Half-Way Mercury Retro: Enlightening Insights?!

1 Jun
Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (

Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again...

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

Hermes / Mercury – exactly half-way through this retro phase on May 30, direct again on June 11…

Needless to say (here it comes anyway): Gemini is ruled by MERCURY – the divine Messenger Archetype.

Breathing, thinking, speaking, writing, singing (the transition from the Taurean voice for melody and sound to the lyrics and message of a song) are Gemini expressions, just as getting from A to B – ideally swiftly J.

With the emphasis on diversity, differentiation, discussion, vive-la-difference, ‘what’s new?’, ‘what else?”, we can easily get distracted by any ‘moving object’ and new piece of information that comes along the ‘ticker’ (watch that FB scroll pulling you in… ), and life can get superficial and scattered. Too fast to go deep…?

Mercury in Gemini represents the smart intellect, vs. Full Moon / Saturn retro in SAG inner knowing and intuition.

 

As you are probably aware of, Mercury is presently retrograde (check out the attached article if you’d like to dig into the M-r theme more profoundly), since May 18, and until June 11.

Yesterday, May 30, Mercury retro ‘hit’ the half-way point of this present M-r phase, as it went ‘behind’ the Sun in the Zodiac. In other words, Mercury, at the onset of M-r when it’s furthest ahead of the Sun, got ‘lassoed in’, to be behind the Sun again. Astrologically speaking, the SUN, as in: Spirit, Heart, Consciousness, is ‘leading’, and Mercury, as in: Mind, Thinking, Communication, is following again.

That’s the whole point of each M-r phase, to bring Mind back to serve Consciousness.

This half-way point of the M-r phase is also called the ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’. Here, the ‘old stories’ which might have come up copiously under the first half (Epimethean phase of the M-r phase) turn into new inventive ideas and inspiration (‘Promethean’ second half of the M-r phase).

A ‘New Mercury’ is born, and a new Mercury cycles starts (3 times per year), on the ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’.

Cool, eh?

Sooo,

  • What have you learned and come to see and understand, since the last New Moon and onset of Mercury retro (May 17 / 18), about your mind (esp. when things didn’t go according to ‘plan’, and ‘mishaps’ happened)?
  • What about all of this are ‘old stories’ and inner self talk when the mind takes over and takes you for a ride?
  • What does Consciousness (maybe mediated by ‘higher’, and detached mind) say to all of this?
  • Any new insights, based on what has come up to process mentally – and perhaps this weekend (May 30 / 31) under the SCO Moon also emotionally, and connected the dots in a new way?
  • How can Spirit go back into the ‘driver’s seat’ (not that there is or ever has been any ‘separation from Spirit’)?

On June 11:
Mercury will turn around, from Earth perspective, and go direct / forward again.

Seems like a ‘sigh of relief’? Mercury retro is ‘over’! But actually it’s more about integrating the insights gained under M-r and bringing them into the ‘regular’ mode. Since this present Mercury retro happens completely in GEM journalling about the awareness of ‘old-to-new’ would be a great tool, esp. in this second half of M-r, but again: don’t get carried away by ‘mind’ and see what Spirit is saying through you. the awareness of ‘old-to-new’ would be a great tool, esp. in this second half of M-r, but again: don’t get carried away by ‘mind’ and see what Spirit is saying through you.

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