Mercury Retrograde relationships are when you rewrite everything. Diaries get shredded. You drop zombie attachments and throw out old romance scripts.
In the case of this most recent Retrograde, Venus has also been Retro, tripling the effect. It’s been weird, of course, but productive. Many of us have met catalyst people or enjoyed Reset Romances.
In fact, brilliantly, Venus emerges “from shadow” just as Mercury goes Direct in October, on the 9th/10th.
And Mercury is going Direct ON the North Node then. That means that insights and communications around then will seed the future.
Everyone attuned is revising their relationship game at the moment, pulling energy out of go-nowhere alliances and redirecting it to the worth-it ones.
But while some streamlining of fluff and clutter is easy, other adjustments are harder. They say that something is not the truth unless it is hard to share.
It’s just as difficult to accept that someone who’s company makes you feel high is not, in fact, good for you.
Sentiment Is To Emotion What Splenda Is To Honey
The entire Venus Retro phase is June 22 till October 9. Pivotal: The Venus Uranus sync which first was on June 29/30, then again on August 20 and finally on September 23.
There was also a Mars-Retro Venus conjunction on the 1st of Sept. It develops further in early November when Mars and Venus meet at 23 Virgo. Now that is a good date.
But yes, this has been and still IS an insight-provoking astro-passage. One key message that many people are arriving at from different directions is the importance of dignity.
If an attachment is coming out of some lower emotion, it’s not sustainable unless you commit to a situation of stagnancy.
And sentiment is to emotion what Splenda is to honey. But by the time of Mercury Direct in early October, you will have learned a variety of Mercury Retrograde relationships lessons. You will be woke and wise.
Image: Arthur Rackham