When Mercury stations direct it is strongest of all in its energy and potency. Mercury is known as the planet of communication and the ruler of both Virgo and Gemini zodiac signs.
When will Mercury go retrograde again? Not until March 5, 2019. In general, Mercury retrograde happens three times a year for a period of approximately 27 days.
Three weeks ago, in astrological terms, Mercury was in the sign of Sagittarius. Then, the illusion of retrograde motion began making it appear as if the planet moved back into Scorpio where it was late summer and early fall.
Yes, you heard that correctly. Mercury retrograde is not a fact based in science as is Venus or Pluto retrograde motion. So, all that blame and shaming of poor Mercury during retrograde for tech troubles, dropped phone calls, transportation woes and that computer that PS4 blue line of death may have been coincidental in its timing.
But is it really caused by Mercury retrograde? Perhaps not! It’s just the way that the Earth and other planets appear to the eye when moving around the Sun, and you would need a telescope to notice that. When Mercury stations direct it looks as if it isn’t moving at all.
Still, using astrology, astrologers practice the art of symbolic interpretation of a Mercury retrograde season. For example, what happens when your relationship’s communication goes wonky? What does it mean to you personally in your horoscope or birth natal chart if this personal planet is in retrograde motion?
How does anything affect you when it does the OPPOSITE of what it is SUPPOSED to be doing? Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist, astronomer, or astrologer to tell you the answer to that question.
It’s plain and simple. It’s bad! But now, with Mercury stationing direct, there are LOTS of great things to look forward to.
1. MERCURY DIRECT BEGINS AT 27 DEGREES SCORPIO.
We look at the effects of Mercury direct from the standpoint of a Scorpio placement direct into Sagittarius, then retrograding back into Scorpio for the planetary affect on each zodiac sign.
During the time that Mercury stations direct in Scorpio, it’s a call to dig deeply and to research out the facts, particularly related to problems that involve the psyche. In numerology, 27 reduces to 9. These changes have a humanitarian effect for all zodiac signs.
2. MERCURY DIRECT TAKES PLACE JUST BEFORE THE NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS.
Mercury will be moving into Sagittarius later this month. This is also a time when soul-searching can be productive and meaningful. A New Moon is a downloading of information.
If you know what a problem is or how you need to work to resolve a conflict, you can gain the focus and insight you need by intentionally searching for those answers this week.
3. BEFORE THE NEXT RETROGRADE, THE SUN WILL COMPLETE ITS TRANSIT OF SAGITTARIUS AND ENTER AN EARTH SIGN, THAT IS ALSO CARDINAL.
Mercury is associated with the mind but it’s the ruler of an air sign, Gemini, and an Earth sign, Virgo. Plans and problems that need restructuring or reorganizing can benefit while under a Capricorn Sun at the start of the new year, 2019.
This can bring energy and strength to starting projects, being productive and taking swift action with knowledge and intelligence.
4. VENUS IS DIRECT.
This is the first time that both Venus and Mercury are direct in almost 2 months. This can have a significant impact on relationships and business partnerships as communication and love both aim towards repairing things.
5. MERCURY IS CONJUNCT WITH JUPITER AND QUINCUNX WITH URANUS.
Changes that take place now provide outcomes that are fortunate and lucky, and situations that are incompatible can be revealed at this time bringing energy for powerful solution finding.
Each astrological interpretation (Vedic, Western, Harmonic, Sidereal, and Vibrational) has their own view of what the planet Mercury means. But all agree that Mercury is a personal planet that gives you intellect, the ability to communicate well, sing melodically, be inclined to travel and enjoy media in a special way.
When direct, Mercury’s impact is outwardly. It’s the way that you associate with others and the world. (And retrograde is the internal process of thoughts and information.)
Mercury direct in Scorpio means that all zodiac signs have an opportunity to take secret lessons learned while in retrograde and use them to benefit humanity in a profound way.
However, how Mercury direct affects your zodiac sign specifically depends on its aspect to other planets in your natal chart. Astrology does provide a cool roadmap on how to use these planetary energy shifts to your advantage.
Find your zodiac sign below to find out what’s in store for you, according to your astrological forecast and horoscope, beginning on this month, 2018 until March 2019 for all zodiac signs in astrology.
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)
Mercury station direct affects 8th House, rebirth & 9th House, adventure
Aries, you may feel intensity in areas of your life that clearly require major changes. This can bring you to think about how to restructure the way that you manage your small day-to-day tasks.
There can be some partnership opportunity that comes up where you inherit a benefit due to someone else bowing out. Your ability to fulfill needs can open the door to new learning.
There can be growth opportunities where you acquire new skills, training, that can include travel or study.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
Mercury station direct affects 7th House, partnerships & 8th house, rebirth
Taurus, there are things you’d like to accomplish and perhaps it will be too much for just you to manage, so at the end of the day this is what friends are for. Turn to them.
You may find that seeing goals as a thing you don’t have to bear the burden of all on your own as a new lesson to learn at this stage of life.
There can be an opportunity for you to not only share goals and aspirations but also problems that help you to deepen bonds that withstand the test of time.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
Mercury station direct affects 6th House, wholeness & 7th house, partnerships
Gemini, it’s time to put up healthy boundaries. At work or even at home, there’s a call to centered and improved living. You may be looking for less change that used to entertain you and to start seeking out objectives that give you some structure and focus.
Love may become a source that motivates you to create a firm structure to build upon. You might be thinking about the family you’ve always wanted to have or the need to secure a position that affords you a better work schedule so that you can begin dating with the intention to marry.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
Mercury station direct affects 5th House, joy & 6th house, wellness
Cancer, what’s better than being happy and feeling whole? You may feel the quickening of the spirit that makes your heart ready to love but first, flirting! There can be a work relationship that leads you to meet a friend of a friend where there is powerful chemistry that pulls you out of your shell.
Happiness in the heart is contagious. As you begin to feel more like your old self again, it makes sense that you would start to invest in fitness or taking better care of yourself, too.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
Mercury station direct affects 4th House, family and root security, then 5th house, romance and fun
Leo, now that you are gaining some clarity on what it takes to have the future you envision for your life the old lion urge for fun can creep up back again making you long for the good old days where you can hang out with friends and have some clean fun.
You may find that this is a time where you learn how to manage the word ‘no’ and ‘yes’ trying to figure out the work-play balance that fits in with a lifestyle that’s sustainable for a long time.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
Mercury station direct affects 3rd House, communication and travel, then 4th house, home
Virgo, speak into reality what you want to see happen in your life. While some problems can appear to be a matter of miscommunication, you are likely to want to start creating a system that helps you to avoid unnecessary conversations so you can focus on more meaningful interactions with friends and family.
This is a great time to do little things that help you to do that. Schedule overlapping meetings with friends that are purposeful, productive and playful. Take into consideration that your partner at this time may need to see more of you, too, so batching plans can have a significant advantage beyond saving time.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)
Mercury station direct affects 2nd House, property and finances, then 3rd house, communication
Libra, you will be looking at the practical side of things. You can see that you could either gain money or if you’re not careful, lose some. During this month, playing the lottery in order to make quick money might appeal to you but don’t be the house and take a big risk.
When it comes to communicating about things related to life or business matters, filing paperwork for passports if you’re planning to take a trip can require a bit more effort than usual. You must plan ahead in order to make sure that your plans not only are filed and processed accurately, but timely before the next retrograde season.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)
Mercury station direct affects 1st House, self, then 2nd house, property
Scorpio, learning about yourself can be fun. You may discover somethings about yourself that help you to see what your interests are. You can pick up an old subject that you used to love to study but haven’t for some time. Writing your life story or journaling thoughts can be an intentional practice too.
When Mercury enters your 2nd house, you can find that you are interested in making money with what you know or perhaps consulting others and adding value to others by sharing ideas and wisdom.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
Mercury station direct affects 12th House, hidden resources, then 1st house, self
Sagittarius, be sure to look at all options. During Mercury stationing direct, you can have access to new resources that have been previously hidden from you. You might also uncover the truth behind an association that you thought was beneficial but now come to realize feelings may not be mutual.
Your inner strength can intimidate at some points and so acting humble even though inside you are full of confidence can help others to overcome their fear of your growing influence.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
Mercury station direct affects 11th House, friendships, then 12th house, hidden resources
Capricorn, let your friends know you love them. If you have a friendship that has been in detriment, you can use this time to try to make amends and if its unsuccessful, at least you will have known that you tried and set it to rest.
There’s also a desire to put your all into work, once again but now find resources you once thought were unattainable to you. You may find that you are able to work less when finding that you have people at work that you can depend on to take on additional responsibilities to help you out.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)
Mercury station direct affects 10th House, career, then 11th house, friendships
Aquarius, communicate your goals with others. You can start to focus on your relationship with work and running things more smoothly. You can let work become more important than you had before due to issues related to family and friendships that took up more time than you had anticipated.
When Mercury begins its returned to your friendship sector, you can feel that it’s important for you to start prioritizing time better. You may find that you can tell who is a person you should focus and spend time with and who might be all talk but no action.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
Mercury station direct affects 9th House, adventure, then 10th house career
Pisces, have fun and live life fully. With Mercury in opening the door to your adventure and higher learning, you can start to plan out your next trip. This time hopefully for fun and pleasure. However, there can be a need to take a work related trip that helps you to gain some skills you need to advance your career for next year.