If you've spent the last three weeks or so feeling mentally scrambled, misunderstood or just plain indecisive, relief is near. That's because Mercury, the planet that rules the mind, is turning direct on August 19, 2018, after having gone through another one of its retrograde phases.
When Mercury is not operating smoothly there can be plenty of mishaps related to anything ruled by Mercury -- whether its transportation, commerce or communication. Now that Mercury has stationed direct, it will need a few days to regulate its orbit and then you'll be good to go. Any delay, frustration or confusion surrounding Mercury-ruled matters will soon find resolution.
So, what does it mean when Mercury goes direct?
A planet changing motion is a potent phenomenon. Remember, Mercury has been out of its usual forward orbit for three weeks, so turning direct again will not be as easy as declaring "On your mark, get set, go!" and watching Mercury zoom out. Ahhh, if only it were that simple.
What really happens when a planet moves from retrograde to direct motion is more akin to waking up from a deep slumber. Mercury will need time to drink some cosmic coffee and fully regain consciousness.
Full speed ahead
It won't be until Mercury reaches the degree where it originally turned retrograde and then passes it that you'll know Mercury truly has its full strength back. That tends to take a couple of weeks. But don't stress -- this time frame is nothing at all like the Mercury Retrograde cycle.
In fact, now you'll be ready to apply whatever it is you've learned during the retrograde period into your current reality. It only takes a few days of Mercury being back on track for you to notice the difference. From here on out the planet will get stronger every day!
What's interesting is that while Mercury will need time to regulate its orbit, the very day of its stationing direct can be a potent time. It's like Merc will be jolted awake for a short time (remember Mom screaming at you to wake up or you'll be late for school?). During this day or even the next, it's likely you'll experience incredible clarity about whatever issues you've been grappling with during Mercury Retrograde.
Be patient, though ... it will take just a little more time before you're ready to execute your newfound lucidity with success.
In the meantime, now that Mercury is direct, over the next few days you are free to sign contracts, schedule vital meetings, have a significant conversation and make important decisions or purchases. Remain confident as you push ahead with anything that requires cerebral muscle.
Mercury finally has its mojo back!