The last Mercury Retrograde of the Year runs through September 9 - October 1, 2022
Can you believe we have already arrived at the end of the summer? As a transitional month, September prepares us for the arrival of autumn. We are under the Sun in Virgo, an analytical sign focusing its energy on fine-tuning our life processes and preparing us for the coming season. Virgo's hyper-awareness will help us find a healthier connection between mind, body, and spirit. This energy was especially felt during the last full moon, which occurred in Pisces on September 10. Relationships will also be an important topic this month as Mercury begins its retrograde motion in Libra, the sign of relationships. From September 9 to September 22, Mercury will have us evaluating the give and take within our most important bonds. While problems and misunderstandings will be intense, there is a real possibility that things will be "blown" out of proportion.
When Does the Last Mercury Retrograde of the Year Take Place?
The next Mercury retrograde kicks off on September 9 and rages on until October 2, all the while asking us to review our trajectory and clarify our decisions. While everyone is likely to feel its effects in some way, the zodiac signs most affected by Mercury retrograde in September 2022 are facing more intense obstacles.
This retrograde starts in the social and partnership-oriented sign of Libra and then swings back into practical, routine-oriented Virgo two weeks later, so we can expect interpersonal issues that could strain relationships, as well as temporal incidents that mess up our hourly day-to-day life.
As always, Mercury's retrograde periods can cloud our thinking and increase the chances of a misunderstanding, so it's helpful to be very cautious about communicating as clearly as possible and double-checking the details of any logistical issues.
Mercury Retrograde will face Jupiter, the planet of expansion
It is important to take some time to think calmly about all decisions before finalizing them at this time, especially given that Mercury retrograde will have to face Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion.
Jupiter has the power to magnify everything it touches, so while this connection can bring many exciting ideas, it can also make us too zealous in starting new things at a time when cosmic energy wants us to slow down our path. Take a deep breath before reacting to anything and use this rush of mental energy to review where you are instead of moving forward.
The Zodiac Signs Most Effected by this Season's Mercury Retrograde
If you happen to be one of the zodiac signs most affected by retrograde Mercury in September 2022, don't freak out! Just know you will need to take a little extra retrograde precaution as you navigate daily. Read on, so you know what to expect!
This retrograde spends most of its time in your partnership house, Aries, which means you will likely encounter some obstacles in relationships or confusing communication problems with your closest friends. Old disagreements with a partner may suddenly re-emerge and require further discussions, or lovers of the past may return to you, offering an opportunity for reconnection or closure.
Be extremely cautious about making impulsive decisions or overreacting to retrograde incidents around September 18, as this is the peak of Mercury's opposition to the large planet Jupiter in your sign. While Jupiter often brings optimism and luck, this tense aspect could amplify the effects of the retrograde and make misunderstandings seem like a bigger problem than they are.
We were in the middle of the Virgo season when this retrograde began, so as someone born under the sign of the cosmic maiden, you are sure to feel the intensity. But this is especially true once your ruling planet of Mercury moves back into your sign on September 23.
The first half of Mercury's retrograde movement will hit the financial sector of your life, which could cause money confusion or lead you into deals that are too good to be true. Be insightful about how you spend your money, as you may find that the investments you are looking at now have some undesirable hidden constraints, which are the source of nasty surprises.
Furthermore, relational dynamics and self-esteem issues could be felt around September 26, when Mercury meets the planet of love Venus in your sign. Give yourself some space to explore your thoughts on romance, identity, and values, and make sure your heart is aligned with your head.
Professional endeavors are a big deal for most people, but this is especially true of a determined and hardworking earth sign like you, Capricorn. This retrograde could be difficult because it spends most of its journey in your powerful home of career and public image.
Stay alert regarding potential communication errors at work and double-triple-check emails and meeting invitations before hitting send.
This retrograde allows you to delve into your belief system and reconnect with your higher aspirations. On September 27, Mercury and value-oriented Venus will form a harmonious trine aspect with the transformative planet Pluto in your sign, activating an intense sense of focus and many deep thoughts.
This is a great time to dig under the surface of previously overlooked problems or plan some powerful moves that will help you achieve your goals.
Most of the upcoming Mercury retrograde will take place in your zodiac sign, Libra, so be prepared for these exchanges to feel more personal. You're dealing with issues of self-expression and identity, so it's a good time to review how you've presented yourself and interacted with the world.
While things may be confusing, there may be a potential moment of clarity when Mercury meets the sun in Libra on September 23, the day the Libra season officially begins. This is a bright spot in the retrograde cycle, it also marks a turning point in this cosmic journey that could shift your attention more deeply.
From now on, you can use retrograde to connect with your intuition. Your subconscious has a lot to share with you right now, even if the messages seem confusing, so prioritize some time to spend alone, immersed in your thoughts. Once the retrograde clears up, you will have a better idea of what your soul is trying to say.
Keep Calm by Preparing Yourself
From September 23 to October 2, when Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, this makes us hyper-focused on the things that need to be transformed in our lives. Analyze your life and flaws, but be forgiving with yourself. With a total of nine, that's right, nine planetary bodies in retrograde, the September atmosphere is sure to be filled with confusion.
The autumn equinox on September 22 celebrates when the day and night are of equal length. As the days get shorter from this point on, we take advantage of all the teachings of the Virgo season to find true balance in our lives. From September 22, the Sun will be in Libra, making it necessary to review the harmony and balance in our lives.
Use the new moon of September 25 in Libra to evaluate both sides of your love story, as this will be the best time for a profound transformation.
Be easy on yourself, ease into communication, and you'll get through the rest of this retrograde.