Mercury in Retrograde and the Moon in Taurus – capture the moment paying attention

On Sunday  Aug 13, 2017 at 11:01 am – the revealing of the messenger (Mercury)starts its Retrograde motion that will end on September 5th, 2017 at 1:55 am. 

What is Mercury

Mercury is the fastest planet in our Solar System and in Astrology represents our Mind & Voice. It is the Messenger of the Gods from the Mythology. Mercury is a major Roman god and, it shares characteristics with the Greek god Hermes.

Mercury is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence (and thus poetry) messages/communication (including divination), travellers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; Mercury also was the guide of souls to the underworld.

What is Retrograde?

(Rx – Retrograde is an astrological term used to explain the illusory phenomenon, where a planet appears to move backwards or rotate reverse relative to how the Earth is moving. Astrology explains the event as an opportunity to review and adjust according to the energy the planet generated.

Words Related with Mercury in Retrograde

Review                      Revise                     Recheck

Reminder                 Resend                    Resign

Respond                   Return to Sender

Form Sunday night Aug 13, 2017  and until midnight on Aug 15, 2017 –  The Moonin peaceful Taurus  helping us to tune in with Mercury in Virgo close to Earth (retrograde). Mercury and the Moon flow together the whole day inviting us to take it easy with everything we do… capturing the essence of what we need to do. Neptune also is involved in this harmony indicating we can have the patience to work with serenity. But also tenacity as the Sun is in Leo!

Alexander Dumas was born on July 24, 1802 in France with Sun in Leo and Moon in Taurus with Mercury Retrograde in Cancer. Mercury in Cancer has a different flavour but it is Mercury in reflection mode harmonising with the serene moon in Taurus (a softer harmony than we have today).

Dumas manages to condense a lot of information into a small space. He was the writer of The Three Musketeers & the Count of Monte Cristo. I love these two stories. Plus we can see he wants us to know how easy it is to transform oneself in society’s eyes; that in my opinion shows a Cancerian mind.

Here are two of his beautiful quotes:

✔️“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope” Alexander Dumas – we can see clearly Moon in Taurus and Mercury Retrograde in his birth chart
✔️“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it” Alexander Dumas- In this quote we can see clearly his Sun in Leo.

On August 15, 2017 We have the Last Quarter Moon in Taurus

“The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either”. Mick Jagger

This tough conversation between the Sun and the Moon in our sky indicates the need for reflection about our goals planted at the end of July under the New Moon at 1 degree of Leo.  Their difference occurs under a feeling of guilt created by the opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn.

Remember to forgive yourself…we are within so many energies of eclipses and vibes from Mercury close to earth since the New Moon occurred… Have a chat with a good friend to take it all out or do what I am doing…

Dedicate some time this evening when you get home (when the opposition between Venus and Pluto will be almost exact) to do some pruning of your plants and work with the earth to let your brain relax.

Enjoy the earthy energies! And remember to slow down – an don’t rush to do things right!  and when you feel overwhelmed  “move like Jagger”!!! Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943 in UK with Sun in Leo and Moon in Taurus. Here is the link to see a video with all the moves of Jagger

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