Mercury Is In Its Right Place at the Right Time
As I write this blog, Mercury actually announced itself, and said, “write about me”. I attribute this command to its current position of being retrograde in the sign of Leo. It can be bossy and assertive in its royal imperative . Mercury doesn’t mind the warm sunny glow of Leo. In fact, it finds communication easy going in this sign.
Mercury is the planet of communication and Leo is the sign of creativity, leadership and taking center stage. Along with Mercury, there are other big retrograde planetary players and a marvelous Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, on July 16/17.
The Moon and Eclipse in Capricorn are exclamation points. These Cosmic planetary guides are emphasizing that we need to observe and acknowledge the monumental changes, that are taking place in our personal and collective world space.
Mercury is very busy helping us decode the messages that are beaming through the planetary positions holding Cancer and Capricorn.
Mercury holds a powerful position as a intermediary between the Sun and the other planets. Blaming this planet for the lack of movement and things not happening instantaneously, is off base. Like every planet, this one has a certain unique, and characteristic message. Essentially, Mercury Rx is about slowing down and taking a “ communication and media pause”.
Meanwhile, as I’ve been cruising through the internet, there’s inevitably a ton of people lamenting that Mercury has done “this, that or the other”, and caused them major inconvenience. There seems to be a lot of “Mercury blaming” going on at the present time.
In reality, Mercury goes retrograde about 3-4 times a year. There seems to be a reason for this cosmic event occurring.
Here's a bit of clarity and insight., The retrograde position is associated with a more reflective, quiet, introspective, and taking time from the usual way of doing things. This deep reflection is especially potent, because along with Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron are also retrograde.
In our current cultural climate, there is a demanding kind of attitude, where the expectation is that everything is supposed to happen “right now". Think, “Amazon style ordering ”. You decide you want something, and you get out your smartphone or plastic of choice, place your order and instantaneously, it’s yours. But, if something happens in the ordering process, and it’s retrograde season, immediately it’s because the planet of communication sent out a personal message to impede and thwart your desires.
Life and Soul Guidance through Astrology
I want to be clear, the system of Astrology needs no defending. This insight system has stood the test of time, and continues to deliver life and soul guidance for those who desire to use it for self understanding.
One of the major principles of Astrology is that planets do not direct or compel anything to happen.
Astrology is a system that reflects the vibrational frequency of an individual's birth pattern. The natal chart is a visual representation of the cosmic energy of the star constellation that was present at the time of birth.
Each planet and sign has a particular vibration in our “star charts”. Wherever Mercury is focused right now, is the house(s) that needs attention. It's time to listen to your own "Voice from Within".
Mercury retrograde is not the best time for jumping into new situations, signing contracts, planning or going into new ventures. This is the time for doing some in depth: