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Mercury turns retrograde April 28 at 23 degrees Taurus and moves direct May 22 at 14 degrees Taurus
Mercury turns retrograde- Apr 28- 1.20 pm EDT- There has been a lot attention paid in the last few weeks to the planets in retrograde motion. They are Mars Rx in Sagittarius, Jupiter Rx in Virgo, Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, and Pluto Rx in Capricorn. They are asking us to rethink our core beliefs and how we act (Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius) cross the Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness (Jupiter in Virgo) and be the change we want to see in the World (Pluto in Capricorn). Now that Mercury has joined the group the theme for the next 25 days is “change your thoughts, change your life”.
Mercury Rx in Taurus will ask us to focus on reviewing and re-evaluating what is really important in our lives. That is on the material physical plane, our ideas of what is of true value, and how we honour our sense of self. The good news is when we look at the chart for today we have a Grand Earth trine (ease and flow). Bernadette Brady in Predictive Astrology describes the Trine Aspect as “the removal of all obstacles”. This planetary picture has Mercury at 23 degrees Taurus trine the North Node at 21 degrees Virgo (new directions and the Rainbow Bridge of Healing) and trine the Moon at 23 degrees Capricorn (Soul Purpose). So for this Mercury retrograde we have ease and flow. Of course the shadow side of Taurus is to be stubborn and inflexible. It is up to you to choose how you want to experience this journey.
The planetary ruler for this Mercury journey is Venus. She enters Taurus Apr 29 at 8.36 pm EDT and emphasizes the focus on what is of true value and importance. This is especially true in our relationships. But I always say the most important relationship is the one to self. This Mercury Rx is the opportunity to release the “false self” and embrace your truth.
Our Animal Totem guide is Beaver, clearing the old to build the new. Mercury and Venus in Taurus activate the Tarot Constellation of The Hierophant, the principle of learning and becoming the wise teacher (Who Are You in The Tarot by Mary K. Greer). Taurus is found on the 4th Ray (Ageless Wisdom Teachings through Alice Bailey) of Harmony Through Conflict or Harmony Through Beauty with Archangels Gabriel, resurrection, and Hope, never giving up, as our guides. The Clan Mother (the 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams) who guides us for this Taurus journey is Listening Woman, guardian of the Stillness and Inner Knowing. She teaches us to Hear The Truth.
So although this Mercury retrograde suggests ease and flow some circumstances in the world are expressing the 4th Ray through conflict. It will be interesting to see how this retrograde of the planet of communication affects those situations.
Just an end note Monday May 09 is a significant day. The Sun and Mercury will be joined and trine the Virgo North Node and Jupiter in Virgo turns direct (he went retrograde on Jan 07). The Rainbow Bridge will be open for anyone who wants to cross.
Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2016. You are welcome to share this Moon information with others. Please send it in its entirety with Dale’s contact information. Thank you.
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