A short mercurial communiqué
A couple days ago Mercury entered the shadow period for the upcoming retrograde. Today, Mercury makes the first of 3 squares to Saturn. I find these 3 time aspects with other celestial bodies during Mercury periods insightful, because they have the potential for resolving an important mind matter or communication issue.
Mercury is a speedy planet, so its influence can be cursory or influential for making practical decisions for a short window of time. When the Winged Messenger dances with another planet three times within a few months, well, pay attention, especially if it is relevant in your birth chart.
March 10, 2018 During Shadow Period.
April 5, 2018 During the Retrograde.
April 25, 2018 During Shadow Period.
What to consider at this first ‘hit’
Mercury in independent thinking Aries and Saturn in strong, robust, grounded Capricorn. In a First Quarter Square, there is tension to make a decision to separate. Mercury is traveling away (for now) from Saturn.
The independent thinker is making a distinction from what? The old, the historic, the standard, the rules, the expected, from responsibility, from an elder or authoritarian. These are symbols we can reflect on during this time. These are symbols to be revealed in a ‘real’ way in life.
In life, we may start arguments or have heated conversations with humans who represent Saturnian principles. These conversations can be inspired, too. Anger is not required. Initiative IS with these two Cardinal signs. Saturnians may wonder, ‘What’s up with that whippersnapper?’ Mercurials may snap, ‘Can’t you just let me think for myself?’ Could these be two sides of ourselves?
In the end, the possibility for both the Mercurial or youthful mind and the long-lived Saturnian structure of consciousness, is to come to decisions or insights, that SOMETHING (to be determined during this cycle) is not effective anymore. There is no return. The conversation has changed the dynamic of the relationship.
Range of Influence
Usually a day on either side of the exact aspect.
A change in perspective will be enforced, for better or for worse, with adjustments and collaborations to develop down the road.
P.S. On April 1, when Mercury conjoins with the Sun, receive further insight about this Mercury Retrograde cycle for you.
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