, or if you are just curious to learn more, a professional reading is the best way to get tailored information to your chart.
To learn how Mercury functions in your chart and how to use the retrograde cycle to your advantage, contact Pandora Astrology for a Natal and Transits Reading.
Or, try casting your own chart and taking a crack at it yourself.