The transition from Yin energy of 2013 Black Water Snake (and 2012 Black Water Dragon) to Yang energy of 2014 Green Wooden Horse is reflected by Mercury's Dance. The 2012 and 2013 Mercury Retrogrades were all in Yin Water Signs. Now they shift into the Yang Air. This transition from Water to Air is further expressed in the 2014 Mercury Retrogrades which all begin in Water Signs, but complete in Air Signs. This Aquarius Retrograde began in Pisces, The Gemini Retrograde begins in Cancer, and the Libra Retrograde begins in Scorpio.
Though this current Mercury Retrograde began in Pisces, we call it the Aquarius Retrograde because, not only will it spend most of it's three-week course in Aquarius, but it will station direct in the Sign of the Water Bearer. Perhaps this is the perfect time to contemplate why the Water Bearer is an Air Sign. Isn't that a trip?
Shamanic Astrology suggests we collectively carry the intellect of the Archetype that hosted Mercury's last retrograde cycle. This means we are currently in the final stages of the Scorpio mind that anchored when Mercury stationed direct on November 10th in that Sign of Scorpion, Snake, and Phoenix. We have 16 days more to dedicate our meditation to the depths of authentic feelings, passions, desires, and excitement.
The stretching of our emotional experience during the course of the last two years has been nothing short of overwhelming. Our hearts have been ecstatically stretched wide open. This has been a somewhat arduous process, but it has prepared the womb for the Sacred Feminine to return. She anchors now into the Body of our Earth and the Heart of our Water. Sheltered in our Strength, She invites Vulnerability. She is Protected so She can Embrace. She is Secure so She can Risk.
This is not the Mind as it has been presented to us. This is more than Air. This is Prana, the energy that connects us always to All that Is. Prana is in the atmospheric air, yes, but it is also elsewhere, it is everywhere and it penetrates where the air alone cannot reach. Perhaps this coming Intellectual rEvolution will help us understand the Air of the Water Bearer is the aEther of the ancients.
T-minus 16 Days to Launch.
See you in Space!
Love and Planets,