Turning Around and Going Back
For some it will change noticeably, for others it won't. There is no one arbitrary marking point for society. We all turn on different wheels. As usual, the cosmos is making some interesting moves. Mercury has gone retrograde at this sensitive time, from Aquarius to Capricorn, yet another repeat of the Saturn-Uranus theme of the day and coming years. Liberation from established order? Eventually, but not without some serious study, reflection, and experience. Why the Mercury retrograde at this juncture?
Why the 29 degree Scorpio Moon politically indicating an ending-release, not a beginning? Mercury is the trickster and guardian of the crossroads. Where are we going? No wonder no one can figure it out. Hope is not necessary, but it can be useful for some. The joker is beguiling for good reason. For me, the greatest liberation is not knowing what's ahead. Nothing has been imprinted to worry about, fear, or be oppressed by. All possibility thus remains open. I've made it well past a half a century intact. Well past. But I've always trusted that it knows what it's doing even if I don't. Ever onward I go, selecting at each crossroads believing that I really can't make a wrong choice. So I conclude that the retrograde is leading humans to their inner guides, each one to one's own, and here's what's absolutely fascinating. Mercury will turn direct exactly at the next Saturn-Uranus opposition. And can you believe this? The following exact opposition will find Mercury retrograde again. Pluto at 0 for the last time just turning direct. A lot to ponder, a lot to learn, a lot to communicate. I do think that whatever change is in store will come gradually. And why not? The deeper it goes, the longer it lasts, and probably the more satisfying it is. I hope change takes its time.
"Hermes is the magician, the guide. That means that somewhere within us, no matter how lost or confused we might be, there is something which has foresight and resources often hidden from consciousness but which can devine which choices to make and what directions to take. He was not a god upon whom one could rely for the ordinary decisions of everyday life. He could be tricky and treacherous, and often led people astray through convoluted paths that left the known and well-trodden landscape and took the traveler into strange and frustrating places. To follow the inner guide does not always mean making the choices which are secure and guarantee results. Often they are the opposite. But Hermes is the master of the four elements and his wisdom can penetrate all the spheres of life. Without him we have no inner resources at all, but must always rely upon the direction of others, and are doomed to travel like sheep on the same worn track as everyone else. The Fool meets the magician only after he has braved the precipice, for the visitations of the inner guide do not come when one hides safely in the maternal cave."Thing aren't what they appear to be. They never are. Mystery always seems to prevail leaving the future uncertain and the fool free to experience all things, especially those motivated by the desires unique to the individual, and those without an ordained direction. What's leading where? Who's fooling whom?
Liz Greene:from the Mythic Tarot
Who knows what? And where's the rest room?