Mercury appears to be turning itself forward again, from its sojourn in retrograde motion. It is a phase referred to as "stationing" as it doesn't just apply the brakes and put the pedal to the metal in drive. It puts the car in neutral as it makes the transition from reverse to forward. The time of reviewing, revising, and reorganizing has started to shift and we can now start integrating the wisdom, however painful or liberating, we felt during the past three weeks. We want to carry with us the information discovered from gazing inward and slowing down, by choice or by circumstance of events that seemed to halt or compromise efforts and efficiency. We are about to start cruising down the highway again, but before we do, we may have worn some grooves on the tire tread that come to light as we change direction. The tread wear could cause some noticeable bumps and turbulence so we should wait a few days to put projects and goals underway, allowing for the shift to completely transpire. We can sit in the middle, looking at where we have been and what we have learned and starting to lay down the road map looking off to the horizon and planning where we want to go. As we reach the midpoint of this calendar year, we would be wise to check in with ourselves and those new year resolutions, aspirations, dreams, visions and goals. As we reach the midpoint of the year, we have been given the opportunity to check in with ourselves.
Mercury is in contact with the Moon's nodes, or the points on the ecliptic that reflect our habits, tendencies, and skills that we bring into this lifetime as well as the way we are to grow into greater wholeness. As Mercury, the winged messenger, listens to these growth points, we become connected to the greater cosmic lesson of balancing our individual self and our relationships with others. Finding that perfect balancing point in acknowledgement of the self and connection with another is part of our collective mission at this time.