Mercury Retrograde, Mars and Neptune

“Dawn points, and another day
Prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
Wrinkles and slides. I am here
Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning.” TS Eliot
One of the gifts of the Mercury retrograde period is that it offers the opportunity for a period of reflection and renewal culminating in a time of new beginnings when Mercury stations direct.
This particular retrograde period- through June 11 – is a good time to look at your use of personal power in relation to
your customary thought patterns and assumptions. Do your underlying thoughts and feelings support or weaken the way you move towards your goals? Are there contradictory or undermining ideas that need to be let go of?
Mars has been making a challenging aspect to Neptune during this time and this aspect is similar to the Hanged Man in the Tarot deck. When the Hanged Man appears in a reading it indicates that there will be a delay – and the purpose of this delay is some sort of change in perception. Surrender is associated with this card and the Hanged Man is unable to move but there is a golden halo or light around his head – indicating that the information he needs can be accessed through higher consciousness or by surrendering to a higher power.
There is is a dreamy ethereal quality to the aspects now indicating  that the information may come through dreams, intuitions or musing so be sure to leave some time to be in that kind of space. Robert Bly described it well one time. He wrote that one time when he was giving a workshop by the sea in Maine, he noticed an older man in the back of the room with tears in his eyes. When Bly later asked him about it the man said that he had always been an ambitious, hard working person in the world but now he found himself just wanting to watch the sea birds gliding above the waves.
Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net and ameliashea.com. Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person.
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