Mercury Retrograde in Virgo: Stop Tinkering with Sh*t


Mercury in Virgo retrograde dates:
  • 31 Jul 2010 10:33 pm 05 Virgo 22′ Mercury Enters Rx Zone
  • 20 Aug 2010 03:53 pm 19 Virgo 04′ Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
  • 12 Sep 2010 07:01 pm 05 Virgo 22′ Mercury Stationary Direct
  • 27 Sep 2010 02:49 am 19 Virgo 04′ Mercury Leaves Rx Zone

These dates are from cafeastrology which has a good article on the retrograde.



You have until September 27th to do the following:

  1. Nothing
  2. Spare yourself the agony and leave “well enough” alone
  3. Stop tinkering with sh*t
  4. Think about what you’re going to do when the retrograde is over
  5. Plan and scheme
  6. Read up on technical procedures before you implement them
  7. Read the directions, then reread the directions
  8. Research new methods of organization
  9. Research ways to be more efficient
  10. Take your vitamins
  11. Rejoin the gym
  12. Rededicate yourself to a cleaner lifestyle
  13. Reclaim your health
  14. Rearrange your closet
  15. Reorganize the kitchen cupboards
  16. Do a detox
  17. Reevaluate your work habits
  18. Respond to emails
  19. Reread your favorite book
  20. Release the need to be a perfectionist
  21. Reevaluate critical attitudes
  22. Redeem coupons
  23. Relax obsessive-compulsive behavior
  24. Take a break from analyzing
  25. Rewrite your less than perfect blog posts
  26. Take a break from editing altogether
  27. Look at other people’s work instead of working on your own
  28. Read the fine print
  29. Take your pets in for a checkup
  30. Backup your computer
  31. Backup your blog
  32. Run your antivirus software
  33. Weed out your inbox
  34. Remove the clutter from your life
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Personal retrograde Mercury in Virgo epiphany

It’s only a good time to redo things that you already know how to do but didn’t do right the first time.

It is not a good time to “redo” things using technology or methods that you’ve never tried before.

  • Do your planets make a connection with Mercury in Virgo?
  • Where is Virgo in your chart?
  • Are you feeling the effects of the retrograde?

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  • Downtodefy

    My sun and mercury are in virgo in the 7th house, and up until the end I swear I felt that the bulleted list was actually the opposite of what I need to do, aside from the replying to emails thing. THEN I saw the very last bit of advice about redoing things that I know how to do but didn’t do right the first time. I’m actually fixing up all of my print work before graduation, and there are a LOT of tiny mistakes that I made back when I was less experienced. It’s so literal lmao

    • That last bit is the part that I’m holding steady in my mind (only after really messing up the blog a few times from trying new things). Good luck editing your paper- that’s such a tedious thing to have to do!

      Thank you for reading Downtodefy 😀

  • 🙂

    Thank you for reading Marinadear!

  • Marinadear

    Five planets in Virgo, can’t stop tinkering with sh*t.

  • Do you often think about the power balance in your relationships? It probably is a good time to reevaluate the need to have power, or give power, in a relationship. Your quote is similar to the one that says something like, ” There is the one that loves and the one who is loved.” That really sucks and I fight it tooth and nail.

    It could be that the job just transforms into something completely different than what it started as, especially with Mercury in your 8th house and Virgo’s emphasis on work.

    Thanks! It’s a tenuous hold at best 😉

  • Anonymous

    Virgo straddles my 8th & 9th houses, Its about to step back into my 8th house where it will stay for the majority of the retrograde, its currently squaring my Venus/Uranus conjunction in Sag and opposing my Pisces Moon in the 3rd. I think its caused a resurgence for feelings for that Virgo fella who lights up my 8th house very strongly (Today is his Birthday actually) I’ve been on the fence with him for about 2 weeks and didnt want to see him because I was feeling so apathetic and generally ick towards him and now its like cupid has shot me again. I’m beginning to think that this is bringing up power issues for me concerning men and relationships (Mercury rules my DC along side my Moon) as the old saying goes ” The one who cares the least has the most power.” The less I care, the more I feel in control of my feelings…the more I care the more “desperate” for attention I feel. Ugh, I hate this. I’m not sure how to solve this.