Mercury Stations Retrograde at 15 Scorpio

Two blogs in one day?  I don’t’ know what in the world’s gotten into me!  haven’t blogged in ages before today.   Could it have anything to do with Mercury stationing and ready to go retrograde any second now?  To me that looks like Earth and Mercury hanging in the heavens neck-to-neck.  Is that literally true?  you’d have to Google an astronomer and ask him or her.  As for me, I’ll go with my intuition, Mercury seems close.  And that could account for two blog posts in one day and my recent anxiety about getting going on my astrology class.  Something’s come over me and I don’t think it’s the election.

Here’s a excerpt from a recent email on Sabian Symbols for this time of Sun at 15 Scorpio.  BLain Bovee wrote about the energy right now as follows, “Mercury stands still. The messenger god is about to return to some matters that have perhaps been dropped along the way. Check your messages, examine all documents. There is more going on than just the lips flapping election results.  Trust valid instincts that bring you to a change in mind, heart and action. Even where there appears to be nothing, a foothold can and will make itself manifest like a world emerging around mounds of sand upon which children play.”

Mercury rules Gemini.  Gemini and Sagittarius are on opposites sides of the zodiac — polar opposites.  Yet Mercury is in the sign Sag right now–that’s go to open up some things for us as far as mind (Mercury) and inspiration/beliefs (Sag) are concerned.  Maybe people will suddenly realize what they thought was true…. well, how could I have been so wrong and not considered that before?  That would be a typical Mercury in Sagittarius retrograde inner dialogue!  You may be asking yourself that question as the little mind suddenly opens to see a wider picture.

Or on a very lowly mundane level it could out-picture as going out and buying a big screen TV with a vibrate-the-plaster-on-the-walls-loose-sound-system.  Who knows?  Sounds like what my downstairs neighbor did.  Yeah, the good news is that at least nobody walks on my cathedral ceilings except the birds or an angel or two!

Speaking of birds, I have to be up long before the birds even dream of chirping!  I’m sure I’ll mumble and stumble my way to the coffee pot finding it as usual in my sleep, speaking of which I don’t know what it is with people and old age–what is that?  but then the plan was have your kids when you’re young and getting up in the middle of the night to start your day isn’t a problem.  I must have bad karma or something–I’m having to do it when I’m old too!  If I don’t complain (forgive me, I was) maybe the karma will be balance and in my next life this won’t be necessary.

On a positive note, when I am working–actually doing readings, I get to get out of all this.  The great escape–better than any drug you could name.  My work keeps me going and if any of you reading this are clients of mine–thank you!   and Bless You!

Alright; Mercury and his winged sandals have had their due!   Hope this Mercury retrograde is a good one for you!  goodnight


Change in the Communication Connection to “Spirit Guides”

I get this question a lot and received another one again today!  People write to me expressing that their connection to their “spirit guide” has changed and suddenly apparently they have problems “getting through” or receiving a communique’.  There are so many variables we could apply to addressing this type of question but in this post you will find a few along with comments for your consideration.  This post isn’t all inclusive or intended to be–this would be best addressed in a 500 page book, but for now here are a few (hopefully not too scattered) thoughts….

Like I said, I get emails from people who want to control their “spirit guides” and the communication they have with such energy.  It’s like trying to control the weather—can we?  Even the cosmic weather… do we have control over how quickly the Moon moves or what aspects Neptune makes when?  Some of that can be predictable… we can know the patterns of movement thanks to astronomers and astrologers who have mapped probable aspects. 

But there are many factors involved in exactly how weather patterns (whether those are on earth or the heavens) will affect one person, in one place at one moment of time.  Tornadoes will move through an area and take out a block of houses but leave one of those standing and untouched.  Could that have been controlled?  Could that same event happen the same way, be duplicated exactly so, each and every time a tornado comes through? The answer to that is obvious.  Yet, people will always try to take what are divine mysteries and want to capture, control and direct that energy in some way and in the meanwhile hold an expectation of how experiences should be repeated and evolve in logical left-brain linear ways. 

I think we’d be doing our younger generations a service if we could teach them more than a, b, c and 1, 2, 3.  What about the right brain stuff?  What about the nature of the divine energies, how the intuition works and acceptance of the divine mysteries—to honor and revere, to observe and  respectfully venerate them—instead of trying to be manipulating, controlling and placing the universe in a box like some sort of personal pet! 

Like any relationship, when it becomes out of balance, the wiser of any two will adjust position to bring the relationship into a healthier balance.  Of course, in a human situation, unhealthy connections can be maintained over a lifetime but usually at some point, one person in the relationship will force the change that’s needed to honor ‘the self’  which has been denied for the sake of keeping the relationship together.  That happens. 

People will remain in an unbalanced relationship where one party is beneath the other (and most times it is the woman via societal and religious conditioning in which female is subservient to the male).  And even if one party realizes what is happening, they can deny their needs for the sake of appearances, the children, the possessions and many other things.  No so with our relationship to ‘the divine’ or what people call ‘spirit guides’. 

When we transpose human relationship patterns onto our relationship with ‘spirit guides’, it’s a whole different ball game!  People will write that they had it all under control, they had the connection and then it seemed to disappear.  What a great lesson for the human ego! 

It would be much better, if we’re going to transpose or transfer one relationship style onto another that we do so the other way around! 

Instead of expecting your relationship with ‘the universe’, ‘the divine mind’ or ‘source’ or even a part of all that called ‘spirit guides’ or even one’s own ‘higher self’ for that matter to mimic your human relationship pattern, how about going about it in reverse?

And of course, that actually does happen but most people are not aware of it; that’s all.  Our relationship with our self is the same relationship we have with others and with that which people want to call ‘spirit guides’!  

Is it not true that some days you don’t even communicate with yourself very well? Feel out of sorts?  And even if you try, some days you tend feel like an ‘air head’ or feel more down in the dumps?  Other days, quite the opposite is true.  Yeah, it’s like the weather; Earth weather, Cosmic weather—it changes. 

So what do we do?  We grab the umbrella or the sun lotion in regard to earth weather.  We have a good cry or throw a party in regard to cosmic weather.  Some days we feel like we absolutely must meditate and other days, we are completely drawn to work in the garden.  Yeah, so my point being that  we go with the flow and adjust according to the weather. 

We don’t call into a psychic and say, it was sunny 2 weeks ago and everything was so clear and at night I could see all the stars but now, it’s all cloudy and I’ve not seen an evening star for weeks.  What am I doing wrong?  How can I fix this? How can I change it, manipulate it, control it?  You see my point.

Personally, when someone is being very needy and trying to control the energy or the situation, my response is to do something like, “Oh, my, look at the time.  I’d better be running along. See ya’.”  Did you ever have that happen?  It’s painful to watch.  But you know that if you disconnect, you are actually helping the person out—helping them shift and rebalance. 

I think it’s very possible that the energy which we call “spirit guides” do the same or something similar.   

And have you considered that any and all ‘connections’ and communique’s that you have with others whether in spirit world or in your own back yard are simply a reflection of the connection that you have with YOU in the first place?! 

 Psssst… Mercury, right now,  is Retrograde in an exact opposition to Saturn.  The communication planet (Mercury) is opposing to the EXACT DEGREE  (12 degrees) the “get real” planet (Saturn) today! 

 (April 23, 2003)

Daily Divination Message March 31, 2011 Virgo Sun Relates to 8 of Pentacles;Mercury Retro in Aries; Change and Freedom!

8 of Pentacles Relates to Sun in Virgo; Start Where You Are and Give What You Can. Mercury Retrograde produces new self-dialogue around change and freedom

Today’s divination message has to do with being present, available and willing to work with the details of life and Life Itself.  That’s Virgo energy all over! Today I drew the 8 of Pentacles.  That tarot card relates to the Sun in Virgo archetype energy.  The essence of service, in other words, and further the idea of releasing the unwillingness to use one’s skills and self-critical attitudes in that regard—this is the focus of today’s divination message. 

I’m feeling the synchronicity of drawing this card because earlier today I created and sent out my weekly newsletter which contained this same theme.  I had to write it fast today because the schedule is getting busy.  And here I see the card that I just drew a second ago carries the same theme as the newsletter I wrote a few hours ago.  It’s sort of like what we, in astrology, call a “double signature” or repeating signature in a chart.

The Virgo (6th house) archetype relates astrologically to our job as well as our health.  Interesting how those two are linked together to the same life area (house). The health has to be balanced in order to work efficiently, thus the link with the two areas.  Virgo also relates to self-criticism and perfecting skills as well.  Humility and self-criticism may be two pieces of the same pie so-to-speak but a little bit goes a long way.  Too much self-criticism can be too self-effacing; we can’t be overly bashful while still being effective in our work, no matter what that work is.  Like I said, a little humility can go a long way when we’re dealing with Virgo energy.

I think the overall message for today’s divination delivery is that we must continue to strive for perfection in life and good discipline helps—determined effort like I wrote in a blog a few days ago—and as long as we do our best, it isn’t necessary to be so self-critical that we are afraid to used our skills.  We continue to learn, grow and evolve.  We don’t have to be “perfect” to use our talents, we just have to start using them.

I remember hearing my favorite astrologer say something once.  He asked an astrology student how long he’d been studying astrology.  The student replied, “Over 20 years.”  And the student was then asked when he thought he’d be ready to use what he knew to help someone.  And the student said, “Maybe in a few more lifetimes!”  Take what you know, he was told, and begin to help someone with just the very basics, just explaining someone’s Sun Sign to them can be helpful to someone who knows nothing about it.  The same thing applies to any endeavor. 

BOTTOM LINE:  Teach what you know, share what you’ve learned even if it isn’t in a perfected state yet and release any of those Virgo-type feelings that you’re not yet good enough or don’t know enough.  Give what you can and start where you are!  When you offer yourself in service, it’s always more than enough!

The other part of the message is that sometimes it is necessary for us to isolate ourselves from others temporarily in order to concentrate, and to make determined efforts without being distracted.  But at some point, even if we are still studying to apply a skill, we can take what we know and help others with that knowledge.  Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury; the planet of communication.  Mercury has just turned retrograde.  It is in the sign of Aries now which sort of turns up the heat on communication, but the retrograde is about inward energy.  This feels to me like inner dialogue and communication, as in our talks with ourself, may take on some intensity.  Self dialogue may involve words of courage (Aries) and new ways of conducting our inner dialogue–even as we may have to go over past territory, reviewing the past–and changing the patterns of self-talk that include more passion. More freedom and independence may be part of the inner-dialogue also. Perhaps less self-criticism and a new willingness to create a new self-image.  Aries rules that first house of self-image.  You may find yourself having inner discussions in your meditations in these areas too.