tools for the vulnerability—gemini mercury retrograde—may 18th – june 11th

girl-readingSo, Mercury is retrograde again. And again in an Air sign.

The usual is to be expected—unexpected communication, technical, logistical, mechanical glitches.

But the bigger picture of every Mercury retrograde (and this one especially, I feel, since the Messenger God rules Gemini!!!) is a need for each one of us to get good and comfortable with three huge lessons—patience, resolve and faith.

The patience to sit still while things fall a little apart. The resolve to try again in a few minutes. The faith that whatever mess is made can surely be cleaned up.

Easy to write and read; harder to practice, yeah? Well, our Mutable Air sign isn’t leaving us completely vulnerable. Nope, we get presents!!!!

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mercury clears the shadow—mar 4th

Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-055Yesterday was Aquarius Mercury‘s final day in his retrograde shadow at 17º.

Clearing the shadow means a planet that was retrograde, and now has turned direct, has passed the degree of the zodiac where the ‘backward motion’ began, e.g., Mercury’s current retrograde cycle was between 17º – 1º Aquarius.

For the person on the street, this means ALL influence of the retrograde has disipated.

It’s over—for real! No more posts about this event, I promise!!!!

It has been well over a month long process of back and forth for the Winged Messenger, but he is now out of the woods.

It’s onward to playing the boomerang planet to the current Jupiter Rx/Pluto/Chiron/Sun yod—you’ll be able to coolly think it through, then talk it out.

Next, the Messenger God is trined by dear Luna from Libra on the 8th—intellectualizing emotions.

Finally, for most of the next week, he widely sextiles Venus in Aries, before leaving the sign late on the 12th of March.

Bye, bye Aquarius.

(The sextile with Venus is usually a simple and subtle ‘feel good’ energy.)

Whew!

Lona

it’s over!!! (mostly)—mercury direct—feb 11th

Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-055Ok, ladies and gentlemen, today, Aquarius Mercury begins perceived forward movement at 1º of the Fixed Air sign.

Horray!!!

This is fabulous news for many. The last 3 weeks have been fraught with a multitude of communication/travel breakdowns in my circle and probably yours, as well.

Busy Hermes begins his trek back through Aquarius, where he again meets up with Saturn, the Nodes, Uranus and finally full out opposes Leo Jupiter before clearing the shadow on the 3rd of March. (This, my dears, is the date we are fully out of the woods.)

No worries. All that means is there is still time to get all those sloppy loose ends tied nicely in pretty bows and definitively cross those illusive t’s and dot those pesky i’s.

Look to the house 1º Aquarius occupies to shine a light on what you get to rework again in the coming weeks.

Ok?

Ok.

Lona

a dash of logic—merc rx sextile saturn—feb. 5th

Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-055Today Aquarius Mercury Rx is sextiling Sagittarius Saturn at 3º.

This is the second time these two have met while in the Air and Fire signs, but the only time this go round they will aspect while a retrograde is in effect.

To refresh—Saturn is time and discipline, while Mercury is our mind and learning capabilities.

Easy aspects between the pair, such as this sextile, point to innate decision making aptitude.  There is a natural patience available that will forego rash judgments, choosing the logical, steady course instead.

When used to its highest expression, the added influence of Retrograde Mercury signifies thoughts and plans of action of a more internal trajectory. Ideas that begin on the personal level and work their way to the outer world, rather than the environment working on the individual.

It’s more of ‘what can I do today to better things for my future?’ Rather than ‘such and such has happened, now I must adapt to the new stimuli.’

For the next couple, the affairs of your Aquarius sector will have the benifit of steady, rational Earth-tempered Fire.

This can only be seen as a boon.

And if the retrograde still muddies Saturn’s truth for you, these two will meet for a third time on the 19th, sans backward motion.

Lona

of angels and kings—leo full moon—feb. 3rd

warwick6Tomorrow evening, at around 6 PM EST, we have the Leo Full Moon at 14º.

The Sun/Moon opposition will be forming a boomerang yod with Capricorn Pluto and the recent Pisces Mars/Chiron conjunction AND the outrageous Uranus/Pluto square is in full effect.

Pretty potent stuff!!

So, let’s get started.

Remember to pinpoint the houses the Leo/Aquarius axis falls to know exactly where the business is going down for you.

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the longest night—december 21st

Sunday, at approximately 6:05 PM EST, the Sun moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn, signaling the Winter Solstice.

Then, around 8:30 PM EST, Luna joins to exact their New Moon conjunction at 0º.

Arthur-Rackham-Illustration-042The shift from Autumn to Winter is conjoined with the pitch black point of the month, where intention barely begins to muster up its ultimate potential.

Quiet. Serene.

Since the Virgo Sun ingress this Summer, the New Moons  have fallen on or dangerously close to .

The purest of freshest starts.

Tomorrow’s event is no different.

Alright. So, first, I will discuss the high jinks of lovely Sagittarius/Capricorn Moon, then update the Uranus/Pluto Square and finally get on to the changing of the Season.

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