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MERCURY retro in mid-SAG going direct again (Dec 22/23) in ‘stormy’ square with NEPTUNE in PI: Co(s)mic RE-lief…

22 Dec

How has your December Journey with MERCURY retro been thus far?

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

Hopefully, you tapped into the magic of it, and didn’t get ‘lost in translation’ but found meaning in the ‘news of the weird and wondrous’.

Today, Dec 22, MERCURY goes from retro back to direct f / forward (normal???).
In this ‘U-Turn mode’ take it easy on yourself, and your fellow Earthly friends, as things can still turn out different than expected (SAG). Yet Truth is what matters most. And, as always, a good sense of humour, incl. about oneself.

MERCURY is now ‘behind’ the SUN again in the Zodiac (the effect of the M-r phase is that it ‘steps back’), therefore, Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart (SUN) lead, and the Mind (MERCURY) can follow…

MERCURY in SAG will be in turnaround ‘storm’ until Dec 28 (yep, over Christmas) – while in square with NEPTUNE in PI.
I just read in the weather forecast for Vancouver Island / Lower Mainland BC that there might be snow storms this Christmas weekend! The retro dream of a White Christmas may well come true!
Stationary MERCURY in SAG square NEPTUNE in PI says: Hopes and dreams and visions are great, yet no attachment / disappointment please. It’s all good as IS. Let the mind not get in the way of the true Christmas Spirit of Love and Light!

Here’s the TIMELINE for the remainder of the MERCURY out-of-retro integration:

DEC 19 – 27: 
MERCURY stationary in SAG in square with NEPTUNE in PI: Often surrender is the wisest thing…

DEC 22: MERCURY goes out of retro at 13° SAG – 
Watch for U.S. news (right on their AC!).
And check in on Inner Guidance from the Heart.

DEC 28: Post-retro ‘storm’ ends.
Calming into wintry simplicity.

JAN 7: MERCURY in late SAG in square with CHIRON in PI, and trine with URANUS stat. in AR (#3 of 3).
Deeper understanding of what frees us, and helps release old ‘stories’.

JAN 10: Post-retro ‘shadow’ ends.
We’ve come a long way, since it all ‘started’, mid-Nov (pre-retro ‘shadow’).

JAN 12: MERCURY crosses the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP.
Time to walk the talk, and build the change.

JAN 13: MERCURY conjunct SATURN (#2 of 2) – in early CAP.
Nice time for a new ‘contract with yourself’ – and / or with others.

 

For a cosmic relief and tool kit, check out this blog article.

 

Heart Blessings for this Sacred and Deep Time of Year!

Melanie

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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Clearing S.P.A.

31 Jan
Waning SCORPIO MOON today and tomorrow is excellent for purging and clearing anyway…
And hey, we just came through the last MERCURY contact with PLUTO on Fri eve.
Good days to give ourselves time for retreat and S.P.A. (which according to the ancient Romans meant: Salus per Aquam – Health through Water!).
Feeling it in this body…. lots of clearing through the chakra organs… sleeping, home SPA. 🙂
 
With SO much CAP energy (Venus, Pluto, Mercury, and this week also the Moon – Fri Feb 5 will be VERY Capricornian), old structures that outlived their purpose, restrictions, rigidity, fear, control – shadow manifestations of CAP, often old and ancestral – are being cleared.
Of course, that needs a lot of water and TLC to wash that out…

 

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Solstice Sun by the Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 
Getting out of an old skin… may the transformation be freeing and renewing!
How ‘REAL’ are your fears, or are they projections? Saturn in SAG these years, until Winter Solstice 2017, teaches us a lot about that.
 
Again: What matters most – here-now? What’s the only reality?
 
Today, the MERCURY retro-to-direct ‘storm’ subsides also, with a ‘farewell’ square from MERCURY in CAP to URANUS in ARIES, exact this evening! What’s with the liberation of the mind, or even more so: the freedom from the heavy grip of the mind?
It all starts from HERE. This is IT.

 

 

 © 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

* MERCURY in CAP out of retro Jan 25, and conj. PLUTO once more Jan 29: Changing Mind. Changing Life.

25 Jan

Quick RE-mind-er of MERCURYs immanent ‘U-turn’ from retro to direct, today Mon Jan 25 at 1:50 pm PST.

All ‘back to normal’?
Truth of the matter – the influence of the ‘gear shift from reverse to first gear’, a.k.a. stationary / ‘storm’ takes about a week, so give or take until Feb 1 we’re in a ‘hot’ and slow re-adjustment phase. Take it easy, and let’s bring the gifts of M-r forward!
Hopefully, this M-r period has, perhaps much deeper than any other, due to the PLUTO contacts (Dec 19 pre-retro, and in retro ‘storm’, and Jan 22), had an impact on our relationship with the mind, and shown you where it can take you, and how it can have a life of its own. With the PLUTO connection all of that heavy gravitation, incl. judgment, guilt, taking too much on, control (CAP shadow) is under re-construction. Not casual stuff, since it affects the bigger structures and systems in life, how we prioritize and use energies and resources, and: our relationship with Time.

  • Maybe you’re disengaging from something you’ve been burdened by, or have taken on that’s not yours to carry? Guilt trips anybody?
  • How do you use resources? How do you make the best out of a situation, without abuse / your ‘victory’ at somebody else’s expense?
  • What’s with abuse – and self abuse?
  • Who or what needs to be honoured and respected?
  • What’s with projects that have taken on a life of their own, leaving no breathing space or freedom? What needs to change?
  • Maybe you re-organize your day, your life style differently now, lighter and simpler?
  • What matters most? What are priorities that the mind tries to distract us from, and how can we catch and gently calm the ‘monkey mind’?
  • What’s with the Time factor? How can Tiiiiime be on your side? How can you be in timelessness?

Let’s be mindful re: what comes up in the sloooow retro-to-direct ‘U-turn’ that’s on now until Feb 1.

  • What are the gifts of the MERCURY retro phase that we are carrying forward now?
  • How do we relate to mind differently now?
  • What’s changing in our life structures and priorities, and how do we live now?

 

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Mercurius, ‘processed’ in the alchemical retort – very MERCURY / PLUTO. Medieval painting, origin unknown.

 

MERCURY passes PLUTO once more, on Jan 29 (Jan 30 EST and further East).

Essence and Soul Power (PLUTO) are the catalyst for change. Ancestors and Elders (CAP), biological, ancestors of the land, Spirit Elders have our back. We can invoke their support any time. And the changes we are catalyzing now in our lives and time are changes for our lineage as well.

All the best for the Mercury retro turnaround, upside down, inside out, for deep transformation and connection with powers of life!

 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger