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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Update: What just happened?!

Long-time readers here will appreciate seeing this update from a guest on Neptune and the Oak back in June 2014. So very happy for you, Veronica!

The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now

It’s been four years since I began this journey through the blog-o-sphere and about three since I’ve contributed anything to this space. I stopped posting in 2014 because I realized that my ego had grown too attached to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge I committed to. The challenge was a wonderful learning experience and since then I’ve grown so much as a writer, design professional, and person. Now, for some reason, it feels right to come back.

The year is ending with a bang:

  • One month ago I moved to Costa Rica.
  • Five days after moving to Costa Rica I met an integral designer on a bus who needed an architect for a climate park project with the University of Peace and in less than a week I had the job I was born for.
  • Saturn moved into Capricorn a week ago, initiating me into my first Saturn return.
  • Last Friday…

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Direct and Simple

I started offering a variation on my services theme a couple of months ago that is working out really well in my little tribe and I think its time for me to offer it to you. Its somewhat old school but still the most direct and accommodating route for all types of schedules and devices: an email service.

You can receive an email written by me that covers the basic energy currents for all of us that I think are most important to note and some suggestions for how to work these into your real, live life in plain English on a monthly basis – at least. I say ‘at least’ because there are some months when we want to really zoom in on a potential opportunity and/or pitfall and I like you to be fully tooled-up.

Even more helpful is joining a 2nd tier email group wherein members receive a tailored note; alerting you, personally, to what I like to call ‘ping points’: you’ve got a special affinity built into your identity for this kind of energy weather and I can offer you concrete ways to THINK about it and USE it.

The general email subscription is eu5 per month. Currently not available.

The 2nd tier subscription, containing the general email content and personal content is  €20 per month.

I have spoken to many, here online and IRL, that like this format and the easy kind of practical access it allows. If you would like to join, send an email to weaver(at)neptuneandtheoak(dot)com with ‘subscription’ in the header. Welcome and enjoy!

Is This You?

Sometimes a person will say that they would rather not know what is going on because they feel stressed out enough and this would add to it; they think it is yet more work piling on an already taxed brain. If this is what you are thinking, please consider these two points:

1.Each of us already experiences these currents by the simple fact that we exist. That’s why you experience moods, how you get delighted or sideswiped from left field sometimes by a person or event somewhere in your world, which sensations you experience and habits you employ when having to make a choice or deal with someone else’s choice, why you have your ‘lifestyle’ and how you work or don’t work to hold on to what you go after.

These energies are what make up how calm/stressed out or dedicated/overworked or fulfilled/dissatisfied you may be feeling, right now.

So, this logic that taking 2 minutes to contemplate an alternate view – sitting right there just as you are now – will increase your stress just does not fly.

There is no more or less energy ‘coming at you’. It’s still the exact same amount.

Shift the Weight to the Muscles That Can Handle It

You move into the proverbial driver’s seat on how your energy gets spent because you can authentically explain to yourself why you are doing what you are doing – and respect it for what it is. From the front seat, you can see more clearly where you are going – and why you stop at one fuel station and not another, let’s say – and consciously begin to understand why your ‘autopilot program’ is making adjustments. You can support that autopilot program or you can begin to cut that wire and free up more of you for some one or some thing else as you see best.

…and…

  1. if you have, or had in the past, any kind of life advisor, counselor, coach or reader that increases your anxiety and adds to the stress you are feeling already, I urge you to stop and ask yourself WHY. What is your value system and where do you place yourself within it? I mean, you know, when you have a minute… 🙂

Be well,

  • weaver