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This Mercury journey is feeling like I am living in a different dimension. How about you?
As many of you know (if you have been reading my posts over time) before Mercury (our thoughts, perceptions, and how we process information) changes retrograde direction he enters his retrograde shadow.
That happened on Dec 29, 2021 when Mercury reached 24 degrees Capricorn and he was travelling with Venus retrograde (self- love and empowerment) and Pluto (release, transformation, and re-birth) both in Capricorn (society, rules, and regulations) at 24/25 degrees. As we enter the actual retrograde we are being asked to review, re-evaluate, restructure, revise, and rethink what is of true value and importance. This includes our relationship to the world (Venus retrograde in Capricorn).
Mercury entered Aquarius on Jan 02 the day of the Capricorn New Moon. Aquarius is individual freedom but also Cosmic Consciousness. The planets who guide this retrograde are Saturn and Uranus. At the retrograde turning Mercury is at 10 degrees Aquarius and Saturn is at 12 degrees Aquarius (new foundation based on a new consciousness). Uranus is at 10 degrees Taurus squaring them both (motivation for change and finding new ways of doing things). This echoes the Fourth Quarter Square of Uranus/Saturn we experienced in 2021. Breaking through to what is of true value and importance and releasing what is not. The theme of realignment and re-vision is still very powerful. While Mercury is in Aquarius the planet Uranus “expect the unexpected” is in charge.
Jan 25/26 Mercury retrogrades back into Capricorn and Saturn becomes the dominant influence. We may find more limitations and restrictions being imposed on our personal freedom. The good news is Mercury will meet with Pluto in Capricorn on Jan 28 (transformation) and Venus finishes her retrograde journey on Jan 29 at 11 degrees Capricorn (new Soul Purpose Path). On Jan 30 the Sun in Aquarius is square (finding new ways of doing things) Uranus in Taurus (breakthrough). On Jan 31/Feb 01 we have a Super New Moon in Aquarius (new life vision) and on Feb 03 Mercury moves direct at 24 degrees Capricorn and re-unites with Pluto on Feb 11 (transformation and rebirth). On Feb 14 Mercury re-enters Aquarius and is again guided by Uranus (breakthrough). This opportunity for breaking through to a new way of thinking is still strong as Mercury clears his retrograde on Feb 23 and squares Uranus in Taurus on Feb 24 (what is of true value in our lives).
On March 02 Mercury and Saturn will meet at 18 degrees Aquarius giving us the opportunity to live our new vision based on a spiritual foundation. It is the day of the Pisces New Moon connecting with the Mystical. On March 03 both Mars and Venus in Capricorn meet with Pluto (transformation of our relationships) and on March 06 they begin a new relationship cycle at 00 degrees Aquarius (new relationship vision). The Moon will be in Taurus that day asking us to focus on what is of true value and importance. We will of course write more in the coming weeks.
The Clan Mothers who guide us on our Mercury retrograde journey are Wisdom Keeper for Aquarius. She is the Mother of Friendship, Planetary Unity, and Mutual Understanding. She teaches us to honour the truth. For Capricorn we are guided by Talks With Relations She is the Mother of Nature, the Keeper of relatives and the Earth’s needs and the Guardian of the Planetary Family. She supports us to learn the truth. You can find their Medicine stories in The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.
In the Northern Hemisphere Mercury in Aquarius is guided by Otter, companionship and sharing. When he visits Capricorn he is guided by Snow Goose, following your hopes, wishes, dreams, and new vision. In the Southern hemisphere while he is in Aquarius you are guided by Salmon, determination to create the new, and for Capricorn, he is guided by Flicker Woodpecker, who guides us through transitions in our life and connects us with the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
I am sure I missed some events. We do have a Cancer/Capricorn Full Moon on Jan 17 (mastery through change). Uranus moves direct on Jan 18 and the Sun enters Aquarius on Jan 19/20. We will write more over the weekend.
Namaste and blessings for a transformational Mercury retrograde journey.
Reprinted exclusively with written permission from Dale Osadchuck on crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.
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