Tropical Astrology Update!
Mercury is now direct!
How many of you had misunderstandings this cycle?
How many mis-spoke?
How many experienced talking to people who chose to commit to their misunderstanding of your communication?
Don’t worry! You are not ALONE!
When the cosmic magician Mercury went retrograde on October 4th, the sun was in Libra, and Mercury was 2º Scorpio. So there was a big emphasis on conflict management and intended resolution. As Mercury exits at 16º degrees Libra, we are under the Scorpio sun. This is a place in which most people may assume the worse about the motives of others and personalize anything that did not go the way they wanted.
This is about the illusion of control!
Control that we think we have of ourselves and others that is directly connected to our PERCEPTION of what we subjectively believe is “right” or “wrong.” So be careful to let the people around you vent and give plenty of space for people to reflect and take responsibility for their own crater of “cray!”
Am I saying that you should roll over and take potentially bad or abusive behavior from others?
I am simply pointing out that people often have good intentions when they try to communicate things to us or participate in dialogues with us.
The problem? Everyone “perceives” connotations and emotive meanings for words to have different meanings.
This is a time where people are likely to express their insecurity by digging their heels into that crater of cray because there are too many changes going on around them and they need to draw that damn ultimatum line somewhere or they may be blown away like Dorothy’s house in the Wizard of OZ!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have to look closely at whomever we are speaking with to make sure that they feel emotionally or psychologically safe enough to be able to receive/handle the raw emotional truth of a fierce Stellium in Scorpio.
Sure, Scorpius may be ruled by Mars and Pluto but it INTERNALIZES those energies.
So if people are in a state of reflection for that which you discuss, they may shut down on you faster than a nun at a bachelor party thrown at a sorority house.
*Probably a good idea to “extract” the nun to a place that is more comfortable for her….just saying.*
So while I declare that the “Crazy Plane” that is Mercury Retrograde has landed, I am also making a correction in letting you know that this time it was more like an inter-galactic starship of cray. A Starship filled with background noises that trigger our emotional photon cannons at those that dare help us heal. So continue to be brave but also be careful. Like Mom says, “A wounded dog, will bite you!”
If there are any proverbial “wounded” dogs around you, be careful to treat them like puppies until they are strong enough to take care of you. You will be glad that you did. If Mercury Retrogrades teaches us nothing else, the cycles teach us the values of balance and reciprocity.
Mercury retrograde finishes its echo the second week in November. Until then, let people think and feel the way they want and clarify what you mean after the retrograde cycle is completely done.
Because of the issues of meaning and perception are so distinct to country, culture, geographical location, it makes communication that much trickier and therefore that much more ineffective as a vessel for conflict management and management in general.
Please feel free to share the moments where someone passed you the “cray poupon” below.