Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.
The archetypes of the planets manifest in all cultures and religions. Today, I will address one conspicuous manifestation I have observed in the realms of astrology and mythology. The planet within the Ifa/Youroba pantheon Mercury manifests through Èṣù or Exu, Echu, (Elegua, Eleggua, Elegbara, Elegba, Legba, Papa Legba and Eleda). Eshu/Papa Legba is a trickster God, on one side you have a child and on the other you have an old man. The message I received on the Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde was an opportunity or a portal to heal that wounded child. That child is your imagination or your i-magi-nation. So in the aspects of love and money, some illusions have been placed before you to trigger that inner child. It would be best to recognize it and heal it by offerings, music, comforting words and thoughts. For so long we have oppressed our wounded child and covered it up with various activities to quiet it. Now is a time to examine and heal our wounded child through this retrograde period. So don’t get so caught up on the conditions of your reality that you can’t get past the conditions. Mercury moves fast, it retrogrades, but it is never too far from the Sun.
As Mercury retrogrades back into Leo (August 31) we enter a period of renewed focus and deep introspection that can lead to a master plan of action. We are actively using our mind to cleanse old traumas and really working to healing that inner child, which gives us access to our higher powers.
Mercury moves backwards into a conjunction with Mars in Leo (September 3rd) forming a trine with Uranus in Aries. This aspect is the base to a Fire Sign Grand Trine topped off by Saturn in Sagittarius. The aspect between Mars/Mercury and Uranus is activated by individuality and divine action. Don’t sleep on your ability to be an individual and creative, as opposed to the controlled minds of mass media. This being the base to the Grand Trine, it is all supported by our highest path Saturn in Sagittarius. Things like desire, motivation, lust. action, and divinity is all working towards your highest good. The issue with Fire Signs and fire energy, if not properly kindled and worked with, it will be destructive. So prepare to see blind frustration and pointing of fingers for the ones who have no creative outlets. This particular aspect is extremely potent because it allows us to heal and direct the inner child, or just continue to let our wounded child run rampant. Let us continue to trust ourselves because acting without properly thinking will be expected during this time. All of this Mercurial, trickster type of energy is segued into the Full Moon in Pisces.
The Full Moon is when the Sun sits directly opposite the Moon, fully illuminating the Moon in Pisces. The Sun is in Virgo, shining the light of our perfect vision across a murky sea of Pisces with the Moon conjunct Neptune. What we see may shock us, yet we also must be aware of illusions and fantasies. If you feel as if there is something you can’t handle the best thing you can do for yourself is to prepare. The Sun in Virgo is looking into a world that is changing, that is a concept that is hard to grasp. Don’t trust murky water, seek the clear and transparent waters. That is a metaphor for the people we come into contact with. It’s not pessimism its a realization that truth and love is not found in a murky sea, the water must be clear and blue.
As one cycle ends another one begins. Mercury turns back direct and Mars progresses into Virgo. Mars turns from a warrior to a craftsman. And the tricks Mercury played in retrograde slowly start to reveal themselves. At this point you should have some idea of the problems you need to work on and are able to work on them. Mercury is going direct at the same degree as the solar eclipse, making the whole course of this Mercury retrograde important. Keeping in mind the trine to Uranus, you can really open up your mind to new possibilities, conjunct with Mars is really putting that extra umph/action behind your thoughts. So use the energy. The negativity is the motivation for positive changes, remember that.
Peace & Calm