You can keep yourself accountable without beating yourself up.

Text: You can keep yourself accountable without beating yourself up. Background: white and light blue tone thunder with a feminine human figure embracing herself.

So far I’ve only seen the “call yourself out” narrative on Shadow Work – it seems as if holding yourself accountable is a shadow thing rather than neutral… why is this? Why is the conversation about shadow work so focused on calling yourself out?

I feel there are ways to go about shadow work in a way that gives you the space to feel everything and still grow without judging yourself, without grinding your teeth over something you’ve just called yourself out on.

I don’t know why but I’ve sometimes perceived this conversation in a way that people almost want to beat themselves up over these parts of themselves that hurt them… or.. the fact that shadow work simply means working with repressed and unconscious things in your being – also things that are neutral and beneficial. Most people say it’s just painful or harmful, traumatic things you work in shadow… but that’s not the case.

The place of neutrality and non-judgement brings you the most healing… you can judge on whether something is the best for you or not, but please PLEASE PLEASE do not judge yourself while you’re healing and doing the work on yourself!

You’re growing, boo.

See things from a higher perspective, choose things from a higher perspective and choose to grow that way.

Taking accountability is growth and it can be done without being mean to yourself. You will need to be mindful and conscious, but you do not need to beat yourself up.

Leave a comment below and share this with a friend if it has brought you a beautiful activation, nice revelations and blessed wisdom. Thank you for reading.

Love and stardust,

– Alvia

On fears, and overcoming them

ink painting with a humanoid face, located more on the right hand side of the paper towards the bottom, but filling almost the entire page. The visible eye is emphasised, the eye is crying and there's a sideways laying crescent moon on the third eye spot of this humanoid's face.
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Some of my musings on fears, and overcoming them. Because all of us humans have our own fears. It has been wired into a lot of us.

I’ve worked through my fears in a very intensive way in the last couple of years and I wanted to share my wisdom on this topic, so if you’ve thought about it as well and haven’t had that a-ha moment yet, still feeling creeped out by your fears, keep reading.

I feel that we’ve often used our spiritual practises as only hope, in order to have something to look forward to. It is necessary, but I’ve also recognised the need for approaching one’s own fears and overcoming them to be a powerful way to move beyond self-imposed limitations and grow on a deeper level.

How can you move beyond something if you just ignore it and run away from it?

I find that the Universe/Source/the extension of my I AM presence flips the switch to “Hey boy, let’s have that fear in action, deal with it, here we go” whenever I worry and go into brain loops of past experiences and things that are keeping me stuck. That was a twist on Chemical Brothers song, by the way.

I see the fear happening and I survive. I don’t die. But as humans we have these brains that sometimes think that we do. 

You don’t have to just let the multiverse throw it at you as an actual event when you acknowledge that you have the fear in the first place and work through it. You can go deep with releasing that fear, but you don’t have to. It really depends on the situation.

If that fear happens, then what? Ask that to yourself and find a way to calm yourself down so that you can find SOLUTIONS and plans for those imaginary situations… They’re still imaginary. Yup. They’re not even real yet.

How about the best case scenario? How would that feel like? And the same thing here, then what? You gotta have a continuation plan… extended version if you will. You can easily do that.

You got this, cutesy boo 💚



Inspiring Alien Tarot Limited Edition, feat. Pigsy on the bed hanging out with the rest of the deck, King of Pods (cups) on top. On the forefront in Alvia’s hand, the Death tarot card, Devil tarot card, Tower tarot card, 5 of planets (or pentacles), we can see little peeks of the 7 of lasers (wands), 4 of planets (pentacles),4 of pods (cups), 5 of pods (cups), 9 of lasers (swords) and a few others.

I created the Inspiring Alien Tarot Card Deck and it was from the beginning, a labour of love, a passion project, a curiosity craving, that took part in the time of my artschool years. I experienced my artistic identity shaping itself at the time, while my spiritual mindset was getting more defined. I didn’t talk about it that much as I was very new to witchcraft, magick and New Age. But I soon saw my reflection on it. It soon became my life to the fullest, the one part of my life I wouldn’t let die. One of the most beautiful journeys started from those explorations.

I started reading tarot cards more in depth around 2015. I was familiar to the cards before that, from about 2010. As I started artschool, I started to explore them to the level of visualising my own metaphors to the cards energies and that’s what started Inspiring Alien Tarot as a project. I found myself creating Alien Artwork in art class, I even saw a UFO one morning in the most unexpected location of all of Earth – looking at lake in the morning form my grandma’s window in Sonkajärvi – I studied chakras, crystals, tarot cards and runes…

When I learned what witchcraft and magic truly was, I needed to know more. And here we are, you are reading a story from a Space Wizard landed on Earth from the stardust, getting his heart out to the world. I didn’t know about the term “starseed” until maybe 2016 or 2017, but as soon as I heard about it, it deeply resonated with me. These days people have watered it down a lot so for some it seems like a buzzword, when in fact it’s not.

Find my deck from this website. This is the Infinite Edition that’s print on demand, still indie, still self published tarot deck, just a more sustainable way for me to provide it throughout the year. If you love the limited edition more, you can stay up to date on the pre-orders by signing up for the free newsletter or stalking this page.

Enjoy, cutesys!

Full Moon in Aries 20th Oct. 2021: The Rising Light Of Andromeda

Andromeda, M31 aka Vertex. Picture from Pixabay.

Andromedan Vertex conjunct this Full Moon in Aries makes this an astrologically potent Full Moon energy, the beauty of this transit is shocking and intense. While Andromeda is known as the Galaxy of Peace and Intervention, it also has a Light Warrior type of energy. The Andromendans live in a constant of change, very sixth-dimensional, constantly in flux, adapting and creating from a brand new zero-point.

Just like with many starseeds species, the Andromedans have many sides to them, see, in my personal experience, people have different experiences with each species and I feel that this is because each of us may have various different starseed alignments in our charts compared to other people. If you wish to know more about how, for example this Andromedan alignment plays out for you, I have readings specifically made for Starseed Transits.

The side of Andromedan energy here that’s coming through the strongest is the light warrior energy, the energy of revelation, the defensive light methodology, what we need in order to stay tighter with our fellow light workers. I have a channeled message for you below, alongside with short and sweet sign-by-sign report. Consider Rising Sign first, then Sun, Moon and personal placements and crowded signs in your chart.

The Andromedan Lizard Warrior Collective is sending this message:

Dear Divine Emperors of the Cosmos. Your time to shine is now. The inner leadership of yours shall be found. It’s time we amp our forces to the divine light so that we may conquer the forces behind. The behind are they left, the forces of lack and scarcity. The un-elevated souls who seek no sympathy as they fall. The fall of the forces of unknown. The forces of those who can’t stand to look. Whose eyes shall be blinded by the light. They are torn apart by the Force of Light, of the Inner Divine, the Ones Who Shine. We shine so bright there’s more future in clear sight, future prediction of bright blue light. There may be forces unseen, voices unheard, divine will in the nooks of the Universe no one has dared to seek. We will assure you however those nooks will be sought for the highest good of all & new discoveries be found for the greatest good. So may the good fights be fought and brilliant warriors be taught light.

Thank you, Andromedan Lizard Warriors of Light.

Here are the sign-by-sign predictions / forecasts, please remember Divine Perspective while you read these, don’t project any specifications here – let the Full Moon do it’s thing and as these issues arise, consider what you must. But don’t assume any events just yet. Anchor in as much light as you can, so that the breakthroughs may work in your favour and the highest good of all.

Aries – this is an activation for your higher self and time to look at your personal integrity. For some of you this will be a test of truth. The integrity of your light will be put heart against the feather. Time to tear down those false identities and false selfhood.

Taurus – the past will be seen for the way it is. Any downloads and dreamwork may show you behind so many veils that you may have ignored. Regardless, the real truth will set you free form the chains of past, but you must look at it in the eye. Let yourself meditate.

Gemini – the collective issues may flare up in order to reset your personal group involvements. You will be shown new sides of your community – who’s in it for the highest good of all, versus who is not. Who sees through the BS, and who doesn’t.

Cancer – the future paths you may have considered are being given the same “heart against the feather” evaluation. You will be in the spotlight and in some cases called out, whether it is for any inauthentic behaviours or true light. The path of integrity will be shown.

Leo – the spiritual journeys you have been on will test your commitment. Any false journeys will be torn down. You are being shown new ways to reach more souls, and this means shedding any inauthentic ways you may have done so. Let yourself elevate & graduate.

Virgo – secrets, especially in your psyche, will get the highlight and test of truth. Will you reveal these secrets, depends on your personal journey, but in some cases to keep in integrity and true light, you might need to. The light will shine into your darkness.

Libra – false paradigms revealed in relationships will tear down any veils. You are able to see right through the other person and see where they are. This can be painful, as not everyone has the same level of integrity. Stay true in your light.

Scorpio – you will see what will last in this saturation of light when it comes to your working environment. You will be able to clear any tasks that are not true to you – some of you may even switch jobs to work in more authentic roles and environments.

Sagittarius – the creative processes you’ve had going on may be tested and tried this time. The truth of your intentions is revealed, and it’s up to you to correct it and/or qualify it, as sometimes you may not have been fully aware of what you based your intentions on.

Capricorn – family backgrounds may be shaken up, as there may have been stories untold and mysteries unresolved, that are cleared up and revealed now. This can be an emotionally intense time, as what you were built on is being shown in full picture.

Aquarius – who you grew up with, aka your peer group and sibling relations might reveal some uncomfortable truths, especially considering what characteristics you’ve taken on and what actually isn’t serving your REAL truth and integrity. Speak honestly.

Pisces – your values are going through a big shift for the highest good of all, as the inauthentic paradigms and false realities, collective brainwashing is being flushed out of you. For once, you’re seeing what YOU really value and where YOUR skills can be best used.

There you go. I know this is a bit intense and I don’t always get these types of messages, but this message has been coming through the last few days very strongly, fight for the light. Part of the reason why I’ve taken a couple of days completely offline, and boy oh boy have I had my protective methods up.

This Andromedan Lizard Collective can help protect you in this time of intensity. The Lizard Starseeds come for any defensive and protective roles in our spiritual experience. Take their assistance, but also be aware that their nature is a bit more fiery than for example the Pleiadeans. This energy has supported me in times of great fragility, and that’s why I believe some of them are linked to Andromeda, the Cosmic Princess Archetype. Many Andromedan Humans are typically quite sensitive due to this multidimensional experience.

Thank you for reading. I hope this serves you well.

-Alvia (he/him)

 Do something differently

A picture used in my Inner Rebirth Oracle, by yours truly. It says: “Every second is a new chance to create, to continue, to change”

Change will always happen.

What if you WANT it to happen? But you feel you’re not going through it yet?

ANSWER: Do something differently.

You don’t have to play opposite day (like I have) by taking a cold shower in the morning instead of a warm one in the evening – but you can start small by changing an approach to a thought or putting your pillow to the other side of the bed, organise your bookshelf…

Look at things from a different perspective.

Having so much focus on the struggle itself will keep you stuck. While you cannot ignore any pain you’re working through, you won’t get anywhere if that’s the constant focus of your life… let the pain be. Sometimes you may need to dive deeper into it and find a solution… sometimes all you need is to feel and release, co-exist with it for a second.

Ok so this is just my perspective to you – perspective being necessary for most people – but keep in mind that all situations are unique and you can take from this whatever works for your unique situation…

Or completely ditch it.

However… if you felt something in this text I’d appreciate a comment below in which way you feel this calls you in/out.

What spoke out to you? What’s something you’ve let play on autopilot that you’re willing to re-route?

Until next time,

– ya boi Alvia (he/him)

Jupiter Direct in Aquarius & Mercury in Libra Going Direct Transit Report 18th October 2021

Astrological Forecast for Jupiter in Aquarius and Mercury in Libra going direct October 18th 2021 with Human Design Gates Interpretation

Astrological chart of Jupiter and Mercury going direct on a cityscape background

In this blog post we’ll look at the effects that Jupiter and Mercury going direct on the same day will have for each rising sign with astrology and human design gates. Before the forecast, here’s a brief overview.

Jupiter and Mercury have been working in tandem so far while retrograde. They’ve been working on our mental and social frameworks in order to give us a clean slate to work with and to reassess our capacities as well as communication skills so that they may work at their best.

This year’s retrogrades have been happening in the air signs, so this has put an extra emphasis in the groups we roll in, other social aspects of life such as communication and articulation, and how our thoughts shape our reality. Certain ways of learning, attention span and technology have also been on the forefront as the themes of these retrogrades and other transiting planetary placements, such as the Nodal Axis in Gemini and Sagittarius and Saturn in Aquarius.

In Human Design we’re talking about mostly Throat Center energy, Emotional Center and Splenic Center for the majority of these retrogrades, there has been some Heart/G Center activity as well, but this current retrograde motion deals with Emotional Center and Splenic Center.

Jupiter goes direct in gate 49.4

Line 4 – Platform

How is our platform utilised in order to keep our communities emotionally safe and nurturing? What can we do that’s in our power to do in order to radicalise the things that our community can do? How do we let go of old agreements that simply cause more harm rather than healing?

Choose to empower higher realities now – there’s no need to reinforce the old structure that simply doesn’t serve, doesn’t work and doesn’t provide healing, nurturing and empowerment. The 4th line is the most social – the Opportunist. So the theme, the importance of one’s community comes to the forefront. Throughout this retrograde we might have felt like either expanding our circles or shrink them. Once these planets go direct, we will have clarity on which way to go.

Mercury goes direct in gate 48.1

Line 1 – Insignificance

How can we incorporate this depth into our current lives? How can we make more space to be in the now in order to tap into these deeply valuable insights? How can we serve the collective and our communities with this wisdom?

Recognising what IS significant and must pay attention to. Collective circuitry, deep & practical application of logic. The awareness of the Depth, our deepest knowledge that can change lives, is important to recognise. We must recognise this in ourselves first, until it can be seen by others. The first line can make this challenging because we’re starting the journey and can only see the first step.

Mercury is in Gate 57 for a few days before going direct in gate 48.

There could be confusion (line 1) before we get back in touch with our depth. Talked about gate 48 a little bit in Hyades video. Mercury goes through this gate backwards super quickly, it’s just 4 days from October 6th to October 10th, so we might have recently felt this type of confusion in our lives.

Jupiter Returns to 55.3, where it went retrograde, on January 9th 2022. Evolving energy starts to unfold on January 13th as Jupiter moves to the 4th line of gate 55. Technically we’re still dealing with this year’s themes until January.

Line 3 – Innocence. I have already tapped into this energy, as it states; failure is possible and doesn’t need to bash one’s spirit, as long as we have done our best. I’d say it never would, but in this case the message is stronger. As I’ve stated before, in the abundant Universe, there are always second chances. Unless it’s meant to go away. We’re talking about the Spirit of Abundance, not capitalist vampirism.


Aries: Jupiter in 11th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 7th house, gate 48

This energy manifests quite literally for Aries rising. It touches on revolutionising the bigger circles and social groups you may be rolling in, remembering that it’s important to surround yourself with the right people in order to make those dreams true. You may find yourself manifesting through groups, in other words, connecting with people who are manifesting the same thing and it comes to reality through that. Mercury in your 7th house with the Gate of Depth activated shows the need for your one on one relationships and connections to get deeper. Therefore, the more deeper you go, and the more supportive your closest connections are, the more things will feel like a dream again. Your closest friends may be of great support in getting those bucket list items claimed. It may feel like the unfitting participants are now out of the way so that these things are going more smoothly now.

Taurus: Jupiter in 10th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 6th house, gate 48

You may find yourself surprised with the recognition you’re receiving once Jupiter and Mercury go direct. The word will be going around the office further since your deeper insights are becoming more appreciated and wide known, since Mercury is in your 6th house. It may be more busy at this time, however, so prepare to speak to people about any raises or other benefits you might want to be receiving form your efforts at work. This is a very work and career focused transit for you, so any of your big career aspirations are being supported by Jupiter’s revolutionising energy. You can easily change career paths or just make that area of your life more exciting at this time, and have it reach wider than ever before. Go for it!

Gemini: Jupiter in 9th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 5th house, gate 48

For Gemini rising, this is a creative energy to be playing with. You mind may be buzzing a lot and you may feel quite activated. This is when any of your slowed down manifestations and wishes as well as travel plans can go on again. Goals that reach further can be life changing at this time, since they have an easier time getting on and moving, with Gate 49 being activated in your 9th house. On the other side, there may be culture shocks, so don’t get too spooked, just let yourself be pleasantly surprised. Mercury is asking you to take your creative game deeper. It’s time for you to think deeper about manifestation and birthing new things into the world. These new creations that are backed by your deepest insights, will take off quickly.

Cancer: Jupiter in 8th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 4th house, gate 48

There are mystical times coming ahead for Cancer risings. Jupiter is making the mysteries quite exciting by activating the gate 49 in your 8th house. Any type of occult studies are thriving again, so is any sort of psychoanalysis and tearing down any emotional walls around intimacy. Mercury transiting gate 48 in your 4th house is providing swift healing when it comes to your roots and deeper sense of emotional foundations. This can be a very nourishing transit for Cancer risings, just make sure you take time to rest and don’t overload your mind with too much of this emotional and mystical work. It’s ok to take breaks!

Leo: Jupiter in 7th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 3rd house, gate 48

Leos are going into enhancing their communication skills and learning abilities, and sharing this with their supportive one on one connections. Similarly to Aries, the closer connections are really highlighted in their effect for Leo people – with Jupiter transiting the 7th house and Gate 49, closer connections can be quite surprising and life changing in their effect. With Mercury transiting gate 48 in the 3rd house, it’s adding more depth to things that are being talked about. So no, this is definitely not small talk for Leos, and the need for the deep talk comes to the forefront. This is what will bring you closer to your one on one connections. This is what will aid in further breakthroughs among your closest friendship circles and partners.

Virgo: Jupiter in 6th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 2nd house, gate 48

Services may be bringing in more money for Virgos and for some, they may even travel for their jobs or take further education for their new services and offers. This is something revolutionary in the work field or work environment. There may be widely expansive changes happening at the workplace, which in turn will bring you favours and ease to work there. There’s also a ripple effect to more income, but this may take more work as it is with 2nd house transits, in this case Mercury. Mercury is asking you to perform deeper work, however, so do not even think about rushing through this process. Rushing will make it hasty and might provide you with more money, but you want to honour the depth that Gate 48 brings, as that will ripple back to the office to get you further ahead again. Stay in the flow with the changes that are happening.

Libra: Jupiter in 5th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 1st house, gate 48

Libra risings may feel like their life is moving on again. And it’s moving forward in much more profound way with the gate 48 activated by Mercury in the 1st house. Their creative life and free time is shaken up in the most positive way with Jupiter activating the Gate of Revolution. There’s an abundance of beautiful new things being manifested, that are life changing. The depth of the spirit of Libra is showing up in their life in the way they assert themselves and put themselves out there. How they speak about themselves, what their thoughts about themselves are – these things go deep, so contemplations are providing beautiful insights which will allow for more effortless creation of things of all kinds.

Scorpio: Jupiter in 4th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 12th house, gate 48

Home life will get smoother for Scorpio risings, but it may came out of the blue in a new way. There may be a solution you weren’t ready for, and it’s important to take it so that an interesting home life can be supported in the future. You could also find yourself in a refreshed emotional state, where things just feel a lot better this time, and Mercury in your 12th house transiting the gate of depth will assist you in getting enough rest and rejuvenation – the insights that come through dreams and psychic trance can be super profound so make sure you write those things down and keep them with you. There could be loss, however (I’m being guided to include this), which may be surprising as with the gate of revolution Jupiter can be shaking things up in your 4th house and the 12th house is sometimes showing loss, so take care of your emotional wellness at this time.

Sagittarius: Jupiter in 3rd house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 11th house, gate 48

Sagittarius risings are having a similar mind buzz to Gemini, but slightly different effect. You may be finding yourself more talkative, and the talk you’re talking is shifting people around. and being highly impactful in not just your circle, but in bigger collectives. Essentially, your voice is very broadly reaching and it’s helping you to connect deeper to your bigger dreams and goals. Your siblings and peers may be highly supportive of your bigger wishes at this time, so there may be lucky breaks and favours of all kinds, changing your life and theirs as well. It’s important for you to go deep into your dreams and wishes, those big aspirations you may have for yourself and your life, as the gate 48 in your 11th house suggests further digging, and then sharing this with the ones you trust.

Capricorn: Jupiter in 2nd house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 10th house, gate 48

Bigger financial gains can really support Capricorn risings in getting to their bigger career goals. The Gate 49 activation in the 2nd house is providing revolutionary shifts in the way you work and make your money, allowing those seeds of coin to reach further. The tree is growing at a rapid rate again, and branching more than you could expect. These fruits in this tree are then supporting those bigger public goals you might have, to be seen for your deeper knowledge, your deeper thoughts, and for your deeper talks to be heard with Mercury activating the gate 48 in your 10th house. Just be aware that there may be more work and you might be more needed in the public sphere as well so to balance any labour with more public appearances is key.

Aquarius: Jupiter in 1st house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 9th house, gate 48

Aquarius risings may feel like changing their appearances and revolutionising the whole way in which they live their lives… It’s much supported, and the results can be very far reaching! Just do this responsibly in a way where you’re not overpromising or over giving. Take care of what you really can handle and focus on the things in your life that absolutely need revolutionising. With Mercury bringing in the Gate of Depth in your 9th house, you may get deeper insights spiritually or academically, even from other cultures and for a few of you, from traveling abroad. This variety of things far away from you is allowing you to see your life differently by getting these deeper insight from them, and live more according to who you are meant to be in this lifetime.

Pisces: Jupiter in 12th house, gate 49 trine Mercury in 8th house, gate 48

With Jupiter activating the 12th house and the gate of revolution, mystical experiences can be highly life changing and electrifying. On some occasions, some of you may experience loss like the Scorpio risings, especially with the 8th house being another house activated here… but the silver lining shows deeper truths about life and death, even activated mediumship abilities for some of you. So remember to keep up your spiritual practice in the now, as these insights mercury is highlighting in your 8th house with the gate of depth can be super profound. This will be a time of deep rest for most of you, and that is what is getting you ahead. Emotional healing and regeneration is supported and assisted at this time. I’m getting this image of just getting in the candle light and meditating, being quiet in these darkening October nights, sitting in silence…

I hope these forecasts serve you, cutesys 🙂 Make sure you check out the video I created if you didn’t yet – it’s about 20 minutes long and I discuss some tips I have for what to do before Jupiter and Mercury go direct on October 18th. Find it here.

Jupiter Direct – Now What?

Thank you so much for reading,

Alvia (he/him)

An inspirational text from the archives

I just love it when this guy shows up 🙂 Lancelot Du Lac from Playing card Oracles* by Ana Cortez. Edited and photographed by yours truly.

Today I’m sharing an inspirational text I wrote several years ago. I can’t remember exactly, but I feel like it might have been around 2018? Maybe 2017? Anyway. I hope you get some inspiration out of it 🙂

It’s interesting how another person’s confidence and pride can hurt someone. Or annoy. I don’t know. 

Here’s the thing.

Before you judge someone, consider that they might’ve had the worst time for years before that, pushing and pushing constantly just to get a minimal gain. They could’ve had the worst self-esteem and -confidence for years, people telling them they’re not what they say they are or just not good enough.

Everyone who feels secure and powerful within have done a lot of work to get this strength. It is not easy or quick to gain. Like you can expect, it can take YEARS, if not DECADES. Many people I know have taken half their life if not more to build that up, some might not even be aware of this thing being being possible; of having better confidence and security within. 

But there is. There’s a better, bigger life out there. You’ll need to be willing to expand and grow, transform your consciousness, to reach these heights.

DO NOT ever think you’re not enough. You are worth so much more. You are worth a wonderful life, beyond your visions and expectations. 

And it’s 111% ok to celebrate every little win and chanc(g)e in your life! Please! Get a pack of popcorn if you like it, anything you can give to yourself a reward for your efforts, that you have now got through.

You deserve it.

Love and stardust 👽😘💓✨🎈 – Alvia

Mercury Retrograde Transit Guide

How To Get What You Want in Mercury Retrograde; a guide to working with Mercury Retrograde energy with interpretations for each house Mercury transits

When Mercury goes retrograde, we often think of our options from a limited perspective, as we tend to think of it as a very introverted energy. While that’s true, it doesn’t make it passive or inactive; it simply does it’s thing differently.

Mercury retrograde can be a powerful time of revision, reconsideration, realignment, re-allowance as well as regeneration and returns of all kinds. We could go on and on with the re-words – let’s be honest, we’re gonna reword a thing or two this time lol – but the main thing is, the movement of Mercury is not so straightforward in this time and that’s what tends to be a bit tricky for some people.

It must be also said that everything in my video above and here in this post is just my perspective and how I would go about working with any active manifestation at this time, such as spellwork and new intentions. Another thing I’d like to say before we move on is that if it doesn’t succeed, it teaches you a lesson. Mercury retrograde may just be the time you reframe your mentality and attitude to certain things, because things are likely to go different than the plans. Consider that this time around and move accordingly.

There’s plenty of ways to work with Mercury Retrograde energy, some of which I’ve shared in my video. I’d like to offer more to chew on, however, and at the end of this post you’ll find a general guide to transiting Mercury Retrograde in each astrological house.

That said, here are some ways to work with the Mercury Retrograde energy:

  • Slowing things down when desired; is something going too quickly? You can slow it down easily in this energy! This will help in making sure that things don’t go off the handle and fly out of the window because the pace is too damn fast.
  • Taking a mental health break; especially for certain placements this can be a very helpful time to take care of your brains. Contemplation is supported, so therapy can definitely thrive here.
  • Doing a general life review; especially in the area of life (astrological house) it hits for you, a general review on what’s working, what’s not, any gaps and blind spots as well as ways to improve and so on, this can be the perfect timing.
  • In terms of metaphysics and magic, reversals and gossip banishing can be super easy at this time (thanks to Nico for these suggestions! See his videos here and here).
  • Retrospective readings; look back at what happened in certain transits, especially for the last time Mercury was retrograde in this sign. This can show you what may return this time around as well as what types of processes you may continue this time.
  • Continue the things you had to stop for whatever reason; especially when they mean a lot to you and have a special place in your heart. Be mindful in each circumstance though, as some of these things are meant to be let go.
  • Become a mindful AF communicator; personal share here, I had a Mercury Retrograde on top of my natal Sun this year, and it definitely highlighted where I needed to be more mindful in my communication. This time around as I’m writing this, I’m studying this even more and tweaking up my communication skills even more. Doing this in your own life will help in ironing out any miscommunication, clearing misunderstandings and bonding with your people better, because y’all being more honest and present.
  • For students, this is a good time to revise your notes and read them over again. Be prepared for those tests, dammit!

So, what’s the impact of Mercury Retrograde transit in each astrological house? Let’s take a look 🙂


1st house: This can be a beautiful time to review anything in your life, but above all your personal development and your self-image and how you see yourself. Any ways you put yourself out there can be revised beautifully. You may easily correct any misconceptions about yourself and find areas of re-routing at ease. Overall, this is a very powerful time to mindfully asserting yourself and getting more present with how you express yourself and live your life. You may use your visibility in correcting things that may not be working out like you or other intended them to work. If you wish to completely change the way you run your life, you can start those adjustments now.

2nd house: When Mercury Retrograde transits the 2nd house, it brings our attention to our budget and values. It may be the time to clear the air around our money matters making up our minds with what we consider most valuable. Any investments that don’t align or resonate, can be discarded or fixed at this time. This transit can also help us realign to our truest values; not the ones taken on while conditioned. There may also be old work coming back on the table that we might want to take on whenever it aligns to our present. You might also find yourself decluttering your belongings and even gaining money that way; something old can provide to be a treasure in that way.

3rd house: It’s a double dose of communication clarification with this transit – consider this a time to become extra mindful in how you speak and who you speak to. Get super present in your vocal exchange. While speaking, communication and linguistic self-expression has the spotlight, relationships with siblings can be improved through reversing any old patterns and old friendships may resurface. All these connections provide healing and perspective. Learning, study and the ways to connect thoughts into concepts are also brought for revision. Revise and revisit your notes of the semester! Go back to old studies to refresh your learning. Some people may find themselves drawn to get something back from their local area or the neighbourhood they grew up in. Short trips can be very nostalgic and magical.

4th house: Past life regression can be very powerful at this time, and another recommendation to therapy falls into this house – especially when it comes to family matters, childhood trauma and various conditioning we’ve received in childhood. This is a powerful time for emotional processing and regeneration, so use this time if any pains have been lingering in your psyche and heart. Otherwise, this can be a beautiful rest period and help you out in slowing down, softening and smoothing out your energy field; like a baby in the womb. Take many naps, you won’t regret it. Old places where we have lived in can also return in one way or another; there may be a trip that direction or a visit from their people.

5th house: This transit will bring opportunities to reconnect with children and animals, even clarify animal communication and revive various ways to be creative. Usually these are old hobbies that we used to engage in, now refreshing and being revisited. This can also become a time to review the ways in which we spend our free time and the ways we manifest and create things into our reality, many of these processes can be improved and streamlined. You can also easily manifest second-chances and temporary things that you’ve already worked on while Mercury is retrograde in this house. This may bring old lovers back, so be mindful about that and make sure everything’s all clear in the connection.

6th house: Physical healing can become easier this time, especially when it comes to working through anything that was damaged in the past. Of course make sure you have doctor advice for this – I’m not qualified to give you that. Other than that, energy healing for the body can also provide useful, especially when it comes to energy that’s trapped in the body. Old work teams could return for rethinking. You may also find yourself revising and fixing your work environment and that can be a very useful way to embrace this energy. This is also a good time to tweak up any services you may be offering for people. Fixing and adjusting any routines and daily activities now and testing things out, can bring more productivity once Mercury goes direct.

7th house: In this house, Mercury works on revising any contracts and making sure they match the current situation. Old 1:1 partnerships are put under the microscope in order to realign to the best outcome. There may also be a more introspective energy to partnerships – it might be that each party is more thoughtful in their shares and interactions with one another. This can be a powerful energy transit to balance things out when it comes to what is shared and where. If new partnerships are going too fast, this can be a good time to slow things down or simply re-assess where things are currently and where they’re going. If anything new has to be signed or agreed upon, check the details carefully.

8th house: This Mercury retrograde transit is deeply psychological and mysterious. This time will be great for revising occult studies or even psychology studies for those who are engaged in these things. I would recommend therapy for this house transit as well. This time around it’s more focused on later life traumas or sexuality and gender related topics specifically. Couple therapy is a good idea for sure. Take care of your taxes and loans as well, since this is the life area of “other” finances – not necessarily related to salary or labor. You may be able to decrease your taxes or fix something in your credit score this time. The darker side of this house comes when we process grief or other things we didn’t properly process before, throughout this transit. Mercury will do its magic there.

9th house: More study revision over here, especially for university / higher vocational students! If you’re not studying anymore, you may find yourself meeting Uni friends from the past. You may find yourself going back to other countries you used to visit, and this may bring beautiful things into your life. Visits to sacred sites can bring past life flashbacks. Spiritual journeys get a nice nostalgic flash from the past during this transit. This would be a great time to revise any upcoming publications or publish something that’s been long brewing. As I said in the video above, this may be a good time to launch depending on the rest of your chart. Old philosophical inspirations can come back and older aspects of the higher self can return for refreshing integration.

10th house: Revisions in regards to goals, and especially when it comes to where these goals have come from, are in the stars for this transit. Some may even find old career aspirations returning – only to be reviewed, revisited and re-evaluated. We can also reset and reverse any poor career choices and little wrinkles in our reputation at this time. We must also address where we shot too low and reframe our mindsets and thought patterns when it comes to this. Work related pains may also be healed easily this time. This transit can be really good in decluttering the future career paths when you feel like you have too many options or too many things going on as possibilities. This placement can also support launching something for your business or content.

11th house: The theme of this Mercury retrograde transit is old friends and old buddy groups returning, as well as old ideological habits going through a little review and re-alignment. Healing our connections to different groups we connect to is effortless, but it can also come through learning curves if we’re not mindful or get too busy. Old wishes can easily be fulfilled – this is where manifestation can truly work with Mercury retrograde! Sometimes it may not be what we expect though, but it’s a bucket list item regardless. Let the retrograde surprise you positively! Slowing down on one’s internet use can get you more connected to people, interestingly enough – we can often be over stimulated online and on our electronic fumes so let yourself take a social media break this time.

12th house: This can be a challenging Mercury retrograde transit, as some old pains and I mean very, very, very old stuff can resurface and is here to be rewritten and worked over, worked through, worked with. Dreamwork can be super beneficial, as your subconscious and dreamstate self (let’s be real, usually our higher self) is working through these issues. This is a highly spiritually charged Mercury retrograde transit, but it can also be emotionally and psychologically challenging. I recommend therapy and any other healing practices for this transit as well. Make sure you reframe and rewrite any subconscious beliefs, thought patterns and even emotional attachments at this time to get the most benefits of the spiritual uplevels that this rest period can bring you. There’s no need to rush here. Past life and soul retrieval is supercharged.

I know, I know, that’s a lot of information, but like I say – I won’t just throw a bunch of meanings into your lap and call it a day. I tend to go deep and here’s the deep.

Drop me a comment below if this has helped you in decoding the transiting Mercury Retrograde and working with it feels less overwhelming and confusing now after reading 🙂

Thank you so much for reading,


✨ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS AHEAD✨ October 1st – October 5th 2021 Astrology✨

Astrological chart for October 1st 2021 (from Astrodox app) with artistic, abstract background that has hearts in it, sparkles, blue, pink, purple, orange, and shiny stardust ovelay.
Astrological chart for October 1st 2021 (from Astrodox app) with artistic, abstract background that has hearts in it, sparkles, blue, pink, purple, orange, and shiny stardust ovelay.

💫 Read further for guidance onto how to move through this coming week at ease. 💫 

Current state of affairs at the skies right now is 6 planets retrograde and the state of affairs on Earth is with folx who consider themselves separate from this, panicking. None of us is separate – chances are, you’ve got at least a few astrological retrogrades in your chart. I’ve got 4! 

Until October 6th Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are retrograde. Pluto will station (read: stand still in the sky) on Sunday 3rd October, then goes direct October 6th. Throughout October, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury will go direct as well. 

I shared some of the forecasts of these transits on my Newsletter for Libra season, so if you want those in your inbox, sign up here and REMEMBER to check your spam. ❗ This post is an extra astrology forecast as spontaneous assistance was called from my guidance to serve us further. 

I see this as a big opportunity to show your growth and catch up with yourself. It’s a chance to get present and see clearly. The distractions have dimmed out, so don’t make more of them by listening to just about anybody on instagram. When it comes to how these planets are interacting together, things get way smoother. Not only is Jupiter retrograde harmoniously dancing with our boi Mercury retrograde, they’re also both hanging out beautifully with North Node in Gemini trine to both Saturn retrograde in Aquarius and Sun & Mars in Libra. This is very airy and connective time – possibly very busy, but these connections will play a big role in the next year or even longer depending on how they fit in the game. Keep your mind clear and present however, as some of these connections can be old tricksters wanting to come back. We need to hold our spaces at their best and not let some creeps ruin it. Just get rid of those toxic people. 

Venus trining to Neptune retrograde, sextile Pluto retrograde is healing and hugging us with this beautiful loving energy. Mind you, Venus is also conjunct Beta Centauri aka Hadar, the home of unconditionally loving, deeply heartful star beings. The homecoming vibe is real here, and unconditional love is tearing down these walls.

No more pains can be ignored, no more affection can be held back.

Let yourself love. Love more, dammit! This is love that goes deeper than brunettes & blondes, it’s the type of love that drags your soul to the surface – depth is victorious. 

At the same time, the Moon is in Leo opposite Saturn retrograde in Aquarius and T-Square Uranus retrograde in Taurus. We might face some of the same challenges we faced in early July and early August with Leo planets doing the same type of aspect with Saturn, as with that time, we’re asked to deliver more of what we want to receive, and ask for what we actually need, not just what we think we need. We’re called to break the moulds we’ve created in our conditioning and even while rebuilding our current, aligned lives, and see how we can create better systems and processes. This aspect will only last for about 2 days though, so this will be a brief revisit of those themes and a chance to adjust our Leadership abilities (no matter how the theme of Leadership is relevant to you, it’s not the same thing for all of us).

This aspect is also making the grand air trine into an air-fire kite, launching us into our highest destiny by listening to those burning hits of our clairs.

What lights you up? What hits your soul differently this time around? Follow that call. 

Mercury retrograde is a powerful time to reframe our thoughts about various things, rewrite old belief systems, rewire our communication skills and rework old projects especially the ones we started the last time Mercury was retrograde in Libra (September-October 2015). Since it’s one of the most consciously accessed planets, very easy to tune into, this will call for a review in our growth especially in the life area it hits in your chart… I have a blog post coming soon for transits per houses. Stay tuned. 

I also have a video coming for some considerations for BEFORE Jupiter goes direct 😉 it will be yummy. Like a tasty cake or vegan bacon… you know… you get the point lol 

Chiron, Juno and Pallas are asteroids who are also retrograde. I won’t go too much into asteroids to keep this more brief – and in all honesty I’m not the most familiar with how some of these asteroids interact in transits, maybe another time I will, but for now this is the post. 

And for all of this, I wanted to make the chart look even more beautiful. It’s just gorgeous. I freaking love it. There we go. Let me know how the energy plays out for you 😊💚⚡ 

~ya boi Alvia

Suddenly I loved Everything

the text “and suddenly I loved everything.” on a pink spiral-type background pattern

Because the beauty of life is always relevant.

Feeling people’s beautiful energies. Feeling their auras create beautiful dynamics in our surroundings.

Feeling music bring out that beauty in us and shift our dimensional consciousness. Music bringing us close to tears for its emotiveness in adoration.

Open heart space reaching deep into it’s loving core, rippling out to magic and the entire multiverse. Feeling the love for what we do.

Expressing more openly.

Experiencing more mindfully.






I hope for anyone reading this to feel something similar in their lives. We all have the access. That’s what I would wish for the entire planet and beyond.

Love and snoutkisses 👽💚👁🐽👁

-Alvia (he/him)


Mercury Retrograde Transit Meaning + Mercury in Signs and Houses in Birth Charts

the text “3 tips for insightful mercury retrograde” on top of a colorful abstract background with 3 Mercury planetary symbols, sparkles and an eye illustration.

Mercury retrograde… 😐 

The dreaded backwards seeming movements of our little Mercury. 🔙 It’s not a bad movement so no stress! 🌡🌡🌡 It’s just a bit annoying to be honest. 🐲🐲🐲

Usually people will report lost phone calls, even lost keys or other items, traffic jams, in the worst case scenario car crashes and other trouble related to communication and transport like mail and travel. For some people old love interests and even friends or behavioural patterns may resurface.

This transit can be frustrating for those who have less patience and aren’t used to slowing down and internalising some of their process, but rather used to externalising and expressing things very outwardly. Let’s be real – most people are conditioned to constantly ACT on things, rather than BE in them. Most of us default to action and active ways of expression rather than taking our sweet time to reflect and review some processes from the past few months or so.

Times are changing , however. This post is for anyone who might struggle more or less, with Mercury going retrograde. It’s here to help you, just like the transit itself is, deep down.

Planets assist us – never forget that.


☝☝☝ There’s ways to work around this energy so listen up! I’ve got tips for you!⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⠀


⏪⏪⏪ 1. The word RETROGRADE.


Going backwards is one the best things to do under a retrograde season. 

With mercury, It’s writing, speaking, texting, sending. 💡🕣🕥🕧💬💭💬💭📝📩📝📩 Anything related to technology and communicating, often commercialism and media too. Going back to some recent ideas can ignite some much needed freshness at this time. Reviewing processes can be very helpful as well.


2. Mercury = mind -> MINDFULNESS.

☝❗Be mindful! ❗☝

Speak, write and receive with intention. Ask and provide clarification. Check the details before buying something. Slow down. 💭🐢🐢🐢🐌🐌🐌


3. Your placement – below these pointers I’ll share with you the houses and signs so you can blend the meanings… I have Mercury in Cancer 🦀 in my 11th house. My sun is in Gemini ♊ 11th house and Mercury is there too so my self expression is quite strong. Being in ♋ Cancer, it becomes poetic and emotionally charged ☔💧⚡. I speak to release my emotions, get in touch with the world and making sense of the bigger picture on an emotional level. I seek to understand people in deeper ways than just on the surface, and the sign of Cancer may tend to wonder what’s brought people to their current situations and what has happened in the past. In my chart this contributes largely on how I view the bigger picture and how I express myself. 🌙☀🌈🔮🎨🕯💫✨✨✨⠀You want to look at what Mercury rules in your chart as well, and that is the house cusp of Virgo and Gemini. These houses feed your Mercury and will be most impacted by the retrograde phases of Mercury.



Mercury in Aries: Impulsive and fiery speech in the sign of Aries wants to have the first word in every conversation. The mind of this individual can be restless and inspiring. The energy is just ready to jump and start the things. It is very challenging to pin down or stop this energy, so don’t try, but rather let it roam free. Keep in mind though, this is the type of energy that needs to mature as it has everything ahead of itself. This energy is very courageous and bold, but it might be a bit intense and rash sometimes. This Mercury sign is learning how to think before they speak, as sometimes these quick words can hurt others. It’s very youthful and fun energy though.

Mercury in Taurus: Slow building of a new ground has started, and these individuals can be quite soft spoken, even quiet. The mind has become patient and diligent. This energy on the other hand, contrary to Aries, cannot be rushed. The words will come out when they’re supposed to. This energy is taking its time to express itself and find the logical solutions to its ways. Grounded and practical thinking provided with a sense centered approach – Taurus Mercury knows how to make things sound pleasant and comfortable. This energy may have a hard time moving on and going to the next phase, new things and new standards in its thoughts, as it gets comfortable very easily. The thoughts and conversations may feel stuck at times so they should be aware of the need for growth.

Mercury in Gemini: This is Mercury’s home. Quick and mentally stimulated Gemini energy is very agile in its movements, so Mercury finds a fast paced and versatile home in here. This is a very adaptable mind and speech – it can be anything it wants and easily find its honest approach, but sometimes the ability to see multiple perspectives and the desire to understand everyone can make them seem fake. Understand though, that this Mercury is seeking to vocalise and verbalise what’s so deeply natural to itself. The struggle for this Mercury sign is to focus and find its own lane. Sticking to one’s word is another challenge, as this sign moves quickly and might just forget what was said 2 weeks ago so a notepad will become handy for them.

Mercury in Cancer: Compassionate, empathetic and poetic, loving expression of thoughts comes through this Mercury sign. Cancer Mercury can be very nurturing in its communication and caring about other people’s feelings. Speech is very soft and the words spread love everywhere. These individuals can have an amazing memory – especially when it comes to remembering how people have made them feel. Lots of things these people think will only be shared to their closest circle. This sign may have troubles letting things go and moving on from the past as well as getting overly emotionally attached to things where it’s not even suggested. They may take things very personally and cause emotional drama if this isn’t addressed maturely.

Mercury in Leo: It’s loud and passionate because it knows what it wants. The energy of Mercury in Leo is luxurious, flamboyant and big. It shines and demands attention. They can also have a brilliant sense of humour and linguistics of a drama class. These people can have a positive mindset most of the time and they will speak their minds through it. Their mental patterns want to see the positives in everything and enlighten people to recognise them. Sometimes this energy can make things feel bigger than they are though, and you guessed it – stir up some drama around. Another issue for this Mercury sign can be self-centered talk or being too loud and not letting others talk.

Mercury in Virgo: This is Mercury’s second home, although more practical and analytical Virgo. Mercury grounds and roots here beautifully, organising everything in its sight and cleaning up the mess of the brain waves. Mental analysis is big for this Mercurial placement. This can also be a very health conscious energy – health conscious in all of its’ forms, but due to Mercury’s mental nature the biggest emphasis goes to mental health and with the earthiness of Virgo, physical health and how these two overlap. Virgo Mercury might be over-analytical and micro-managing at times, so stress management is important for this Mercury Sign to master.

Mercury in Libra: The speech of Libra Mercury is very beautiful, it can be similarly poetic to Cancer but not as emotionally charged. Here the words are just pretty, and the thoughts very balanced, just and fair. Objective thinking is very significant to this energy, because how can we be balanced if we don’t see all sides equally? Similar to Cancer, this energy considers others and how everyone will be affected due to its relational nature. Libra Mercury connects people through mental connections, beautiful talk and balanced bonding. Mercury in Libra might have a challenge with fighting for their own rights or their own desires as they’re highly partnership oriented.

Mercury in Scorpio: A dip to deeper waters is due with Scorpio Mercury. Mysterious depths unravel when we descend to Scorpio’s energy, and the mind just won’t stop digging and feeling. This deep dive can feel endless and at times quite dark. The Scorpio energy has no fear in regards to this. Some intense thoughts and words can be typical to this energy with a flair of a serious outlook to the world. Therefore there may be more quietness and lurking rather than speaking. Scorpio wants to only talk when it means something and when it has weight to the conversation. Otherwise, the mind of a Scorpio will just observe in solitude. There can be some darker thoughts and pressing secrets to this Mercury sign.

Mercury in Sagittarius: Broad talk is the theme of Mercury in Sagittarius. Speaking of big things, philosophical and versatile. These people might be interested in talking in many languages – not just 2 or 3, but MANY. From depths we rise to the vast talk, still highly spiritual, but more intellectual and motivation driven – inSPIRED talk. The mind of Mercury in Sagittarius can be rather restless, quick and similarly to other fire signs, hard to pin down as it bursts in big flames. Sagittarian flames spread very far and wide though – they will be seen, as the bold and jovial energy fires through the mouths of Sagittarian Mercurials. These Mercurials may struggle with focusing on things and finishing their train of thought, because they are quick to move onto other things their mind sets on.

Mercury in Capricorn: Then we settle down in a bit more serious mentalities, grounded and organised, practical and ambitious. Capricorn Mercury is wisened through all of the hard work and lessons it has grown through. It has mastered the heights and sits on top of a mountain speaking in its glory. These achievements are expressed through a “matter of fact” way while not letting any harsh realities dull down the desires for more. This can be workaholic energy that can affect the mind and mental health of the person, but the work that these people do often feeds their mental stimulation and sparks most of their conversations. Sometimes these people can become pessimistic or too serious, so they benefit from their goal setting probably more than other signs.

Mercury in Aquarius: Another curious air Mercury, with a broader lense for perception. Mercury in Aquarius can be idealistic and open minded, with the whole of society and the world in mind. They think very deeply and rather endlessly, similar to Scorpio Mercury, but this is more intellectual and social. Many social issues and philosophies can linger in the mind of the Mercury in Aquarius. They may speak in very intriguing, unique ways – their perspective is definitely one of a kind and true to them. These people will happily connect with people who have different perspectives and mentalities, opinions and thoughts, because Aquarius truly wants to see the world and beyond. Often these thoughts about the wide world may weigh on their minds, however, so at times they need to just work with their friend circles in smaller ways to remain in their unique flow while not burdening.

Mercury in Pisces: Artistic Pisces Mercury dives into infinity and beyond. The energy here is cosmic and spiritually connected to undercurrents of our lives, intuitively aware of every emotion that lies in each moment. So poetic and vast, these people speak in spiritually aware ways in order to navigate these energetic currents and pathways in front of us. They can sound very mystical, and their minds can wander in the mysteries of the Universe at ease. Their thoughts are often informed and connected, even directed by their emotions and dreams. Their dreamworld can be influential to the things they speak of and think of. There’s a direct connection between their minds and the Source – or at least this connection is very easy to tap into. Sometimes this Mercury sign can wander off so much, that they lose their touch with their current reality. Emotions can also become over consuming to their minds. They may reveal too much in their conversations at times.

Mercury in 2nd House: Communication and thought processes are an important part in how this person makes their money. This person might be a multitalent or a person with many professional skills, very capable of handling multiple tasks in the same job or having multiple simultaneous jobs or income streams. Agility in making money is important. Money may come in and go away quickly. Other issues could be the ability to use these skills in a cohesive way and making sure that their thoughts align into wealth creation.

Mercury in 3rd House: Communication in its element! These people can be involved with local news and have multiple siblings. They may make many promises and somehow balance all of it and keep it together. Their talk can be very versatile and fluctuating. On the challenging side, the mind may be scattered and buzzing so quickly that it’s hard to calm down. They can be brilliant marketers so it’s important to make sure that all of those promises are kept.

Mercury in 4th House: The Mercurial themes of communication and thought processes come up in the matters of home, family and inner world, private matters. The home can be a place to calm one’s mind and to figure those things out or on the contrary, a very busy and lively place. The inner world is rather lively. It could be that they may change their ideas on what family is, even move often, change homes. It’s important for this Mercury placement to speak the heart out and express their deepest feelings and thoughts, that may move around a lot on a day to day basis, which can also be a challenge.

Mercury in 5th House: Creative communication with a flair of passion, drama and romance is in the air with this Mercury placement. Romantic interests can be either quick to come and go or just Mercurial in their personalities. The creative passions of this person can be quite linguistic; writing and spoken word come as strong examples. The challenge is to appreciate the burst of colour in this placement while remembering to make use of positive drama (i.e. theatrical expression) and clear communication with romantic partners.

Mercury in 6th House: Mind tends to wander in mundane, daily things with this placement. Mercury can get things busy, flexible and even a bit scattered in this placement when it comes to daily routine, service and work force. In some cases the person may have trouble with attention span or problems with their hands, or the opposite may be true. Other problems that may arise are constantly changing services and work places and environments. This person may be the spokesperson of the work force, crafty and even benefit from stretching. The person with Mercury in the 6th house may be the organiser in their work team or provide a sort of assortment service.

Mercury in 7th House: Flexibility in partnerships become central with Mercury in the 7th house. Ease of communication in one-on-one connections is crucial for this placement. This person can be very thoughtful over these close people in their life, especially with Mercury in Water and Earth signs. They will most likely look for a companion to chit chat with, a person who’s quick and lively and sparks their mind into all kinds of ideas and inspiration. This person can easily adapt from one stage to the next whether this is a friendship, romantic partnership or a legal contract. The person with Mercury in the 7th house may struggle with having these partnerships and contracts last – they may fluctuate and move so quickly that they might slip away. They may also have a hard time being silent with their companions or at times of lack of communication.

Mercury in 8th House: This talk is deep and penetrating, mysterious and psychologically analytical. Mercury in the 8th house brings about a deep thinker and communicator, someone who won’t stay on the surface, but their thoughts can also be morbid and dark – this person may even have lots of mental pressure on their shoulders. This person’s psychology may feel overloaded or lacking stability – therefore mental health may be a concern to take care of. On the positive side, this person will tell it like it is, especially when it comes to the harder things and harder truths. They will adjust in times of crisis at ease. The person with Mercury in the 8th house may have a dark and dirty sense of humour and gladly talk about taboo topics.

Mercury in 9th House: Broad talk and philosophical contemplation brings about this placement. There may even be many quick trips abroad and thoughts about escaping somewhere far away. Lots of daydreaming; the wandering mind. Communication is versatile and skills in language are rich culturally and theoretically. The challenge for Mercury in the 9th house can be going deep versus going wide and so it detail oriented thinking. They could easily miss detailed as their thoughts follow broader brush strokes and reach. It can also be harder for them to appreciate the small things since the thoughts tend to be in the bigger subjects and big life questions. Similarly, they can easily get bored of their location and neighbourhood.

Mercury in 10th House: Main goals and ambitions of this person could be agility and expression of thought, expression of mind via talks, public speaking and writing. It may be hard for this person to make up their mind with the path they wish to be on, especially with a retrograde Mercury. The person with Mercury in the 10th house has to be able to use their intellect in their chosen path – career or just life. Usually these people will choose active and definitely not boring career paths. It may change a lot or keep its freshness consistently. In fact, consistency is the least describing word for this person’s path and goals.

Mercury in 11th House: This person may be in many groups, but not belong to many, as they will enjoy the flexibility to come and go as they please. These people will often be spokes people for groups, especially with strongly emphasised Mercury placements (i.e. the chart ruler, dominant planet etc). This person is more likely to have many friend groups rather than a small circle especially with empty 7th house. Their wishes for the future and their life may fluctuate between various interests. The problem may come when their mind is too much wrapped up in these ideals and group involvements, causing them to live in the future rather than in the now, or live in what could be better, always yearning for more.

Mercury in 12th House: This mind is deeply hidden behind closed doors, in between dimensions. This person may have a wild imagination and wilder dreamscapes at night. They could also hold lots of words unspoken and thoughts repressed. The mind may be a mystery and demeanour quiet, especially with someone ruled by this Mercury. The mind may be floating around in the subliminal, often afraid to speak up, not knowing what to say. On the positive side, Mercury in the 12th gives strong clairsenses, or clairs, as you could guess. They may be easily in tune with telepathy, super-accurate intuitive hits and just having the answers. Their claircognizance is spectacular.

I hope you enjoyed this article. I know it’s lengthy, but it’s worth the minute. Let me know what you think in the comments!

-Alvia (he/him)