Mercury Goes Retrograde in Virgo: Transform Your Mind - August 23 to September 15

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It’s here! The third 2023 retrograde of Mercury begins on Wednesday, August 23rd at 12:59 p.m. Pacific Time, lasting until Friday, September 15th. When the Planet of Communication goes retrograde, every single Zodiac sign feels a need to go within. Certain situations will request us to go back to the drawing board so we can rethink the way we approach them.  

This is especially true when Mercury goes retrograde in one of its favorite places in the sky, the area ruled by Virgo. Since Virgo is an intellectual Earth sign that relates to the mind, expect your overall thinking process to experience a major transformation that eventually leads to rebirth. Yes—this is embracing the need to “change your mind.” Below is the area of life Mercury retrograde will ask you to rethink, revamp, or redo, according to your Rising sign.  

Aries: work, wellness, pets, life processes. Review and reformulate your productive processes as well as daily life routines in order to find balance. 

Taurus: children, fun, play, creativity. Reconnect with your children and siblings as well as your inner child by exploring your imagination. 

Gemini: home, family, roots, foundations. Re-root by working on the foundations of your life to make them stable and strong for the future. 

Cancer: speech, communication, siblings, transportation. Review any type of communication before hitting “send,” and make sure your messaging is correct.  

Leo: money, resources, budget, personal values. Reformulate your budget and reevaluate what truly is meaningful to you, on a tangible but also spiritual level. 

Virgo: identity, self-image, the body, approach to life. Revamp your sense of style & the way you express yourself to others. 

Libra: spirituality, healing, secrets, the subconscious mind. Renew your spiritual practices in favor of finding healing and releasing the past. 

Scorpio: community, friendships, networking, hopes & dreams. Review your list of wishes as well as the list of people who will help you attain them. 

Sagittarius: career, reputation, visibility, life purpose. Redefine your professional goals to align them with your long-term life’s mission. 

Capricorn: travel, learning, spirituality, life philosophy. Reconsider your world views by zooming out and retraining your mind to see the big picture. 

Aquarius: healing sex, intimacy, transformation, other people’s money. Review the expenses and investments you share with someone and have those deep conversations. 

Pisces: relationships, marriage, contracts, business partners. Retrieve the energy you invest in others in order to find a more balanced “give-and-take.”


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