Mercury retrograde in Virgo can make the focus on details excruciating, especially for those who tend to gloss over the finer points most of the time. If you’re anything like me, who tends to say yes and then works out the details as you go, you could get a little unstuck!
People often ask me if the astrological significations of the signs are reversed in the southern hemisphere. The answer is no. Sometimes though, they manifest in a different yet equally appropriate way. Although we’re not battening down the hatches in preparation for Winter here, one of the ways I see Virgo manifest on the south side is through one of her major themes of purification.
When it comes to swimming, whether you’re the type of person who likes to elegantly dive in, tip toe and feel your way through the water or just bomb dive in, most people will attest the feeling of being refreshed, re-invigorated and renewed. It’s almost like you’re metaphorically washing something away- your thoughts, your fears, your problems, or maybe you simply like that fresh feeling on your skin.
Mercury likes to move fast whereas Virgo, being an Earth sign, likes to take time. Virgo likes to collect all the details and data and slowly process them before making a decision. This combination lends itself to critical thinking, strategic planning and dealing with life’s mundane and logistical details.