Mercury’s Transit Across the Sun

“Alchemy was not only the mother of chemistry, but also the forerunner of our modern psychology of the unconscious.” Carl Jung

On Monday Mercury will transit the Sun – an event which occurs roughly every ten years. Mercury rules the mind and communications and during this retrograde period it bodes well to look inward and to see what is changing in your inner life on a deep level.

This is an alchemical aspect with the trine to Pluto. There is a deep, penetrating quality to the mind at this time which can access information that is not ordinarily available and lends the ability to transform long held thoughts, beliefs and assumptions in a profound way.

The conjunction of Mercury and the Sun occurs at 19 degrees of Taurus and one of the Sabian symbols for it is, “A moving finger points to significant passages in a book.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill.