What to Expect When Mercury Goes Direct in Virgo

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We are finally near the end of Mercury retrograde! Time to celebrate.

On September 15th, 2023, Mercury is moving direct once again. And the messenger planet will get serious about details when it moves direct in the sign of Virgo.

The energy of Virgo is practical and level-headed and allows us to focus on the small details.

What is Mercury Direct in Virgo?

Mercury rules the Mutable duplicity of the Earth signs—Virgo—so Mercury is very comfortable in this placement.

Every time a planet enters a sign, it takes on the themes of that sign. Mercury is the transportation and messenger planet, quick-witted, and always ready for a sarcastic comment dripping with intelligence. If you know a Virgo, then you know this trait well.

Virgo is very similar and just as comfortable when Mercury is visiting, but Virgo is a little more slow-moving than Mercury. Virgo is organized, practical, a little bit picky and discerning, but always working for success.

When Mercury was retrograde, it was moving for fewer than 40 minutes daily, but that speeds up when Mercury is direct, and Mercury is now all systems go. So is Virgo!

With Mercury direct in Virgo, the little things can become big things very easily.

This is the time to read over every contract with a fine-toothed comb. You’ll want to rush things with Mercury direct, but the beautiful thing about this transit is that Virgo will slow you down.

Be careful about those little things. They will trip you up down the road if you aren’t.

Solution-Oriented Energy With Mercury in Virgo

Virgo doesn’t like problems just “hanging around” unsolved, so this is another beautiful thing about this transit. These little things have been niggling at you for a few weeks while Mercury basically did nothing and is going to become gateways to solutions.

They aren’t going to stress you out as much. Mercury retrograde is a highly internal period. With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, you probably had a lot of worry on your plate— probably over little things that won’t mean a difference a year from now.

On the other hand, Mercury direct in Mutable sign Virgo is going to flip that energy around. The energy won’t be internal anymore, and solutions are going to appear out of the woodwork.

The little things will become big things. Something as simple as one little text message could completely turn around a situation you’ve been worrying about all September.

Even better, if the solution doesn’t arrive that quickly, just getting organized will help. Both Virgo and Mercury are fact-based energies. This is not a feelings transit. Realistic details, specific facts, and proven solutions are much more readily available to you when Mercury turns direct.

Whereas Mercury retrograde works at you internally, with all that stress you’ve been nurturing for so many weeks, Mercury direct sends the external solutions your way. Mercury direct sends you the facts, information, and little things that become the big things your way to ease all that stress.

Virgo Energy = Time for Self-Care

The Mutable Earth Sign of Virgo is the zodiac sign of catching up, running errands, getting stuff done, attention to detail, and also self-care. So if a few things slid by the wayside during Mercury retrograde, Mercury direct in Virgo is going to help you with some serious catch-up energy.

You can use the next week to get caught up on all of those life errands, but you can also use the time to just take care of yourself if you have let a few things slide.

Virgo is not only an organized and efficient zodiac sign, but it is also a sign of health care and self-care. It’s also a great time to catch up on your health matters or just take care of yourself a little bit more.

You’ve probably felt slower and more lethargic during Mercury retrograde. We all have. Spend some time taking care of yourself, and you will find that energy picks up steam again.

Consider: What can YOU do to take care of YOU for a change? Self-care matters right now.

What you start now makes a very big long-term difference. With Mercury direct in Virgo, the little things become the big things.

Mercury Direct, Finally!

With Mercury now direct, life can finally go back to normal. Life is now going full steam ahead, and we may even adopt a whole slew of new routines under the practical sign of Virgo.

Under Mercury retrograde, you probably let a few things go. Maybe they were errands, maybe they were some healthy eating habits or your fitness routine, or maybe you just found yourself worrying more.

Mercury direct in Virgo is going to help you turn all of that around again.

The long-term results could be pretty amazing because, right now, the little things become the little things. Time to get caught up on YOU and take care of YOU for a change?

What self-care matters do you want to work on as Mercury goes direct in one of the most industrious signs of them all?

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to Retrograde

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