In the last two Newsletters I have included an article on the transit of Mercury in Virgo. Last month I wrote about the retrograde phase of Mercury in Virgo. On October 2nd, the retrograde phase will end and Mercury will start its direct motion again. so now we are back to the more positive version of the transit, which ends on October 26th. So I including an updated version of the article on the website, for those of you who would like a reminder about Mercury's transit in your chart.
In your individual horoscope, the influence of Mercury’s transit of Virgo will be experienced in a variety of ways that depend on the house it transits in your chart. Here is a description of the areas of life that Mercury might improve for you, based on your Surya Lagna. That’s Vedic astrologer talk for your Vedic Sun sign. Remember, we use a different zodiac in Vedic astrology, so you have to look at the birth date ranges for each of the Sun signs carefully. If you happen to know your Vedic Moon sign, Lagna (Ascendant) or Arudha Lagna, then you can read the results for those signs as well. If you happen to know all of those signs, you could potentially read the predictions given for four signs. That may seem confusing, but each of the descriptions reflects a different angle on the transit of Mercury and will tend to manifest in its own way.
The predictions given here only apply to the period between October 2 – October 26, 2022. There will also be a peak period during the transit when Mercury and Jupiter are in exact opposition, on October 11th. During a period of two days on either side of that date you can look for a surge of positive energy in the transit descriptions that apply to your chart.
Vedic Sun Signs
Apr 14 - May 14 (Aries) This period might bring improvements to your health, or you might just read something or hear something intelligent about health that might help you. Mercury is in the sixth house, so it will also help you concentrate on your ambitious pursuits and increase productivity. This is a good time for travel as well.
May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus) During this transit, Mercury will be passing through your fifth house where it will be particularly good for any activity connected with education. It is also a great time for writing. On another level, Mercury will promote all things related to children. You might also find that your finances improve in some way during this period.
Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) Mercury’s transit of Virgo should be good for your home, residence, and anything related to finances. On the other hand, it will also promote any activities connected to education. You might experience more support from your mother. This period also supports and promotes your work, especially as it relates to communication, information, analysis or business.
Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) Mercury is transiting your third house and is now in a great position to promote short journeys, like errands and activities, around town, or even long-distance travel due to Jupiter’s aspect. This transit supports and promotes education, research, and all activities that require you to process and digest information. You might find yourself becoming fascinated with a variety of interesting activities during the period.
Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) During this period, Mercury will be transiting your second house, the house of finances, so you might experience a financial bump in a good direction. Since Jupiter is aspecting Mercury from the eighth house, there could also be some financial improvement that comes from sources outside of a paycheck, like receiving a social security check, an interest payment from an investment, a dividend, a tax rebate, money from a contract or from a client. This is also a good time to apply your analytical abilities to your diet and try to eat in a more intelligent way.
Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) Mercury will be passing through your first house, so this transit might give you a boost of self-confidence, or at least more confidence in your communication with people in one-to-one interactions. In fact, you will probably find that your interactions with other people, in general, are much more fulfilling and supportive. This transit supports and promotes your health. It will also give you the tendency to be more independent and take more initiative with your work. This is a great time for getting involved in any type of writing or teaching project.
Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) During this period, Mercury will be transiting your twelfth house. This is a great time for studying anything in the spiritual domain. It is also good for spiritual practices like meditation. You might also take a trip somewhere. If so, it should go smoothly, and you might be interested in learning more about the places you visit, or you might take a class or a course during the trip. Alternatively, this transit will expand awareness and promote spiritual development, and that is a recipe for just feeling happier.
Nov 16 - Dec 15 (Scorpio) Mercury will be moving through your eleventh house where it supports and promotes friendships and social activities. This is also a great time for giving a class or taking a class, whether it is online or in person. The eleventh house is also connected to accomplishing goals and finishing projects, so Mercury will support your ability to get what you aim at and actualize your desires. You might experience this in a more generalized way, in the form of a feeling of support for simple desires, like getting a good parking place or finding a solution to a problem. This period also supports financial matters, as well as things related to education and children.
Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) Mercury will be transiting your tenth house, so this period will support your career or your work, including hobbies and other ambitious pursuits. You might find that your projects involve more collaboration with others one-to-one. For example, this is a great time for working with clients, partners, spouses and for anything connected with contracts or agreements.
Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn) During this transit, Mercury will be passing through your ninth house. This is a great time for activities related to education. The transit also supports and promotes long distance travel, as well as communication with your father, teachers, advisors or professionals.
Feb 13 - Mar 13 (Aquarius) Mercury will be transiting though your eighth house, so you might notice some sort of financial improvement, and you might also notice a financial improvement due to income related to partnerships, taxes, loans, grants, insurance, clients or contracts. This is also a great time for reading books or taking classes on psychology, astrology, yoga and transformation.
Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) During this period, Mercury will be transiting through your seventh house, the house of partnerships. That means that you might experience better communication and more positive support with your spouse, business partner, clients, or in your everyday interaction with people one-to-one. This period is also good for real estate, contracts and business. It also supports and promotes communication with roommates. If you are married, you might find that your spouse is experiencing more support in his/her career during this time.