by Maya White
Mercury continues his retrograde through Aquarius until February 11th - no doubt you've been feeling the effects of his rewind. Did you know that Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is also associated with your sense of spiritual direction? Mind and logic, as represented by Mercury, are essential to formulation of your will (the Sun).
From the archives of ancient Babylon and Egypt, we learn that another of Mercury's talents as shaman/trickster was to learn the secret names of people and objects - thus giving him the ability to call forth the hidden forces of nature. Today you know that your thoughts, words, and deeds ultimately create your reality.
I believe that this Mercury retrograde is about ancestral healing. It's an invitation to look at your family tree, and pull out the broken roots. Mercury retrograde helps you to name the dis-ease, and claim healing for your life today. If you're dealing with discomfort or anxiety, if things are feeling out of sorts and/or awry - go deep.
By understanding the patterns of your family, your ancestors, and then looking at your own life you will find the resonance. There is an opening now to name your hidden vulnerability, and to transform it.
Full Moon and Jupiter - Get Out of Jail
The Leo Full Moon of February 3rd is also conjunct Jupiter. In a way, Jupiter is about good luck, but Jupiter also demands your participation to identify and seize opportunities - i.e. - you make your 'luck'. Symbolically, the Moon represents your instincts and your memory. Pay attention to your inner urgings, your messages. This Full Moon is a unique and fortunate one; greet it with faith, hope and optimism and trust the information you get at this time.
As ruler of the 9th house of Wisdom, Jupiter also comes into play as the director of Higher Mind - your sense of spiritual direction. Therefore, there is a quality of vibration, harmony, and resonance around Jupiter; being in the right place at the right time, and in flow with the Universe. This is one reason people consult astrologers. :)
The sign of this Full Moon, Leo, is associated with the Sun, and your will. Leo also speaks to your ability to 'shine.' So, consider that at this time, the planetary teachers Jupiter, Mercury, and the Sun want to show how you can unite your social purpose with your thoughts, words, and deeds into a meaningful life.
Wishing you all of the best life has to offer, sprinkled with the Light of Optimism.