Mercury will turn retrograde in Libra near midnight on September 26th or in the very early morning of the 27th depending on your time zone. Just figure you’ll go to sleep with Mercury direct and wake up backwards!
There are a couple things that stand out about this period. First, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all already retrograde. When Mercury turns, all planets excluding Venus and Mars will be reversed. You can expect delays and read about this here: 2021 Retrogrades.
Next, Mercury will turn retrograde at 25 Libra. Pluto is at 24 Capricorn, fixing to turn direct. This means both planets will station or be slowed down and concentrated, as they square off.
The exact aspects will take place on September 22nd and again on October 1st. Now check the exact degree and minutes:
September 22: 24 degrees 22 minutes
October 1st: 24 degrees 19 minutes
We’re talking about ten days of the two planets being tightly squared. If you planets near 24 Cardinal, I would be highly alert during this period. Expect extremes!
Post this period, Mercury will retrograde back to ten degrees Libra, turning direct on October 18th. Pluto will have already turned direct on October 6th. Will the planets square off again? Of course!
The third exact square will take place on November 2nd at 24 degrees 29 minutes.
I guess you get the picture here. Painful news.
Check the houses in your chart where these planets will land for further insight. Outside of putting people with planets in late degrees of Cardinal signs on notice – special heads up to Mercury-ruled Gemini and Virgo. You’re going to be involved in this, pulled in on a tractor beam. It’s not too soon to mentally prepare.
What do you make this situation? How do you think it will impact you?