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๐ŸŒ€ Mars and Merc Retro: Out of Sorts๐ŸŒ€

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Feeling a bit confused lately? With so many planets retrograding and some coming direct, it can be for sure an energetic time of feeling....

O U T OF S O R T S !

I've got you covered! Let's take a second look at what's happening and how we can remedy some of this which-way-is-up astrological mayhem.

Fall Season Retrograde/Direct Timeline


Sept 9: Mars went into retrograde at 28 degrees Aries

Sept 12: Jupiter went direct at 17 degrees Capricorn

Sept 27: Mercury entered 0 degrees Scorpio

Sept 29: Saturn went direct at 25 degrees Capricorn


Oct 13: Mercury retrogrades at 11 degrees Scorpio

Oct 27: Mercury reenters Libra (still in retrograde)


Nov 3: Mercury goes direct at 25 degrees Libra

Nov 10: Mercury will reenter Scorpio (direct)

Nov 13: Mars direct at 15 degrees Aries


Dec 1st: Mercury enters Sagittarius

Firstly, when I look at this timeline, its interesting to note that Mercury transits in Scorpio from September 27th until October 27th - exactly one month. How can you harness that month most fully? Embrace that healing. Dig deep into those themes with Mercury transiting in Scorpio!

Secondly, mercury will go direct literally ON election day in the U.S. You cannot make this stuff up, haha! Voters, I hope you cast your mail in ballot long before then, and in advance...I know I did!

Thirdly, we have two inner planets both retrograding, one we have been under the spell of for quite a while now, and another that is an old hand at going retrograde but often frequently meets frowning faces by anyone in the spiritual community. Can you guess which one is which? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Let's look at each of these with some of my top tips once again.

How to Heal in the Mars Retro...

-Slow downnnn

-People will be quick to anger. You can choose not to be.

-Ask yourself "Is it worth my time and energy?"

-Practice making amends and forgiving others. We're all in this super charged fiery Mars energy together.

-Nudge yourself into action when you feel weak or vulnerable (its really just an illusion that you can't with Chiron there)

Bonus: See my popular 5 Crystals for this Mars Retrograde post for lots more on this mars retrograde!

How to Heal in the Merc Retro...

-Dig deep into hidden information

-Continue practicing speaking your truths and detoxing fear

-Be willing to transform your thoughts into gold. Pause when the harsh and negative thoughts come up and say, "Ok, WAIT. Is that really true? Is that really what I want to manifest?"

-Don't be afraid to embrace and learn from your shadow. Its shadow season here in the Northern hemisphere, and the chilly weather and lengthening nights lend themselves exactly to this type of work.

Bonus: See my Mercury enters Scorpio: Truths Laid Bare post for more on this Merc retro season!

As always, I am here for you ๐Ÿ’•. Make sure that you are following me on my bimonthly moon email newsletters as well as all of the places that I am (links here).

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Julie Ann Fae is a Professional Astrologer and Certified Angel Card Reader. She weaves together the magic of the moon, stars, and planets with fairy flair. She uses oracle cards and astrology to enliven, enlighten and inspire others. Check out more on this blog and visit her offerings at

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