By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week brings a turning point in clarity, direction, sanity, and the beginnings of making better relationship of heart and head.
Mercury finally goes back Direct Thursday June 11 at 6:33 PM EDT. But often confusing Neptune will be strongly affecting the energy field and our consciousness for another couple days after that.
That is because Neptune will be changing directions from Direct to Retrograde early in the day on June 12.
Whenever a planet changes directions, either way to Direct or Retrograde, its energy and meaning get stronger.
Neptune the God of the oceans of soul, inner depths, music, drugs, romance, and feelings may keep our minds in bubble zones for just a short while longer. Floating in those bubbles can feel rather magical too.
I know many of you experienced a most powerful time around the Full Moon in Sagittarius last Tuesday. That Full Moon made a close aspect (square) with Neptune.
Mercury Retrograde alone was making it difficult to focus and think straight and clearly. Then the Full Moon with Neptune swept us up into other realms, into stronger right brain and heart awakenings. Solid thinking was more illusive.
Spaciness and forgetfulness were even more prevalent. I think many of you were made more deeply aware of how it is important not to act with what comes up for us during Mercury Retrograde.
But one of the big benefits of this Mercury Retrograde period has been the greater opening of our hearts, something we each and our world need.
Some people do not trust heart as it cannot be controlled when it is fully opened. Love can become so strong in one’s heart, and that can take one eventually into adventures that know no bounds.
Some people do not trust the mind as it controls, judges, an looks for linear dead ends. Linear thinking is anathema to “heart people”
Those who are “head people” believe that “heart people” live in a fantasy land that will bring disappointment and a loss of morality.
Each individual is oriented more to one way or another. But of course we all need to make connection between our heads and hearts. They are not meant to live “separate lives”.
But when Mercury is Retrograde we are beckoned to let go of left brain mental controls and to let our right brains, our emotions, and our hearts to be more open.
But now soon our hearts will be sobered by Mercury going back Direct again. That does not mean we should go back to our heads controlling our lives again.
What it does mean, however, is that we can trust our hearts more again, especially when they are connected to the hopefully wise counsel of our heads.
Heads are not meant to control hearts, but to be in relationship with them.
And now on the Earth, as we need and will be receiving more integration with the Divine Feminine; we will let our hearts lead the way more and more.
But without its sound advisor the head, the heart may just fly away into one thing after another, without boundaries and without discernment.
So as Mercury goes back Direct, please do not close your heart again, and do not let your head rule your precious heart, the part of you that leads to your soul, that leads to connections and love, to beauty and unity.
If the heart leads the way you can be happy; but if it does not connect with your head as its counsel you can spend too much of your life in chaos and uncertainty.
So as we get closer and closer to Mercury Direct on June 11, we get more hope for clarity and direction.
But keep in mind that it takes Mercury about a week or so to get back to normal; and this time Neptune may bring some foggy confusion as it changes direction on the 12th.
The best marking point for getting back on track is at the New Moon in Gemini on June 16.
The last quarter Moon cycle begins this Tuesday the 9th with the Moon in Neptune ruled Pisces. This means it is good to wind things down until the New Moon on June 16.
So this week may bring some “curve balls” that show us open doors into places we thought would be closed. Trickster Mercury Retrograde and master of illusion Neptune will be working together to keep us continuing off normal mental balance.
So it is best this week, even just after Mercury goes back Direct, to trust the overall process and not to jump to conclusions or say things you will regret later.
In fact as Mercury changes directions on the 11th, with Neptune hovering, there could be more uncertainty than before. But there is also more magic and synchronicity if one can let go and trust the process.
The day Mercury changes directions can be crazy and confusing if you are looking for solid answers.
On the election evening of November 4 2000, as Mercury was changing directions from Retrograde to Direct, George Bush and Al Gore and the rest of us experienced a most weird night.
TV stations went back and forth from declaring Bush the winner, then Gore, then Bush etc. It was weeks before we knew who would be president.
That does not mean this Mercury shift will be as confusing as the one in 2000 for our lives, but with Neptune also changing directions it is quite advisable to surrender to the process, content with not knowing or not being so in control.
Clarity will appear in its time, after the 16th for sure for most people.
These two years 2014 and 2015 are truly transition years from one reality to another, from one season on Earth to another.
These two years are bringing so many of us off the fence between worlds. The Aquarian Age is blowing a strong trumpet call to acknowledge the reality of a changing of Ages.
Watch the arbitrarily designated boundaries between states and peoples continue to break down or shift as it is in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, the East China Sea and elsewhere. Equality and Diversity in Unity are calling us forward
Watch as there is more gender bending, more experimentation with male and female expressions as is happening in such dramatic ways in people like Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn. Accepting and honoring our distinct and authentic selves is a value calling us forward.
Whether you agree with or are comfortable with these transformations or not, they are meant to help us transition into the Age of Aquarius.
Our global economic structures are ripe to transform in big ways soon too. Worldwide military conflicts that will break down the old order are here on our collective doorstep.
Watch Greece, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, France, Sudan, Korea, and the USA to be in the spotlight of transformation.
After June 16, change will come in stronger waves. In July change will get even stronger in the world. Late July/early August will bring an important turning point crossroads in the global arena.
Then late summer and early autumn will bring two important eclipses, including a final Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on September 27 that will open the gates of major world change.
till next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.
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