Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Mercury goes retrograde at 25 Gemini on May 29. 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 Gemini energy from now through late June.
We will all get “one last look back” so we may find a different perspective on recent developments, as well as how we can add to or augment some greater dedication in our lives. This one will help us to a new understanding of how to shape our expression and/or show what we care about. Discovery is in the air, and by the time this one’s over, we’ll have found “shortcuts to evolution” and stabilized and recalibrated many elements of our lives. As we understand what is being shaped and reshaped, we’ll know how to communicate with more precision and yet diversity, and by the end of the retrograde period we’ll understand how to build thought forms with power.
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 late June. 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 how our past has fed our future since learning a greater commitment and willingness to assist, teach, and learn since February, as well as knowing where we’re at on the evolutionary ladder and what of our past needed to be left behind since then. Remember it’s all within the year theme of practicing how to combine soft and hard power to repair or reconstruct something.
So we enter a time of review, reflection, rehearsal, and new angles of focus on our personal life and habits, preparing to round out our Gemini functions in some important ways. Mercury retrograde is great for taking a new look at past actions, feelings, ideas, and people to come to a different perspective about how these impacted our lives since then. As per all retrogrades, we’re done with the initial approach where “the stone was thrown into the pond,” and now enter a time when the ripples will return to source in multiple ways.
Mercury Retrograde Is In A Consistent Element Emphasis
After a year of shift in Mercury retrograde element patterns, 2021 sees Mercury retrograde only in Air signs, and pretty much trine each other throughout the year! This is a major difference from the past two years.
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. The June-July retrograde was the last one which began in Water and ended in Water, while the October-November retrograde began in Water and ended in Air, ending the transition between elements.
Past as prologue: 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.
In 2020 we moved from Water to Air in the Feb-March retrograde, from Water to Water in June-July, and Water to Air in October-November, paralleling 2014, except then all 3 retrogrades began in Water and went back to Air. This year all three retrogrades begin in the last decan of an Air sign, and retrograde back to the middle decan of that sign. This year parallels 2015, which also had all three Mercury retrograde periods in Air signs, and all trine each other, except they began in the second decan and ended in the first.
A Bit More
In the next 3 weeks, we can see what life has prepared for us since the last Mercury retrograde in January-February 2021. The next 3 weeks are a good time to review recent emergent ideas and ideals so we’re clear about what role we’re playing, get insight into human motive and folly, and see ways that our “maladjustments” have brought forth a new compassion and understanding. Again, all of this is within the year theme of seeing that sometimes we need to be more heart power, and other times we need to use more mind power. When have you needed to be “yin” and when did you need to be “yang” to achieve your goals, and what has happened which required you to alternate between the two?
This is a look back at prior individual, intellectual, or spiritual “externalizations” which came to and from us in the past to see how to shape or reshape our ideas in more effective forms. As with all Mercury retrogrades in Air signs, this will be a review of our relationships and how they contributed to our spiritual growth.
The next three weeks is a time to become clearer about how you express what you care about, with an eye to ideas and ideals to be externalized. Due to the Neptune squares, it’s a period to get clear about what role(s) we’re playing, have played, or want to play, and not express things which confuse rather than clarify. While it’s okay to be clever, don’t be inconsistent!
The Inferior Conjunction happens on June 10 at 21 Gemini. That “fusion of life and mind” will give us interesting insights into a) how current revolutionary ideas need to be crafted and shaped to express current intention based in recent developments, and/or b) how we did that in the more distant past so we can help others to find ways to revolutionize their thinking, understanding, or expression in the present. I suspect there will be more than a few “demonstrations” in the world at that time!
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 Gemini energy in our lives, and review how we’ve moved forward since February. The retrograde is a great time for new insights into how we’ve been guided to our Souls, as prelude to clearer guidance from late June forward.
Summing It Up
For all of us, the next several weeks offer glimpses of future visions which will open many doors of higher understanding and greater clarity of self-expression. We now can move the commitment to a greater future and connection with our Spiritual Brothers and Sisters in a greater group vision and/or a greater ideal of how and what to contribute to a greater good in play since the last retrograde into a shared understanding of our roles to play for the rest of the years. We are again reviewing our past so we may get a new perspective on old interactive dynamics and our need to cooperate with the larger transformational energies by reshaping how we express what we know.
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!
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is now in its home sign of Aquarius through 2023, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius, and had a major influence behind the scenes in the long wave cycles set into motion during the Great Compressions of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. These cycles will affect us all for many years to come, so “making friends with your inner Saturn” is paramount for those who want to learn to master the process of their unfolding destiny.
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. It held great power during the last Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, as it ruled Mercury, and its degree positions indicated this year is about tension from increased pressure, with the appearance of “new mutations” emanating from Cosmos, showing us “pre-formed patterns” which will take shape beginning in Autumn 2021.
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, has given 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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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.
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