Mercury turns direct today!

Mercury direct 2012When Mercury is retrograde all kinds of chaos can ensue and this is the one astrological factor that more than any other single one helps to convince the skeptic about the validity of astrology. This Mercury retrograde period was likely more difficult for many of us because Mercury began the retrograde journey in Aries.  Aries is all about moving forwards – as quickly and with as little thought as possible.  So Mercury in Aries really resists that forced turn backwards of the retrograde, and on the journey it slipped back into Pisces where things may have become a bit confused.  What actually was happening, of course, was that intuition (Pisces) was taking a front seat to intellect, but that’s not always an easy transition to make. All retrogrades do serve their purpose, and these are times to look back over anything that needs revision or re-imagining.  But with Mercury turning direct we will begin to turn our attention once again to the future, and those pesky breakdowns of communication (Mercury) equipment are likely to diminish.  Mercury will re-enter Aries on the 16th, just after Mars (ruler of Aries) turns direct after a long retrograde period itself.  At that point we will likely feel that we are being shot out of a cannon, like a rubber band that has been pulled to its maximum before being released.

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4 Responses to “Mercury turns direct today!”

  1. BrendaApril 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Thank you for the last sentence of your blog about Mercury. Being shot out of a cannon in mid April is fantastic.
    I have a 10th house Saturn at 23 degrees Sag. Both retrogrades of Mercury and Mars since 26.27 jan 2012 have been incredibly difficult. Mars rules the second house. Ughh. On or around these dates, I had a dream where a huge steel door slammed down in the middle of the steep, gravelly road I was walking and totally blocked my way. Oh no.I awoke in dread.
    But…. I have never worked so hard or been so focussed out of necessity.I isolated for about 6 weeks. I wrote a book soon to be published on iBooks, Amazon and Kindle. I started an Energetic practice which I have been building with comp sessions and building word of mouth. My Motivational training business came to a dead stop, yet when I asked for guidance a few days ago, I sat at traffic lights behind a car with the number plate MOTV8. !!!
    And now I have stopped I am doing nothing but tapping and meditation clearing techniques to release receiving money blocks.
    So roll on Mid April. Everything is in place!

  2. Greg FApril 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    These few days after Mercury started direct, have been a whirlwind of emotions and memories for me. I’m ready for the New (Aries).

  3. RoderickApril 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Virgo is on my ascendant so Mercury rules my chart and my natal Mercury is in Aries in the 8th house.

    I have only had one solar return chart drawn (back in 2009) so I guess this year my SRC will have Mercury direct. So maybe I will finally be able to make some progress this year.

    • Lynn HayesApril 9, 2012 at 7:03 am #

      Roderick, I would suspect that Mercury has been direct in other Solar Return charts as well. If you are having difficulty making progress there are probably other factors at fault. Virgo asc has a tendency to slow down the kind of progress that the Aries Mercury wants to have, for one! Balance is crucial.