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Efficiency in Communication as Mercury Enters Virgo



by Sherene Schostak July 15, 2014 05:50 PM EST
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When the planet of communication moves out of the dramatic fires of Leo and into the pragmatic terrain of Virgo on August 15, the need for efficiency takes precedence. It's not so much about the showiness of the message but the practicality of the content.

Mercury is in its own sign now, and so our minds are sharper and eager to problem-solve. There's a strong analytic component to this Mercury transit. We may find ourselves obsessing over the details while simultaneously trying to get to the bottom of an important issue.

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Discernment is also key under this influence. We may feel ourselves wanting to make perfect decisions, but this will only drive us mad as there's no such thing. However, this emphasis on really sifting through shoddy options will make us better decision-makers in the process. In fact, it's all about the process while Mercury tours Virgo. We become keenly aware of how well or how poorly we're going about our craft. We're able to spot where and how we're wasting our time and mental energy, and thus able to make the necessary refinements.

Mercury in Virgo is all about finessing our communication and writing skills to a more pristine and practical form. Of course, it's also important to be aware of the more neurotic side of this placement. Our obsession with details and perfection could send us to the brink of OCD behaviors for the next few weeks. Watch for overthinking a
 
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