Yes Dear Stars, we have our first Mercury Retrograde passage of 2012 coming up in March. The approach to this offering for reflection from our Messenger planet began 26 February. So, even though Mercury doesn’t start until 12 March to not look where he is going for a few weeks until 04 April, (traveling backwards from 06 degrees Aries back to 23 degrees Pisces), it is best we all take a glance ahead so we are completely aware of how to not let Mercury Retrograde control us when it arrives, but how we can be in ultimate control of it.
Some pretty heavy things are going to surround this upcoming Mercury Retrograde, especially as Mercury will repeatedly journey back and forth over the tipping point between Aries and Pisces, for starters. No matter what planet we may be examining, when they cross over the very last degree, (the 29th of any sign before entering the 0 degree of the next), there are always intensities around. Think of the concept of death and rebirth. This is what the tipping point is all about, where true transformation unfolds in this very same way.
So, we have a Mercury Retrograde passage that is about to do this. Not only will Mercury cross over this tipping point of 29 deg Pisces/0 deg Aries moving forward 02 March, it crosses back over it 23 March going retrograde. Then, under the shadow period, it will be moving forward over it once more 16 April. Mercury’s upcoming journey takes him through the conclusion of the Zodiac to transform to the beginning of it –then transform back to the end- and then transform back to the beginning. Sound confusing? Can you only imagine being our Messenger planet?
While the majority of people in the USA have seen a more than mild winter, get ready -as Mercury wavers between the last sign of it and that of Spring- for a mix of things to unfold in the realms of precipitation and other things weather related. Being a Mercury Retrograde passage can be guaranteed to expect the unexpected when it comes to what comes from Mother Nature, this particular passage has an extra-added surprise. Another planet -that always promises to expect the unexpected- Uranus, will be one that Mercury conjuncts 3 times over our first Retrograde of 2012.
Remember the devastating earthquake in Japan in 2011? This occurred as Uranus -the planet who governs over earthquakes- was on the “tipping point” the very same one that we are going to watch Mercury now waver over, of 29 degrees Pisces/0 degrees Aries. Uranus today, is only at 03 degrees of Aries, and will reach 06 degrees during our Messenger’s entire journey. Mercury conjuncts Uranus moving forward 05 March, going backwards 17 March, and moving forward again 22 April, when the shadow of this Retrograde passage completes.
When you take a planet like Mercury who governs our communications, thinking, travel and its’ mechanisms, mentalities, (virtually anything in life that is responsible for movement), place him in Retrograde over the tipping point of the end and beginning of the Zodiac, while making 3 conjunctions to a planet like Uranus already throwing out surprises in Aries: we all better get ready to adapt accordingly.
St. Patrick’s Day is an especially important date to note. In case you didn’t already know, Mars, is also in the ongoing Retrograde planet mix over in Virgo. Mars Retrograde will just be coming off an inconjunct to Mercury Retrograde, which sets up quite the ill-flow of planetary energies from above down here below. Aggressive, quarrelsome, sharp-tongued and argumentative energies are all the more apt to implode. People are easy to jump to rash conclusions. Aside from the normal caution when driving or doing anything under Mercury’s backward phase, let’s just say, if you choose to over-indulge for the “luck of the Irish” you may find this doesn’t turn out to be so lucky of a choice.
It will be extremely imperative to hold off for the future from 08 March to 22 March, as we will be in a waning phase (our monthly passage of the Moon’s reflection) as well from our Lunar perspective. While the typical rules of the entire Mercury Retrograde passage say nothing should go out into the world or be signed into being that one wishes to see long-term success with, you’ll see people go on ahead unawares and do it anyway. Like we said about toasting too much to the luck of the Irish this year. You’ve been warned.
While the whole world is best to prepare for a true period of reflection, rest, reassess and relax for the majority of March and as we start April; the USA, by numbers, is set to see a ton of things dynamically end within March in a 9 Personal Month. These conclusions, ultimately set up the space for new understandings and beginnings as April emerges. With Uranus already in the area of home/family for the US, we can continue be expectant of the unexpected upon our own soil. When Mercury enters the mix, this wavers over the 3rd/4th house cusp for the US- basically meaning, we are going to see quite a few things alter our thinking and our sense of home/family.
As the nation still circulates in a 6 personal year which is asking us to find compassion, harmony and see both sides of the issues, preparation is in motion for the 7 year that “sharpens the inner saw” of the USA as a whole. If America’s society can start to learn, recognize and accept how to be comfortable with their own ambiguity for starters, then we’ll be on the right track to continue to heal our HEART in reflection to how we are all in the very same LOVE to EVOLVE upon this EARTH.
More to come on what the upcoming Mercury Retrograde personally will mean for you. In the meantime, be cautious of planning for the future from 12 March to 04 April. Be in aware that all activities from 26 February through 12 March, are included in its’ approach, and all the time to smooth out the waves of change it will bring, will come from 04 April to 22 April within the shadow period. It is truly time -as we progress further into the ever-changing stirs of 2012- to be prepared to adapt more than ever before.
We close with a few words from the Lexigram wise. As always, as we look with the poetic phrasing of the anagrams derived from the subject at hand, we have all the correct answers as to how to know its’ truth, and how best to proceed.
DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY: GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY GO REDECORATE
GO READ, TRY A REREAD
GO DO YOGA
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA
GOT TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!
Happy REcreating Dear Stars.