On August 19th, Mercury stations direct in the Fire sign of Leo. The full Mercury retrograde will end on September 2nd when the post-shadow period is finally over. Generally, the period of miscommunications, delayed business deals and electronic malfunctioning will finally be over.
If you follow our articles, you are probably starting to see how astrology can really help you. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to retrogrades, just energy shifts and perspective shifts to use and be aware of.
In a positive light, you may have had more psychic insights, more time to heal your past, and even encountered some past lovers so you could lay things to rest. We are moving from a time of reevaluation of how we use our time and energy so we can move forward with less baggage and live more efficiently. Don’t worry if you didn’t do this during this retrograde, we get them 3 or 4 times per year and they last about 8 weeks at a time.
Let’s look at the energy of this event so we can get excited about the good things in store for us!
What Does Stationing Direct Mean?
Mercury, the planet of communications and the mind, will suddenly shift and we will be able to communicate more clearly. We will get out of the mental fog which has been sitting over us during the retrograde, which allowed us to get clear on what direction is best to for us move next. Usually, when planets go direct, you’ll finally see the outcomes you desired because the energy can flow normally again.
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When I say the energy can flow, I mean that our minds can order information for the future again instead of looking to the past. The mind becomes clear and we see what steps to take more easily. When it comes to business, we can expect more hires to be made, more roles to open up, and more promotions.
We can understand stationing direct in relation to what we will no longer be experiencing. During retrograde, if you felt like you were running in sand or things weren’t really working out as you would’ve liked them to, this could have been the reason. If you experienced frustrations in travel, the retrograde period is known to throw a wrench in that area too. But hopefully, you’re feeling reconnected to your soul, reorganized, and recharged.
Because Venus is stationing direct in the sign of Leo, it means we will also be more direct and confident in the way we speak. It will be a good time to ask for what you want or present ideas with enthusiasm! Leo is outgoing and loves to be the center of attention, so if you’re feeling more bold than usual, this is why! Because Mercury rules the mind, if you’ve been unable to make a decision, it will likely be much easier now.
Venus Sextile Mercury
We also have a harmonizing aspect between Venus, the planet of love, and Mercury, occurring when Mercury moves direct. If you’ve felt anxious or tense, that time will be replaced with ease and potentially romance! If you’ve felt like there has been sandpaper between you and your partner, you’ll likely find it’s easier to smooth things out, so perhaps it’s a great time to plan a romantic dinner or evening out.
This is all simply because we will feel calmer and our minds will not feel not quite as tense. When tense, it’s hard to feel optimistic and see the good things in our relationships. This aspect will feel more like smooth sailing and you can breathe a sigh of relief. If you ever feel yourself getting uncharacteristically negative or stressed, you can always look to the stars to understand your temporary disarray.
The Full Moon on August 26th and the 2 days before and after it are likely to also push things forward (remember that the last Full Moon occurred in Mercury retrograde). We are also coming out of 3 eclipses in a row, which altered plans and maybe brought new resources to us to pursue our goals – whether were are physical, emotional, or mental.
Again, if you didn’t use this past Mercury retrograde to reevaluate your spiritual side and restructure your plan, you can next time. Retrogrades are a great time to get organized, release the clutter in your life, and banish the things that are draining your time and energy (including thoughts we no longer need). Retrogrades are times I actually look forward to now because it’s an opportunity to let go of old ways of thinking and acting that aren’t bringing you closer to joy and fulfilling your soul’s purpose.