Mercury Retrograde September 2022 – Big Mouth

Mercury Retrograde September 2022Mercury retrograde 2022 begins on September 9 at 8° Libra and ends on October 2 at 24° Virgo.

Generally, Mercury retrograde is associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. Mercury retrograde September 2022 gives quick thinking but impulsiveness, hastiness, and a tendency to say too much.

More detail about this retrograde phase follows some general information on retrograde Mercury in transit. Information about Mercury retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Mercury Retrograde Meaning

Transiting Mercury in 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.

Retrograde Mercury is generally a problematic influence. It can bring challenging news and restrict and delay thinking, communications, and travel. This may lead to nervous anxiety, disagreement, arguments, technology breakdowns, and lost items. Business negotiations may be in a state of flux. Some crucial details may not yet be available, and others may be unreliable or dishonest.

The riskiest times for decision-making, negotiations, communication, and transport are the few days on either side of the exact retrograde and direct stations. But there are positives such as reminiscing about the past or unexpectedly meeting up with people from your past.

The retrograde phase is just one part of the retrograde cycle. Mercury travels direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods. The illustration below shows the apparent retrograde motion of Mercury as seen from Earth.

Retrograde Motion

Retrograde Motion

Mercury Retrograde September 2022

The three phases of Mercury retrograde 2022 last from August 20 to October 17, between 24° Virgo and 8° Libra

  1. First shadow phase – August 20 to September 9 – 24° Virgo to 8° Libra.
  2. Retrograde phase – September 9 to October 2 – 8° Libra to 24° Virgo.
  3. Second shadow phase – October 2 to 17 – 24° Virgo to 8° Libra.

Mercury enters the retrograde zone on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 24°11′ Virgo [see chart]. During the first shadow period, you will get an idea of the thinking, communication, or transport issues that may arise during the retrograde phase.

Mercury Stationary Retrograde

Mercury stations retrograde on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 08°55′ Libra. It makes two planetary aspects, as shown in the chart below. A favorable trine to Mars and challenging opposition to Jupiter.

Mercury trine Mars is applying. Mercury stations retrograde before it makes the trine aspect to Mars. It is not until after the retrograde phase on October 26 that Mercury trine Mars is exact.

But Mercury opposite Jupiter is separating. Three exact oppositions occurs on September 2, September 18, and October 12. It stays with a 3°30′ orb from August 29 to September 22. This means Mercury opposite Jupiter has a more significant influence on Mercury retrograde 2022 than Mercury trine Mars.

Mercury Retrograde 2022

Mercury Retrograde September 2022 [Solar Fire]

The Aspects

Mercury trine Mars brings quick thinking and reflexes and a sense of adventure that are ideal for making on-the-spot decisions, taking risks and making bold plans for the future. Confidence in your thoughts or ideas and a persuasive communication style are great for debating, asking for favors, public speaking, and sharing thoughts you might otherwise keep to yourself.

The assertive and exact nature of your thinking and communication means this is the perfect time to defend yourself, your loved ones, or an issue you care about. This is also a good influence for sharing your passionate thoughts, telling someone how attractive they are, and asking them on a date.

Mercury opposite Jupiter brings big ideas and grand plans; you should feel optimistic and sociable. You may have many ideas and cover a lot of ground, but may need to narrow your view or take on fewer projects. Take care not to skip over the details or believe you can handle more than you can.

This aspect can bring opportunities for success, but greed or overconfidence would lead to loss, scandal or embarrassment. This is an excellent time to question your plans, ideas, and beliefs. Others may question or challenge you, forcing you to examine any weak points in your arguments. Any beliefs or opinions that are too far from the social norm may cause controversy.

The Fixed Stars

Mercury stations retrograde in the Sign of Libra on September 9, 2022. But as the star map below shows, it is actually in the Constellation of Virgo. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago. The Signs were invented initially only as a measuring device. Astrologers had always used the visible constellation and their stars for astrological interpretation.

Mercury Retrograde September 2022

Mercury Retrograde September 2022 [Stellarium]

Mercury stationary retrograde aligns with two major fixed stars in the constellation Virgo. Vindemiatrix is the closer of the two, and its influence will predominate.

Mercury conjunct Vindemiatrix: Impulsive, too hasty, loss through writings and business. [1] Nervous irritability if poorly aspected. [2]

Vindemiatrix gives falsity, disgrace, stealing, and wanton folly and often causes its natives to become widows. It is of the nature of Saturn and Mercury. [1]

Vindemiatrix figures strongly and regularly in deaths that are in some way dramatic, newsworthy or resented in much more than the usual degree by those left behind (assassinations, common criminal murders, executions, airline disasters etc.) Many do indeed feel a strong religious calling. [3]

Vindemiatrix rules the center of the right kidney. When any planet energizes this degree, especially the Moon, there is a fear within these individuals that they will lose their partner. Through their own fear, they project the loss. They are given the opportunity to work with this fear and release it. If not released from the subconscious level, the fear they carry will materialize, and they become widowed. [3]

Mercury Retrograde September 2022 Summary

The challenging influence of Mercury opposite Jupiter is stronger than the favorable influence of Mercury trine Mars. So while Mercury trine Mars gives quick thinking and a sharp tongue, Mercury opposite Jupiter gives a tendency to say too much and offer too much.

Mercury retrograde September 2022 with fixed star Vindimatrix gives impulsiveness, hastiness, nervous irritability and loss through writings and business.

It is essential, therefore, to think twice before making bold statements. There is an increased risk of gossiping, boasting, offending people and promising too much. Try to be more conservative, considerate and modest. In this way, you can take advantage of the opportunities for success that these combined aspects bring.

  • Mercury stations direct on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 24°11′ Virgo [see chart].
  • Mercury leaves the retrograde zone on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 08°55′ Libra [see chart].
  • For more detail on how Mercury retrograde September 2022 aspects your birth chart, see Mercury Transits.

Mercury Retrograde 2022 Dates

Natal Mercury Retrograde

Natal Mercury in retrograde motion suggests there may have been a problem with how you thought and communicated in an earlier life. Perhaps you gave someone bad advice that had critical repercussions. Perhaps you were prone to making costly mistakes. Maybe you wrote defamatory 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. A repeating theme of challenging events related to your past is likely, especially when young. The aim is 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 repaid, and you can get off the roundabout.

You may experience learning difficulties, especially in reading, writing, and comprehension. You could be a shy, quiet person whose thoughts have turned in. 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, leading 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.

Progressed Mercury Retrograde

Retrograde Mercury lasts only for about three weeks, so Mercury will 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 in retrograde motion later in life. I experienced this from age 13 to 37, which was very profound. I even stopped reading books.

If Mercury is retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you can expect to make more rapid progress during Mercury retrograde September 2022. Use this ephemeris to see if Mercury changes direction in your progressed chart.

References

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.214.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.54.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.70.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.78.

29 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde September 2022 – Big Mouth

  1. Mercury will station retrograde on my natal Sun 8Libra45, 6th..I’ve been doing improv writing and look forward to reviewing then typing up revised work. My natal Neptune 12Libra, natal Hecate 12Libra.. magic is afoot.🦄

  2. Vindemiatrix, literally was the latin title given to the Matriarch of the Vine, a mature full bodied specimen, with an acquired taste appealing to those with a more appreciative pallet & discernment, who enjoy her wisdom, creativity, produce and art, just in case anyone’s interested 😉 I dont have mercury rx trine mars, but I do have mercury rx trine Neptune which is a more subtle form of communication that one can often hear the wooshing noise as it goes over some peoples heads, but, then if it was for them to know, they would have picked up on it anyway 😉 that being said, the mercury rx point is square my natal Merc rx and semi sexitle natal Neptune, Pluto is still provoking and empowering my Libra ascendant, which of course at my age is quite well versed in a more diplomatic expression motivated to peace keeping not inciting the opposite. So I will keep my wits about me, not get caught up in the hastiness and remain as subtle as ever. Not really prone to boasting nor drawing attention to myself, I quite enjoy blending into the shadows, hidden in plain sight, but I can see how the Mercury rx opposition to Jupiter rx in Aries, may add a bit too much gas to the fire that some, may be blown away by some rather big, inexcusable, reveals.

  3. Hi Jamie. I’d just like to say you’re a fine astrologer, and I pray you’re getting well and fit fast. Thank you. GPM

  4. Hello! I’m considering a potential job opportunity. I first learned of the opportunity the first couple days of August. I immediately updated my resume and passed it along. The institution reached out to me on August 12th to set up an initial interview, which occurred on August 16th. I had a second interview on August 26th. That same day I was told the President wanted the institution to “write an offer letter.” Next, the institution set up a meeting with the executive team for September 8th. I haven’t yet received the offer letter, but I’m told it’s forthcoming, probably once I’ve met with the executive team. I’m sick to my stomach that we’re in Mercury retrograde season and don’t want to jinx this opportunity. I’ve always heard you shouldn’t negotiate a contract or sign anything during Mercury retrograde, etc. What do you think in my situation? Am I setting myself up for failure if I accept an opportunity during Mercury retrograde?

  5. The Queen has her 8th Profection Ascendant anniversary, 2022, age 96, Capricorn.

    i was in Europe, January 1974, a lad of 12, and who is on the tely? Queen, performing Killer Queen, ten months before its North American release. But the song we realy liked on that holiday was Radar Love.

  6. The King had his 5th Profection Ascendant in 2020. Age 72. By the time of his birthday the Monolith heliicentric Jupiter-Saturn was set, but not the geocentric Jupiter-Saturn, when the Brits went balls-to-the-walls Delta, and Boris settled Brexit with the EU between Christmas and New Year… lest we forget. Sorry, no audio or video with this post. Lonely vigel, planet Earth.

    • correction, 6th Profection Ascendant in 2020, 6 * 12 = 72

      Long Live the King. I read his Urban Design isnt a blight on air space, but not neccarily a horizontal monolith either, not that we dont need refreshing change in torrid zone tourist lands.

  7. Taiwan Earthquakes Southeast slope.

    If you recall the Hunga Tonga–Hunga volcano, 15 January 2022, there was a decent enough premonition of this blast by studying the antipode of the Earthquake in the Mediterranean near Polis-Paphos, Cyprus, 11 January 2022.

    The country Paraguay, South America, engulfs the majority of antipode Taiwan.

  8. twitter tweet @ Erin Remblance

    “a lot of economics is …. a mathematical interpretation of astrology .… we’ve developed an industry that allows that green growth metaphor to sound quite appealing. But when you unpick it, it completely unravels”

    little surperised to read this quote today, but consider Mercury rx Big Mouth…

    at the Mercury Rx synastry natal, note 30 Urania conjunct Mercury (sextile) Varuna conjunct ascendant

    https://postimg.cc/zbgBLjYZ

  9. God Doesn’t Keep Us in the Desert Forever

    Forty years sounds like a long time. To the Israelites who were in their teens, they didn’t reach the Promised Land until they had turned 50 or 60 years old.

    But even though God’s timeline may not align with ours, he doesn’t keep us in the desert forever. Whether the “desert” we’re currently enduring is a trial or if we think of the “desert” as this world (a limbo until we reach the Promised Land of paradise) God doesn’t hold us in limbo forever.

    We will reach the Promised Land since promised is in the title. God doesn’t break covenants, and he won’t keep us suspended in the desert for eternity. Whether our trial lasts four years or 40, we will make it to the Promised Land.

    Welcome to Paradise:

    Turn the Tables.

    As we come to the final chapter,may i suggest we disconnect from the system(NOW)

    No distractions,no tv,no reading,no internet(unless inclined to write and send a message relayed through you)

    Be in stillness,peace and quiet,like your back in your womb.

    Let silence be your comfort and your voice to you.

    Keep the faith,don’t waiver nor falter,don’t fear the reaper,keep loving presence in your heart.

    Harvest Moon-Neil Young.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDNeWmzPOZE

  10. Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

    A Time for Everything

    3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

    2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
    a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

    3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
    a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
    a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
    a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

    6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
    a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
    a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
    a time for war, and a time for peace.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7FKc1JQe4

  11. Four seasons in one day
    Lying in the depths of your imagination
    Worlds above and worlds below
    The sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the domain
    Even when you’re feeling warm
    The temperature could drop away
    Like four seasons in one day
    Smiling as the shit comes down
    You can tell a man from what he has to say
    Everything gets turned around
    And I will risk my neck again, again
    You can take me where you will
    Up the creek and through the mill
    Like all the things you can’t explain
    Four seasons in one day
    Blood dries up
    Like rain, like rain
    Fills my cup
    Like four seasons in one day
    It doesn’t pay to make predictions
    Sleeping on an unmade bed
    Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain
    Only one step away
    Like four seasons in one day
    Blood dries up
    Like rain, like rain
    Fills my cup
    Like four seasons in one day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Y_ztEW1NE

    Psalm 51,

    From the director of music.

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