Mercury Retrograde September 28, 2001

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Our swiftest moving planet Mercury, is going Retrograde in the Sign of Libra on Monday, October 1st (12:23 PST) until Monday, October 22nd Mercury is the planet of communications, everyday mental activity and movement. Mercury goes Retrograde approximately 3 times a year.

A retrograde planet is one that (when viewed from the earth) “appears” to have stopped and is moving backward through the sky. After some time the planet then goes “direct” and is back on it’s normal cyclic path. Every planet retrogrades except the Sun and the Moon.

Mercury retrograde can give rise to personal misunderstandings, disrupted or delayed communications and poor negotiations. Breakdowns with devices that help us with our ability to communicate can be affected such as telephones, computers, cars, planes and trains. Many of these problems can arise because some crucial piece of information has been miscomprehended or misunderstood.

Mercury retrograde in Libra focuses on the blockages that occur in our relationships. It also draws attention to our many structured interactions, the origin of law, justice, and a sense of balance or fair play. The Wisdom needed during this time with the Mercury in Libra is to rethink your relationships and turn your mind inward to the relationship you have with yourself as a reflection of the relationships you have drawn to you in your life right now. Be cautious with your words and thoughts to others. Words have power. Are they expressing what you really want to say?

“Quote For The Week”


“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden,
which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild;
but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.
If no useful seeds are put into it,
then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein,
and will continue to produce their kind.

~James Allen