Mercury stationed direct this Wednesday at 9:33 am PDT. During its recent retrograde it moved from the grounded and placid sign of Taurus back into spontaneous and assertive Aries. This last week the normally swiftly moving Mercury slowed down to a near standstill as it approached the electric and unpredictable planet Uranus. As these two planets continue to combine their forces for another week or two we may experience unexpected, unsettling events that disrupt our daily flow of activities.
Rather than intending to create chaos in our lives, these events are meant to draw our attention to areas of our life or parts of ourselves that need change. We are stimulated by this unique Mercury-Uranus combination to radically change our thoughts and ideas, to “think outside the box.” Pay attention to flashes of insight from out of the blue, downloads of new, original thoughts and ideas. Avoid rebellious reactivity, and tendencies to become defensive and combative. Focus on the personal meaning of events and experiences, and the opportunities for growth, healing and change they bring.
As Mercury picks up speed and moves out of the retrograde Shadow Area mid-May, we can expect the normal pace and flow of our daily life to resume. It will be time to move forward better prepared, with new ideas and ways of being to implement. Until then use this time constructively.