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Allowing the Past to Feed the Future
Mercury goes direct in motion at 1:26 am PDT, 9:26 am BST July 12, and speeds up for the next 10 weeks. This shows a quickening of the ability to coordinate, put things together, understand the whole and the parts, the process and the larger cycles. It is now stationary at 6 Cancer, affecting that area in our lives for 3 months to come.
Mercury, or Hermes, "the Guide of Souls," is also known as the Divine Trickster, as well as all lesser models. What does Mercury going stationary direct at 6 Cancer? Perhaps it would be useful to take a look back on what the last Mercury direct station brought us since mid-March 2020.
You will recall that the last time Mercury went stationary direct in March it was at 29 Aquarius, which was the first direct station in Air since late 2015, and the first in a series which will last through early 2022. That means March began a time of our experience of long term Air energies with the themes of 29 Aquarius, which were “graduation into a new realm of Being,” learning how to manage our individual spirituality which has emerged from its “cocoon” after a period of germination as per the Sabian Symbol of the SD degree. These themes were activated in a big way when Mars transited 29 Aquarius in early May.
This retrograde period began at 15 Cancer, helping us review how skillfully we’ve been able to “bring heaven to Earth,” or “bring Spirit to matter.” We’ve taken a new look at our relationship to risk, as well as how we are or are not taking care of our needs. We’ve been reviewing how we feel about things, what we care about, and how to make our daily life more effective.
We’ve taken a look back at what we could and couldn’t hold on to in the past, or how we made our Truths real in the past which can serve as a model to make them real in the near future. From here we move forward into a new expression of Cancer energy in our lives.
We’ve now re-traced ground that we first saw via Mercury’s first pass from June 1 through 17, and re-examined via the RX from then to now. Of major importance will be when Mercury goes back over 15 Cancer on July 26, after which it will move into unknown zones, carrying all its RX lessons forward until its October 2020 RX.
Now we face 4 months of being guided to our Soul using the qualities of 6 Cancer. How we use those realizations to coordinate the qualities of that degree into our lives over the next 4 months will show us a different way of shaping our minds to become more receptive to current and future new qualities of Being.
Reflect on recent redirection of energies leading you to a new sense of what it means to be a personal agent for Spirit, or a vehicle for getting focused through allowing the vast Truths you’ve glimpsed since the last Eclipse to come forth, without clutching at the past. We’ve been finding new ways of reading the signs and signals from our emotional body, and getting a new take on what we need and do not need. From here the past feeds the future, and we can be clear about how we want to manage our individual spirituality now that we see the past is over because of a recent “karmic adjustment” showing us our relationship to our society.
We should all start seeing, hearing, and understanding things that point the way to some Mercurial fulfillment related to how we have been and continue to be guided to our Soul. Given that it falls at 6 Cancer, that area of our chart will be the focus of where the past gives way to the future.
The Sabian Symbol for Mercury’s Direct Station
The Sabian symbol for the 6th degree of Cancer “Game birds feathering their nests.” In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols he published in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this degree is one of “Instinctive preparation for mature and full expression of the self,” and “subconscious planning or dreaming of idle dreams.”
In The Astrological Mandala he states this degree is one of “an instinctual dedication of self to new forms of life.” He offers that in this symbol birds are “spiritual forces placed within a social context,” and marks the beginning of a process of action oriented toward the future, where “a new wave of life is starting and a concrete … preparation is made for it.” We are told “at a social level we can speak of the pioneering efforts dedicated to the building of a new culture, new institutions.”
Further, he states this symbol “reveals a preparation for rebirth … and what is being built is instinctively ... offered to a higher level of consciousness.” He gives us the keyword symbiosis, “a deep unconscious cooperation between different levels of existence, the ‘animal’ level producing lives for the sake of the ‘human.’” This symbol is said to be in the Span of Expansion, Act of Stabilization, and is the first degree of the Emotional-Cultural level of the Scene of Decision.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this degree is one of “the unlimited degree to which the spirit of man may develop and preserve its initiative by utilizing the natural course of things in the world at large.” We are told that we will find satisfaction as we participate in some “group destiny.”
He continues that “Individuality flourishes whenever it is able to establish its personal rights over some desirable segment of reality, and thereupon justify its own being by fulfilling the expectation of others.” He offers us the keyword of METICULOUSNESS. He states that when this degree works positively, it is one of “high intelligence and skill in enlisting the potentials of experience for the service of self.”
This degree involves entering into a new realm in the Cancer, Gemini, and Virgo areas of our chart. We have been experiencing a radical transformation of some sort in the Aquarius, Gemini, and Virgo areas since the last Mercury direct station, where our metamorphosis has begun to express as a form of self-renewal where the sky’s the limit!
We’ll close today with a reminder that although Mercury is now direct and won’t be retrograde again until mid-October 2020, the retrograde we’ve just experienced will affect the coming months until the next Mercury stationary retrograde at 12 Scorpio. At that point we’ll have a look back at how we’ve refined and evolved our way of meeting and greeting others, becoming an “ambassador” or “diplomat” in some way since last November.
Of course you can find out more about past, present, or future retrogrades by getting your copy of my book A New Look At Mercury Retrograde. Here's the Amazon link to where you can order your paperback edition of A New Look at Mercury Retrograde to check out possible ways this Mercury retrograde effect could play out over the next 4 months. That link will also allow you to order an ebook copy on Kindle, or you can go to B&N’s nook instead.
In part 2, we'll continue to examine what we can expect over the next 3 months now that Mercury is direct.
© 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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