by Robert Wilkinson
Mercury goes retrograde at 20 Virgo on August 20, 2010, 12:59 pm PDT, 3:59 pm EDT and 8:59 pm Greenwich (August 21 in Baghdad and points east.) Over the next few days we'll examine the meaning of this phenomenon and how we can make best use of these recurring periods.
Usually, Mercury goes retrograde 3 times each year, but this year, like last year, we have a 4th Mercury retrograde period, making this a somewhat unusual time. When Mercury is retrograde, it seems to throw people and situations into a whirlwind of over, under, sideways and down. But does it really? Just what is Mercury retrograde? In the next few weeks we'll discover many things about how Mercury Retrograde in Virgo affects us.
Mercury retrograde is one of the most misunderstood parts of astrology. Many have heard about it, but don't know what it really is. I've given an introduction about the general meaning of the phenomenon known as Mercury Retrograde in the article, Mercury Retrograde - A New Look at the Guide of Souls. It was written to assist readers to pierce through many of the superstitions and suppositions concerning this repeating phenomenon, and how it works in our lives.
There's too much to recap here, so if you're not familiar with the technical elements and basic meanings of this Mercurial phenomenon happening 3 times a year, please read that article so you can understand better what this coming period is about, and how best to approach its challenges and potentialities.
I'll be composing extensively about what the coming retrograde period is about in future articles. For now, I'll just mention that we'll get new insights about our work, health, and sense of discipleship, as well as a new look at what Mars and then Venus brought forth in July. This is also a time of reviewing how we've been acting or not acting on things as a result of the ideas and information we've received in the past couple of weeks, though there may be delays or they may come in roundabout ways.
The coming weeks will give us a new look at recent Venus and Mars developments, as well as herald important developments that will show up in September, so take an unusual view, do your research, rehearsals, and examine peripherals since they may be more important than we initially thought. More on all of this, plus how it affects individual signs, in future articles.
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