Retrograde Mercury is sliding back over its recent contacts with Saturn, Pholus and the Galactic Core. You may find yourself reconsidering insights you came to last week, especially regarding parent-child dynamics or your authority over your life. Or you may find yourself diving deeper into whatever ‘cosmic message’ came through.
You may find yourself revising a plan you’ve been developing. Longstanding (and perhaps unarticulated) emotional needs in a relationship seem to be the factor pushing you to make some adjustments. With retrograde asteroid Pallas in Aries square asteroid Juno in Capricorn today, this process of review and revise is in great harmony with retrograde Mercury.
Are you of two minds regarding the concept of ‘freedom’ — especially your own? That might sound like an odd question. Who doesn’t like their freedom, right? But you’d be surprised by how many people willingly keep themselves chained: to old beliefs, to their parents’ expectations, to religious dogma, to lies they can see right through.
The Moon enters Gemini today, getting into position for tomorrow’s Full Moon. With the Sun already square Neptune, there’s a reminder here to check your honesty levels. The first place to check is whether you’re even being honest with yourself. That said, Jupiter is also in contact with Neptune, in a much more helpful way.
If you’re feeling reactive about something in a relationship, you might ask yourself how articulate you’ve been about your emotional needs. If you’ve been holding back for fear of rocking the boat or things ‘changing’, guess what? That creates tension, and tends not to be a recipe for making smooth adjustments.
Mercury is working its way into storm phase territory. As a result, communications could start to become a little trickier; this might be especially true today, with the Moon joining an aspect pattern involving Mars, Juno, Uranus and Eris. Watch your words, especially in matters where you might feel anger or frustration.
What do oatmeal and feeling free in your sexual energy have in common? Apparently they’re both heart-healthy. At least, that’s one possible way of looking at today’s trine between Eros in Sagittarius and Ceres in Leo. There is a spiritual side to sex, and right now it’s in a mutually supportive relationship with the ways you take leadership in your life.
Today Mercury makes its exact conjunctions to Saturn and Pholus in Sagittarius, with the Galactic Core right nearby. Planet Waves has covered the way this could symbolize stepping out of a ‘child’ role in relation to another person, thereby allowing you to stand more clearly in your truth.
Contacts with the Galactic Core have a certain elusive quality: insights can be forgotten if not somehow documented. Mercury’s conjunction today could have a more substantial and lasting effect. For one thing, Saturn is nearby. For another, Mercury is slowing down: it will only continue for six days before stationing retrograde.