Mercury Comes Out of Retrograde This Month—Here's What That Means

Updated 06/19/19

At MyDomaine, we want to prepare you for all of life’s challenges, and what better way to do that than by getting some foresight from the stars? Each month, we’ll be bringing you your horoscope along with a power product to help you get through the month, handpicked by our resident horoscope expert, Amelia Quint. If you’re changing careers, moving into a new home, or getting married, consider yourself in good hands. Ahead Quint shares what to expect this month—and what you’ll need to get through it.

September 2017 Horoscopes
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

This month we’re transitioning from practical Virgo to idealistic Libra. Poised at the beginning of the academic calendar, the mood shifts from detail-focused to thought-provoking as you dig into the topics that make your mind soar. Libra loves music, art, and being in love, so use this time to get back in touch with the things and people that made you fall head over heels.

Get a solid routine in place early in the month so you can relax and enjoy yourself over the next 30 days.

Mercury and Mars meet up twice this month, on the 3rd and the 16th, to stimulate your creativity. The first is at the same degree of the eclipse, so you may notice the ideas you had around that time becoming more concrete. Things take off with Mercury direct and Mars into Virgo on the 5th, and you really focus in on what it is you want to do next when Mercury enters Virgo on the 9th. A full moon in Pisces on the 6th fulfills a fantasy you’ve been hoping for, and Venus conjuncts with the north node, or “destiny point,” in Leo on the 14th, which could bring a meant-to-be romantic or artistic connection that puts butterflies in your stomach.

Venus moving into Virgo on the 19th means that you do best with a down-to-earth yet polished approach. Don’t be shy, but mind your manners. The stars align for you to get organized on the 20th when the new moon falls in Virgo. You’ll need to have your foundations in place because when the sun enters Libra on the 22nd, love and art could become a distraction. You’ll have to make a few adjustments when Jupiter opposes Uranus on the 28th, but you’ll love the results if you do. Pluto direct on the 28th resets your willpower (and your libido), and Mercury into Libra on the 29th shows you how to sweet talk your way into getting what you want.

September 2017 Horoscopes — Virgo
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When Mercury (your ruling planet) meets up with passionate Mars on the 3rd, your romantic imagination takes flight. Don’t worry, a little wishful thinking can be a good thing. With Mercury finally direct and Mars into your sign on the 5th, you feel more energized than you have in quite a while. Put that energy to good use, especially when the Pisces full moon illuminates your relationship zone on the 6th. Those fantasies you’ve been having could become reality if you play your cards right. When Mercury enters your sign and aligns with Mars again on the 16th, you know exactly what you want to say and aren’t afraid to say it. Venus in your sign from the 19th helps you do it with charm and style. Finally, a new moon in your sign on the 20th is an amazing time to make a commitment to loving yourself. The stars are aligned for you to upgrade your confidence with a new look or attitude. The sun and Mercury in Libra, on the 22nd and 29th, respectively, put your mind on your money and your money on your mind. More than that, you decide what you value, and honor it.

Power Product: A hand mirror. Not only does it feel romantic, but it’s great for checking your look when the stars light up your appearance zone later in the month.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Libra
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

On the 5th, Mercury direct in your friendship sector smooths out any awkwardness you may have been struggling against in your inner circles. You’re the zodiac’s peacemaker, so it’s a welcome return to the status quo. A Pisces full moon on the 6th illuminates all the ways your daily grind can support your creative imagination. Social Venus (your ruling planet) aligns with the north node, or “destiny point,” on the 14th to deliver a connection that’s fated to last. Venus enters Virgo from the 19th, making you more introspective than usual. If you need to take more time alone, do it, especially under the Virgo new moon. It’s a spiritually heartening time if you journal or meditate your way through it. When the sun enters your sign on 22nd, you step into the cosmic spotlight reborn. Jupiter in your sign opposite Uranus could signify that some people don’t like the new you, but Mercury into your sign on the 29th means you’ll know what to say to those haters.

Power Product: A bottle opener. Choose one with a quirky shape that shows your personality, and use it to open your drinks when Venus and the north node align on the 14th.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Scorpio
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

After last month’s eclipse, you’ve been launched into the celestial spotlight. You’re secretive by nature, so it’s probably come with a few growing pains. Luckily, Mercury direct in your publicity sector from the 5th means that you’ll feel much more at ease with your new role for the foreseeable future. A Pisces full moon on the 6th sparks your imagination, sending you a few romantic and artistic fantasies you’re happy to indulge. Under the Virgo new moon, you start fresh in your relationships to your circle of friends and professional network. This time, try to give more than you get. The sun into Libra from the 22nd highlights your spirituality zone, giving everything a heightened sense of importance. You’re preparing for things to get even bigger once Jupiter lands in your sign next month, so take the time to relax and get ready. To close out the month, Pluto direct in your self-expression sector from the 28th helps you say what needs to be said.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Sagittarius
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

If you’ve been tongue-tied or indecisive when it comes to writing, publishing, or school, Mercury direct in your academic zone gives you some much-needed clarity. Your long-term vision will come into focus, and you’ll know what to do next. Under the Pisces full moon on the 4th, your spiritual coven helps you deal with some major emotional baggage. You’ll be so glad you worked through it early in the month when the Virgo new moon puts you in the career spotlight. The sun into Libra on the 22nd highlights your networking zone, encouraging you to take your colleagues to coffee and happy hour, mix and mingle, and generally socialize as much as you can. You could uncover some surprising romantic tension when Jupiter opposes Uranus on the 28th, but don’t worry. You’re able to manage those feelings like a pro, especially with Saturn wrapping up his tenure in your sign. Alternate scenario: You might finally figure out how to balance your creative projects with your social commitments.

Power Product: A dry-erase board. It’ll come in handy during your Virgo new moon brainstorm, and your colleagues can write you notes throughout the month.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Capricorn
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Mercury direct in your secrets zone from the 5th brings an important revelation that’s been percolating since the eclipse. It might not be something that everyone in your life needs to know, but sometimes keeping things private can be just as empowering as sharing. Under the Pisces full moon on the 6th, you know how much to expose and how much to keep hidden. You’re carefully crafting a new narrative for yourself, one that feels much better and much more you. Under the Virgo new moon in your expansion zone on the 20th, you find a way to stretch your mind, body, and spirit all at once. Whether it’s a weekend trip, a book that transports you, or a new program of study, you feel refreshed once you start it. After that, you’ll be in the astrological spotlight from the 22nd, when the sun enters your publicity sector. Pluto direct in your sign from the 28th amplifies your powers of attraction, so be careful what you wish for now in your career. You just might get it.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Aquarius
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

On the 5th, Mercury direct in your relationship sector makes it clear whether your current love interest should stay or go. Plus it has the added benefit of firmly putting any exes in the past. The Pisces full moon on the 6th shifts your attention to your wallet, helping you dream up new ways to line your bank account with extra cash. The Virgo new moon on the 20th shows you how to reset your investments of all kinds. Whether financial, emotional, or spiritual, you take stock of your most intimate resources and make sure they’re being spent wisely. By the time the sun enters Libra, your expansion sector, on the 22nd, your personal growth will have already taken a flying leap.

Power Product: A business card holder. Under the Pisces full moon, test out this office feng shui tip: A gold business card holder signals to the universe that you’re ready for more wealth.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Pisces
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

On the 5th, Mercury direct in your health and habits zone replenishes your inner reserves of strength, giving you the stamina to keep going throughout the rest of 2017. If you’ve been feeling close to burnout, this helps you reset your daily routine to better support your current needs. By the time the full moon lands in your sign on the 6th, you’re practically glowing. Enjoy your moment in the stellar spotlight. The Virgo new moon on the 20th helps you start fresh in your close relationships with lovers, best friends, and business partners. If boundaries have been hazy, delineations you make now keep things from getting too enmeshed in the future. Finally, the sun into Libra, your sharing sector, from the 22nd, puts your personal contributions in the spotlight. We know you don’t do it for the praise, but doesn’t it feel good to be appreciated?

Power Product: Beauty water. As a water sign, you can always benefit from having more H20. From micellar water to rosewater mist, you look radiant when you add some hydration to your beauty routine.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Aries
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

On the 3rd, brainy Mercury aligns with go-getter Mars (your ruling planet) to launch your latest creative idea into motion. Mars into Virgo on the 5th helps you nail down the details, and Mercury direct the same day ensures smooth sailing for the foreseeable future. A Pisces full moon on the 6th rekindles your imagination, pointing out hidden inspiration in unlikely places. Another Mercury-Mars alignment on the 16th, this time in Virgo, shows you the impact of your passion project. Use the Virgo new moon on the 20th to make any necessary adjustments to your daily routine that will support your big dream. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from people in your inner circle once the sun shifts into Libra on the 22nd. You may have to do a little negotiation to make it work, especially when Jupiter opposes Uranus on the 28th, but overall, you end the month better than you started it.

Power Product: A pencil case. Keep your favorite writing utensils with you so you can take full advantage of the Mercury-Mars inspiration this month. Bonus points: Put your lipstick in the bag for easy access.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Taurus
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

After a long three weeks of Mercury retrograde dredging up emotional memories, Mercury direct on the 5th gives you the inner perspective you’ve been looking for. A Pisces full moon brings an outpouring of support from your circle of friends. Welcome it with open arms, especially as Venus (your ruling planet) aligns with the north node, or “destiny point,” in your home and family sector, strengthening your bond with them. Then Venus slips into demure Virgo on the 19th, putting you in a sexy mood. The Virgo new moon on the 20th is a great time to flirt with new people and ideas. You come back down to earth when the sun enters Libra on the 22nd, but it’s a pleasant shift. Use Libra season to figure out how to make your daily routine more beautiful.

Power Product: A photo box. When Mercury goes direct, sort out your old memories into a stylish photo box. It feels good to close them neatly into something that’s as beautiful as they are.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Gemini
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When Mercury and Mars link up in your communication zone on the 3rd, your social profile kicks into overdrive. You’re already a pro networker, but this cosmic alignment lends you the vim and vigor to make connections that the rest of us could only dream of, especially after Mercury goes direct on the 5th. A Pisces full moon in your career sector sparks your professional imagination, encouraging you to dream bigger. Mercury, your ruling planet, into Virgo from the 9th shows you the emotional value of focusing on the trees, not just the forest. The next Mercury-Mars sync, also in Virgo, revs up your psyche and helps you express feelings from deep within. The Virgo new moon keeps the revelations flowing. Once the sun enters Libra on the 22nd, you’ve released enough baggage to start having fun again. When Mercury slides into Libra on the 29th, check your DMs. You might be pleasantly surprised what you find.

Power Product: Post-It notes. Use them to jot down your ideas under the Pisces full moon on the 6th. Bonus points for fun shapes.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Cancer
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

September will provide a welcome respite from last month’s powerful eclipses, especially since your moon-ruled sign feels them more acutely than the others. On the 5th, Mercury direct in Leo, your money zone, puts an end to any temporary financial woes. As your bank account gets back on the upswing, so does your confidence. The Pisces full moon on the 9th inspires you to do something you’ve been fantasizing about. Satiate your wanderlust with a weekend Airbnb rental or a scavenger hunt in your own town. Later on the 20th, the Virgo new moon lands in your communication zone, showing you how to be more precise in the way you express yourself. Your social media accounts will thank you. Finally, when the sun slides into Libra on the 22nd, turn your attention to your home. Whether it’s a physical location or a state of mind, use the next 30 days to reconnect with the people, places, and things that have your heart.

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September 2017 Horoscopes — Leo
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

After last month’s colossal eclipse in your sign, you’re probably feeling pretty shaken up. Luckily, the eclipse’s ripple effect is a good one, and one you can count on lasting well into September. When Mercury aligns with Mars in your sign on the 3rd, your words and actions back one another up. Mercury direct in your sign feels like a weight lifted and heralds smooth sailing as the rest of the eclipse’s effects take hold. A Pisces full moon the 6th could reveal a secret you’ve been trying to keep, but it’s probably better if you share it, especially when romantic Venus and the north node, or “destiny point,” align in your sign on the 14th. Under the Virgo new moon the 20th, an influx of cash buoys you for the rest of 2017. The sun into Libra on the 22nd shifts your focus from money to the way you communicate. Your art takes a flying leap once the financial strain is lifted.

Power Product: An office chair. Choose something that feels like the throne you’ve earned after last month’s eclipse and this month’s cosmic alignments.

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And now, the Gemini lowdown: Everything you ever needed to know about this lovable sign.

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