Monday, June 02, 2008

Mercury Retrograde And New Moon In Gemini

Was planning to write a very defiant blog along the lines of ‘Pah! Mercury Retrograde, you trickster planet you! Your legendary reputation for causing communication-based confusion is simply out of date folklore I refuse to perpetuate any longer’. But I was too busy trying to make sense of my sudden inexplicable and annoying phone problem that cropped up as Mercury started its retrograde journey last week. The problem sorted itself equally as suddenly, without explanation or apology, which after initial euphoria subsided became strangely frustrating, only to be replaced by another equally new and unexplained problem with my phone bill.

There’s a new moon in Gemini on the way on 3rd June at 20.20pm UK time; and because Mercury rules the sign of Gemini, it’s a new moon ruled by Mercury Retrograde. Does that mean everything's going pear-shaped for the foreseeable, as astrology sometimes likes to make out? Pah! Not a bit of it. I think it's more about drawing attention to a much needed change of direction in situations, which in this case is recognisable in the 'new beginning' feeling that is carried in with the new moon energy (new moon = new phase). And as Gemini is the sign associated most with communication or getting the message across (as well as coincidences, syncronicity, and other twin based or like for like happenings and patternings), it's all going to be unfolding out of the Gemini principle, or revolving around matters with the Gemini themes at heart.

My personal opinion on the obstacles and delays that Mercury Retro gets blamed for is that until you get going in the same direction as the energy in situations is now taking, then you're going to feel at odds with it. It's still all about going with the flow though, just that the flow (seems) to be going a different way to how it has been. So how to know when you've lined up with the Mercury Retrograde flow? well you start making peace with the obstacles and delays, stop pushing against what seems to be in your way, and then like magic it all starts to get easier; misunderstandings get cleared up, and the solutions, the inspiration, the green lights and the clear roads start showing up. All through the eyes of that different perspective that Mercury Retrograde provides. The perspective that incorporates re-connecting, re-working, re-opening, re-sending, re-turning... you get the picture, just pick a word with 're' at the beginning.

Mercury is retrograde from May 26 at 21º Gemini, and then turns direct on June 19th June 19 at 19º Gemini. And there's some GREAT info here on Mercury retro and retrograde planets.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,

I've been trying to access the new monthly stars, but so far the May ones are still on the website.



Barbara said...

Hi Leila,

I know! They were a bit late getting them online I think but I just checked now and they are up!