Written by Sherrie Locke on 13 Eagle, June 2014
During the week of Tuesday July 1, Mercury goes direct at 8:50 AM EST, 5:50 AM on the west coast of the US. This occurs in the water sign of Cancer and the element of Air in the northern hemisphere, but the element of Earth in the southern hemisphere.
Many have been saying, whew, what a rough ride this one has been! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not an oncoming train, it truly is the light of day. You see it has not been solely the effect of Mercury retrograde that we have been run through. This journey has been a lifetime in coming, and we have been in the process of healing both the past of this life, past lives and our entire human history. This is simply another part of this process. We will have another Mercury retrograde in October. Clear up as much as possible now, and the next one will be easier.
With the suppression of the divine feminine for the last aeon, the pain of the rebirth has been great for some, maddening in general, emotional for sure, but we are all the more wise for the vista and hopefully balanced, willing and open to truly begin a new cycle. We still have a couple of weeks before Mercury exits the shadow of the retrograde, meaning it will have regained the degrees it moved during the retrograde.
Mercury Retrograde and You
It’s always helpful to review the retrograde cycle and ask what did it bring up for you? Did you have any revelations? What did you have to redo? Or rethink? Did you use any disciplines to help you understand or withstand this energy? Be gentle but honest with yourself.
What have you discovered that needs to be reworked over time? Some things (healing) will not happen over night. Finding or discovering the root of the issue allows us to set a course by reframing (read my post on recapitulation and reframing) and also by “choosing” a different response. This is healing.
So when you awaken tomorrow, give yourself a chance to review the last few weeks. What was the theme? What was the predominate emotion? What are you looking at changing now that you did not have a clear view of before this retrograde?
You have your marching orders. No one gave them to you — you have discovered them. Be gentle with yourself and others. Don’t fall back into previous programming or response and, most of all…be happy!
Go forth! Set your intentions and “Do Your Will.”