It’s that time again! Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde for the third time in 2022. This time, Mercury retrogrades in the sign of Libra from September 9th to October 2nd. Expect there to be mixups and reconsiderations as it relates to Venus-oriented themes such as love and relationships and social interactions.
Likewise, due to Libra energy, making decisions will be quite difficult during this retrograde period as we will constantly be reconsidering and weighing our options, making it a difficult to come to a definitive conclusion. The next three weeks are a good time to weigh options and make reconsideration especially when it comes to love and relationships, but it’s not the best time to make major decisions because there are likely to change once Mercury goes direct.
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September 9th-Mercury retrogrades in Libra
September 23rd-Mercury retrogrades in Virgo
October 2nd-Mercury moves direct in Virgo
October 10th-Mercury returns to Libra
When Mercury Retrogrades in Libra
When Mercury retrogrades in the sign of Libra, we get the opportunity to reassess our relationships and social interactions. Libra is a sign that thrives on communication and socializing with others. There is an appreciation for relating to others and considering perspectives beyond the self. This is a perfect time to take stock of how we relate to others in our personal relationships as well as in social interactions. We may find that it may be necessary for us to develop tact and understanding when dealing with others.
Mercury retrograde in Libra also offers us the opportunity to consider how we may compromise ourselves in relation to love and social interactions. On either side of the scale, we are encouraged to use this energy to consider how we communicate and interact in our relationships and whether we are able to obtain balance in relationships without compromising ourselves.
Reconsideration in Love & Relationships
As a Venus-ruled sign, Mercury in Libra enjoys pleasant communications. Under this energy, we have the opportunity to reassess how we engage in relationships of all types. We are encouraged to consider how we communicate with others and if we are open to perspectives beyond our own.
Mercury in Libra energy has the habit of compromising itself and personal values and perspectives to keep the peace and maintain relationships and social influence. During this retrograde, we are encouraged to consider how much we compromise in order to maintain these specific relationships and social connections. Libra has a way of wanting to appear nice at all costs. It doesn’t really want to rock the boat or cause disturbances which is totally different from its opposite sign Aries. Retrograde Mercury in Libra asks us to consider whether we tend to hold our tongues and compromise truthful communication and perspectives to maintain relationships and social standing.
Unsure About Finances
Since Venus, the ruler of Libra, rules finances, the retrograde Mercury in Libra amps up conversations regarding money matters. We may be reconsidering how we deal with finances especially if we’re in a partnership. While the Mercury retrograde in Libra is not the best time to make financial decisions, this energy creates the space to discuss finances with others so that we can approach finances with fairness and balance.
Passive-Agressiveness on High
One of the aspects of Mercury in Libra retrograde is how we choose to communicate. Because Libra wants to appear pleasant and nice at all costs, this can lead to passive-aggressive communication. The truth is that sometimes communication won’t always be pleasant to our ears. This is something that Libra has a hard time accepting. Mercury in Libra will compromise honest communication in order to remain in the good graces of others.
This can lead to communicating in a manner that is not always straightforward, and the Mercury retrograde enhances this energy. We may want to reconsider how we resort to passive-aggressiveness to communicate our less-than-pleasant thoughts and perspectives.
Can’t Make a Decision
Libra energy is known for indecision. This is due to the constant balancing of the self with others. In order to relate, Libra is willing to keep itself open to other perspectives and ideas. This makes Mercury in Libra great for communications that allow for debates and reconsidering different perspectives and ideas. The key word here is to reconsider, because under this energy of Mercury retrograde in Libra we can end up saying I agree with this, but I also agree with that and then changing our minds when a new perspective comes in.
For the next three weeks, it’s best to hold off on making permanent decisions as the retrograde influence of Mercury in Libra has us weighing options and reconsidering perspectives we encounter and hold at this time.
Reconsidering Social Influence
The retrograde of Mercury in Libra offers us the opportunity to reanalyze how we use communication to create and maintain social connections. It’s time to reconsider how we handle our social networks. How are we moving up the social ladder? How are relating to people in our social networks? Are we communicating in a fair, balanced, harmonious manner?
In all honesty, Mercury in Libra energy can manifest as the diplomatic mediator or the mean girl that uses social status to gain influence others. The retrograde energy allows us to assess how we use our communicative abilities and skills to obtain and maintain social status and whether we are doing so in a fair manner.
Mercury Retrogrades into Virgo
This particular Mercury retrograde moves through Libra as well as Virgo. From September 23rd to October 2nd, Mercury retrogrades into Virgo reintroducing themes related to details and a desire for perfection in communication.
The Mercury retrograde in Virgo offers a reconsideration of how we use information in a practical manner. Now is a good time to reconsider whether the information presented is accurate and practically applicable. This requires using our discernment to determine if the available information is solid or filled with flaws and errors. Also, under retrograde Mercury in Virgo, we are more likely to pick up on communication errors, so get ready for the grammar police to reign supreme in an effort to obtain clarity when communicating.
With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, we have the opportunity to review contracts and other written documents for miscommunications and errors. It is best to use this energy to use a fine-toothed comb to detect and fixed errors so that when Mercury goes direct in Virgo on October 2nd we are in the space to use previous information to our benefit in a practical, orderly manner.
Ultimately, the third Mercury retrograde of 2022 in Libra gives us the opportunity to reassess how we communicate when it comes to personal relationships and social spheres. We are encouraged to consider if we are communicating in a manner that is balanced, fair, and diplomatic.
We are also urged to see where compromise our true thoughts and perspectives in order to maintain harmony and balance in personal relationships and social settings. The next three weeks aren’t the best time to make decisions as Mercury retrograde in Virgo will reveal information errors that need fixing so that we can obtain clarity to use information to our advantage once Mercury goes direct in Virgo on October 2nd.