The Messenger Rx
04 degrees Sagittarius to 18 degrees Scorpio
Approach began: 18 October
When Mercury was last at 18 degrees Scorpio in Direct Motion.
Shadow ends: 13 December
When Mercury is back at 04 degrees Sagittarius in Direct Motion.
Most people right now cannot even believe that we haven’t already been in a Mercury Retrograde passage, especially for those experiencing first hand the obvious changes surrounding the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in late October from Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, the USA’s East Coast, and all the way into Canada. Look up a few other world events since 18 October, and all of these actions did fall under the approach of this last backwards transit of our Messenger for 2012. We know, as all doled out in a huge cry for humanity to deal with- we will continue right on through the Retrograde itself and as the shadow completes, we certainly can expect to experience the journey of change loud and clear.
Upon us now, is one of the most complicated Mercury Retrograde passages in quite some time in our Zodiac history. As our other planetary transits mix, mingle and communicate with our Messenger, we are truly receiving some intense lines of energy from above down here below to assimilate into our spiritual beings. Truly, there could not be a more pertinent time to be on your astrological toes, and know precisely how this passage is directly affecting your natal and collective charts.
As soon as Mercury entered Sagittarius upon 29 October, he made a Direct Square to Neptune, (who has already been in reflection mode in Pisces since early June). This is one aspect that is making quite a force for the collective mentality to handle, as especially when it streams from mutable signs, much distress is seemingly created within our communications. With no grounded energies for our mentality and inner realms to grab on to, the tendency to gravitate to pure anxiety is all too easy to get lost within. These chaotic swirls will continue to cast sensitive, changeable, and more than the fair share of unpractical realities. It is highly advisable to remain in common sense practices, for the tendencies for nervous exhaustion and slander is immensely huge under this particular aspect between Mercury and Neptune.
As Mercury only reaches 04 degrees Sagittarius where he will station before going Retrograde, the direct square to Neptune will have softened, but then will start to intensify the potential for restless activities again as he moves backwards. By the upcoming Solar Eclipse 13 November, he is right back again on that 0 degrees of Sagittarius, wherein a couple hours after our lunar kick-off, he will directly square Neptune currently over at 0 degree Pisces, who will be moving forward at least. Looking ahead to December, they’ll have one more meet up upon the 11th, when Mercury, will be totally back to forward motion. Ideally, the beauty of a Mercury/Neptune connection is the way it can open a genius gateway to the artistic and metaphysical perceptions, but under a square, this must be done in silent practices far removed from chaotic environments to be able to properly achieve the best results.
Next. A Solar Eclipse. 13 November
While Saturn, who entered Scorpio for the next couple of years in early October, is wasting no time in getting those lessons out there that are allowing the truth to transform the collective; we have another massive energy coming forth from Scorpio just as our Messenger will renter it. Solar Eclipses bring surges of new energies to unfold from the sign they go off within that can last for up to a years’ time. This one will be sending out a regenerative energy that is one of the most powerful plays of truth at the 21 degree of Scorpio. Mercury retraces his steps back over this Solar Eclipse degree point by 20 November, and will cross over it again moving forward by 03 December. Loads of changes wishing to reveal themselves will be strongly speaking as Mercury sorts himself out at this time as you’ll see the forward motion of what the Solar Eclipse will wish to bestow upon you, kick itself into high gear. (Check in with 13 Nov Lunar-O-Scope on Bellesprit!)
A Sunny Day clouded by Noodling Nodes. 16 November
On a Universal 16 Day that says take in a true SILENT LISTEN, Mercury Retrograde reaches back to 26 degrees Scorpio forming a close conjunction to the Sun at 25 degrees Scorpio; an exact to the North Node at 26 degrees Scorpio while opposing the South Node at 26 degrees Taurus. What kinds of energies will this Zodiac conversation bring into being? Collective communications are sure to see at least a bit of optimism and a “sun-shiny” feeling over them- and the ability to adapt to whatever changes will toss themselves around can be easily reached. However, when you involve the heavier responsibility of attention to the North Node (where emotional grace and learning must be currently placed within the life to be able to receive the karmic opportunity to grow and improve), something emotional is bound to burst wide open. Especially at the 26 degree mark, which tell us of Partnerships– and how to take our ultimate patience with any kind of one on one relating within our lives. Avoiding the argument and walking away is highly advised, and tuning in further to what is meant to be learning from the experience beckons to be heard. Meanwhile, over in Capricorn on this date, you’ll have the Moon waxing right over Pluto creating more emotional turbulence and requirements of fortitude just as Mars sits on 29 degrees Sagittarius about to enter The Goat -where in on this tipping point degree- brings in more feeling-oriented distractions to handle with grace and courage.
Conclusions under The Shadow. A Lunar Eclipse. 28 November
The Shadow passage of this Mercury Retrograde passage will be just as telling as its’ Approach was, in where you may just feel, like things have not really returned to normal even though the Rx is over. And therein lies the truth of the matter. What we know, or thought we knew to be the truth, is not going to return to the comfort zones we once understood. Transformation for our world is officially 110% on. As we release from the Lunar Eclipse at 06 degrees Gemini, who will be in a very weak conjunction to Retrograding Jupiter- the finalizations coming forth will increase our need for compassion upon this planet. Another interesting conjunction from 08 degrees Capricorn also meets up upon this day between Mars and Pluto. This delicate formation intensifies energies to the potential of combative, impulsive, strict, and relentless forms of expression; wherein unscrupulous, fanatical, berserk and brutalities can be the outcomes if a thinking before you act practice is not adhered to. Under Lunar release of an Eclipse, it will be more than wise to carefully proceed.
Have we overloaded those astrological brain cells yet? This passage of Mercury Retrograde is one that will go down in our history books. The do’s and don’ts will be more than ever, completely and utterly necessary to listen to for this passage. What to do or not to do throughout 26 November?
TO DO or NOT TO DO under Mercury REtrograde…
REmain in the eye of any possible storm around you… These handy tips can help bring ease over this upcoming period to allow personal success to be reaped!
*Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, communications & schedules to occur suddenly
*Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going
*Spend time in the RE’s: Relax, Revisit, Reflect, Redo, REcharge!
*Have Plan B (and Plan C, D or E if necessary) ready to go
*Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!
*“Freak out” when changes come up
*Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
*Sign important documents
*Initiate or buy anything new that you wish to have long-term success with.
Keep in Mind…
Try not to question everything at this time. And if you do, REflect in the actions and thoughts leading up to your DOUBT, and tell it please DO BUT OUT BUD. REmaining in the REsponse vs. the REaction will always manifest the positive energy to attract back to your free-will at any time. The more we can be flexible, the better results we see. Sometimes, it is taking that pause for a SILENT LISTEN that saves us.
With that all said, REmember too that it is your inner strength which must prevail through the free-will…. by remaining flexible and recognizing that change is nothing we should fear, you’ll REjoice. The times to recognize simplicity are in full force of regenerating us, no matter what, we always can look around for something to be grateful for.
One of the great Lexigrams from MERCURY RETROGRADE says to YOU! GOT TO GO DO YOGA- and when a planet such as Mercury chooses to begin reflecting within Sagittarius, this practice couldn’t be more apropos to help ground any kind of mental energies wishing to spin out of control. This is the Mercurial calling in the here and now to remain the student, be willing to be educated and you’ll find victory, wherein your lfe, 04 degrees Sagittarius to 18 degrees Scorpio DARE YOU TO RETREAT, DARE YOU TO GO TRY OUT A GREAT COURAGE, and RECORD A MERCY DREAM TO CURE OUR RAGE.
REDO well, Dear Stars.