On Mercury Retrograde 2019

Three times Mercury paddled the seas of 16 to 29 degrees of Pisces from late February until mid April.  (Direct on March 29th)

After the stirrings of creative fire marked an about-face at 4 Leo, three times Mercury side-walked the shoreline degrees of 23 to 29 Cancer from late June to mid August. (Direct on August 1st)

Now, three times Mercury will slide and sink into the deep and contained degrees of 11 to 27 Scorpio from mid October until the first week in December. (Direct on November 21st)

Consider the time frames. Any theme or issue pop its head up in both of the previous retrogrades? Are there connections easily made if you think about it? If you haven’t dealt with the matter/s sufficiently, it’s coming back around to give you one more opportunity.

If you have natal points in play, you are going to recognize what’s happening pretty quickly. If you have dealt with it, be on the lookout for the proof! It’s quite satisfying to register what could pass without your noticing and that would be a shame.

That’s the beauty of Mercury retrograde cycles: they come in threes by element and offer the spacetime to deal with a particular kink in your life circuitry. Your wheel is the map by which you can isolate, classify, clarify and administer the fix. If that sounds rather Virgoan, it’s because Mercury is exalted in these matters.

What’s more, the current Mercury retrograde re-pings the Jupiter/Pluto dance of 2018. For some, this will provide an extremely meaningful progress report on this long-term cycle.

Once you’ve observed the threes-by-element cycle, impending retrograde dates become intriguing and less of an irritant. Being the occasional collateral damage of Merc rx is a lot more tolerable. Perception shifts.

The next time Mercury goes retrograde will be in February 2020 in fixed-air Aquarius…

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Notes on the Eclipse…

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I wanted to respond in some general way, at least, to the questions I am getting over the last 48 hours about the August eclipses and particularly to the one we are moving through right now. Short and to the point but hopefully of some help! I will be back at my desk on Wednesday morning.

Are you the Leo or the Aquarian or the one crunched in between?

For all of the hype about the August 21st eclipse, I have to say that I have just as many clients affected by the one occurring today. If it is this eclipse that’s got your feelers humming, keep these other energy cycles in mind. It may be difficult at first, but zooming out your lense may help you organise your thoughts and feelings…

– the sun is inconjunct Pluto = Dont expect some or all of the happenings to make sense to you. Reality and your perception of it are just beyond a solid connection in these days. This is neither negative or positive in and of itself; there are more dots to connect.
– the sun is also inconjunct Neptune = the grand plan truly is not visible at the moment. This is crucially and paradoxically grounding knowledge.

– the sun has recently overtaken and passed Mars = let the head rule the body and passions as much as possible. Should you have degree markers in range of the event, expect to experience some form of opposition and Be Ready to pause and think before responding. Practice this: practice running potential scenes in your mind with your Ego [dramatically, if you like ;)] halting time while you think up your best response before resuming action.

– Jupiter is sextiled by the sun = if you look, you will find assistance/aid/encouragement and advice from someone within your network. Nice!

– I have also written about this month’s eclipses in this post.



(On Antifragility) The Buddha knows…

“We’re not graduating engineers here,” she said. “It’s one thing to hire somebody who writes computer code, but it’s another thing to hire someone who knows how to work in a diverse environment or rapidly-changing environment, and those are skills we teach here and, increasingly, what businesses want. And now we’re focusing more heavily on the sciences, too, to back that up. We’re training the citizens the world needs right now.”
Naropa University Provost Janet Cramer. (source)



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