Archives * Zodiacal Potpourri by Miss Dee
Here we are again, beginning another Mercury Retrograde cycle. Perhaps you remember this past May, actually April 26th through May 20th, 2003. Mercury, the planet which rules communication, was Retrograde. And, it is Retrograde now, from August 29th through September 20th.
Just to refresh your memory, a Mercury Retrograde cycle is when the planet Mercury appears to move backwards in its orbit. It doesn't really shift and go in reverse, it only appears to move backwards or slow down as one of the other planets speeds past it.
And just like every action in the Universe, it has a reaction. And the reaction during this cycle is that the human race has trouble communicating and getting the point across as well as difficulty listening and remembering. Plus, there are misunderstandings, schedule changes, short tempers, irritability, a general nervousness and temporarily misplaced items.
There are benefits from a Mercury Retrograde cycle, benefits that we may not see until after Mercury goes Direct, September 20th this cycle. And those benefits are, #1, that we become more introverted, searching our hearts and minds for sabotaging habits and thoughts. #2, we rethink our experiences and come upon the truth of them, thereby defeating anxiety or fear or a misconception. #3, we review our goals and our path to achieving them. And, #4, we often finish a project that we have not been able to get back to until now.
I give you a word of caution: misunderstandings are rampant during this 3 to 4 week period and we change our mind about some of our decisions. It is best to avoid making major purchases, signing contracts or making commitments during a Mercury Retrograde cycle.
For September, 2003
Aries: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your spouse. Tempers are short, disagreements are rampant. Count to 10 before you speak!
Taurus: Temporary changes may seem uncomfortable this month. Remember that good comes from change/rearrangement.
Gemini: You may be tempted to start back to school. Wait until September 20th before committing yourself.
Cancer: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your employees. Your reputation as well as your business' is under review.
Leo: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your friends and acquaintances. Your goals may undergo some rethinking/reconstruction.
Virgo: You will get to the bottom of those nagging fears and anxieties that haunt you. You will discover the thought which has been sabotaging your best efforts.
Libra: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with yourself. You may portray yourself as something you are not.
Scorpio: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your finances. Checks and payments may be temporarily misplaced or taken from the wrong account.
Sagittarius: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with everyone you talk to but especially with your siblings. Think first, then count to 10 before you speak.
Capricorn: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will take place in your home but may filter into your career area. Evening walks would be especially beneficial.
Aquarius: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your children or your lover. Think first, then count to 10 before you speak. * Words can cut like a knife!
Pisces: The majority of the misunderstandings in September will be with your co-workers. Take special care regarding your health, there may be confusion with test results.
If you would like additional information about the Mercury Retrograde cycle, or any of the other planets, details may be found in Miss Dee's book, The Best of Miss Dee. Compatible books with this month's article are The Best of Miss Dee and Health, Astrology, and Spirituality, and the booklet "Thoughts on Health," of the Warm Fuzzies series, all by Miss Dee.