Now That Mercury is Direct, What the Eff Am I to Do?

Thanks for asking.

From now until June 4th (Gemini New Moon and Venus Star Point all Evening and Gemini), it is important to get in touch with those who keep coming to mind.  Reconnection.  Reverse Humpty Dumpty.  His reverse mojo rebuilds what has been broken apart.  R u a king’s man?  Lady in waiting?  Call, MMS, Instagram, oh, and if you think for an effing minute I’m going to go into all the ways this non-sacred Earth sphere has created instantaneous communication reflecting the universal mind, go read someone else.  Now.

That’s what you do.

June 4th is a New Moon.  New Moons happen approximately every 28 days.  Recognize these seeding times.  Even the farmers knew to pay their respects to these dark days.  No lunar light in the skies.  Go check the initiation of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  A new aka dark moon.  Keep moving, you have not seen spirits.  Know that ‘I see dumb people’.  These are air signs’ backdrop:  what’s real?  Who’s smart?  Yet, a major Gemini question is:  How can you learn to exchange ideas without attachment to morals and ethics? 

Observing others without judging works wonders.  You may begin to see the true spirits of those closest to you, once you release attachment to what you have frozen in your mind’s eye of what they will or will not do.  It’s called jumping to conclusions, a sport that does not offer a happy ending.  A trait borrowed from Gemini’s shadow aka young soul opposing sign, Sagittarius, jumping to conclusions without investing the facts.

However, this next one in communicative and reporter Gemini wants ‘just the facts’.  However, this New Moon has Venus aligning to the Sun and Moon.  It is also known as a Venus Star Point.  Years ago I coined the phrase, Personal Passion Point.  A Venus (joy) and Sun (heart/consciousness) and Earth (where we live) alignment ignites our talents and gifts to bring the best of us to the world.  June 4, 2016 to March 24, 2017, we have a personal passion collectively speaking the language of Gemini.  A human sign in the circle of animals aka the zodiac, along with the ‘virgin’ Virgo and ‘water bearer’ Aquarius, we are in search of our twin…hint, look inside your mind and those thoughts that float across your mind’s sky like clouds.

How does journalist Gemini demonstrate passion?  Through words, puns, sly facial expressions and even more importantly hand gestures.  Tone of voice and word choice rules the roost.  Gemini is an adaptable air sign.  It negotiates.  Siblings, neighbors, cousins or anyone who has playdates decided for them by circumstance and outside authorities, that’s Gemini too.

With expansive Jupiter challenging this New Moon, read and reread what’s in front of you.  Meet in person for those important deals (personal and professional).  Rely on electronic communication, yes, however, knock off about 30% of your expectations, if you’ve not met in person.  Saturn opposes this seeding spirit time, and this ol’ mountain goat likes the reliable and sturdy.  This ‘bird in the hand’ mentality will serve you well for the next couple of months while the lord of time is in retrograde.  Yet, understand a retro Saturn indicates a methodical questioning of authority, social mores and laws.  Question to determine when to bend, obfuscate and ignore that larger superego or parental voice that judges and exacts obedience.


Texting with a dear Evening Star Gemini friend this evening I asked her to encourage me to write more.  In the exchange, I realized I have OSCS.  OSCS is Older Soul Complacency Syndrome.  I will put off creatively what I can put off creatively.  And, OMG, my rationalizations. 

Where does OSCS affect you and your life?

Uranus and Pluto and Mercury Retrograde

If this were a 'regular' Mercury retrograde, I may have been tempted to overlook writing specifically about it.  C'mon those of you who are committed to your own personal evolution know that a Mercury slow down can be excellent for contemplation and reflection, in essence to 'un-busy' yourselves.  But, hell, I'm not a solar/lunar Gemini or Virgo, I don't have either of these Mercury ruled signs as my Ascendant.  (So forgive me if my tone seems a bit dismissive, it is not intended to, just being direct). 

Mercury will be focusing his incredible mental energies in Scorpio, the sign of mysteries and other peoples' resources.  His apparent backward motion from Earth's perch will last from 5.29am CDT, Monday October 21 to 3.12pm CST, Sunday, November 10, 2013.  

This retrograde is extremely emotional, but it will not just sashay its feelings for all to see.  Scorpio wants to test your motives for worthiness.  There will be no 'casting pearls before swine'.  The pearls represent your hard earned wisdom, the swine oink in as the undeveloped parts of yours and other's people's unexamined nature.  Mercury, under his guise of the journalist will question those dubious character, for sure.  In Scorpio, he behaves like a private detective who has a law degree.

Pluto acts as landlord and mafia boss to Scorpio.  He represents the urge to transform your singular self aka as ego into something lasting and meaningful.  Sex comes to mind, but so does reincarnation, profound conversations and musing about how to share all the resources on this blue green jewel of a planet.

Uranus acts more like a spiritual godfather to Scorpio.  He is called the esoteric ruler of this intense determined (read: stubborn too) water (feeling/soul) sign.  When bellies are full and bank accounts checked, waxing esoterically makes for beautiful feelings and thoughts.  Uranus and Pluto square off for the fourth time on November 1.  That what makes this Mercury retrograde feel more urgent than usual, because it occurs with these power packed planetary forces altering the atmosphere of how we think and perceive our shared reality.

These two heavyweights will be at the tenth degree of Aries and Capricorn, respectively. 

Scorpio is connected to debts, taxes and death (oh joy)..  The awakening of the individual and the transformation of our perception of authority (parents, bosses and government).  Realize Mercury was the only god to travel in out of Hades/Pluto's underworld without having to exact a toll.  (Our thoughts need to have free reign to come and go into what motivates us from a deep soul level aka the underworld). 

Bottom line:  you'll find life's darker moments go better with reassessing the why behind your outer world and its activities.  However, act like Hansel and Gretel, leave a trail of breadcrumbs to get back from the witches' house.  Scorpio and Pluto can become emotional fixated and obsessed on the past; Mercury retrogrades can deliver an unhealthy looking backwards.  Maybe amends need not be made, but you can feel the grace of forgiveness. 

The Sabian Symbols for the tenth degree of Aries and Capricorn are: 

  • Aries: A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms to Traditional Images. 
  • Keynote:  Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience. 
  • Emotional allegiance means everything during these times. 
  • Capricorn:  An Albatross Feeding From the Hand of a Sailor
  • Keynote:  The overcoming of fear and its rewards. 
  • Radiating a harmlessness can be sensed by animal (and our inner animal) self. It is important to remember how we are all connected and to overcome division and strife.  
  • Mercury retrograde in Scorpio teaches us to see how, and more importantly to feel our soulful unity.  Universal themes abound, lest isolation awaits. 

These planetary cycles bring to mind the 1930's and 1960' one teacher said, 

"History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes". 

You've Got Your Uranus in my Mercury!

From Tuesday, October 1 at 2:52 pm CDT to 9.59pm this Thursday, the Moon (mood/subconscious) will be Mercury ruled Virgo.


I've already started fielding calls about has Mercury begun its retrograde cycle.  No, he has not.  (October 18-November 10, 2013 are his apparent backwards trek between the Earth and Sun.) 

I could go on and explain the Mercury shadow (that is he will retrace his steps after he goes direct on November 10).  That's another blog. 

Today, I am discussing the sweet sensation that can occur when the higher octave planet of Mercury:  Uranus asserts himself in your routine lives.  There is nothing predictable abut this revolutionary force.  While the messenger of the gods gets closer to the Earth during these retrograde time periods, it is spirit awakening Uranus and his fourth square (tension driven aspect) to Pluto (exact on Nov 1)  that's amping up your energies and sensitivities.  Mercury deals in facts like any good business person or photojournalist.  It becomes mentally sweet when your anxious lower mind opens up to larger realities of how 'all is one'.  So, it might as well be 'one for all'.  Can you get this message to our elementary school of a US Congress?

Uranus brings the peanut butter and abruptly inserts it in the chocolate. (As a kid, I mixed French and Blue Cheese dressings, it shocked my family.  I ended up becoming the most nuanced cook of that group.)  That's right Uranus in Aries and Mercury in Scorpio, mean Mars, Mars and more Mars1  Individual action from an enlightened perspective, that's a healthy Mars.  

So what does it all mean?  That's what I'm here's time for a check in  to learn what your hemispheres of your alien organ the brain be up to. 

i can tell you this...acting from your true authentic spirit as it brings up what is and is not working in your closest reflective relationships will make the difference between increased bonding or transforming the entire nature of the connection.  It's a forewarned is a forearming. 

Mercury gathers the info; Uranus gives societal and individual context to said info. Pluto offers surveillance to your motivations; Mars gets you to act spontaneously on your desires.  In essence, it's on.  Your soul's in control, learn to surrender to it.  

Stop!  Not only in the name of love, but because the love you save may be your own.