Mercury Retrograde September 2016 Lucky In Love

Mercury Retrograde 2016The third Mercury retrograde 2016 cycle starts on 30 August 2016 at 29° Virgo and ends on 22 September 2016 at 14° Virgo.

Mercury retrograde August 2016 is the best I have ever seen. Squeezed between loving Venus and lucky Jupiter, you can forget about lost luggage and dive headlong into a romantic cruise on the Love Boat.

Travels, studies and business deals can be undertaken with more confidence than during other Mercury retrograde cycles. Mercury direct does point to some minor adjustments or renegotiation but the fixed stars involved point to profit and even marriage.

Before I go into more detail about Mercury retrograde August 2016, I will talk about what it means to have Mercury retrograde in your natal chart then the general meaning of Mercury retrograde in transit.

Mercury Retrograde Meaning

Natal Mercury retrograde means there was a problem with how you thought and communicated in a previous life. Perhaps you gave someone bad advise that had critical repercussions, or were prone to making costly mistakes. Maybe you wrote slanderous material about someone in a book or newspaper, or verbally teased and abused people.

Whatever the circumstances of the previous significant incarnation, you come into this life with those bad memories etched in your soul. You probably don’t recognize them as memories but as déjà vu or unexplained guilt. Especially when young, there can be a repeating theme of challenging events related to your past.

The aim of Mercury retrograde in your birth chart is for you to perfect those areas of thought and communication which once let you down. As your communication skills improve with experience, your karmic debt will be reduced and you can get off the roundabout.

Mercury retrograde in your natal chart can show as learning difficulties, especially with reading, writing and comprehension. You may be a shy, quite person whose thoughts have turned inward. Hesitant to speak up for yourself, you may miss out on many opportunities in life. This difficulty in expressing yourself can make you feel awkward in company and lead to low self-esteem. You may experience teasing or verbal abuse, be nagged and criticized, or fall victim to slander and lies. Contracts may also cause problems and like so many things, lead to complications further down the track.

Mercury retrograde only last for about three weeks so Mercury is going to turn direct at some stage in your progressed chart (where one day equals one year). After a couple of years you will notice that your communication style improves and you can express yourself more freely. However, the opposite can also occur and someone with Mercury direct in their natal chart may experience progressed Mercury retrograde later in life. I experienced this from age 13 to 37 and it was very profound. I even stopped reading books.

If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart then you can expect to make more rapid progress during transits of Mercury retrograde.

Transiting Mercury retrograde is a regular cycle occurring three or four times a year for about 24 days. While this is more frequent than any other planet, Mercury is still only retrograde 19% of the time. This is far less than Jupiter outwards, but more than Venus and Mars.

The Mercury retrograde phase is just one part of the Mercury retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods.

Mercury retrograde is associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays and lost items. There is a feel of a difficult Mercury-Saturn aspect about Mercury retrograde, so you can also expect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past. While the Mercury retrograde period may be good for flicking through old photo albums, it is generally considered more of a nuisance than a benefit.

Mercury retrograde can play havoc with your thoughts, communications, travels and electronics. Take extra care with your words and try not to react too quickly in any arguments or when provoked. Take some time out if you start to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace, and double-check all of your emails and posts on Facebook before hitting the send button.

Business negotiations will be in a state of flux during Mercury retrograde, so this is not a good time to be signing contracts. Some important details are not yet available, and other parties may not be reliable or honest. If going on a road trip then make sure you get your car serviced before hand.

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

August 10, 2016, Mercury enters shadow zone at 14°49′ Virgo.

From now until when Mercury stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the thinking, communication or transport issues that may be of concern during the retrograde phase.

August 30, 2016, Mercury stations retrograde at 29°04′ Virgo.

The two most fortunate planets in astrology tightly straddle Mercury retrograde 2016 to bring love and good fortune to this three-week period. Venus love and harmony will smooth over potential communication mishaps and bring romance to new friendships. Jupiter’s association with journeys and profit take away any concern about Mercury retrograde travel and business mishaps.

Fixed star Markeb at 29°06′ Virgo in the good ship Argo gives piety, a wide knowledge, educational work and profitable voyages. Markeb also represents a spiritual quest involving learning and sharing of knowledge in service to others. The Jupiter nature of this thinking person’s star supports any travel, study or business plans during Mercury retrograde August 30 to September 20, 2016.

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

Mercury Retrograde August 2016

Mercury conjunct Venus is the right time to tell someone you love them. You could receive a compliment, letter, invitation, gift or even some money. Trading and negotiating are favored because of your smooth communication style and eye for a bargain. You can find peaceful settlements to disputes and be confident about signing contracts.

This is the perfect time for socializing, making friends and dating. Mercury retrograde 2016 makes it more likely that new relationships will be actually be with old friends or lovers from this life or previous ones.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter brings good news, optimism and a happy frame of mind. Fortune comes to many areas of life so this is an excellent time work and play. You should feel broad-minded, generous and sociable. This lucky aspect ensures the new relationships and business dealings will be blessed and add to your happiness and wealth.

Venus conjunct Jupiter is the luckiest of the lucky. It portends love and money, harmony and happiness. You do not have to strive, struggle or work hard. This is a time to enjoy the benefits of the good karma accrued from  your previous good deeds and hard work. Beautiful things are attracted to you. It further increases the profitability of business matters and makes love the focus of new friendship.

September 22, 2016, Mercury stations direct at 14°49′ Virgo.

This second shadow period lasts until Mercury leaves the retrograde zone on October 6. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Mercury retrograde phase can now be worked on.

Fixed star Mizar at 15°55′ Virgo is important in Hindu astronomy. Along with the neighboring star Alcor, it symbolizes marriage. In some Hindu weddings, the priest points to these stars as a symbol of the closeness marriage brings to a couple. Relationship commitment is certainly a live option considering the good luck in love associated with Mercury retrograde 2016.

Mercury Retrograde September 2016

Mercury Direct September 2016

Moon square Mercury suggests some moodiness causing squabbles in close relationships. Such communication problems stem from an internal battle between your heart and your head. Your emotional biases are influencing your thoughts and your intellectual reasoning can influence how your feel about a person or subject. You can take a critical look at both sides as you perfect your ideas.

Mercury trine Pluto gives the power of penetration at the mental level. This could be applied to any planning, business matters or education started during Mercury retrograde. Mercury trine Pluto has a profound influence on relationships, often marking the beginning of a karmic friendship or successful partnership. It also takes your thinking to a deeper level to compensate for the emotional influence of Moon square Mercury.

October 6, 2016, Mercury leaves the shadow zone at 29°04′ Virgo to complete the third cycle of Mercury retrograde 2016.

If Mercury retrograde 2016 affects your decan it will be mentioned in your monthly horoscope. For more detail on how Mercury retrograde aspects your birth chart, see Mercury Transits.

Mercury Retrograde 2016 Dates

28 April to 22 May 2016 – 14 to 23 Taurus
30 August to 22 September 2016 – 14 to 29 Virgo
19 December 2016 to 8 January 2017 – 24 Aries to 4 Taurus

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590 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde September 2016 Lucky In Love

  1. Hi Jamie,
    stationary direct mercury on 22 september (in 2 th house) will be in trine with natal venus( 10th house). What can it brings?

  2. I was born ,June 6 1942,what house will mercury be in when it goes direct and what does it mean Please

  3. Hmm… with the coming Mercury retrograde in Dec., I’ll be turning 44. Every shadow-to shadow retrograde episode is different. New plans will likely be up and running to some degree by then. Which planetary aspects would be most affected for me, Jamie? My time of birth is 0240 hours.

      • I was born in Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johore in Malaysia. If it’s helpful:

        I moved to Sibu, Sarawak in East Malaysia at 5-6 months of age and returned to Kuala Lumpur in Nov/Dec ’76. First 2 years of primary education, my class teachers were sincerely doubtful of my birth city, seeming to reference me against other classmates from the same state, different towns.

          • The influence will be different from Mercury conjunct Venus, right? Am also well into the process of inner work for healing/clearing now…

  4. Hi Jamie, ive not been dating since July. When do you think is the best time for me to date this year? Dob March 4, 1991, 17:30 time. Pisces sun 13 degrees and virgo rising 5 deg. Thanks so much!

  5. It’s your birthday, Jamie? Happy Birthday! What’s the rest of your chart? Enquiring minds want to know.

    • Thanks April. My solar return has Uranus rising. Now I have met someone new, overseas again but a bit closer this time.

      Venus on the DC, Venus sextile Mars, Mars trine Uranus AC

      • Ohhhhkayyyy. I meant like (for me) I’m an Aries, moon in sag, AQU rising…..that kind of answer. Glad you met someone new. xo

  6. Gee , I posted a day late for Jamie….Australia.. it’s still 21 st here in Canada!! You can dance some more, my dear Jamie!

  7. We were so fine together, all was working out well but exactly since Mercury was retrograde August 30th he started becoming distant and cold and told me he was thinking about life, exactly almost a month later, today 23th at 12:10 am he told me “i wanted to do this in person because by text it is a shit move but i was thinkin about myself for a month ago and I think it is the best to no continue with this” i was kinda shocked because i wasn’t expecting this, my family is shocked too, but I feel so relaxed and my heart chakra is so activated, I told him that there is no necessity for apologies, he is safe, he is free, i still love him because he is an excelent person, and i am full of gratitude for having him in my life despite of everything. It is not his fault that he “stopped loving me” or he decided for an entire month out of the blues that he didn’t want to keep this and he was like, shocked too, he couldn’t say anything but thank you a lot. I think it may be an influence of others to end this because not hurting each other more when he is moving to another country, idk, it was out of nowhere. But I feel like he is still struggling with that decision, i can feel the vibe. But I may be wrong. I don’t know if this is something related with Mercury retrograde. He is capricorn. I am Libra, my birthday is next week, so i don’t know. I meditated today as I woke up after that midnight talk and I feel something inside of me like he will come back, maybe not with the intention of a couple idea but i don’t really know, I just wanted to express my heart out if this make sense at all. Thank you for you, reading this, have a nice day! 🙂

  8. Hi Jamie, I know its already pass but best wishes for your birthday and have a lovely month ahead now when mercury come direct hope will be easier to do things around…Thanks for all these comments …

  9. Hi Jamie,hope you are well.
    I just reading your 2017Horoscope for Pisces Decan 3(born on 14 th March )where you said:… Saturn square your decan from December 2016 to December 2017,…. sound very serious and as had some hard (and valuable) life lessons in past due to Saturn position IS it possible to tell me when the last time this happened for us (Pisces Decan 3) as I understand this go in circles , but maybe I am wrong…
    Kind Regards

    • 7Good question Danka. Saturn takes 29.5 years to move around the Sun. Roughly every 7 years we go through a testing time with a conjunction, square or opposition.

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