October 13: Mercury Goes Retrograde

October 13: Mercury Goes Retrograde

The moon is trine Uranus Rx at 1:35 p.m.

All of Tuesday’s cosmic action happens in the afternoon, and early evening, beginning with a moon/Uranus earth trine. This trine has a stabilizing effect on Uranus’ unpredictable energies and allows us to harness and use these under the skillful Virgo moon’s influence. Though more stable, Moon/Uranus trines still make our feelings seem more significant and outside the box. We might even have moments of insight that give us a new perspective now.

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The sun is opposite Mars Rx at 4:26 p.m.

The moon is sextile Mercury at 5:19 p.m.

Late afternoon, the peaceable Libra sun and battle-ready Mars in Aries face off in an oppositional aspect. The sun represents leadership and perceptions, while Mars represents the drive, initiative, and restless frustrations of our times. We may need to use our energy to bring Mars into balance as much as we can. Collectively, this opposition may represent diplomatic efforts to engage the public and restore peace and justice.

While the sun and Mars have a showdown, the precise Virgo moon and Mercury in Scorpio collaborate in a helpful sextile. This aspect brings deeper emotional and empathic understanding in our communications, which supports our times’ diplomatic efforts. The moon in Virgo provides a cool and calm mood, where feelings are moderated and analyzed, while Mercury, in profound Scorpio, seeks the deeper truth.


Mercury goes retrograde at 6:05 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Venus at 7:55 p.m.

Early evening, Mercury in Scorpio stations retrograde. This station punctuates the significance of today’s cosmic weather and its themes in conversation, as we now begin to backtrack with Mercury’s reverse journey. Pay attention to any conversational topics that emerged today, and reflect on what has been coming up lately. We will be revisiting and reworking our progress in these areas until November 3.

Tuesday ends on a sweet note, with the moon in Virgo forming a conjunction with Venus. This moon/Venus conjunction in the sign of nature and natural healing can help us tend to our health routines. This aspect has a therapeutic, regenerative effect, and may represent a time for the Virgo new moon intentions we set on September 17 to start bearing fruit now. It’s a time to harvest what we have sown in our love relationships and bring new life to our committed unions.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.