Have things been sort of going awry lately? Missed opportunities (or just things missing), upsets, surprises, confusion, doubts, frustration? ...Uh oh...
Yes, that's right, you know what that means...Hermes has been slowing down and now has reached his pivot point, he's turning 'round for the next 3 weeks and you better go along for the ride...Of course you have no choice, but the opportunity is there if you pivot with him!
Remember, this is just a function of Mercury catching up to Earth and passing us by on the "inside", coming between us and the Sun. He is actually at his closest to us so you could say those Mercurial Energies are stronger than ever!...And, he is not going "backwards", he just looks like that from our perspective...which is really what this is all about or for anyways...Mercury retrograde is an experience and lesson for you about your orientation or perspective...you are being offered a wonderful opportunity to "think about how you think"!
So pivot, pivot now with Mercury and turn your mind's eye back on yourself and reflect on how you think. Question...everything! Seek to root out the less functional or dysfunctional ways you approach the understanding of your life. Question what underlies your point of view, what do you "stand upon", what are your assumptions? Do they lead you to answers...do they take you to a good place?
After all, Mercury is doing his contrary cadence in the sign of Sagittarius, dancing through the realms of Science, Philosophy and Religion...exploring the Halls of Truth, the Temple of Understanding. There is rarely offered a more opportune moment than this!
Turn and open your mind to a greater, more inclusive understanding of how your very approach to reality creates that reality...and you only need shift your focus just a little bit to see the way beyond these dim lit lands, to move beyond your shadows of doubt and fear...and move closer, into the Light.
...and the only offering you need make is your attachment to dogma, to the ordinary, accepted assumptions and answers which can no longer satisfy your need to know, your ever growing need to "Stand Under" and experience the greater truth of your journey.
Open your mind, be humble and self-forgiving (laugh too) and know that this is what it means to move towards Wisdom...that the closer you come to Truth, the more you come to realise that it is even more profound than you could ever have imagined...
Pivot...and open your mind to Wisdom!