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Having Reviewed and Renewed How To Ground Spirit in Matter The Old Is Giving Way to the New
Mercury is now going direct and will be in its shadow zone through July 26, after which it enters its next phase of moving through "unknown zones" where the themes of this retrograde will be played out in forward motion. So for the next 2+ weeks, expect some very productive intersections of past and future, giving us a chance to show how willing we are to let go of the past and embrace the future.
Themes related to the span between 6 and 15 Cancer will continue to be prominent, with consequences set into motion next year when Mars transits this span between May 1 and 17, 2021. The recent retrograde gave us a look back on all things Cancerian, including much that we had to learn between July 2003 and June 2004 when Saturn transited this span.
This Mercury direct station falls at 6 Cancer. It is said that the first third (decan) of any sign deals with the physical, material, and actional levels of life, and as this falls in the first decan of Cancer, it has a sub-influence of Cancer with an additional Venus influence. Because Mercury in Cancer is ruled by the Moon, this retrograde was about adapting to a different “feeling-knowing” while taking a new look at how we want to ground our truth.
Aspects in the Shadow Zone
Mercury will transit its “shadow” span, i.e., the span it’s been in since it went retrograde at 15 Cancer, through July 26. Of course there will be residual echoes for the next 13 weeks as well. Mercury going direct will re-activate many of the aspects it's made over the past few weeks, which overall have been very favorable for getting reorganized and making things operate more efficiently.
As Mercury moves forward, it makes a continuous square to Mars through the end of the month, so slow down and take it easy! Other aspects in play include a tredecile to Neptune aroun July 17-22 when it makes a sextile to Uranus. Because of the positions of the outer planets, Mercury makes relatively few aspects while in this retrograde’s shadow zone.
The Moon and Sun at this Station
The Moon at the station is a Disseminating Moon, indicating a lot of information and ideas will be disseminated during the next few weeks. We’ll all be searching for ideas we can “distribute” to others, and evaluating and assimilating new information. New ideas will come forth; just be alert to those who are doing it to impress rather than inspire.
As the Moon is at 14 Aries, we’ll all get a new look at our “dance of relationship,” with the need to “get out of our own way” and allow the Cosmic Love-Wisdom principle to work through us.
As Mars in Aries rules the Moon, that intensifies the Fire behind Mercury’s expression through the end of the month. The square is dynamic, so use energy wisely and in a balanced, reasonable, and responsible way. Is fairly harmonious given the aspects, and many realizations will come forth after a period of gestation. There’s a huge promise of “newly opened lands” offering us “pioneering vistas of new development.”
The Sun indicates the Light is found by putting on the show while questioning the nature of, and the price of success. Do your thing, play to the dramatic, and all the Light of individual, mental, and spiritual personality integration to express our creative Self.
As the Sun is exactly trine Neptune, the next few weeks should help many “see the light” of being able to touch others in ways to give them hope, or the warmth of human connectedness. When in doubt, be patient and have faith while knowing when to act quickly and precisely, since the aspects indicate gestation will lead to understanding and the ability to respond in mature, disciplined ways. There may be conflict between old and new perspectives; trust your conscience, and remember your inner freedom allows you to let go of whatever, whenever.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
So from here Mercury moves forward! We can now take what we reviewed, got a new understanding of, or found new information about that helped us remember and/or reevaluate some things and move forward with a larger view and contemplation of what has been and what will be, especially in the houses where we have Gemini and Virgo, since Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo.
As it was retrograde between 15 and 6 Cancer, those house(s) in our charts have been the areas where our review, reflections, returns, reconsiderations, and/or rehearsals have taken place. I gave you some of the possible effects of Mercury in the houses in the article Mercury Retrograde in Cancer in June and July 2020 - What It Means For Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces
Since it is now direct, if there have been misunderstandings or delays these past 3 weeks, it's all moving forward from here! We can begin to get a lot more accomplished, after a period of slow downs, turnarounds, review, reflection, reworking, undoing, and re-planning. We’ve been offered a chance to rethink many things, and experienced new ways of grounding Spirit in action, opened to feeling what we care about in more personal ways, and now move forward into a new life knowing we’re traversing familiar ground before we leap into the future in August.
So things should start moving forward anew fairly quickly. Right now, it’s a good time to use the different information, views, and approaches we’ve been examining through the retrograde lens these past several weeks to find a new understanding of how to let go of the past to feed the evolutionary leap happening to all of us since we busted out of our cocoon in the Spring and emerged into the world free to fly!
Now that we've done our rehearsals, reviews, revisions, and/or research on those inner and outer experiences showing us how to get out of our own way and allow Spirit to work through us, we can weave all we know into a different way to coordinate part of our life. Here we again face the future, knowing a different sense of Being and a new vision of a past that is no more. Though there may be a sense of not entirely knowing what direction you’re going, since we’re now free to fly in any direction we choose, remember the immortal words of George Harrison, “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
From Here We Move On
Things related to Mercury will speed up considerably for the next three months, so flow with the new YOU you’re experiencing! Meditate on the symbol “Game birds feathering their nests,” since that’s the foundation for Mercury to move forward. As I gave you in part 1, this requires we see how various parts of our live are coming together to help move us into a more valuable and relevant future.
We’re all finding ways of allow our Spirit to develop and preserve our spiritual initiatives within a group situation. Figure out what you believe your rights are, and be fulfilled in playing your role in a social circumstance. Be meticulous, and you may find your intelligence and skill will show you how to enlist the resources in the moment to fulfill some larger potential.
We now move into a very intense period of frictional phase relationships as the Sun and Mercury begin to oppose the planets in Capricorn as prelude for Mars making its lower, or waxing squares, to the planets in Capricorn in a few weeks. We are now building new structures for the future, and have transfigured our lives in substantial ways since March.
When you feel a new vision, or someone you know offers you an opening into a “new land,” the get the information you need in order to make a decision. Be thoughtful in your relationships, and allow your likes to lead you to a new view of things. Then get the knowledge you need in order to move the process forward one step. For the next few weeks, our “journey of a lifetime” is truly one step at a time.
On a final note, remember this entire year is bookended by the theme of 12 Scorpio, since Mercury went SD on that degree in late 2019, and will go SRX on that degree in October. That indicates the entire year is one of taking a more diplomatic or ambassadorial approach to relationships. We’ve been learning a more refined way of interacting with others, and practicing a higher expression of our individuality, whether of mind or Spirit.
A New Look at Mercury Retrograde
In a final plug as Mercury moves forward in its shadow zone, for those who want to know more about the qualities of Mercury retrograde in all the signs and houses, please consult your copy of the expanded 2nd edition of A New Look At Mercury Retrograde, available on Amazon. It's a handy reference text for everything you could want to know about Mercury retrograde people and Mercury retrograde in the various signs and houses. It explores how Mercury retrograde people think and work through things, and possible ways parents of Mercury retrograde children can facilitate the roundabout interpretive and communication styles in their child’s development. Here's the link to where you can order your paperback copy of A New Look at Mercury Retrograde. The ebook is available on Kindle and Nook.
© 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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