On Sept. 27, Mercury will go retrograde for the third and final time in 2021. During this period of Mercury retrograde, which ends on Oct. 18, you’ll probably hear a number of people carrying on about how everything is going wrong — and it’s all because of Mercury retrograde. But...
Mercury is the planet that governs communication, travel, and technology, and when it goes retrograde (aka appears to be moving backward in the sky), all things Mercury-related can go a bit haywire. We've already had two Mercury retrogrades this year, with the third and final retrograde beginning on September 27...
Mercury is at it again! Yes, the “messenger” of our solar system is gearing up for its next retrograde. This is the final Mercury retrograde of 2021 and with Jupiter in Aquarius and Pluto in Capricorn involved, we’re in for another intense one. Mercury will be retrograde in Libra from September 26 to October 18.
Despite the equinox on September 22, and the recent Jewish new year, autumn has so far failed to launch. A Met Gala held in September defined a summer of cultural disarray, a large-scale mess indicated by a grisly five planets currently in retrograde. Progress, by any linear standards, has become an abstract idea. From September 27 to October 18, Mercury becomes the sixth planet to stall and reverse course, wrenching the year’s challenges to a breaking point. Take this dive into uncertainty, and you may emerge with a new direction.
As another period of Mercury Retrograde dawns upon us this year, it’s best to be mindful between September 27 and October 18, 2021. For the third and final time this year, the astrological phenomenon will last for about three weeks. Mercury Retrograde occurs when the Earth orbits the sun at different a speed than the other planets, the illusion emulates a backward effect in the sky.
If misunderstandings are off-the-charts, getting to-dos done has gone from mildly irritating to stressful and slow, and you feel like you're speaking an entirely different language while having a run of the mill conversation with everyone from your boss to a hot new date, chances are you're feeling the impending Mercury retrograde. From September 27 to October 18, trickster Mercury will be retrograde in cardinal air sign Libra — but even in its pre-retrograde shadow or storm phase, you can count on Mercury retrograde will throw a wrench in communication, transportation, and technology.
After 9 a.m. Chicago time, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Cancer. Aries (March 21-April 19) With Mercury retrograde taking place directly opposite your sign, you are bound to hear from or run into ex-partners and old friends. In some cases, these people will show up in your dreams. This could be an opportunity for closure or clarification. “Go! And never darken my towels again!” (Groucho Marx.)
Today, Mercury, the Planet of Communication, is leaving its favorite sign (Virgo) and heading into diplomatic Libra, where it will stay until November 5. Usually, Mercury's transits aren't this long — but this time, the speedy planet will be extending its stay in Libra, thanks to a Mercury retrograde that lasts from September 26 to October 18. There's no need to panic just yet, though. Mercury likes hanging out in Libra and other mentally agile air signs, so this transit won't be as volatile as you think.
Celestial Motion (9/21-9/27) Hi everyone, Andy here with the semester’s third weekly horoscope! This section gives general information for all signs (such as the dates of each event). For the fullest reading experience, please read this section first before skipping down to your sign. To learn how I write these horoscopes, check out my explanatory column here.
The nightmare is almost over. In the face of a sinister six planets in retrograde, hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like you to have, indeed. But endure through October 2021’s last round of cosmic trails, and you’ll make it to the land of milk and honey: an autumn of linear progress and possibility. Anything’s possible in the new landscape — Azealia and Grimes might bury the hatchet after all! But to make it to your rebirth, you’ll have to sign up for a final sacrifice, as only Scorpio season can demand.
Another month, another set of retrograde-related challenges to deal with. After all, when a planet stations retrograde, it changes the planet’s impact. Sometimes, a retrograde subdues a planet’s overall power. Other times, it causes a planet to make mistakes that causes your day-to-day life more inconvenient. However, retrogrades are a major and nonnegotiable part of the astrological experience, and believe it or not, retrogrades can be fascinating and enlightening events. Seven planets will be retrograde during October 2021, and even though that sounds like a lot, it’s not as bad as you think. Four of these retrogrades will even come to an end this month.
In astrology, retrogrades are a necessary part of life. Even though the mere mention of the word “retrograde” could leave you with a whole bunch of anxiety, there’s no escaping the fact that sometimes, the planets love to move backward. At best, planetary retrogrades are an opportunity to lay low, embrace introspection, and tie off some loose ends. At worst, a retrograde can pave the way for the most awkward and frustrating situation imaginable. Either way, you’ll survive it. If you’re wondering what planets are retrograde during September 2021, take a deep breath, because the answer is a whopping seven.