Mercury Retrograde: August 23, 2023 – Lynch Pin

Mercury will turn retrograde on Wednesday on 21 degrees Virgo. It’s a busy little planet which will be aspecting the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto as it reverses course. It’ll be like flipping the switch on a variety of things. I wonder if there might be an event around this. Roughly noontime in the United States.

Drama is likely as simultaneously Venus in Leo will be squaring the Moon in Scorpio and Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus. On top of that, the Sun in Virgo will be opposing retrograde Saturn in Pisces.

This sounds like everywhere you turn, it’ll be something. I expect this to be the case, but we also have a strong grand trine in earth which you can tap into as needed.

If you’ve been struggling with the Mercury Mars conjunction, your tension should ease pretty quickly, never mind Mercury with its opposition to Neptune for a few weeks. This also keeps Mercury in its home sign longer. In general, this is good.

So really I’d just pay attention on Wednesday. This is more like the end of something than it is the beginning.

11 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde: August 23, 2023 – Lynch Pin”

  1. Hmmm, my husband’s natal Saturn is at 21° Virgo (5th house). Really hoping it’s the end of his extended underemployment, but I can never seem to forecast anything correctly as my brain wants to explode when I try to factor in all the various aspects in his chart so I’ll just wait and see, as usual. I always appreciate your take on things Elsa, thank you.

  2. Thanks Elsa, that’s a birthday present, I will turn 60 on 23 August. The Mercury transit additionally hits my IC and natal mercury on this day. Wonder what this triggers….

  3. 0 Vir 9’53” Sun here. And then Mercury stationary retrograde at the midpoint of my 7th house Pluto/Uranus conjunction. I don’t know if I’m liking the vibes of this upcoming solar return year.

  4. Wednesday the 23rd is when trump and his cronies will likely be turning themselves in at the Atlanta jail. Hopefully this will be the end for all of their crimes against the American people! I am so looking forward to this mess to be over. Lock them up! Sorry if this is too political for some of your readers but I need to own my feelings about what they have put us all through.

  5. My mom’s husband died last weekend and the funeral is on Wednesday.

    So yeah,the end of something?
    Definitely a match here!

    Also, I really hope there are reversals in regards to anything in this case. (Not that he will turn up alive or something like that, but other things that will make themselves known through this event!)

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