The Trickster god, Mercury stations retrograde Monday September 27 and his retrograde travels will last through mid- October. It is a good time frame to pause and take time for reflection and review and to create a space for renewal. This is a relationship retrograde – governing our relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world.
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T. S. Eliot
“Everything that exists is an expression of relationships, alliances, and balances of energies, powers and spirits.” J. David Peat
It’s a good time to assess where more balance and equilibrium might be needed needed in relationships and communication.
At the time of the retrograde, Mercury at 25 degrees of Libra will be in a tense aspect with Pluto indicating a good time to reconsider the power of our thoughts and our speech- including the stories we tell ourselves. And if there’s room for more understanding, clarity and kindness.
Jupiter will be a strong presence at this time pointing to a hidden silver lining and to the ability to access more wisdom.
And as with all Mercury retrograde time frames, it’s wise to handle communications more carefully – communications of all kinds – not only in speech but in texts, emails, phone messages etc as snafus (the text accidentally sent to the wrong person, the voice mail accidentally deleted) and misunderstandings may more easily occur. In myths and fairy tales the Trickster god is known as the person who- on occaision -retrieves important information and solves a dilemma. But more often he’s known for intercepting messages so they are not received or they are received but with the wrong information.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is, “An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill