Mercury retrograde today, again, 4th time this year! A time when communication gets fuzzy, technology goes wonky and the daily flow seems warped in some way.
In this 20 day period, many us of may stumble our way into reflection. It’s a time when the old roots of outdated patterns spring forth from the ground and trip us as we are walking to the door. And only then as we have eaten sh*t that we are like, hold up, what needs to change??
But of course, it does not have to be this way. By taking time to go inward, carefuly feel, and see through the mind's eye, we can glide through this process.
NOT ALL MERCURY RETROGRADES ARE THE SAME.
This retrograde is truly going to provide a LOT of insight. If you are interested in the feeling of the upcoming year, these next few weeks will give you a little taste of it.
As mercury stations retrograde today, it is a few moments away from aligning with Pluto, the lord of transformation.
Any Mercury/Pluto contact will provide deep, penetrating insight. There is an opportunity to connect to your inner most thought patterns and processes right now. And that starts off the beginning of this 20 day cycle.
In addition, Pluto is in an energetic sandwich, maybe an energetic collision of sorts, with Uranus and Jupiter. This configuration will become more and more intense within the mercury retrograde. The key players for the upcoming year are JUPITER, PLUTO, URANUS - this retrograde is setting the stage to feel into this congifuration.
Jupiter and Uranus are creating the opportunity for personal growth. But this DOES NOT come as a smooth ride. This is possibly volatile. And will involve surprises. This is like a clawing, gnawing, screaming feeling inside where you will want to JUMP into change. And it will happen, because papi pluto is in the mix.
There is definitely going to be a need to break free somewhere.
Don’t feel ashamed or alarmed. If you have already been feeling it, this alignment has been building for the past month.
The mercury retrograde today is fully activating this configuration. It almost seems so perfect that it is with Pluto right now. Since Mercury is the Mind, then what mercury is doing, is what the mind is doing. So Mercury is kickin it with ghoulish Pluto, in sivasana, and getting the good, hard, clear download that change is coming.
Mercury retrogrades can involve a lot of chaos and confusion. Expected. But it starts off with a sense of introspection, which gives hints and micro currents of what will come, if we listen. To give a sense of a timeline, the NEW MOON on December 29 is when it all comes to a head. [Just to be clear, a new moon is when the sun (consciousness) and the moon (the sub-conscious, illuminated) come together. They create a new story in our lives and it is a perfect time to integrate reflections and start a new cycle.]
The new moon is going to happen right on top of Mercury. This will be a moment of extreme clarity, the climax of the retrograde. The mind, consciousness, and the subconscious all come together - the clouds part and angels body roll.
Set your intentions for the new, updated you. Feel this new moon. It is setting the stage for the upcoming year. Notice the themes around it, they are likely to color the next months.
The Jupiter/Pluto/Uranus sandwich will be really strong at that time. Expect your inner dialog to have come out by the end of the year. Omitted, and hopefully gracefully. But likely not.
So today, as Mercury stations retrograde. We have the opportunity to throw a lot of bullshit from 2016 into Pluto’s cauldron and offer ourselves as well. As we will be pulled in a few different directions, why not jump into the shadowy arms of change?
Enjoy the solstice on December 21. The darker the nights, the deeper our souls.
So many overlapping cycles. Between the new year and these astro themes happening .. all are suggesting to [go inside].