This Mercury retrograde is in the airy sign of Libra. Libra is the sign of how we relate to each other as individuals and as political entities. You could say it’s about the rules of engagement. What is and isn’t fair.
While Mercury is retrograde here we should be mindful of how our words and actions might affect other people, as well as noticing how we react to others. Given that retrogrades are associated with misunderstandings we could find ourselves in a major argument over very little, very easily. (This should be a very interesting time for our upcoming election. Lots of opportunity for stirring up political ire for nothing…)
Libra is about beauty as well. A lovely side effect of Mercury retrograde in this sign would be moments of appreciation for the sunset or fall flowers. As if you are noticing them for the first time.
On its journey Mercury will square Pluto (September 24th) This takes us back to the cardinal cross of 2014. A day of power struggles.
Conjunct the Sun (On the 30th of September.) The Sun always conjuncts Mercury once while it’s retrograde. This is the moment when we are meant to listen.
Sextile Saturn (October 6th.) A good time for learning, teaching and all manner of education. Especially if you approach without expectation.