By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
All this week and right through October, Mercury is flying back and forth between the upper world and the underworld with important communications from the Gods of Change. On September 26th the Guide of Souls stations at his most Tricksterish to turn retrograde at 25 Libra until October 18th.
The winged Messenger is in cahoots with both Pluto and Disruptor Eris until the beginning of October. This is absolutely not the time to dodge or fudge important issues or avoid difficult conversations- Pluto is relentless in revealing inconvenient truths, working under the radar and bringing revelations, corruption and secrets into the bright light of day.
This is the 3rd and last Mercury Retrograde of 2021. Unusually, all 3 have been in Air signs – Aquarius/ Gemini/ Libra – the intellectual communicators of the zodiac. Given that Mercury is the planet of communication, thinking, and information, you could say that this is a double mercurial whammy. But hiding at the core of the cosmic chaos, this final Mercury retrograde of 2021 is an opportunity to reset the way you habitually think and interact, to be more mindful about the power of your words and more intentional and kinder in how you speak to yourself on a 24/7 loop.
Walk your talk and be absolutely straight, transparent, congruent and in integrity. Knowing that anything fake, flaky or false will fail. Cutting corners will not work, nor will anything remotely superficial.
Do an Integrity Cleanse by asking: “Where am I out of integrity? Where am I not feeling what I feel, knowing what I know, saying what I believe and doing what feels most right?” Once you’ve identified the duplicity, come back into integrity. Speak your truth. Act on it.
No matter what, the more honest you are, the more magical you get.
Chandra Symbol Mercury RX 25 Libra
In the midst of a forest, a great circular open area.
“In Celtic lands, steeped in a power beyond the world, there were openings always into other times and places, from within this time and place. Discovering once again these passages, and sending an expanded part of yourself to explore and inhabit all of the times and places officially denied. And being therefore given to a harkening to the unknown, and to the sensibility of simultaneously feeling linked up with just about everybody everywhere in a mystical, magical realization that pulls you along and calls one to become free and true, you walk onward into the limitless ways as though you had never lost them and no time had elapsed between great inward breaths.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Tread carefully this week as Mercury turns retrograde in your opposite sign. Until late October, others now have the upper hand in all forms of transactions, negotiations and contracts. Both personal and professional relationships will encounter delays, roadblocks or misunderstandings. If someone goes back on an agreement or can’t deliver what they promised, stay calm and find creative ways round the problem. You probably can’t see the entire picture, so don’t go down the blame or judging route-it will be totally counter-productive. If it’s you who has over-promised and under delivered, make reparation and offer up a win/win solution.
Double check all your posts, texts etc before sending.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
A gathering of Sun, Mars and Mercury in your 6th House means you’ll be busier than usual until at least the 3rd week of October. Stay relaxed and prepare to be ultra-flexible as the Messenger turns backwards until October 18th. Reframe delays, glitches and roadblocks as part of life, rather than an excuse for a pity party. Where or how you work may be subject to change at short notice. It might mean returning to the office or being asked to stay working from home in the long term. Mirror Mercury’s turn around by de-cluttering your work space, updating your communication platforms and creating a space you can be at your most creative and inventive.
Take your time and refuse to be rushed.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Take heart! The Sun, Mars and Mercury are all gathered in Libra, your 5th House and the luckiest part of your chart. The Messenger is your personal planet, so as he turns retrograde on September 27th until October 18th, you have the chance to deliberately add more fun, more leisure, and more creativity into your everyday life. On September 29th, Venus in watery Scorpio makes a beautiful link to Neptune in your career zone. If you are artistic or an empath, this will be a day for inspiration and for inspiring others. Slow right down, enjoy the moment and get out of your head into your body.
Do something-no matter how small-that you’ve wanted to do for a long time.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Hopefully, last week’s stunning Full Moon in fellow Water sign Pisces reminded you to be kind and gentle with yourself and to put your own wellbeing right at the top of your agenda. Venus in Scorpio makes a wonderful link on the 29th to Neptune in Pisces, nudging you to mingle with like-minded soul travellers and dreamers. Remember to take off those rose-tinted spectacles as Mercury turns retrograde on the 27th in cahoots with Pluto, revealing some surprising information about someone important to you. Home, family and tribe may be susceptible to crossed wires, delays or broken promises. Keep your perspective and focus on suggesting solutions.
Going with the flow.
Leo Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Something important is happening for you as a Leo. In your solar chart, Mercury is turning retrograde in your 3rd House of communication from September 27th to October 18th.Not only that but the Messenger will stay in this part of the sky until November-an extraordinarily long time. Both the Sun and Mars are in this same angle of your chart, giving you the motivation to go back to college to learn something new or to teach what you know or to reach out to a much wider audience in any way you can. To achieve that, you need to upgrade your communication platforms to be fit for purpose. Just be careful not to overwhelm others with your enthusiasm and double check every post, text, email etc before you send it.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Your resources are front and centre until November and especially so this week when your personal planet Mercury slows to turn backwards in this part of your chart. Resources include your finances-especially earned income-along with your possessions, invested time, energy, life experience, skills and qualities. Take time out to do a thorough audit of all those areas. Notice how and where you’ve been underestimating or undervaluing yourself or under-employing your gifts. With the Sun and Mars alongside Mercury, you have the chance to improve the bottom line. It’s going to be a busy few months for you ,so pace yourself, listen to your body and to your emotions, not just your head.
Recognising your worth.
Libra Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
The big astrology for you as a solar Libran is Mercury in your sign for an extra-long period right through until November. This is due to his retrograde from September 27th until October 18th. This week until the start of October, the Guide of Souls aligns with both Pluto and Disruptor Eris, bringing secrets, surprises and revelations to light. People will be paying attention to you so be as honest, transparent and congruent as possible, as any backtracking will be instantly noticed. Take your time, under -promise then over -deliver and reframe delays, glitches or crossed wires as all part of life, rather than indulging in a poor me pity party. Channel Mercury’s golden gift of communication by writing, filming, podcasting something close to your heart, ready to launch in November.
You are the sign holding the Speaking Stick.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
As a Scorpio, you are no stranger to the unvarnished truth so the gathering of Sun, Mars and Mercury in your deep 12th House of secrets, dreams and the unconscious should hold no fears for you. On the 27th, the Guide of Souls slows to turn retrograde until October 18th, staying in this part of your chart and psyche right through until November. Are you ready to do some excavating and deep digging into parts of your life usually kept secret? As Mercury aligns with your ruler Pluto, is it time to finally shed some old beliefs or prejudices that are keeping you stuck in positions you outgrew years ago? Take a step back from outer life, enjoy some peace and solitude and reconnect with your deepest self and your Great Friend, your soul.
Think of it as a personal retreat and catch up with some deep thinking and reading.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
In your solar chart, this week, all of October and into November is about your relationship to your community or communities. That includes your family, your tribes, your workplace, your friendships, groups and alliances. The Sun, Mars and Mercury are supercharging this part of your life and Mercury turns backwards here from the 27th until October 18th. You are going to be engaged with many more people and you might find yourself becoming the official/unofficial spokesperson. With such helpful links to Jupiter and Saturn in your communication zone, ideas are flying about, so capture them before they disappear. A new, people facing role could be offered to you via teaching, mentoring or coaching virtually or in real time. This week, remember to double-check all your posts, texts or emails before pressing send.
Upgrade all your platforms.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
As a solar Capricorn, the focus for the next two months is your 10th House of public reputation and achievement. Whether you are an employee, self-employed, do voluntary or charity work, you are going to be much more visible than usual, thanks to the Sun, Mars and Mercury at the pinnacle of your chart. Remember, before you take any big risks, that the Messenger turns retrograde on the 27th until October 18th, so you need to slow right down and pace yourself for the long haul. With Mercury aligning with Pluto and disruptor Eris this week, expect delays, reversals and crossed wires in negotiations, transactions and agreements, both personally and professionally. Stay calm and hold the big perspective-it will all work out in the end.
Cut yourself and others some slack.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
Your 9th House of broadening your horizons is lit up by a gathering of Sun, Mars and Mercury. Between now and November, make it your priority to invest your time and energy on anything that extends and expands your world view, your knowledge and your perspective. On the 27th, the Messenger turns backwards until October 18th, so use this time to double check information, do background research and deep dive into potential new areas of study or teaching. Saturn and Jupiter have your back in Aquarius, motivating you to break out of your comfort zone to visit new territory, either literally or mentally.
Reviving and rekindling an old dream.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: Sep 26-Oct 3, 2021
For you as a solar Piscean, from now through to November will be a deep dive into one of the most unknown and hidden parts of your chart- your 8th House. Mercury will travel back and forth here until November, turning retrograde on September 27th until October 18th.Both the Sun and Mars are adding heat and light to this complex aspect of your psyche. This House is a place of secrets, family inheritance, sex, death, wills and finances-all subjects that are often taboo in so-called polite company. During this time, expect information that has been kept hidden to emerge, as Mercury aligns with Pluto. Don’t rush to either judgment or action-let it all sink in first. The Sun in Libra until October 21st is supporting you by shining a light in old dusty, dark corners. It’s not all doom and gloom- on September 29th,Venus in Scorpio makes a beautiful link to your own planet Neptune in Pisces. Do something special and beautiful for yourself.
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
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Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.