Today, write your own horoscope — for the past month (in other words, as if you’d written it October 1st).
Mercury is about learning, so, while it cruises through this intellectually brilliant zone it will not be able to abide stupidity and will seek to enlighten other minds through dispersing knowledge. Jupiter ruling here will stress the importance of higher learning. Of course, the superficial people will stand out like a shiny star and Mars’ energy is felt as anger surges in the extreme while trying to keep you from slapping someone silly. Just imagining taking action will not be enough and you must try to use your powers for good and not for violence.
If you slip-up during the Solar Eclipse, no one will see you, so don’t worry about it.
During this retrograde journey, all we have to really pay attention to is the combustion phase which is described in greater detail in the Sun conjunct Mercury Oct 13 – 20. Illusions are that; this time highlights sensitivity to environment and awareness of the false nature of fake prophets. (See the effect of desiring to pat someone on the head. With a desk. Many times.) In the case of Mercury, the old thought patterns and mental scripts that no longer serve us – are consumed and destroyed. We know what is good for us and what is toxic and we simply have no more patience for the fakers and the haters.
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake
So, Shake Shake It Off.
Mercury Retrograde stalls in Libra, the true judge of the Zodiac. Weighing the pros and cons, it is a reminder to never, ever, ever underestimate a two-faced air sign, even if they look like Barbie. A lot of them will play dumb deliberately… Of course, you will also meet the ones who have no idea that they are playing. or dumb. or don’t really look like Barbie. Humor them. This is Venus conjunct Selfie. If you look very carefully, you can see the star formation Narcissist in the sky.
Those with Mercury conflicted in their chart are constructing a façade to push through their own agendas and will surprise you by showing how much they can get away with in this time period. This is the position of the famous Arc of Enron, the celestial embezzler.
The influence of this time period is a reminder to slow down and take three deep breaths when electronics fail, communication stalls, and you lose the TV remote. You are able to see the truths of the past and realize that updating to iOs 8 will simply cause more friction in your life.
[Some of these specific ideas were from actual astrological concepts at http://darkstarastrology.com/mercury-retrograde/%5D
Thanks to those of you with a sense of humor.