While the entire month of September has granted us plenty of fruitful and motivating transits that have carried us throughout the month, it has one major parting gift before it sees us off—Mercury in Retrograde begins today in the sign of Libra.
Don’t panic yet! Contrary to popular belief, Mercury in Retrograde doesn’t have to be a reason to panic. Instead, this is a time to reevaluate, rehearse, and remember. While this transit may be taking place over the next three weeks, today you will begin to feel that shift and off-balance while adjusting.
Additionally, the Moon is doing plenty of work today; notably, it’s squaring Neptune in Pisces, which can leave us feeling pretty exposed and vulnerable emotionally, as well as feeling pretty dreamy and lost in our thoughts. The Moon is also trining both Jupiter (in Aquarius) and Mercury (in Libra), giving a bit of a boost to our social and love lives that may have felt heavy lately.
Check out what you should expect today, and don’t forget to also read for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign!
The Sun in Libra is currently in your house of friends/social networking and is forming a trine with Saturn today, which can bode well for your career. This aspect brings about an idea of receiving recognition for work you’ve put in and receiving something from it. You may be tempted to overthink some things or lose touch with reality, but don’t go too far—you’ve earned this moment, so embrace it.
This can be a mentally taxing day, with the Moon in Gemini squaring Neptune—the planet of daydreams, fantasy, and optimism. While Neptune is right at home in Pisces, squaring up to the moon that holds a strong influence over your emotions can lead you to feel more sensitive than usual, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed. If you’re able to take the day to relax and reminisce, this is a good day for it, but if not, don’t stress. The important thing is to take care of yourself mentally and emotionally.
You may feel a bit more vulnerable and sensitive than usual—this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, though. You may feel a pressing need to sort out what you want and what your loved one wants, trying to strike some type of balance. You will have plenty of time to unpack this, but as for today, it’s essential to start a conversation if you feel it’s necessary, but choose your words wisely. You don’t want to say things now that you can’t take back later.
Sun and Mercury may be hanging out in your 11th house of friends, yet Mercury is in retrograde today, and that can leave communication potentially less than desired. You may find it hard to communicate what you’re trying to say, and on top of that, Mercury is squaring up with Pluto—a planet of rebirth, secrets, death, and transformation. This can be a great day to look deeper into things you’re passionate about but can also be a day rife with a desire to dive into conspiracy theories. You’ll need to sit this one out.
Communication may not come as easily as you would like today, but that’s okay. You don’t have to take care of every single problem right this second. If you feel there are things to handle, today might be a good day to sit back and think about what you want to say before you go off and say it.