After three weeks of misinterpretations and misunderstandings under Mercury retrograde (which could’ve been blown out of proportion with the Sagittarius Full Moon) – communications, trades, dealings and short journeys will finally begin to start moving forward as Mercury stations direct on Thursday June 11. While it will still take a little while for Mercury to catch up to its speed, use caution in the words and transactions that will be chosen.
You seldom listen to me, and when you do you don’t hear, and when you do hear you hear wrong, and even when you hear right you change it so fast that it’s never the same. Marjorie Kellogg
On Friday June12, Neptune will station retrograde. During the next five months, we can find ourselves moving responsibilities and logic to the back burner, to rely more on intuition, imagination, feelings and creative pursuits. We’ll re-enter memories, to remember what the dream felt like, by absorbing strong sensitivities, fantasies, illusions, hallucinogens, addictions, and a variety of emotions than can range from compassion and acceptance, to guilt and self-deceit. We’ll re-dream, to re-see the likelihood, the possibility and the magic of hope.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
And as a reminder, Neptune is often accompanied with confusion and fog. As boundaries and vision evaporate over the months ahead, we’ll most likely drift off, far away. We’ll eventually lose sight of our direction, but also where we were going. Some of us could stray a little further that we imagined – either to fall off course, or to fall prey to illusions and regret – only to be pulled out into the mysterious, the unknown and the divine.
You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun–and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived that moment, that it doesn’t exist–that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists–a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles. Paulo Coelho
On Sunday June 14, Saturn retrogrades from seeking Sagittarius, and back into passionate Scorpio for the next three months. During this short moment in time; holds the potential of re-entering that uncomfortable place that still lingers – in order to confront our deepest, darkest fears. The teachings of Saturn can help us to restructure and re-landscape what remains wrecked and unstable in our reality. But the deeper that we can crawl back into the tiny cracks, where complication, mold and decay exists (Pluto), the more responsive forgiveness and healing becomes. For more info about the author, or for a personalized consult, click here.