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- Signs and Signals About How Our Past Will Soon Be Feeding Our Future -
Mercury is rapidly slowing, preparing to go retrograde soon! Lots of Scorpio and Libra action ahead!
The shadow zone is defined by the span between where a planet goes retrograde, and where it goes direct after the retrograde period. In this case, Mercury goes retrograde at 12 Scorpio on October 13. It will retrograde back to 26 Libra, where it goes stationary direct on November 3 (Election Day!!).
That puts the shadow zone between 26 Libra and 12 Scorpio, and around 9 pm PDT today, September 22, Mercury enters the degree where it’ll go SD in early November. I’ll be writing quite a few articles about the coming retrograde which will post as it comes closer.
We’ll have returns of feeling-memories, and many will have visceral experiences related to old interactions, old losses, old deaths, and journeys through various times when we were “cocooned” from something or someone. Either we’ll see how we dealt with these in the past and come to new insights about how it affected our ways of relating since then, or we could come to a new way to apply those old magnetic skills or insights. This can bring a review of how we turned loss into victory in the past, or how we turned a deficiency into a strength.
It will be a great time to re-think what we want and why we want it, and make our lives lighter by eliminating something which is obsolete or stagnant. This is a great time to review how we’ve “raised our game” in our interpersonal expressions since last November, and reflect on how we are now more “ambassadorial” in our relationships. This will be a good time to review or take “one last look back” to see how past losses led us to strength and the power to attract unknown potentials.
Many things will be understood from a different and larger angle of view by early November, when the past will start “slippin, slippin, slippin into the future.” While the last retrograde in June and July helped us “materialize the spiritual” by allowing the past to feed the future, what we learn during this retrograde will give us a sense of a different way of attracting what we want, removing what we don’t want, leaving us with an ability to use both soft power and hard power, both heart and mind, love and will, in alternating expressions to achieve some sort of reconstruction or repair wherever we have 26 Libra.
This Mercury retrograde period will definitely bring up some things from the past, as it involves the span Saturn occupied between late November 2011 and late April 2012, and again mid-August 2012 through mid-October 2013. Here’s it’s important to note that Saturn went stationary retrograde at 12 Scorpio in February 2013. That means the Mercury retrograde “bookends” to 2020 at 12 Scorpio have been a time of getting Mercurial progress and reflections on how we became more ambassadorial in our relationships beginning 2013.
Jupiter traversed this span between mid-September 2017 and early December 2017, expanding the possibilities of whatever was structured by Saturn in 2013 which impacted what was attracted and/or eliminated after that year. Whatever was left by late 2017 was opened to new expansions at that time, and this year we’ve had a Mercury SD and SRX “magnetic field” guiding us to our Soul through the 12 Scorpio themes.
Scorpio has to do with destruction of old forms, and disintegration of that which no longer has cohesion or magnetic strength. Remember too that Mercury in Libra is ruled by Venus in Leo, who is making forced adjustments and sacrifices through its quincunxes. But when Mercury enters Scorpio on September 27, it will then be ruled by Mars retrograde in Aries in square to the Capricorn stellium!
This square shows our world at war. This retrograde will give us an echo or reminder of how to conduct ourselves at a higher “policy” level, interacting with dignity and style with others. Given the friction we’re in and the friction to come, this retrograde will help us take a look back as we move through a battle with parallels to Kurukshetra of the Bhagavad Gita!
Time To Adjust to A Different Pace
The Mercurial data you notice over the next 3+ weeks will be clarified after the Sun crosses the Mercury SRX degree around November 2, just before Mercury goes SD. So during late September and early October, adapt to the slowing pace of things, get all your papers in order, finish what you can in the next 3 weeks, and prepare to put some things on hold for a little while.
Take a look at what's been set into motion with an eye to building in delays, rehearsals, or more research before things again begin to move forward in early November. The time before Mercury goes retrograde is good for doing what must be done so that other related things can be done later, as well as reconnecting with people and activities from the past that are somehow related to the future.
With Mercury’s retrograde station at 12 Scorpio, get ready to go inward and explore your power of magnetic regeneration. Be willing to renounce whatever you need to, or alternately, be willing to go through the battle knowing your Spiritual Warrior cannot be defeated. Stand aside and allow your Spiritual Warrior to operate through you, and you will never lose the battle. Move backward, sideways, or in a spiral to focus your spiritual power of attraction and repulsion. The coming review will show you different angles on what you want and why you want it, and allow you to take a last look back on finding a new rhythm of expression. I’ll give you more about Mercury’s SRX degree in mid-October.
if you want to know more about Mercury retrograde and how it may operate in Scorpio and Libra and how it affects your chart, please consider getting your copy of the 2nd edition of A New Look at Mercury Retrograde where you can find out all you need about this retrograde, as well as past and future retrogrades. Here's the Amazon link to where you can order the paperback 2nd edition of A New Look at Mercury Retrograde, and if you want an Kindle ebook copy you can get it there as well, or if you prefer, go to B&N's site and get their copy in Nook.
A Look Back At Our “Graduation into a new realm of Being” since March!
I composed the following about the Mercury retrograde period in February-March which launched a transfiguration phase in all our lives which is still impacting us through 2023! So I figured I’d leave it in so you can take a new look at how we’ve “graduated into a new realm of Being” since March which was activated by Mars’ transit over this degree in mid-May. Originally published on January 30, for your reconsideration,
The End of Aquarius is the Beginning of the New Age
Mercury is the second inner planet to enter the last two degrees of Aquarius in 2020. This zone is one of transfiguration and entrance into a greater realm of Light/Life, where we can catch glimpses of the Age to come, as well as what’s up for the years between 2050 and 2190.
So at 10 pm PST February 1, Mercury enters the 29th degree of Aquarius, occupying the last two degrees of Aquarius until 3:37 am PST when it enters Pisces. This year the Sun will be the next to transit this span between 10:55 pm PST February 16 and 8:57 pm February 18 when it too enters Pisces.
Due to our global precession from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, we leave Pisces at the beginning of the first degree of that sign, and enter the Age of Aquarius via the last degree of that sign. By my calculations, at this point between Ages we are still at the first degree of Pisces and will enter the Age of Aquarius sometime in the third quarter of this century.
Since a Great Age is about 2160 years, mas o menos, it means each degree of a great Age equals about 72 years. Thus the transition between Ages runs around 210-360 years. We’re directly in the heart of that transitional era.
The New Age began to “pre-form” some of its bridging structures when Saturn occupied 29 and 30 Aquarius and 1 Pisces between mid-April and early August 1993 and January 1994. Jupiter expanded our growth in those late Aquarian themes in late January and early February 1998 and again in January 2010. After 2010, Mars activated these “cusp of the Age” themes in late February 2011, late January and early February 2013, January 2015, December 2016, and November 2018. It will activate them again in early May 2020.
After that, these late Aquarian themes will begin to be expressed in new long terms forms which will bridge the current Age and the coming Age when Jupiter again transits the last 2 degrees of Aquarius and first degree of Pisces between late April and mid-August 2021 and late December 2021. Mars will activate those expanded and renewed themes of 29 and 30 Aquarius in April 2022, with Saturn crystallizing the Mars-activated Jupiter pulses when it transits the last 2 degrees of Aquarius in February and March 2023.
Those will be set into motion by subsequent Mars transits, and expanded in newer forms at the next Jupiter transit in 2033. Pluto eventually transits this span of degrees in 2041-2044, which will initiate the seeds of the Age of Aquarius sprouting in widespread forms.
Anyway, on February 1 and 2 Mercury transits the last two degrees of Aquarius, giving us Mercurial signs and signals about the 140+ era to come in the last half of this century and the beginning of the next. The last two degrees of Aquarius are “Butterfly emerging from chrysalis” and “The field of Ardath in bloom.” I’m not going to go extensively into these portentous degrees today, but will note that the former is a degree of transfiguration and “graduation into a new realm of being,” and the latter is one where “everyone may count on the inherent friendliness of the universe” and find the fruits of their more positive labors as "we all shine on, like the Moon and the Stars and the Sun, and we all shine on, on and on and on and on...."
In these degrees we find our ability to emanate our Light through our lives, find “an uncompromising faith in the promise of existence itself and in the wonders of a continuing creation,” as well as “self-illumination through exceptional service to others.” Here we transform the implications of our Light/Life through our new ability to self-transcend, and can experience ourselves as Lights within a greater field of Light, with infinite particles within waves showing the vaster unified field of existence.
Imagine this is the future of humanity. This is the Mercurial signal of this Cosmic Moment in Time.
You can find out more about this larger transitional Era between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius by revisiting these two recent articles:
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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