“Mercury Retrograde on Dec 10th 2010 tells us to Review and Revise the Moment”

As the winter months are on their way, so is the last Mercury Retrograde of the year, is almost upon us happening on Friday December 10th 2010 at 5 Capricorn 54 through Thursday December 30th 2010 at 19 Sagittarius 37.  Especially during this period we need to be cautious, vigilant and alert to everything that is going on around us, if we are to be spared the frustration and stress that Retrograde may have in store for us.  With the Holidays almost here and with the additional activities involved, we need be particularly aware of how we choose our actions and response with care and consideration.  Paying attention to details and not rushing to finish a project will help us to avoid having to redo any situation or task at hand.  Having experienced this phenomenon many times, I can attest to the fact that if one is cautious, alert and aware of what is happening at the moment, one has nothing to fear, but fear itself.  Many times during these periods when a computer, car or electronic instrument is going haywire, our biggest problem is the frustration and the time involved.  Or when a letter, agreement or contract is involved and we did not pay attention to the small print or what was being said at the time.  We get a surprise which we did not foresee because our attention was elsewhere, and we should have lived the moment when it was happening. 

What disturbs me with this interlude is that we as astrologers tend to emphasize the negative aspects, rather then the positive actions we can take to avoid the frustrations and delays related to retrograde.  Instead of avoiding certain situations, being prepared mentally and being alert for whatever comes our way, is a way to avoid the pitfalls of Mercury Retrograde.  Knowing that delays and unexpected outcomes are possible, our attitude toward the situation should be more of calmness, rather then agitation.  As we meet each negative situation with a positive action, we begin to create a positive force around us that begins to attract more positive vibes.   In this way our thoughts are creating less frustration and stress during this time cycle.  Mercury in Capricorn retrograding back to Sagittarius is telling us to review our thinking and action of the past, and if need be, revise our thinking, so that our actions can relate to that which we wish and want for the future.  Mercury is reminding us that we are the messenger to our hopes, wishes, and the philosophy we live by, and if things aren’t going the way we expected, we need to make some changes.  During this retrograde, Mercury is allowing us the meditation period to go within and bring out the answers we have within our higher spiritual self.  Mercury is the messenger from our higher spiritual self to our conscious and subconscious self.  We need to use this time to reflect, reorganize, review, revise, focus and resolve issues to keep our life on track to achieve its goals.

“The Sabian symbol for the 6th degrees of Capricorn is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Capricorn 6  A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom  This is the symbol of the illimitable resources of self in preserving its own integrity through the varying fortunes of everyday living, and of the satisfaction anyone may know through a conscious direction of his own destiny.  Personality comes to fulfillment as it realizes that its function is an unending exploration of its own potentialities.  Man remains unimpeachably himself because he is able to extend himself indefinitely.  The keyword is thoroughness.  When positive, the degree is high competence in the interpretation of life’s purposes or unusual persistence in employing its ramifying potentials effectively, and when negative, fear of experience and bondage to mystery.

This Sabian symbol reinforces the thought that Mercury the messenger has in its secret vaults, limitless resources for achieving our goals and wishes.  The first thing that we need to do, is to take time out of our busy schedule and review and revisit that which is important to us and that which gives us, our reasons and joys to continue our journey.  This is what I believe Mercury Retrograde does, it is giving us a brief period of time in our busy schedule to slow down and live each moment as if it would be our last.  In this way we have a chance to reflect and reorganize what really matters to us.  What we learn as we experience the frustrations and delays that Mercury can provoke, is that some of those things we thought were so important seem to fall by the way side.  By living each moment as it arrives, we begin to see what really matters to us, and this is the message Mercury Retrograde is trying to convey to us.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Glenn on December 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    insightful and positive info – thanks!

    Reply

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