June 17, 2014
Mercury spins back into Gemini today from Cancer. This can take us from our internal emotional feelings that are so familiar for the Cancer archetype to an internal, mental landscape of our thoughts. Mercury knows Gemini well as that is it's ruler or natural placement. Gemini's great skill in fluttering about collecting and dispersing information leads it to be very comfortable in the quick, fast paced Planet Mercury. It is retrograde which means when we look from Earth it appears to be going backwards and can throw off our travel and communication. We may need to slow down and repeat ourselves, as well as leave a little extra time to get where we want to go. While these practices can be frustrating at times, if we open to an internal awareness, and even stop to smell the roses, we may receive some messages or new information from Mercury. As the extremely important and trusted messenger of the gods, with his winged feet, he travels safely into the underworld escorting souls. Left to his own devices, without people listening to his messages, he can get bored and become a little prankster. So try to tune in and slow down, listening to your internal thoughts with the knowledge that they may be quite active but between the banter, there could be an important insight for you.
As the Moon moves into watery Pisces today, we may feel a connection to the god of our understanding. A synchronistic intimate connection to the world beyond us in which spirit has the reigns. If we can let go of our need to be realists who are logical and practical, and surrender to the flow of our consciousness, we may experience moments of peace that lead us to into states of bliss and oneness with all. Neptune and the Moon will meet today helping us to tap in with our cosmic antennas to the to the spirit world from which one day we will be called home.
We may have felt some pulls at our heart strings with the past Full Moon in Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter who is in watery, emotional, maternal, and sensitive Cancer. A bloom of emotion may have sprouted. Now we can engage our mental acumen to sort through and balance the heart and the mind with spirit.
So the stage is set to go within and surrender the ego. Some people do this through meditation. Even as simple as tuning into your breath, taking longer exhales and deeper inhales, you send a message to your body that everything's going to be alright.