#281 - Weekly Energy Update for August 20, 2023: Virgo Season and Mercury Retrograde
Every time a zodiac season ends, the universe hits the ‘reset’ button. After the sun has spent the last month in Leo, it’s moving into the sign of Virgo on Wednesday the 23rd and we’re hitting the reset button.
During the next month, we’ll experience Virgo energies, which include being productive, hard-working, and a perfectionist. We feel most energized and productive during this time of year.
The Virgo season offers us a fantastic opportunity to get things done and establish a regular schedule. It’s all about achieving balance in our day-to-day schedule.
Because this Virgo season coincides with Mercury in retrograde, it’s a little trickier than usual to get into a solid daily routine. Mercury rules Virgo and Mercury going retrograde on the same day that Virgo Season starts makes us feel like a kid being dragged back to school after an epic summer vacation.
If you’re already feeling tired, disoriented, and like you’re just not yourself, there’s a good chance we can blame it on Mercury retrograde. Mercury, the planet of cognitive function, has a way of making your brain have to work twice as hard to function when it is spinning backward.
Even though Mercury retrograde is generally disliked, it's important to keep in mind that it's not the end of the world. Mercury retrograde is not only a common occurrence—it occurs three to four times a year—but it also plays a crucial role in your soul journey.
This particular Mercury Retrograde gives us the opportunity to go back to the basics and rebuild our Universe. It’s time to simplify and focus on building a life that keeps you centered and balanced.
Also keep in mind that Mercury is known as the trickster planet and while it is retrograde, it enjoys making our lives as inconvenient as possible. There are often delays, frustrations, misunderstandings, and problems with our technology, providing us an opportunity to practice remaining centered no matter what is going on.