Mercury Prepares to Station Retrograde

“Any major Dude with half a heart surely will tell you my friend
Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again
When the demon is at your door
In the morning it won’t be there no more
Any major Dude will tell you.” Steely Dan

Astrologer and shamanic teacher Lena Stevens has written that May has been a month of integration. She went on to say that it could easily feel as if you had emptied out the contents of your closet and they were in a big pile in the middle of the floor. The next step involves sorting through – to see what is appropriate for your life moving forward and what needs to be left behind. With the amount of change many people are experiencing- both inner and outer- this image provides a good way to view the influence of recent astrological activity.
With Venus in Taurus it is wise to value and appreciate yourself and what you have created as a starting point.
Mercury will turn retrograde Saturday June 7 and will travel in retrograde mode until July 1. The usual caveats apply – leave extra time when traveling, double check the details on any legal agreements and make an extra effort to keep communications clear – double checking when snafus arise. It is a good to rethink and review.
In July a number of planets will be moving direct – offering a time of increased clarity.

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, and Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person. All times mentioned at EDT .

Steely Dan quote from their song Any Major Dude, Lena Steven’s work can be found on the

The Sun Trines Pluto

“maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” ee cummings

If you have been challenged by the ongoing influence of the Cardinal Cross, today’s Sun/Pluto trine in earth provides a good time to start the process of reclaiming courage and power. This is reflected in the Sun’s evolution from the Sabian symbol of 13 degrees of Taurus, ” A porter carrying heavy baggage,” to the one for 14 Taurus, “On the beach, children play while shellfish grope at the edge of the water.” The shellfish symbolize evolution from a creature of the sea (the emotional or psychic realms) to a creature of the land. This speaks of integrating various levels of consciousness. The shellfish and the children are both evolving harmoniously . The idea behind these symbols is to move from the burden of carrying heavy baggage to a place where you can return to a state of innocence – free of worries and problems. Often a quiet place in nature can restore a sense of harmony and interconnectedness. It can help return concerns about the big picture to the basics where pragmatic steps can be taken one at a time and restore a sense of wholeness.

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, and readings start at $30.All times mentioned at EDT .

Sabian symbol quotes from 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill All times mentioned are EDT.