Mercury calls for review
Early in 2021 there are lots of planets in Aquarius – specifically Venus, Vulcan, Saturn Jupiter, Sun and Mercury – all in the sign of the water-bearer.
In this Age of Aquarius, the Age of the Heart, humanity represents the Water Bearer. We are charged with protecting and defending our brothers/sisters. In simple terms the old adage – “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” applies. This sounds simple enough, and yet when we get down to tin-tacks; we often say one thing and do another. In the modern world, we commonly hear of politicians saying one thing and doing another, often the opposite. This is human nature; we have a tendency, at least with the politicians, to except nothing better. But is this really good enough when it comes to the task with which we have been charged – to be our brothers/sisters keeper?
Are we walking our talk?
Mercury in Aquarius inclines us to a lofty, philosophical perspective of the world. But what good is such a perspective if it is not translated into actions which make for a compassionate life? As Mercury moves retrograde we are asked to reflect up this dichotomy in our personal life. Are we saying one thing – at work, in our relationships our or spiritual path – and then blithely doing the opposite or something else? Are we truly living an authentic life, the best that we can be? Or are we content with empty words, followed by turning a blind eye to our principles and values, which have been abandoned and cast aside?
A life well lived
Aquarius is governed esoterically by Jupiter, sacred planet of the 2nd ray of Love and Wisdom. The purpose of Mercury’s movement through Aquarius is to infuse us with loving, authentic energies, with which to invigorate our relationships and life. During the weeks and months ahead, take time to reflect upon the degree of principled integrity in your life. Face facts. If your dreams and ideals have been cast aside because of your doubts or fears, re-gather them to you and set new goals and directions. If your dreams and ideals have been fraught will lofty illusions or unrealistic attachments, making your life or relationships unworkable or empty, then a period of review in the light of love, is required. We owe this to ourselves, our loved ones, our communities and the world.
Neptune in Pisces continues to square the South Node Sagittarius and the North Node in Gemini. This reminds me of the Ancient Mariner in Coleridge’s epic poem, who sets sail and then, at the mercy of a storm goes off course and finds himself in southern waters. What follows is a series of adventures and misadventures, with the subsequent loss of his moral compass when he slays the albatross. Through the violation of Nature, symbolized by the death of the albatross, misfortune then followers the Mariner’s every step. Humanity like the Ancient Mariner, must choose between responding to our inner nature (goodness, love, do unto others) or going against Nature, and risking the wrath of Nature upon us all. The killing of the albatross brought dire consequences for all who came in contact with the Ancient Mariner. Modern man risks the same fate, through our blinded, self-centered, short sighted approach to life in all its forms on earth. This is discussed more in the video “There is a tide in the affairs of men” – also below
Mars and Uranus conjunct in Taurus continue to square the stellium; rocking our collective prejudices and complacency. This aspect invites us:- to change, to unite, to share, to overcome obstacles, to move beyond fears and insecurity. I pray that we rise to the challenge and redefine our views of society and strangers, with a new heartfelt perspective.
Being willing to see what we have created, individually and collectively, is the essential first step to changing course. We are being called upon to take charge of the tiller in our lives. To set our sails in new directions; to abandon the luxury of drifting or buck passing; to focus upon what is real, purposeful, creative and loving in our lives and commit to that. In this way we will more successfully navigate the three week period of Mercury’s retrograde in the midst of Aquarius. Tests and trials await us all; our successful navigation of this period of Mercury’s retrograde will set new directions for our future.
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