Astrologer Laura Craig

Mercury Enters Virgo

“Busytown” illustration by Richard Scarry

August 11 - August 30, 2021

Mercury moves into Virgo, and the next thing we know we’re all aboard the Magic School Bus to Busytown. You may find yourself surfing on a sound wave, swinging through the stars, navigating a nostril or investigating your intestine. The possibilities are endless. As the messenger planet whizzes through its home sign for the next (almost) three weeks, we set out to explore the microcosms and the macrocosms around us and within, and to take a closer look at the building blocks of daily life. Mercury in Virgo brings with it an empirical eye, a rigorous routine, and a practical point of view. There is a scientific method to its mutable madness, as it exalts in a playground of curiosity, observation, and experimentation. We begin, in fundamental fashion, with questions: What is your favorite subject? What has your focus lately? How are you processing your environment?

When Mercury grounds down and gets granular, it becomes clearer than ever that the mind and body are a labyrinth. A wheel made up of smaller wheels; gears ever turning, ever grinding. As Miss Frizzle reminds us, “if you keep asking questions, you’ll keep getting answers.” Fun for this inquisitive traveler, but a potentially never-ending ride. During this transit, remember to give yourself a break, to reach a conclusion, and rest. As our hands and minds pare, prune and perfect the Virgo-ruled house(s) in our charts, there are wonderful discoveries to be made and humbling realizations to be had. Let us just be careful not to get lost in the weeds.

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