Mercury Retrograde~ Shape shifter

September 2, 2009 at 5:44 am | Posted in 2 Energy Cycles, 5. Mercury Retrograde | 2 Comments
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Slowdown or Communication Meltdown?  You get to choose!  Life is shifting into slow gear from September 7th – 29th when Mercury goes retrograde during its routine life cycle of three to four times per year.  Are you feeling the effects already?  That’s because it takes a wee bit to turn that Mercury locomotive around.  So Mercury is slowing down and will come to a standstill before September 7th.  For any purists out there, Mercury does not actually slow down, but transforms itself from evening star to morning star during the Mercury retrograde.  In other words, right now Mercury is travelling behind the sun, rising after the sun does.  After the retrograde period is over, Mercury travels ahead of the sun, rising BEFORE the sun.  So Mercury is the ultimate communication and travel transformer. 


Think about it!  Shape shifter!  Mercury is changing from the end of its old cycle purpose or the wintery evening of its life cycle to a new and improved communication expert in the birth or spring of Mercury’s new life cycle purpose.  Mercury renews itself three to four times a year and drags you kicking and screaming along with it.  Locomotives have the power to do that. 


Yah but you don’t like it?  Too bad, so sad.  This is a time when you will be forced to revise, re-edit, re-new, re-negotiate, RE everything in your life that has to do with the written or spoken word.  RE everything that has to do with communication … re-dial that number honey!  But you are on hold?  Re-dial again.  Either put your life on hold and take a vacation for 3 weeks or work with the Mercury retrograde energy wisely


But you want to get a new car?  Don’t do it during Mercury retrograde.  But you want to buy a new computer?  Don’t do it during Mercury retrograde.  But you want to sign a contract for a new anything?  Don’t do it during Mercury retrograde.  Most things you do that have to do with communication and travel you end up either waiting in line, or having to redo, redesign, or just plain give up in exasperation.  Hello!  Mercury is busy doing his huge shift from the end of one cycle to the beginning of a new cycle.  He simply doesn’t have time to deal with your detailed list!  He’s transforming from Clark Kent to become the new Superman when he is through!


Empower yourself and use the Mercury-Rx energy wisely!  I’m grateful for Mercury retrograde time.  It is a super creative time.  It is time to do deep inside to dredge up some of your most insightful thoughts.  It’s a time of great inside illumination.  It’s a time to slow down and think!  Shine that searchlight inside yourself!


This Mercury retrograde begins at Libra, an air sign.  So expect all kinds of balance issues to come to the foreground.  Yin-yang. Politicians and others will begin this period by discussing how to balance budgets due to the economy.  They will also try to figure out the balancing act between hiring people and firing people (translation:  getting senior members to retire willingly).  Libra also stands for being super charming and full or airy thoughts, so some of the “answers” people will come up with might not be very practical, but they surely will sound terrific.  When Mercury goes backwards into Virgo on September 19th, the focus will shift to how to balance the act between health care matters on a global scale and getting people to respond positively in a personal way. 


Since Mercury retrograde is a global phenomena, notice how all of a sudden there will be the discovery that the HINI vaccine either isn’t working or there isn’t enough of it.  People in the health care industry will be scrambling since their plan is not working as they had originally intended.  This can get more than a little stressful with Mercury retrograde in Virgo quincunx the stellium of Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune in Aquarius.  Show no fear and take your own health care precautions!  Yup, stay out of the fear energy that others around the globe will be generating.


Yes, shift is here and coming to your train station soon.  Now that you know the rest of the story, start preparing for your slow down.  Don’t get frustrated, but be grateful every day for the new lessons that Mercury is bringing to you.  Be very clear in your communication of any messages with people.  Follow it up in writing so you have the documentation you need to use when Mercury goes direct at the end of September.  Hold off on getting your vehicle fixed.  Try to make your train or plane flight to wherever prior to the retrograde period or be prepared for delays.  In other words allow for tons of time before you have to be somewhere. 


Your other alternative to all this shift in thinking?  Hibernate for the next three weeks.  Hmm, seems to me that’s what bears do when their world shifts from winter to spring.  Maybe the bears have a wise plan?  Hooray for the Mercury Life cycle!


Laugh-a-lot for a happier life!

Dance in the Pluto shift Moonlight!


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Gemini Sun Mercury-Rx Stories

May 21, 2009 at 7:26 am | Posted in 1. Moon-Sun transits, 2 Energy Cycles | Leave a comment
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The Sun jived its way into Gemini overnight.  For those of you who are Sagittarian Sun or Moon signs, you might find the next month a challenge.  It’s all about polarity points.  Imagine a pencil.  When your Sun sign is on the pencil lead and you are in your glory writing your own script.  The play is totally yours and you are the director, totally in control of your life.  Thus when the Sun is transiting our birth chart Sun sign, it is casting life and light into our lives.  It truly is the spring time of our birth chart and we usually experience new growth.  So those of you who are Gemini Sun, Moon or Ascendant, this is your spring time to thrive!


However, when the Sun is transiting on your eraser end of your pencil, you might find yourself challenged to erase some of your thinking to behaving.  You see it’s totally the opposite of what you usually believe or think.  In fact, you likely will have a love-unlove relationship with people who are your polar opposites.  Think about it!  So Sagittarius and Gemini folks have totally opposite ways of seeing the world.  For Sagittarius Sun and Moon signs, the move into Gemini Sun means the Sagittarians are experiencing autumn or fall for their solar year.  Sagittarians are getting ready to slow it down and reap the harvest of all they have sown since their birthday Sun time in late November and in December.


Now if you are a Pisces Sun or Moon, or a Virgo Sun or Moon, you too will experience challenges for the next month.  You see the Gemini Sun is square your Sun or Moon sign.  I suspect if you look at the pattern of your lives, you will find the most difficult life events pattern of your life happen when the Sun is travelling through Gemini.  I truly want you to reframe this.  It is in the difficult moments of our lives that we truly have the opportunities to learn the best lessons.  We certainly don’t learn much when we are cruising through life and everything is flowing smoothly down the river!  It is by doing inner reflection work when times are tough, that we look at our own behavior and can change how we respond to life and to people.


For those of you who have your Sun or Moon in Air Signs of Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, you will be sailing smoothly along the ocean of life for the next month.  Catch the wind in your sails while you can.  Your yearly challenges come at another time of the year as your personal pattern.


What about the rest of us?  Well you are just in a lull period.  We need the lulls to catch our breath, to slow down the rhythms of life and to just simply coast for awhile.  We all have to deal with Mercury retrograde for another week. 


  1. That should simplify my life a wee bit!


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Dance in the Moonlight with Mercury Retrograde!


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