Today we are at the midpoint of our current Mercury retrograde in the sign of Cancer. Mercury stationed retrograde on June 26th at 23 degrees. Mercury will continue moving retrograde until July 20th when it stations direct at 13 degrees.
Mercury retrogrades are times for us to slow down, reflect and reconsider recent events and experiences. It is time to be more internal, rather than pushing ahead in the world with our projects. Delays and problems in the areas of communication, travel, and technology force us to pay attention to our surroundings, take our time reviewing details, and take extra care in our movements and activities. The gift of Mercury retrogrades is they give us an opportunity to discover what we have overlooked, what information has been lacking, or what pieces we have left behind as we have been moving forward in life.
With Mercury retrograde in the watery sign of Cancer, this has been a time to pay attention to our feelings and sensitivities. What emotional pieces have been left behind, that need processing and healing? What emotional information have you been missing, repressing or ignoring? How well are you using your intuition?
Last night we had a New Moon in Cancer at 16 degrees, conjoining retrograde Mercury at 18 degrees. During the New Moon the gravitational pull of the Moon is at its strongest, pulling on our emotions just as it does on the ocean tides. The New Moon is the “darkest hour” of the monthly lunar cycle, the most internally experienced and sensitive.
Coupled with the Mercury retrograde, this New Moon is a potent time for us to get in touch with our deepest emotional stirrings. Do you honor your emotional nature? How are you feeling? What emotional information is surfacing that needs your attention? What steps can you take to understand your unconscious self?
As serendipity would have it, I am presenting a workshop on the last day of this Mercury retrograde. In this workshop you learn about old emotionally based patterns of behavior and attitudes towards life, represented by the Moon North and South Nodes. See below for details. I hope you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and join us!
Discover Your Spiritual Soul Mission through Karmic Astrology
In this one day workshop learn about the Moon’s South and North Nodes in the astrological chart, their meaning and interpretation. Explore your own South Node soul pattern and North Node spiritual soul mission in life, based on your birth date. No knowledge of astrology is necessary to take the workshop. $100 fee may be made in installments.
Saturday July 20, 2013
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Center for Inner Awareness
2111 Front Street NE
Building 3, Suite 3-209
Salem OR 97302
For more information and to register for the event contact Mary Jo Wevers, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 541.740.8081