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Mercury goes retrograde at 28 Scorpio on October 31. 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 ideas, ways we’re communicating and understanding what others are communicating to us, and get new insights into all things related to Scorpio in November.
We will all get “one last look back” so we may find a different perspective on recent developments, as well as how long it will take us to accomplish some long term goals. This one will help us to a new understanding of stuck feelings, shared values, old deaths and losses, and lead us to a deeper connection with the integrative principle in Nature.
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 last November. 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 power of attraction and what we might find if we choose to leave parts of the past behind.
So we enter a time of review, reflection, rehearsal, and new angles of focus on our spiritual life, preparing to fulfill our Scorpio function in some important ways. We will all have opportunities to take a new look at what we’ve attracted or not, and what we want or don’t. It’s 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. The Mercury retrograde in December 2017 ended a period of 3 retrogrades which began in Earth signs and ended in late Fire signs. These periods began in the practical considerations of Earth, but ended in the inspiration of Fire.
The Dec 2017 RX began in late Sagittarius, and was a “tag team messenger,” as it picked up one degree from where Mercury went direct in January 2017! That retrograde was entirely in the sign of Sagittarius, heralding the Mar-Apr Mercury RX which was entirely in Aries and the Jul-Aug retrograde entirely in Leo. The theme of 2018 was “looking back and within using inspired mind,” as well as finding a way to understand old inspirations in new ways, or find new inspiration by taking a new look at old loves.
We now are in a period of alternating retrograde elements, since the March retrograde began and ended in Water. The July 2019 retrograde began in Fire and ended in Water, while this one is again entirely in Water. The next retrograde in Feb-Mar 2020 begins in Water and ends in Air, beginning a new transitional pattern.
To give you a sense of the larger pattern, all the 2014 Mercury RX periods began in early Water signs, with Mercury retrograding back into Air signs. So in 2014 we danced between Feelings and Ideas, experiencing and relating. All the 2015 Mercury retrograde periods began in an Air sign and stayed in that sign the entire retrograde period, making 2015 entirely an Air affair!
In 2016, this shifted again, as the January Mercury retrograde began in the Air sign of Aquarius, but retrograded back through the last half of the Earth sign Capricorn. So we danced between ideas and practical necessities, relating and taking a new look at what is in our “enlightened self-interest.” That completed a run of Air sign retrograde emphasis.
As noted, 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 features two Water to Water retrogrades, it will parallel 2013. So we moved from feeling to feeling in March, move from inspiration to feeling in July, and will move from feeling to feeling in Oct-Nov.
A Bit More
In the next 3 weeks, we can see what life has prepared for us since the last Mercury retrograde in July 2019. Besides the more recent past, the coming retrograde period will also give us a new perspective on what we’ve learned related to 28 Scorpio since Mercury went stationary direct on that exact degree in December 2018.
The next 3 weeks are a good time to review recent emotional shifts and the need to eliminate and/or regenerate something, or take a new look at what we are connected to and why. This is a return to deep connectedness, and should give new insights about past losses creating space for new life. Consider this a pause and a review of what we need to integrate or re-integrate into our lives in November and December.
This Mercury retrograde will give us many signs and signals for what will dominate Mercury-ruled areas from late October 2019 through mid-February 2020. The Inferior Conjunction happens on November 11 at 19 Scorpio. That “fusion of life and mind” will give us interesting insights into a) channeling a “higher voice,” and/or b) how hearing the inner voice in the past helped us understanding things beyond our rational mind. As it happens in the midst of some great aspects, it should help us get insights of what it takes to move into a more efficient expression and/or understanding, or insights into how our environment conditions the ratio of “signal to noise.”
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 Scorpio energy in our lives, and review how we’ve moved forward since July. 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 November forward.
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 fairness and justice, with everything moving forward at the end of the retrograde when Mars enters Scorpio and triggers everything set up by the retrograde.
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 tomorrow, including Sabian Symbols, Jones Pattern, aspects and more!
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is now in its home sign of Capricorn for the first time since 1991, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. It was a major influence in the Jan-Feb and July-August 2018 eclipses, as well as the more recent January 2019 eclipses, continuing its years-long power behind events.
Saturn continues to hold court in its home sign of Capricorn, and will continue to play a big part in worldly affairs during the time it approaches its conjunction with Pluto in March 2020. During this retrograde, we have Mercury making favorable aspects to both Saturn and Pluto, favoring the elimination of stuck attitudes so we may release our inhibitions and see how past defeats spelled true spiritual victories.
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, will help bring an “organized personal structure” to the concentrated doses of spiritual energy making our spiritual life come alive.
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 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2019 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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