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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 Cancer 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 15 Cancer on June 17. It will retrograde back to 5 Cancer, where it goes stationary direct on July 12.
That puts the shadow zone between 6 and 15 Cancer, and around noon PDT on June 1 Mercury enters the degree where it’ll go SD in mid-July. 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 security, survival, early childhood, and old fears. Either we see how we care from a different perspective, or will remember a time we cared about something we no longer care about. This can bring insights into primal patterns in our subconscious mind and unconscious desire nature which drive us through insecurities.
It will be a great time to re-think what we need and why we need it, and how to make our lives more secure by “materializing the spiritual” in some way we need. This will be a good time to review or take “one last look back” before we achieve closure on the past and its insecurities, and can “let go, let god,” trusting in our primal innocence as we move forward in July.
Many things will be understood from a different and larger angle of view by mid-July, when the past will start “slippin, slippin, slippin into the future.” While the last retrograde in March left us transfigured as we “graduated into a new realm of Being,” what we learn during this retrograde will give us a sense of a different way of moving thorough life with a sense of security in the process of emotional growth. This grounds some element of our spiritual Self in concrete material forms.
This Mercury retrograde period will definitely bring up some things in the past, since it almost perfectly tracks Jupiter’s retrograde path in 2001-2002, when Jupiter went SRX at 16 Cancer in Nov 2001 and went SD at 6 Cancer in Feb 2002. We will get a look back at how events of August 2001 (when Jupiter entered its shadow zone) through May 2002 opened something up in our Cancer sector which influenced our lives since then. You might say we will get a look back, or through what we feel we’ll see how that period prepared us for what we’re going through now.
Adding another layer of influence, we see Saturn went SRX at 14 Cancer (the star Sirius, the Sun of our Sun!) in October 2003 and retrograded back to 7 Cancer where it went SD in March 2004. So what Jupiter opened in 2001-2002 became part of our larger structure in 2003-2004. The limitations and restrictions of that era are still with us to this day,. Obviously the two biggest events of 2001-2002 was 1) the destruction of the WTC which created the useless and immoral war since then, and 2) the first iteration of the SARS Coronavirus.
Both these events have been termed “war,” and this retrograde will give us an echo or reminder of what opened with the accompanying limitations and fears of the past 19 years. Given the friction we’re in and the friction to come, this retrograde will help us take a look back as we stand on the threshold of 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 June 26. During early June, 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 mid-July. 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 15 Cancer, get ready to go inward and surrender what your ego clutches in fear. Be willing to move sideways, or even backward if needed, to achieve what you need to anchor your Spiritual Self in a material way. Interestingly, as Cancer usually “backs into things,” it’s entire possible that this retrograde will show as forward motion wherever it’s happening. The coming review will show you different angles on what you care about and why, and what you’re experiencing on a day to day level. I’ll give you more about Mercury’s SRX degree in mid-June
if you want to know more about Mercury retrograde and how it may operate in Cancer, affecting your chart, please consider getting your copy 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.
I composed the following about the last 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. 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
About the author:
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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