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Mercury’s retrograde journey in Cancer June 18- 12.59 am EDT to July 12- 4.26 am EDT
We have been in Mercury’s retrograde shadow since June 02. The shadow period begins when the planet enters the astrological degree it will move forward at (05 degrees Cancer) and ends when it again reaches the degree it retrograded at (14 degrees Cancer). The latter will occur on July 26. I have found the last few days particularly intense as we approached the actual retrograde. But this is a sacred journey to our inner being and emotional healing so it is going to be intense. Cancer feels everything deeply. It can become overwhelmed by emotional wounds or channel that powerful emotion into healing and wholeness.
As Mercury retrogrades at 14 degrees Cancer he is in celestial alignment with the Fixed Star Sirius at 14 degrees Cancer. Sirius is the brightest Star (next to the Sun) in our galaxy and is called The Shinning One or The Scorcher. It is linked to the life giving waters of the Nile River. At the heliacal rise of Sirius the Nile overflowed its banks providing the land with nourishing water. Spiritually Sirius symbolizes seeing the Sacred in all of life every day. So this Mercury Rx is a Sacred Journey.
Following is what we wrote when Mercury entered Cancer on May 28. It is the theme of this retrograde.
“Mercury governs our thoughts, perceptions, and how we communicate. The sign of Cancer is Cardinal Water. Its key phrase is “I feel everything deeply”. It is the river of life. If we have not learned to channel our emotions in a healthy way the river overflows it banks causing floods. If we ignore our emotions or suppress them the river dries up and strands us. We get stuck in the mud and anger becomes the result. This Mercury retrograde journey is about mastering the emotions so we can flow downstream with ease rather than paddling up stream against the current. Mercury in Cancer teaches us to listen to our intuition and be guided by our inner knowing. This is Soul Work.
Cancer connects us to our roots, origins, and Ancestors. It carries the memory of woundedness from that past but also the wisdom to heal at a deep level. It is the sign of the family we grew up with, the family we have created, and our spiritual family. The planetary guide for this Mercury journey is The Moon, our Soul’s Wisdom. She is asking us to care, nurture, heal, and honour the Sacredness of all life. The Great Universal Mother is taking care of us as we travel this path. We are also guided by Jupiter in Capricorn, expansion of our spiritual vision and Soul Path, and Neptune in Pisces, forgiveness and connection to the Mystical Oneness of All.
In the Northern Hemisphere our Animal Totem guide for Cancer is Flicker Woodpecker, who guides us as we go through transitions the spiritual journey creates. And we are all collectively on a spiritual journey even those people who are still asleep. Flicker is aligned with the Heartbeat of Mother Earth and all healing love. In the Southern Hemisphere Cancer is guided by Snow Goose, commitment to following your dreams and spiritual visions. The Clan Mother for Cancer is Loves All Things. She is the Mother of unconditional love and teaches us how to forgive ourselves and others. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams).”
During this retrograde be kind to others as they embark on their healing journey but also be kind to yourself.
Namaste and blessings,
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2018.
Reprinted with persmission from Dale Osadchuck on crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.
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