Mercury Direct & the Last Quarter Moon, July 12th 2020 (From the Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 65)
Welcome to life after eclipse season!
We just navigated some huge astrological energies as we experienced three eclipses in a row between June 5th and July 5th.
As we approach the last quarter moon of this lunar cycle on July 12th, which happens to be the same day Mercury stations direct in Cancer, we have an opportunity to check in with where we are at in time in space in this present moment.
We have been through a lot of energetic shifts in a short span of time recently. This is an opportune time to reconnect with "what is," and locate where we are exactly on the mall map of life, that says next to the big red dot, "You Are Here." It is time to reconnect with what "here" truly is - the infinitely abundant present moment where we are always empowered, free of the sorrows of the past and worries of the future.
Now is a good time to pause for a moment ground - to stop and really feel ourselves connect down into the core of the earth that sustains life in the here and now. Take a moment to notice the pain and tension we are holding on to still that is not from this present moment to release down into the earth as energy to be composted into new life We can allow any past hurts or stagnant energy hanging around in our space to release in this way, too. (I like to visualize a big drain in the center of the room with the energy swirling to the left, or counterclockwise, for releasing/banishing for this.) While we are at it, we can just clear out our entire home, office, car, and neighborhood too! This last bit of Mercury retrograde in the emotional waters of Cancer, on the back side of that string of eclipses, is perfect for clearing the cobwebs and getting grounded and clear in the present moment.
Last week I gave a recap of recent astrological events just as a reminder of how much has happened of late. Venus stationed direct in Gemini on June 25th, just a week after Mercury stationed retrograde in Cancer on June 17th. Also, Mars entered its own sign of Aries for a record-breaker of a transit of six months just after that on June 27th.
I am mentioning this again now because these energetic dynamics are still very much in play. We are integrating the past full moon eclipse in Capricorn with the last quarter moon. That eclipse was also, on a larger scale, the wrap-up for the past year and a half of eclipses on the Cancer-Capricorn axis. The nodes shifted from Cancer-Capricorn to Gemini-Sagittarius on May 6th. Mercury rules Gemini, where the North Node (the pathway forward) is now until into 2022. Venus' recent retrograde in Gemini pulls focus on the North Node newly in Gemini, and Mercury's retrograde in Cancer overlapping with that is helping us mentally and emotionally to connect all of these events and integrate them.
Mars is the warrior and the pioneer, self-assertiveness and initiation. Mars is a catalyst. And Mars is exponentially more potent in its own sign of Aries for the entire remainder of 2020. Mars is the sword that protects and cuts old ties, and also the machete that clears new trail so we can keep moving forward. Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn (all currently retrograde in Capricorn) will remain in Capricorn through the end of the year, and Mars retrograde will be making squares to them all. This is bound to feel bumpy, as squares are challenging aspects that force us to grow as we are asked to find solutions to energetic impasses. And with everything squaring while retrograde, it speaks to a period of wrap up and review on a large scale.
However, before we get to that, we will be experiencing Mars in square to Mercury (ruler of the mind and messages/communication) as it stations direct this weekend, July 12th. Actually, Mars is in square to Mercury retrograde in Cancer already. If you are experiencing turbulent communications, or even a turbulent psyche/dream world, or if you find anger bubbling up out of nowhere, it most likely has everything to do with this current astrological situation. The last quarter square moon (when the moon squares the sun at the halfway point between the full moon and new moon) only adds more tension, as it is yet another square - this one between our conscious focus and subconscious mind. This is why the last quarter moon is referred to by astrologers as, "a crisis in consciousness". (When Saturn stations direct in Capricorn on September 28th, it will also do so square Mars retrograde in Aries, so this theme will be continuing through the fall - for more on that, check out the blog article, "Saturn Retrograde", from May.)
The good news is, this too shall pass, and squares are challenging but they always come with a gift for us. The grounding visualization I described above is also perfect for working with whatever this might be bringing up from deep within us, and understanding where we are on the mall map of life and what we are working with so we know how to harness that energy and ride that energetic wave are a big part of successfully navigating anything and everything that comes our way.
Love & Gratitude,
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