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2019 The journey of Mercury the Messenger in the signs of Cancer and Leo
Mercury (our thoughts, perceptions, and communication style) has just entered the sign of Cancer (June 04) activating deep feelings and issues connected to family, ancestry, and the foundation of our lives. The sign of Cancer also holds the MEMORIES OF THE WOUNDED CHILD which are buried deep within. We are in for a wild ride in the next two months but we have the opportunity for deep healing. Cancer is the river (Cardinal Water) and we either let go and flow as we let the current guide our canoe downstream to our destination or we paddle like mad against the current trying to go upstream. For those who know the Teachings of Abraham when we are fighting the current of our lives we are upstream and when we go with the flow we are heading downstream. The latter is the easier journey.
The sign of Cancer is activate on the Tarot Constellation of the Chariot, mastery through change. The Chariot is being pulled by two horses (our emotions) who are trying to go in different directions. It is up to us, the charioteer, to channel our positive energy into the horses so they take us where we want to go. That will be the challenge of this Mercury journey. Spiritually Cancer is the sign of the Mystical Path and seeing the Sacred in All things. When we can do that we are guided by our Soul Essence. To add to the mix Mars (action or anger) has been in the sign of Cancer since May 16/17 and he too is guided by The Chariot theme. Mars will be in Cancer until July 01/02. He will meet with Mercury (changing how we react) on June 18/19. It is part of an intense planetary dance which we will describe in another post. (The dates for Mars depend on your time zone).
Our Animal Totem Guide in the Northern Medicine Wheel for this Mercury in Cancer (and Mars in Cancer) journey is Flicker Woodpecker, going through the transitions the healing and spiritual path creates and embracing all healing love. For the Southern Medicine Wheel your guide is Snow Goose, following your dreams and visions. For all of us the Clan Mother who guides this Mercury (and Mars) in Cancer journey is Loves All Things. She is the guardian of unconditional love and teaches how to forgive ourselves and others. She teaches us to Love The Truth. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.)
Our planetary guides are the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. The Moon is emotional but also represents our Soul’s Wisdom and guidance. Since she changes signs about every two and a half days emotions can fluctuate. Because we had the Gemini New Moon on June 03 it is important during this Mercury in Cancer to choose to unite in love rather than separation in fear. It is the Moon cycle of transformation guided by Butterfly. Jupiter is the spiritual guide for Cancer and in Sagittarius he supports us to connect with our spiritual vision and Cosmic Consciousness. Neptune is the Soul Centered guide. In Pisces he shows us how to connect to the Mystical.
Mercury will be in and out and back again as he visits Cancer. The first phase of the journey takes us to June 26 when he leaves Cancer and enters the sign of Leo (the courage to be centered in the compassionate heart). Leo is the MAGICAL CREATIVE CHILD. We were all that child at some time but most of us have gotten lost along the way. Mercury will retrograde at 04 degrees Leo on July 07 and give us all the opportunity to rediscover that Magic. He then retrogrades back into Cancer on July 19, moves direct on July 31, and re-enters Leo on Aug 11. During his second visit to Cancer, especially while retrograde, healing the Wounded Child will be the gift. Then when Mercury revisits Leo Aug 11 to Aug 29 the Magical Child is free to create whatever our heart’s desire is.
As always with Mercury retrograde there is a shadow period that begins when he enters the degree he moves direct at. This begins on June 20 when he enters 23 degrees Cancer and Mercury leaves his shadow on Aug 15 when he again reaches 04 degrees Leo (the degree he turned retrograde). June 14th to 20th is a very active time with many Mercury connections. We will write more about that in the coming days. Just know the Cosmic Dance may feel like you are on roller coaster at that time. Enjoy the ride. It is the opportunity to free yourself.
Namaste and blessings,
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2019.
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