Mercury Retrograde May 2015

Mercury goes retrograde May 18 2015 and the traditional advice is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” But the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

Mercury Retrograde may 2015So during the retrograde period it feels like Mercury has gone down into the underworld. In this realm, closer to spirit, we become more right-brain orientated. It is dark, so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before. This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things, because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but what this transit won’t let you do is to go into autopilot.

There are danger spots though. When Mercury is stationing retrograde we are at its wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread anothers communications. But once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business knowing we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.

The house in your natal chart that Mercury retrogrades in, will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts, because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”. Before the retrograde, is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down into your cave at its retrograde point. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot.

Mercury Retrograde Journey May 2015

Mercury stations retrograde from May 18 until June 11 2015. This is the most powerful Mercury retrograde of the year since not only does Mercury rule Gemini, but it will also pass over some of the most potent and bright stars in the firmament. The most famous of these stars is the grand Archangel star Aldebaran. This royal star is found in the face of the Bull of Taurus. I have written about this star in great detail here; Fixed Star Aldebaran at 9º Gemini and I found Mercury with Aldebaran speaks out against evil. It may swing between sinner and saint and switch abruptly between conflicting principles. For a while during this retrograde we may be confused with Mercury’s duplicity. But in the end though, this experience will force us to be more adaptable and pliable, with the ability to build bridges and mediate between opposing forces. Mercury is very likely to play devils advocate with even more force than usual during this time.

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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. Worst month in a very long time and that’s saying a lot as I have stage IV cancer. I go through a lot in a regular basis. I returned from Nepal in late April right before the massive earthquake killing tens of thousands of people. I got very ill after a week of being back, then started more holistic cancer treatment. It was all downhill but I was still on this high from Nepal and Vipassana. Mixed bag. Since May 20th, it’s all been heavy. Bad physical state, mental degrading and the blissful Vipassana all fading away. Negative mind, negative body state, but then some little epiphanies would bust through. Making music. All the while thought of writing but felt too bitter. Angry at people, angry at myself for being angry at people. Then suddenly, I find out my blood has improved, that the treatment did something good for me… after having gone to the ER from searing pain. Which is gone now. Wtf. Too up and down for me with a big fat down period these last couple of weeks. What a downer that was. I’ve been feeling lighter for two whole days now. What can I do next time to avoid all of this?

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    • Sorry to hear about your troubles. FWIW this retrograde has dealt me some as well. Have you looked into mycomedicinals to supplement your treatment? If not, I encourage you to research the benefits of trametes versicolor (turkey tail) and ganoderma lucidum (reishi) for cancer treatment. Even/esp. for stage IV. Good stuff. May you become wellness.

    • It is the actual experience of going through the trials and tribulations as you did That makes it soul work. The what to avoid” is a thin existence and will teach you little

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