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Mercury Revs

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….the veils begin to fall away…..in the half light the mists part, swirling patterns flowing from winged heals…..a distant flame beckons, the feint whisper of a softly echoing music drifting in and out of this timeless place…..as if from a dream the mysterious traveller moves on, towards awakening and a new dawn…..

Mercury has left the retrograde zone within Pisces, and is speeding on towards Aries and initiation of a new cycle……but, there is one who would yet surpass his speed……

Mercury will be passed on his way into Aries by the ethereal Moon, donning a robe of spectral darkness as she rushes to meet with the Sun, with Venus and Mars, around the ancient fire at the heart of the sacred birthing ground. On the cusp of the final decan of the Cardinal Fire sign, on April 10th, a New Moon will be seeded……a day of firey passion and rebellious joy, a celebration of life’s eternal dance between the feminine and the masculine…..a fierce show of love that breaks the bindings of the mores.

…..Mercury, the fleet footed one will arrive late, bringing the messages he carries from the other side into the aftermath of festivities long swept aside as the lovers depart for Taurus sylvan groves. New Life calls, but, his news would have us stop a moment, the better our passions find their mark…..his voice will call out and have them, have us, turn…..

“Think back…..look into the mirror of time and remember….” he will urge. For in his time beyond the boundaries of the outer worlds, within the dreaming oceans of Pisces, Mercury has been gathering memories, themselves priceless diamonds and pearls pulled from the mysterious depths beneath the Serpent’s starry realms, deeply buried in the heart of Scorpios own mysterious waters.

“Remember….all that came into being, and all that befell you following the Sun’s eclipse, five moons ago, as the Moon entered the final decan of the eigth sign….”

His words are well heeded now as, from the opening of the soul gates that the eclipse marked on the night of November 13th 2012, events were set in motion that will now be brought to manifestation, within the orbit of this New Moon cycle, and beyond. And the heart of this cycle will once again open the soul gates.

The Moon will this time become eclipsed, on the night of April 25th, again in Scorpio, at 5 degrees, this time as she approaches brooding Saturn, retrograde and only three degrees ahead of the eclipse, his own knowing eyes turned inward. At the time of the solar eclipse in November he too was only a single degree from the coming lunar eclipse point – what came into manifestation then will reveal its consequences, its inner purpose now.

Yet, if this has a ring of foreboding about it, take heart…..all things born of innocence and pure intent will yet prevail…..and Mercury, his call echoing in the lovers footsteps, will rally the aid of his ally, Uranus, as the messenger and the magician meet, on April 20th, just as the Sun and Mars meet on the cusp of the sign of the Bull. Mark this day as a time for calling upon higher intervention and guidance….we would do well to open our minds and let the liquid light of inner truth course through us and ignite a knowing of another kind within. This will be the chance to escape the bonds of our conditioning and bring the juice of that rebellious joy and fierce love to bear. And, the councel received and put into play within the world at this time will also carry the knowing that Saturn reveals, in crucial balance with the earthy wisdom of the heart, as Venus opposes Saturn from her home sign. Those who follow the wisdom of the heart will prevail. Our higher purpose will find its form.

Our purpose too has its dreams, born into existance in an unfolding order that the solstice seeded in time and space. Many held those dreams at that time with a powerful longing for release, within the ancient revolutions of the stars as they completed their precessional cycle, just as the Sun stood still, and turned, that December solstice 2012. Yet, even though those dreams appeared to fall away, just as ‘the world we know’ prevailed, the dreams we held in our purpose are evolving still and will now do so into more meaningful forms, ideals that have been forged in the crucible of experience to become causes we know we must fight for…..at this New Moon Jupiter will be in the same degree of the sign of the twins that he too occupied at the November eclipse. We can expand our minds beyond the confines of habit and the diseases of conditioning….Jupiter too is now hastening forward.

All this is but a prelude to greater change…..Uranus and Pluto tighten in aspect as they approach exact square for the third time of seven at May 20th. We are not in the heart of it yet…..but, as with revolution and renewal, upheaval and revelation are the means by which great change takes form, and this is where the message of the mysterious traveller would have us now turn our enlightened minds and hearts. The world has indeed moved on but now is the time for us to see the dream treasures of our purpose birthed and come alive……

…..blessed be…..

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The Forest in the Seed – Sun & Mercury rx at the North Node

While the excitement generated by the solar eclipse is still with us it is now time to get down to the business end of the solar lunar conjunction of November 13th. The tangible deep awe and beauty of this event fittingly manifested the qualities of the Scorpio Taurus axis and the world was treated to some incredible live-feed views that effectively brought the eclipse to the whole of the planet. Being within 4 degrees of conjunct to the Moon’s mean nodal axis meant that while this eclipse had a virtual global embrace it would be a few days into the lunation before the Sun arrived at the NN in 26 Scorpio. That time is upon us and over the next 24-48 hours we will have the opportunity to focus our attention and energy on any issues that came up for us at the eclipse that have touched us at a soul level – this is a prime opportunity for healing and resolving unfinished business as well as taking steps for future growth. This can be an immensely rewarding time if we truly invest in it……visualise planting trees as a medicine practice and you will get the flavour……

The Sun is joined on the NN by retrograde Mercury so the extended moment has a deep meditative character – slowing down and looking within, reflecting on the past few days will reveal the underlying psychological strata of experiences that have arisen over this time. This is quality time for ourselves and our souls journey, a time when Carl Jung’s wise words have a particularly powerful resonance…….

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakens.”

…..the nodal axis gives us access to the balance between our personal history and evolutionary potential and, while the Scorpio Taurus axis is fixed, lending a balanced perspective down the timeline, how we actually see the past and future is entirely mutable, depending upon the condition and quality of awareness present that is observing it. In a sense, this too is in the nature of the Sun, Mercury retro, NN alignment in tropical Scorpio.

Scorpio in particular can give vivid clarity beyond the mundane surface and look very deeply beyond the boundaries of the present, into soul-time. Here quality rather than quantity is the measure and with this particular alignment deep feeling is the function of the inner eye that allows it to search out and see into that place of memory and possibility. Much of the memory end, where the south node is situated, carries the balast of our lives, and this includes the heavy elements that inhibit soul growth as well as the seeds of opportunity for growth that these carry – we can realise those opportunities through conscious awareness and discernement. One could use the saying ‘love it, use it or lose it’ here, but, care should be taken to not be hasty in making these decisions. Conversely, a great temptation is to love the devil you know – but, when the North Node is in Scorpio we cannot get away with this for very long. Eventually something will happen to awaken us out of our torpor and make a move……that is a movement of the soul. It can carry a strong emotional charge…..

Earths incarnate realms is where the detritus, the flotsam and jetsum we have discerned as polluting or superfluous to our needs, is jettisoned – it can only happen here. But, when the south node is in the earth element as well, the effects are very tangible and the feelings that arise in correspondence, through which we can sense the soul-dimension at work, are intensified. The body can manifest aches and pains, illnesses can flare up, as symptoms of the process at work, and they can just as easily dissipate. If they do not pass body work may help, fluid motion and expressive release through dance and movement therapy if the symptoms allow – but, letting go of the emotional qualities you find within these conditions and allowing the energy to flow through you is most important. These emotional values are often not even ours to begin with, but, it is possible to discern which are. Those which aren’t can be both stressfull and stress related and persistent with it, and a release of toxins into the metabolism is natural when these register over time – bringing in the water element here is essential; drink plenty of it. The essense here is to listen to your inner wisdom, the knowing that carries a feeling of timeless certainty and rightness, and act on it with simple trusting love…..compassion for ourselves is, by its own nature, food for the soul…..it will ingite the essential sparks of life-force that seed the forests of our soul.

The gift of this eclipse can be deepand lasting – the unleashed energies belonging to the natural processes that have flooded through the portal in time opened in those oh so magical eight minutes of totality will bear fruit in time. With this eclipse’ influence covering and including the December 2012 solstice and March 2013 equinox the importance of the investment we make of this kind at this time cannot be over-emphasised……use it wisely and be blessed!