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Mercury goes retrograde at 15 Cancer on June 17/18. Today we take a look at some primary factors in the coming retrograde.
An Overview of the Retrograde
The coming retrograde will show us a new look at recent signals and information that we sent or received, and we’ll have opportunities to take a new look at ways to be guided to our Soul. This one will give us multiple angles of understanding about how our past created our present, or how our present will create our future.
As with all Mercury retrograde periods, this will give us a new look at recent signals and information that we sent or received, and things from the past will be reviewed, re-examined, reevaluated, or understood differently. We can get a new look at our ideas, ways we’re communicating and understanding what others are communicating to us, and get new insights into all things related to Cancer energy from now through mid-July.
We will all get “one last look back” so we may find a different perspective on recent developments, as well as how our feelings affect our reason and how being aware of others’ feelings can help us understand things about their subconscious mind. This one will help us to a new understanding of ghosts of our past, what we do and don’t care about, how accurately we’re reading the emotional signals others are sending (whether they know it or not), with the end result being our past feeding our future.
The next 3 weeks will give us a new take on emergent developments, and what must be reviewed and released, or researched and rehearsed to prepare us to move forward in mid-July. Because of the “back to the future” quality of Mercury retrograde, we may also get glimpses of how the last 3 months have given us a new look at our “graduation into a new realm of Being” and how we’re transformed something of our everyday life.
So we enter a time of review, reflection, rehearsal, and new angles of focus on our personal life and habits, preparing to fulfill our Cancer function in some important ways. We will all have opportunities to take a new look at what has pre-occupied us since March, and what we care about or don’t. Mercury retrograde is always a time to reconnect with past feelings and people which once profoundly affected our lives.
Mercury Retrograde Is In the Middle of Shifting Element Emphasis
Though I touched on this in an earlier article, this explains more about the importance of the element of the sign Mercury transits when retrograde. We now are in a period of alternating retrograde elements, since the March 2019 retrograde began and ended in Water, the July 2019 retrograde began in Fire and ended in Water, and the November one was entirely in Water. The Feb-March 2020 retrograde began in Water and ended in Air, beginning a new transitional pattern. This one is the last one which begins in Water and ends in Water, since the October-November 2020 will begin in Water and end in Air.
The January 2016 retrograde spanned Aquarius back to Capricorn, the April-May 2016 retrograde was entirely in the Earth sign of Taurus, and the Aug-Sept retrograde was entirely in the Earth sign of Virgo. In December 2016 it shifted to multiple elements again since it began in Capricorn and retrograded back into the Fire of Sagittarius. That began 2017’s blend of Earth and Fire energies during Mercury retrograde.
2018 was entirely in Fire signs until the last one, which paralleled 2012. As 2019 featured two Water to Water retrogrades, it paralleled 2013. So in 2019 we moved from feeling to feeling in March, from inspiration to feeling in July, and feeling to feeling in Oct-Nov. This year we moved from Water to Air in the Feb-March retrograde, from Water to Water this retrograde, and Water to Air this October, paralleling 2014, except then all 3 retrogrades began in Water and went back to Air.
A Bit More
In the next 3 weeks, we can see what life has prepared for us since the last Mercury retrograde in February-March 2020. Besides the more recent past, the coming retrograde period will also give us a new perspective on what we’ve learned related to 12 Scorpio since Mercury went stationary direct on that exact degree in November 2019, since it will go stationary retrograde on that exact degree this October.
The next 3 weeks are a good time to review recent emotional communications, or any insights or experiences we had around examining our needs and intimate relationships. This is a look back to see what we care about, and if recent developments need review in order to “materialize the spiritual” in some way in our lives. This is the time to communicate in a roundabout caring way, knowing there may be a delay before we get feedback or insights, if ever.
We all need to take a new look at what nourishes us, since this is a return or examination of our immediate needs, which should give us new insights about how we have or haven’t taken care of ourselves or others in the past. Consider this a pause and a review of what we need to integrate or re-integrate into our lives in July.
This Mercury retrograde will give us a front end look at the many oppositions to come when the Sun, Mercury, and then Venus all oppose Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in July and August. The Inferior Conjunction happens on June 30 at 10 Cancer. That “fusion of life and mind” will give us interesting insights into a) how we’re being “cut and polished to perfection,” and/or b) how that happened in the past so we are of value to others and our society the way we are today. We’ll all get glimpses of how we’ve been through “arduous training for perfection in order to fully manifest an ideal,” as well forms of spiritual fulfillment and the “actualization of potentialities.”
So welcome to many things being reviewed or coming back up from your subconscious mind or your connection to the collective these next three weeks thanks to the retrograde. This one allows us to review and get a new look at how we’re using Cancer energy in our lives, and review how we’ve moved forward since March. The retrograde is a great time for new insights into how we’ve been guided to our Souls, as prelude to clearer guidance from mid-July forward.
Summing It Up
For all of us, during the next several weeks the future that's already rolling forward will slow a little so we can get a new look at crucial elements of the process we cannot afford to ignore. All of us will have a new understanding of how what we do and do not want in our lives by the end of this retrograde. We are again reviewing our past so we may get a new perspective on old ghosts, our need to let go of the past, stop clutching, and have courage in doing whatever we have to in order to “materialize the spiritual” in some way.
By the time the last retrograde was over, we all stood on the threshold of a metamorphosis while in the heart of the Great Compression. By the time this one’s over, the past will begin to feed our future as we move into the numerous storms indicated by the oppositions from Cancer to Capricorn and the numerous squares from Mars in Aries to planets in Cancer and Capricorn.
It then moves toward its sextile with Uranus, square to Mars, and trine to Neptune before it opposes Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, bringing us understanding of the realizations we became aware of during the time the Sun opposes these heavyweight spiritual planets. Stay balanced, keep a sense of perspective and proportion during July, and you’ll navigate September and October maintaining your equilibrium as everyone else spins out.
Renewals, returns, reconnections, reunions, and a sense of completion with glimpses of a new life are promised by this retrograde. And of course, more on this Mercury retrograde period will come over the next few days, including Sabian Symbols, Jones Pattern, aspects and more!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is now in its home signs of Aquarius and Capricorn and will be through 2023, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting those signs until then. That means it was a major influence in the numerous conjunctions during the Great Compression in January and March 2020, thus affecting us for decades to come, maintaining its years-long power behind events. Between now and 2023 and beyond, it will continue to play a big part in worldly affairs during this period of the Grand Mutation, ending a 200-year Earth dominated era and ushering in a 200-year Air dominated era in December 2020.
In order to use your inner Saturn power to shape your destiny by being aware of what to do and why, if you haven’t already, please consider getting a copy of my book Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. Saturn helps us give form and structure to our quest for Self-realization, and in Capricorn and Aquarius, is giving us an “organized personal structure” so we may expand into a more ideal vision and group effort in the future.
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and will help you understand why some things happened when they did. Each time you read any section of this book you will find new insights about your power to steer your personal evolution. You will understand how to throw off all the attitudes which have held you back from finding and living your life and purpose, and fulfill your destiny as an Eternal having human experiences!
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© 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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