Friday, December 10, 2010
The Cosmic Story: Mercury Retrograde: Speak Truth to Power
Each Mercury retrograde period asks us to reconsider something, probably because we’ve gotten too far ahead of ourselves! So we have to go back and retrace our steps and see what it is we’ve been too hasty to understand.
This Mercury retrograde period is one of the shortest, lasting only 20 days because Mercury is going at its fastest speed. But it will be potent!
After going retrograde today December 10th at 7:06am EST and 4:06 am PST, Mercury will join up with the North Node, Pluto and Mars in Capricorn on Monday December 13th, and before its reverse run is over, it will connect to Uranus and Jupiter in Pisces and Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius.
This time, Mercury has a lot of catching up to do as it makes its all- important conjunction with the Sun on Sunday December 19th, a day before the lunar eclipse and the Winter Solstice. What will the messenger of the gods have to say to us this Winter Solstice?
Mercury goes retrograde at 6* Capricorn: Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods. This is a call to complete unfinished tasks before embarking on a new adventure. 10 is the number of completion, and so Mercury stopping here symbolizes the need to go back and make sure our foundational beliefs (Mercury goes back into Sagittarius, which rules our beliefs) are strong. Here we stand on the threshold of a new beginning. If you have any planets around 6* of cardinal signs, you will be especially affected. Watch your dreams now.
Mercury meets up with the North Node, Pluto and Mars on Monday at 5* Capricorn: Indians on the warpath. While some men row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance. The mix of energies is explosive. Mars’ aggression and assertiveness coupled with Pluto’s power and intensity will hopefully be communicated (Mercury) for the good of all of us (North Node).
This certainly is a time to speak Truth to Power. The Cosmic Story is keeping us right on schedule as we watch how whistle-blowing Wikileaks has dominated the news, especially with the arrest of Julian Assange.
The release of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables, especially the last ones that occurred in the ‘shadow’ period of Mercury’s retrograde (the first pass over the degrees that Mercury will retrograde) is bringing the subject of government secrecy up for examination.
Is Assange a terrorist for speaking Truth to Power? With Pluto just beginning its work of renovating Capricorn – our governmental and financial institutions – is it any wonder that someone has stepped forward to expose the ‘dirty little secrets’ of government shenanigans?
So let’s watch the news on Monday to see what these explosive energies have in store for us.
Of course, each of us will also be affected by this powerful convergence of energies. Watch how you interact with people on Monday, especially when you’re out holiday shopping. Now is the time to practice inner peace and serenity, because you can bet that there will be people out there who aren’t. Keep the balance (Saturn in Libra rules Capricorn) by shining your Light out whenever you meet the darkness of fear, pain and antagonism in the world.
In the next blog, we’ll speculate on how Mercury will interact with the full Moon eclipse on the Winter Solstice.