General Daily Insight for September 9, 2022
Our feelings could currently lead us in some unusual directions. The Moon enters fantastical Pisces first, but will quickly run into a tough opposition with loving Venus, which might have us overthinking things. A quincunx between Venus and Jupiter won't soothe any ruffled feathers -- and that's not even the real trouble! Trickster Mercury turns retrograde in Libra at 11:38 pm EDT, marking the beginning of three weeks filled with crossed signals and confusion, so take your time when dealing with others.
March 21-April 19
Your relationships could now require a bit of extra care. Mercury is turning retrograde for the next three weeks, and will be hitting the cosmic snooze button in your 7th House of Personal Connections. This can cause miscommunication with the people who are closest to you, be they family, lovers, friends, or coworkers. If you think a partnership is heading in a specific direction, make sure that you're on the same page before mapping out a future for you and your pal.
April 20-May 20
Achieving a proper work-life balance might not be as simple as you would hope. Messenger Mercury is beginning a three-week retrograde phase. Since this is occurring in your 6th House of Health, it'll be only too easy for you to drop the ball when it comes to taking care of the essentials. Don't push yourself too hard during this time, as burnout is more likely than normal. Likewise, you might notice co-workers are a bit more frazzled, so avoid relying on them for now.
May 21-June 20
Satisfaction may not come easily at this time. Your ruler, fidgety Mercury, is hitting the starting bell on a three-week retrograde cycle that will mainly impact your 5th House of Fulfillment and Fun. Watch out for some cosmic roadblocks on the path to happiness! The usual things that bring you joy might not yield their expected results, or it could become more difficult to dedicate time to enjoying life. Avoid seeking the spotlight, because the results probably won't be to your liking.
June 21-July 22
Your home life could require a bit of extra care and caution for the next few weeks, starting today. Your familial 4th house is where this Mercury Retrograde phase begins, and this wily transit may incite numerous arguments with family members or roommates. Even if you manage to avoid any unpleasant face-offs, you might still have to deal with a few leaky pipes or other tedious but necessary tasks around the house. Mitigate potential damage by focusing on existing issues instead of starting new projects.
July 23-August 22
Your words are vital, but using them properly might feel nearly impossible right now. Mischievous Mercury is turning retrograde in your communications sector for the next three weeks, which could result in you sticking your foot in your mouth without even realizing how it got there. You'll want to both think carefully before you speak and before you make any specific plans. It'll be only too easy to mix up appointments and overbook yourself, so a proper calendar or schedule will be useful.
August 23-September 22
Money matters are way more easily confused than usual. You can blame your ruling planet, Mercury, for that -- it's turning retrograde in your income sector and creating cosmic confusion when it comes to your finances. Your best bet would be to avoid any major purchases for the time being and just stick to the essentials. If something shiny catches your eye, chances are high that it will turn out to be rather lackluster. Make an effort to keep your wallet firmly closed.
September 23-October 22
Things could be rather confusing for you at any moment. You're hosting the current Mercury Retrograde in your 1st House of Self-Expression, which might make it all but impossible to get your point across to your peers. If you have any major projects in the works, you'd be wise to hold off on unveiling them for the time being. Instead, simply keep on working away behind the scenes. Your time will come, but you'll benefit from playing things close to the chest for a while.
October 23-November 21
Life might be beginning to feel like you're moving through a foggy swamp. Your 12th House of Fantasy is the stage for the new Mercury Retrograde cycle, meaning life could feel like anything but reality for the next few weeks. If you can't quite seem to get a clear vision of what's ahead, don't sweat it -- you're meant to use this time to clear out old drama! Preparing in the present will let you move forward with a lighter load in the future.
November 22-December 21
Getting a friend group together for your usual fun could require a bit of extra effort for the foreseeable future. Mercury is embarking on a three-week retrograde phase in your social 11th house, making it difficult to get on the same page as everyone else. You might need to handle things on your own for now, rather than assuming you can count on everyone else to play their part. Trying to connect with people could feel like herding cats, so avoid attempting to control anyone.
December 22-January 19
Any current efforts to get ahead might be met with some unexpected delays. There's a snafu in the stars as Mercury turns retrograde in your career-oriented 10th house, which could result in a few detours as you attempt to climb the ladder of success. Instead of forging ahead with brilliant new plans, stick to old projects you've already been working on for some time. You should be able to make major improvements that will increase their value when you unveil them down the road.
January 20-February 18
Life might require a bit of translation for the time being. Cosmic communicator Mercury is turning retrograde in your 9th House of Higher Learning, giving you a moment to review the things you think you know. Travel and other efforts to get outside yourself might not be as easy as you would like, so avoid making plans for now. It would probably cause more trouble than it would be worth. You can benefit from boning up on some subjects you might have forgotten.
February 19-March 20
Issues of ownership are up for inspection at present. Mercury is entering its three-week retrograde phase, and its placement in your 8th House of Shared Resources could have intense effects on your resources. Be careful about making big purchases or assuming that other people will allow you to just go off and do as you please. You could make a choice that impacts someone else far more than you'd think, so tread carefully. No matter what it feels like, you're not alone in this.