August 2021

Understanding Mercury Retrograde

During a retrograde, Mercury travels the same 15 degrees three times. The first shadow period happens almost 3 weeks before the planet stops or stations retrograde.

A statue of Mercury throwing something behind him.

Mercury and the 6 Retrograde Planets

Talkative Mercury begins a two month journey in Libra on August 30th. Be prepared to discuss all manner of past problems with 6 planets moving backward.

Mercury's symbol consists of the Venus symbol with horns indicating its ability to go between the masculine and feminine.

All About Mercury

Mercury, named for the Roman messenger god, rules travel, commerce and communication. Commerce and the attendant accounting and wealth aspects usually are associated with Virgo, one of the signs Mercury rules.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, Ace of Swords, shows a hand holding a crowned sword indicating pure intellect.

Ace of Swords

Pure intellect triumphs.
Explore the world of ideas. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Clear is as kind as you can be.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, Ace of Wands, shows a living wand over land indicating the rising of passion.

Ace of Wands

Pure passion triumphs.
Express yourself. You’re given artistic license. Flaunt your flair. Feed the fire in your gut.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, Ace of Cups, shows the Holy Grail over the sea indicating pure ideals and love.

Ace of Cups

Pure emotion triumphs.This time love does conquer all. Trust your intuition. Honor your highest ideals.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Sword, Ace of Pentacles, shows a hand holding a Pentacle over a fertile land indicating pure practical and mundane work.

Ace of Pentacles

Practicality triumphs. Forget experts and use common sense. Done is better than perfect. Back to the basics.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 2 of Swords, shows blind justice holding 2 swords, indicating a time of objective judgement.

Two of Swords

Decisions must be made with partial facts. Delaying or changing your mind is worse than either choice.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 2 of Wands, shows a traveler holding a globe with walking staffs indicating the need to plan how to get somewhere.

Two of Wands

Focus on where you want to go. Plan your travel. Get ready for a trip.
Time to develop your vision of the future.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 2 of Cups, shows lovers with 2 cups indicating a romantic pair.

Two of Cups

Love blooms. Two hearts become one. You are better together than apart. Time for romance.