Mercury Retrograde and the Election

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Posted: 11/07/2012
Category: 2012 , All things Mercury , Current Events , Inspirational

I'm very relieved that the winner of the Presidential race was decided so quickly for many astrologers, myself included, felt it would be a long drawn out event. This was mostly because election day fell on the same day as when Mercury stationed retrograde. Mercury is called the "trickster" and can turn things around quickly and unexpectedly when it wants. And evidently it did just this yesterday.

“Conflict exists strictly as an opportunity to raise our consciousness.”
~Carl Jung


How the next 4 years will play out remains to be seen, but I do feel a corner has been turned. Another key time to watch is around the 13th-14th of December when Mercury hits the shadow point of this retrograde. Basically, the shadow point is when a planet comes to the same place in the sky it was when it stationed retrograde, in this case 4 degrees Sagittarius. It will be also be returning to Scorpio here in a few days (11/13) and then station direct on the 26th, re-entering Sagittarius on 12/10 and then, come back to where it is now, at the station point. Got all that? (More on Mercury hitting the shadow point in December AstroCurrents.)


 

Mercury stationing retrograde in Sagittarius is a key to why the elections went the way they did. Sagittarius is the sign of tolerance and freedom and open-mindedness. And it would seem that these are qualities that the majority of voters were hoping for when they filled out their ballot. Sagittarius always seeks the higher ground, and then views the landscape from there. It asks us to do the same...to look beyond the current circumstances and see what is possible. The term "possibility thinking" fits this sign perfectly.

I can see now how Mercury stationing in Sagittarius on the day of the election was a chance to see that these are possible realities. How appropriate as we come more fully into the Age of Light! To see what is possible and to not look (or go) back, but to move into a new way of seeing things. One that seeks to be founded on unity, not division. Do I think Obama is the PERFECT president to do all this? I don't know that for certain...but "fate" has chosen him and so I will go with that! I will say that I do feel he was the best option available.

The Age of Light Is Upon Us
"Anything capable of decay is also capable of regeneration."

~Dawna Markova


As I explain in Zodiac of Light, we are moving into an area of our galaxy that will allow Earth to begin to receive greater Light from the Great Central Sun--the source of the Divine Light that sustains all life (that's the simple version). This Light is revealing what has been hidden, unseen or concealed. The outer planets are playing key parts as well:

  • Pluto in Capricorn is tearing down the outdated foundation and structures of the old age.

  • Uranus in Aries is bringing forth bold, new options while increasing enthusiasm.

  • Neptune in Pisces is waiting in the silence to show us the path to our Divine natures and true Source.


There is lots more to come in this transition from the old age to the new one. But the planets are aligned to help make it all happen. Our part is to awaken to the reality of what is happening...and to welcome the Light as it enters our realm.

I will be discussing lots more on how to attune to the cosmic rhythms that are sending waves of Light into our realm in the coming months AstroCurrents. There is so much happening!

What happened in the election is, I feel, visible demonstration that the Shift to the Age of Light is on...Hallelujah!

~Elizabeth