Mercury Retrograde August 12th through September 5th 2017

Almost time to go for another spin! The second of three Mercury Retrograde phases in 2017 arrives on August 12th and lasts until September 5th. Although technically, we actually have three and a half this year, since the last of 2016 overlapped into the first week of January. It starts in the sign of Virgo and ends in Leo. The Pre-Shadow started on July 24th and the Post-Shadow will end on September 19th (click HERE to find out more about the Shadow period).

What does this mean for you? Since my astrology skills are still rusty, I turned to other places on the interwebz for answers.

Here’s a bit from an article written by Maria DeSimone called Mercury Retrograde: Back to the Drawing Board. Check out the article for more details on how your sign will be specifically affected (for example, part of the Leo forecast says, “…this will be an ideal time to figure out a way to overhaul your budget …”).

Mercury is at it again! He’s getting ready to turn retrograde on August 12, 2017, at 11 degrees of Virgo — and will not go direct until September 5 at 28 degrees of Leo. This summer retrograde has a distinct vibe connected to getting our work and health in order.

Although you’ll feel more like lying in the sun and playing (it IS summer after all!), the truth is, there will be at least one significant assignment that requires your careful revision. Polish it up because it truly has an opportunity to shine by the time Mercury turns direct in late Leo.

During this Mercury Retrograde you might also reconnect with old colleagues or people who worked for you at one time. Lastly, if your health care protocol needs tweaking, this will be your opportunity to get on the right track!

She also has some great information and suggestions in her article Mercury Retrograde Dos and Don’ts – Keep moving forward while Mercury moves backward. I highly recommend checking it out.

Here’s the graphic I created for the occasion, using a photograph kindly provided by NASA (see the original here). Happy spinning!

Mercury Retrograde August 2017

Mercury Retrograde August 12th until September 5th 2017. The second Mercury Retrograde cycle of 2017 begins on August 12th at 9:00 pm & ends September 5th at 7:29 am (EDT). Mercury Retrograde is a great opportunity to look backwards to fix what might be broken, before moving forward again. This retrograde begins in the earthy sign of Virgo & ends in the fiery sign of Leo, making this a great time to look at our health, living space, and relationships to reevaluate what’s working and what needs fixing, before using our strength, creativity, and heart to implement changes. First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. Mercury Retrograde April 9. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Mercury Retrograde April 9. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! Mercury Retrograde April 9.

5 comments for “Mercury Retrograde August 12th through September 5th 2017

  1. August 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I stepped out late last night to see if I could see any shooting stars. My youngest was with me and it was a great Mom/Son moment. We didn’t see any shooting stars, but they were brilliant and it was so clear you could see quite a few. It was awesome! Our world is incredible, don’t you think?

    • August 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      That’s definitely an awesome moment, Lisa! And yes, our world is filled with amazing things. ❤️

  2. August 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Is this why I haven’t slept since 12th Aug?! Shall I expect insomnia until 5th Sept ha x

    • August 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      LOL! No worries, Hayley – I shook my magic eight ball, and asked if you’d get any sleep in the coming weeks, and it said –

      via GIPHY

      • August 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

        YES! Thank you so much Traci! This will definitely come true now

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