Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury just entered the sign of Scorpio early this morning and will conjunct Jupiter on Wednesday October 18, 2017.

You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen

If you are the dealer
I’m out of the game
If you are the healer
I’m broken and lame
If thine is the glory
Then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Magnified and sanctified
Be Thy Holy Name
Vilified and crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the help that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

There’s a lover in the story
But the story is still the same
There’s an lullaby for suffering
And a paradox to blame
But it’s written in the scriptures
And it’s not some idle claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame

They’re lining up the prisoners now
The guards are taking aim
I struggled with some demons
They were middle-class and tame
Didn’t know I had permission
To murder and to maim
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

Magnified and sanctified
Be Thy Holy Name
Vilified and crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

If you are the dealer
I’m out of the game
If you are the healer
I’m broken and lame
If thine is the glory
Then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready, my Lord

NEW MOON IN VIRGO: ENDINGS & HEALINGS

New Moon in Virgo: 1:30am EDT (3am NDT) September 20, 2017.


Mercury, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

The New Moon in Virgo comes to us on the threshold of the Fall Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. The beginning of this lunar cycle finds us in the liminal space between the brightness of summer and its imminent decay.

Two days after the New Moon on September 22nd, at 16:02 EDT, the Sun enters the sign of Libra and signals the beginning of Autumn.

ENDINGS & HEALINGS

The New Moon is often associated with the beginning of a monthly cycle and renewed vigor for the month ahead. Since this New Moon takes place in the last degrees of Virgo just 2 days before the Fall Equinox, she carries with her an air of finality and closure as oppose to new beginnings.

It is within the current endings that we will find the new beginnings taking shape. Something is being composted into a nourishing and fertilizing soil. However, we must appreciate this process fully and bid farewell to past fantasies and bewildering ideas that keeps us looking backward. To cross this seasonal threshold, something must be surrendered or given as a token gesture to those ideals and fantasies. It is in this paradoxical abandon that we shall receive the necessary healing for the next part of the journey and the accomplishment of our future goals.

OPEN WOUNDS

Under this New Moon in Virgo our wounds will take an incandescent glow calling to our attention what can’t be ignored any longer. The surfacing of these wounds could make us feel vulnerable but it will allow us to apply the necessary medicine. The pain which usually lies dormant under the surface of our skin will rise up and give us a clear indication of what must be healed. The remedies could be a bewildering blend of intuitive visions and practical applications. The most difficult task will be to rid ourselves of the intangible poisons and parasites.

Mercury, ruler of Virgo, presides over this New Moon and will be in exact opposition to Neptune at the time of the New Moon. Mercury began its retrograde motion on August 12 – in this exact part of the zodiac and opposing Neptune.

The train we have been riding since last month had Neptune coloured windows. When Neptune is involved, facts and fiction blend together creating a confusing cocktail of wishful thinking and unrealistic expectations. Under Neptune, we are intoxicated by an ideal and susceptible to delusion. At its best, Neptune gives a romantic tone to the object of desire, making us see what we want a see. Hopefully, the Sun in Virgo has helped us discriminate between what is achievable and what was mere fantasies. Regardless, in the days to come, we should slowly start to gain clarity on our current situation and any confusing scenarios we have been engaging with since the beginning of August will be seen for what they are. The New Moon in Virgo is also in exact opposition to Chiron; once the rose-coloured glasses come off, the truth could be hard to digest and the pain quick to locate. Be easy on yourself.


HONESTY & PRAGMATISM

Finally, remember that not everything can be solved at once. Patience and humility will be required for your perceived mistakes and failings; nothing is perfect in this world. Special attention must be paid to anything that requires fixing; whether physiological, spiritual or mechanical. Some of the keys you hold in your hands will heal what ails you and some of those keys will open dead-end doors. Pay attention to the repeating clues given to you as you cross the threshold between Summer and Fall.

 


Paintings by Zdzisław Beksiński and Magritte

 

Mercury in Scorpio: Uncovering the Truth

Today, Mercury arrives in the sign of Scorpio until November 20th.

When Mercury (curiosity and intelligence) is in the sign of Scorpio it becomes extremely interested in uncovering the truth. When you combine the mind (Mercury) and the desire nature (Scorpio), you get a potent mixture of visceral curiosity.

Some image to get you thinking:

Sex on the mind/Mind sex
Dark and taboo subjects coming to the surface
The need to get to the bottom of a problem
Sustaining focus
Obsession
Psychology-Seeing other people’s intention

1940s FRONT PAGE DETECTIVE Vintage Crime Magazine

Active surrendering when night takes over

The Sun is in Scorpio and the Moon is in Gemini favouring research and technical knowledge. Gemini is connected to the polarities that comes from navigating opposite truths, seeing that we are both masculine and feminine in essence. Witnessing the dualities of what the mind knows and what the heart desires and the versatility that comes from holding opposites perspectives. Accepting that there are many answers and even more questions.

The revelations of Tuesday’s Full Moon around our bodies and what is required of us to maintain maximum health are slowly sinking in. Diseases and a the need to heal is a big theme at the moment.

The end of October highlights the fight between light and darkness as we prepare to enter the winter season.

The truth is we know that our bodies are not eternal and that we are slowly moving towards a final destination. But we also want to maximize our experience while we are here by making sure our container is functioning to its full capacity. Knowing that we are mortal makes us want to indulge and find pleasure while we also know that bad habits brings sickness. We can feel overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge that still needs to be grasped or anxiety around not knowing.

We might be aware of both our mortality and the desire for continuity that motivates our actions. The need to accept or heal, the need for both light and darkness. Embracing our femininity while honoring our masculine side and surrendering actively to life and her process.

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Mercury Inventing the Caduceus

MERCURY OPPOSE NEPTUNE

Surrender your mind
To the universal visions.
Dream speaks
a language that can only be understood
with sensations.
There is a smoke screen between your awareness and the truth.
Go to music and let the message settle in other ways
Prayers at dawn and love for breakfast.
Keeping the ideal in your minds eyes
A spiritual renewal for the unallocated soul
A daily offering to continuity
Standing at the edge – there is no ending
Only bliss

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Foggy Newfoundland coastal landscape

Masquerade

Subjective thinking, impressions, strange moods, last night’s dreams left an imprint on today’s light. With the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, Mercury in Gemini and Mars newly in the sign of the twins, we have a confusing mixture. Quick blasts of insights and inspiration combined with a vague feeling of déjà vu. Who’s tricking who? The colour of the day: Ultramarine

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Tapping into the Divine Exhalation

What do you imagine in your minds eye when you hear the word: collective unconscious?
We all have our ideas of the underlying layer that regulates our existence.  Some words that comes to mind are: the field, the energy, the chi, prana, source, God, connecting all that is alive like a giant psychic octopus with millions of tentacles. Accessing this ”flow” can be done through meditation, yoga, dreams, drugs, or anything that will take you outside of the ”rational linear views” of reality. Some people (usually with a strong Neptune emphasis in their chart) have permanent access to this oceanic landscape.  The lure of this all encompassing wisdom is strong in some, and lifetimes can be spent trying to return to the comfort of the dream.

We are currently building up to a square (90º angle) between Mercury in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces.  The square will be exact tomorrow May 9th but we can consider this aspect LIVE.
Mercury is also in it’s shadow phase, preparing to go retrograde on May 18/19.

Mercury is responsible for the incoming information, the way we communicate to others and in general our logical thinking process. Neptune, the great dissolver of boundaries is concerned with spiritualizing our experience. Spreading a dense layer of smoke around the sharp contours of reality, so that we can see with the eyes of the heart.

Today and tomorrow, watch for confusion around words and messages not being delivered properly. Getting your point across might be pointless.  What you say might get distorted by the time it reaches someone else’s ears. Confusion, mental fatigue, fuzzy thinking are possible side effects.

The prescription for a Mercury-Neptune square could be to:  Let go of the usual dualistic perception (Gemini) of: me/others – good/bad. Dropping our linear ways of thinking or doing for a more meditative outlook. Allowing the higher wisdom to flow in and soak our experience. Listening to music, going to the art gallery, watching a movie, creating, writing poetry.

The Moon in Capricorn today might feel like you have mountains to climb, important things to accomplish, but you will have to pass through a dense layer of clouds to reach the peak!

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Above The Clouds http://johndwmacdonald.com/2012/12/10/above-the-clouds-ama-dablam-mountain-eastern-nepal-luca-febbraio-photobotos-com/

Mercury’s Day

Mercredi (Wednesday) is Mercury’s day. Mercury is the messenger of the gods and rules the sign of Gemini and Virgo. It is the planet of communication, curiosity, connections, speech, wit and versatility. Where he is located in the natal chart will give us clues on how we make sense of the incoming information, the mental process and the thinking and communication style.

Mercury is currently at 6º of Gemini where he is considered to have a swift and curious mind and  great versatility with language.

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Mercury in Pisces, the taps are open…

With Mercury in Pisces at the moment, some of the answers you are looking for might come to you in dreams.

Pay special attention to the symbols dancing around behind the curtains at night. Missing puzzle pieces or burried images resurfacing to help you conclude old stories are best understood intuitively. Don’t bother passing it through the mechanical wheels of the left brain. Just feel the images pass through you, like you would with music.

Image: Sigur Rós

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