Words by Kirstyn Lewis – Founder of the Karmic Soul

How exciting! The infamous Mercury Retrograde is upon us. For approximately three weeks Mercury Retrograde can create havoc or catch us off guard as our energy lulls.

This is the final Mercury Retrograde for the year (there are usually three) starts on 27 September 2021 until 17 October 2021.

The planets of course are always moving, this time, we are in a Libra Mercury Retrograde. It asks us to pay closer attention to communications around what’s fair and reasonable, particularly with respect to legal matters, money, business partnerships and marriage. Everyone will be affected a little differently as it transits one of the 12 zodiac ‘houses’, so it’s where Libra sits for you. It may affect work, another’s income, a love affair or even secrets but it’s looking to even the playing field.

Astrology is all about timed cycles and patterns. By knowing your time, date and place of birth, you can plan ahead with your astrologer for fewer surprises. Most people now know to back up all technology and have the car fixed BEFORE Mercury Retrograde commences and allow extra time for travel.

Anything with a ‘RE’ in front of it can be a good rule of thumb during Mercury Retrograde as a RE-minder to cross-check your plans or anything you put to paper or make a commitment to. Think of it as time to RE-view, RE-vise, RE-flect and RE-visit.


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But isn’t always negative. In fact, it is a perfect time to tie up all those loose ends, finish any outstanding projects or do those things that you just never got around to. It highlights those areas you need to pay closer attention to. You now have a second chance to get things right.

We often see retrogrades breaking the time barrier. For those of you interested in past lives, this is the time to schedule a session with an astrologer or regressionist as memories of prior lifetimes are often easier to recall. Take the time to listen to your inner voice or book some sound healing or yoga sessions. It’s also time to start any marriage counselling sessions or start seeing a life coach.

One of Mercury Retrograde’s favourite topics is history. It’s time to re-read female empowerment novels, try anything by the Bronte sisters or Maya Angelou’s famous 1930’s book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Any creative outlet such as writing, music and painting, is an excellent way of expressing the upside of Mercury Retrograde.

Lastly, don’t be surprised if a past love RE-appears. They often come back to check on a relationship that means more to them than they would admit. That ‘let’s catch up for coffee’ is really an ‘I want to let you know I haven’t forgotten you, let’s talk about what happened between us’.

There are always stories to tell on the other side so happy Retrograde season, everyone! And Good luck.

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