“In music the spaces between the notes are often as important as the notes themselves.” Andrew Smith
Astrologer and author Andrew Smith has noted that this Mercury retrograde period (through July 1) is a good time to reflect on the feelings that underlie our habitual thought patterns – as emotion fires the thoughts into form.
For instance when trying to achieve a certain goal is the underlying feeling one of self confidence in your ability to does it get mired with doubt or uncertainty?
These doubts may have originated with sources outside of yourself – such as religious, cultural or ancestral beliefs that you assumed to be true at one time.
In an increasing fast paced and consumer oriented world with a strong external focus – Smith continues – it is wise to take this period as a time of thoughtful reflection on your inner world – and how you support or undermine your thoughts and endeavors with underlying feelings.
Andrew Smith is the author of Transpersonal Astrology, Explorations at the Frontier
“Soul is where the fires of our passions burn. It is where our love is most alive. The soul longs for this deeper love, for a connection between form and formlessness, for a continuum between the earth and the divine.” Benjamin Shield
Mercury stations retrograde Saturday June 7 at 3 degrees of Cancer. The retrograde period extends through July 1. During this time Mercury will move through the very early degrees of Cancer and the late degrees of Gemini indicating an opportunity to revisit, challenge and update limited influences, thought patterns and belief systems often carried forward unconsciously or in the form of assumptions from the past- from family, culture and ancestry.
The transit through Gemini will offer new ideas and perceptions. Pay attention to these – particularly those that lead in a new direction or build a bridge between your passion for life and the future. It is a time frame to entertain a variety of ideas – putting the chosen ones into action in July.
Many mystical traditions believe that we see our destiny – or life’s purpose -most clearly as young children. Passion and vision help us remain inspired and determined on the path.
Over time though the buffeting influence of life experience and the remembrance of karma may cloud the vision causing us to feel lost or confused.
At the time that Mercury will station Venus will trine Pluto in the earth element – the element of manifestation. Use this retrograde period to envision a path to bring your passion for life into new forms in the present.
Much of the shake-up that has been occurring astrologically offers an opportunity to grow in a direction of increased personal authenticity.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org and ameliashea.com. Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person. All times mentioned at EDT .
quote from Handbook for the Soul by Benjamin Shield