Mercury Is Out of Retrograde This Week, and the Universe Is Finally Cutting Us an Energetic Break

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This week begins with compelling prospects afoot. The Virgo full moon directly opposes the sun in Pisces on Monday, March 9, at 11:37 p.m., just less than two hours after Mercury, who’s traveled retrograde since February 16, stations direct. Since Mercury rules Virgo, this full moon provides you with a promising opportunity to integrate the truth you’ve discovered over the last few weeks while the planet of communication recalibrated the speed at which it travels around the sun.

In addition to Mercury's new direct station, this full moon has Venus and Uranus in a close conjunction in Taurus while they trine the south node in Capricorn. Simultaneously, the sun in Pisces also conjoins Neptune, Pisces’ ruler, while making a lucky angle to Jupiter, who also trines the moon.

The full worm moon features a lot of energy that brings auspicious and potent spiritual potential.

To put it another way, the full worm moon features a lot of energy that brings auspicious and potent potential. At its best, spirituality offers us trust that no matter how hard times may feel, ultimately, we are supported. It provides a sense of safety and security that no matter what is happening in the world, we can trust in the inherent goodness of life. And that’s exactly the ethos this full moon offers—that no matter how out of sorts things in the outside world may feel, we each have an incredible wealth of internal stability we can cultivate, and when we act on it, the cosmic forces can meet us with a reassuring hug.

To support you with cultivating this trust throughout the week, the sun continues to make auspicious and favorable connections with Jupiter and Pluto. On Wednesday, the sun in Pisces perfects its sextile to Jupiter in Capricorn. This Jupiter sextile sun transit deserves a round of applause, because Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, making a favorable connection with the sun in healing Pisces enables optimism and growth. So, take a moment, and focus on the positive: What vision for your life is summoning you forward? Consider how the universe might just be conspiring on behalf of your highest good.

After weeks of super-challenging astrological configurations, these softer and kinder transits help us to integrate our faith and trust.

Then, on Saturday, March 14, the sun perfects his sextile to Pluto, too, while Mars and Neptune make a favorable connection. These aspects bring with them accommodating reassurance, so take time to name and savor what you are grateful for because after weeks of super-challenging astrological configurations, these softer and kinder transits help us to integrate our faith and trust. Yes, we are still in the middle of extreme transits, but this week allows us to catch a positive rhythm with it all, should we choose.

There is a challenge, however, on Friday when Chiron, the wounded healer, squares the nodes of fate. This configuration asks us to choose the higher road, taking the path of resilience over staying stuck in a state of victimhood. Doing this will take discipline, but it is worth the challenge.

The other thing to stay mindful of this week is just how much planetary emphasis in Earth and water we’ll experience, especially on the full moon. Remember, Earth and water create mud, so if things feel stuck, reframe your thoughts and consider instead that you have the best circumstances to plant new seeds of desire.

Stay grounded and trust that everything will be okay. Even with COVID-19 afoot and understandable worries around it mounting, it’s essential to take a moment and remember the power of your resilience. Take action to strengthen your immune system, maintain proper hygiene, and trust that your body is capable of fighting anything. If your mental health is taking a toll from this, minimize your exposure to the constant reporting on the virus. Thankfully the moon will travel in Libra on Tuesday and Wednesday, which brings a welcome astrological breeze.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.

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