Mercury retrograde is a time period when the normal flow of communication and travel
are typically delayed. It can, however, be an important time to get in touch
with your intuition and the other parts of yourself that are not ruled by the linear
model of time and space.
Much of the discomfort of Mercury retrograde comes when you rely on external parameters.
Rather, it's an opportunity to think like a true holistic genius.
Your Life as an Artist
This retrograde phase of Mercury corresponds to Epimetheus, a mythological archetype
of hindsight. As an anti-hero, Epimetheus is also known as a shaman and/or - the
fool; that character which transcends social boundaries and delivers humans to
their true powers.
Power is no longer to be handed over to the priests, the politicians, or the intellectuals.
It's your time and calling to live your live as an artist - to create a life of
self-expression and deliverance of your highest calling and life purpose.
The #1 Most Important Question
Are you revisiting an irrevocable decision made in your past? Right now, Mercury
is in Scorpio. This phoenix ruled sign of transformation is noted for having high
standards but one of the shadow sides of Scorpio is self-destruction. Although Pandora
actually opened the box, it was Epimetheus who accepted Pandora's gift containing
all of the evils of the world. By opening her box, Pandora unleashed the ills of
this world, but she also earned redemption as she released the gift of HOPE.
The #2 Important Question
Are you feeling stuck in fear or uncertainty? You can learn to create a powerful
ally out of what has previously been a stumbling block. Use this time to get better
acquainted with your Inner Child. If you're dealing with fear or resistance, chances
are that your Inner Child simply needs more clear and firm guidance from the predictable
and loving part of your conscious mind.
Here's the big ANSWER
As I was driving around, late to my appointment and thwarted by traffic jams, I
kept saying 'there has to be something good about Mercury Retrograde." My answer was:
Now is a most powerful time to identify habitual patterns that ultimately keep you
locked into routine and your comfort zone. It takes work and commitment, but you
can speak with the powerful yet unconscious part of yourself and program a new
reality. To do so, you must consciously communicate with your unconsciousness.
What's Going On!
When a planet turns retrograde, it heads back and into the Sun. This conjunction
or union with the Sun is considered to be the alchemical transformation of turning
lead into gold.
On November 1st, Mercury joins, or conjuncts the Sun -a day for Alchemical transformation.
It's also a momentous day because it's also another time when the long lasting Uranus
square Pluto is once again activated.
Next, Sunday November 3rd,with Mercury still retrograde but hidden within the rays
of the Sun, we experience a semi-annual Solar eclipse - in Scorpio.
Really, it's a stellar astrological line up. What it means for YOU is:
Accept the reality of any crossroads (Uranus square Pluto) that have arisen. Listen
to your gut (Mercury retrograde) and trust that for every ending (Scorpio) there
is a new beginning (New Moon).
You may have to shift gears or adjust your course (eclipse) in order to pursue your
new goal, but, finally, you have the calling to finally and unalterably create (Divine
will) a life that expresses your truest artistry. Go forth and create!
With all Blessings –
Maya White is a professional soul growth astrologer and intuitive guide. In addition to mastering astrology, she is one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth. As one of the most experienced Astro*Carto*Graphy practitioners in the world, Maya is also a featured expert contributor to the premier European standard,’ From Here to There – An Astrologers’ Guide to AstroMapping’.
Maya is also the creator of the ‘Easy Astrology Oracle Cards and Guidebook’ published by Hay House, the worlds most trusted authority on positive thought. She lives in Los Angeles, California