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Mercury visits Scorpio - 17 Oct 2017- 3.59 am EDT to 05 Nov 2017- 2.19 pm EST
The planet that influences our thoughts and perceptions and how we communicate IS AN ENIGMA. The Roman Mercury was the winged messenger moving swiftly through time. But his lineage tells us a deeper meaning. The Greek Hermes was the messenger of the gods. He had the ability to travel to the Upper World, the realm of the gods, the Middle World of humans, and the Lower World, also called the Underworld of the Dead.
In Egyptian Mythology he was Thoth, the keeper of magic, ancient knowledge and wisdom, and in the Underworld, the transporter of Souls to the Afterlife. In the Tarot the planet Mercury is associated with The Magician Constellation, the principle of Will and Focused Consciousness (we also find the Sun and Jupiter here). Mercury is the Magician and has the power to transmit messages from the Cosmos to our human minds. In certain astrological signs, or when he is on a retrograde journey, he guides us as we confront our subconscious fears and SHADOWS.
The latter will be part of the Mercury in Scorpio journey. And remember Scorpio exposes secrets (and lies) and it is the sign associated with sex. We can already see the secrets Jupiter entering Scorpio (Oct 10) has exposed in the US entertainment industry regarding women coming forward with their experiences of sexual harassment by a high powered producer. This is not something new but this time the exposure is huge. Mercury in Scorpio will continue to uncover more secrets especially when he joins Jupiter (expansion and exaggeration) on Oct 18. Also a few hours after the Libra New Moon (relationship focus) on Oct 19 the Moon enters Scorpio and will activate Jupiter and Mercury early morning (EDT) on Oct 20. Expect intensity to be the theme. Sister Moon remains in Scorpio until Oct 22. Then the Sun enters Scorpio Oct 22/23 until Nov 21/22 (depending on your time zone). We are deep in Scorpio territory, healing, release, transformation, and re-birth.
Mercury traveling through Scorpio is The Alchemist who has magical powers. His predecessor Hermes carried the healing rod called the Caduceus which was entwined with serpents. He was the god of alchemists. As with Jupiter’s journey through Scorpio in the Northern Hemisphere the Animal Totem for Mercury’s visit here is Snake, shedding the old. I have often referred to Wayne Dyers quote “change your thoughts, change your life” for Mercury. But for Mercury traveling through Scorpio (and when the Sun does as well) my quote is “heal your spirit, transform your life”. In the Southern Hemisphere your Animal Totem for this journey is Beaver, releasing the old and building the new. For all of us Spider is a sacred Totem for Scorpio. She is the Weaver who spins the magic thread of life. Spider asks are you creating the life you want or getting caught in other people’s webs. Scorpio says it is time to release yourself and be free.
For the next five weeks the theme is healing, transformation, release and re-birth. Let Scorpio help you identify what no longer serves you and Snake will help you shed it.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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