CAZIMI

November 11 marks the midway point of this Mercury retrograde in Scorpio cycle. 

Today the Sun, the great illuminator, takes Mercury under its wing and protects it. Shielded by blazing light, all of Mercury’s qualities, all of the back tracking and digging, all that has been unearthed in the first part of this Retrograde cycle pause for a moments grace. This day holds the potential for razor sharp clarity, if only fleeting. From this point onwards Mercury is moving away from the Sun toward the deepest degree of the retrograde cycle where it will stop and move forward again. We have 9 days remaining to clear up, realign and sort out what Mercury has brought our attention to.

Mercury CAZIMI 18* Scorpio, 11/11/2019

Mercury Rx in Scorpio Horoscopes

Each of us has Mercury kicking up dust somewhere in our charts. Whatever house Mercury is currently passing through will indicate where our attention is being drawn and what issues we’re being dragged down into the Underworld to deal with. This is not the only cycle coming to an end, and it’s not the only way in which we’re being asked to let go. But like any detailed work that needs to get done, it will sit there glaring at us until we do it.

This is an excerpt from the Mercury Retrograde Scorpio Season detox being updated through out the 2019 Rx cycle. Read the full article with Horoscopes for each sign here and follow the links below for ongoing updates.

https://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/2019/
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio 11/11/2019. Source: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Oct 31st – What’s on the table?

Nov 1st – Be like a tree and leaf!

Nov 3 – Stay tender. Stay true.

Nov 5 – Detox symptoms

Nov 11 – CAZIMI

Scorpio depths are not the periphery

Anyone else feel like they finally understand what it’s like to be a Scorpio 24/7? This Mercury retrograde in Scorpio (leading us toward the Pluto-Saturn conjunction in January😳) is Scorpio Season on full blast! Whoooooweeee!

Scorpio Season Mercury retrograde 2019

The effects might not be visible on the periphery, but so much is stirring inside, below the surface.

It’s not ‘normal’ for us to be existing with constant grief, over stimulation & anxiety, & no one is spared right now. Mercury retrograde cycles are great opportunities for us to go off line, spending less time in the loop of scrolling & more time listening to what’s asking for our attention.

Mercury rules communication, & listening is just as valid as output. Listen to your body, chew your food, watch your breathing & trust those who love you that can see your blind spots. Boundaries are there for self care!

For the duration of this Mercury Rx cycle I’m offering astrological updates on how to release what is asking to be detoxed, Scorpio style.

Stay tender. Stay true.

This Rx cycle began with Mercury & Venus conjoined, bonded deep in it, having both travelled through most of Scorpio’s terrain together. While Venus has since moved on to greener, more abundant Sagittarian pastures, Mercury will remain in Scorpio for the duration of this Rx. Not crossing any borders into another signs terrain, the energy is contained…for the most part.

The forces that propell Scorpio, fuelling its intensity, desires and no-bullshit death stare honesty are derived from Mars; forceful and brash in its quest with the potential of being passionately barbaric, Mars spearheads whatever it desires. Whether it’s food, another lover or bloody revenge, it attacks with piercing exactness whatever sign it’s in.

Until Nov 18th however, Mars is stuck at a dinner party (in Libra), schmoozing and boozing, forced to be cordial & polite. It’s an uncomfortable place for Mars to be, but it takes the compliments in its stride, charming the pants off new and old enemies: kill them with kindness is the current battle strategy. If anything challenging or provoking arises, Mars has no sword, no army & no defence but to smile & find places of common ground, which is hella frustrating for Mercury on the front lines.

When Mercury calls, distressed and overwhelmed with feelings from the unease of Scopionic waters, Mars doesn’t receive because there’s no service. Mercury is hurtling backwards (retrograde) down into the Underworld with no one at the wheel! 

Mercury Rx cycles often throw us for a loop. It’s so close & personal. The cracks that have formed from pressure over time are exposed in relationships & connections, in deals & agreements. Collectively, we are on the streets screaming for our lives, for justice, while peace talks go on behind closed doors, disconnected from the conversation on the ground. 

Mercury is feeling the tender rawness of being cut off, exiled & not being heard. What could be worse for the planet of communication than sending & no one receiving? It’s reduced to tears of frustration at the injustice of it all.

If your thoughts are leading you to dead ends, if you’re sending & the other person is not receiving….that’s unfortunately what this time is about. These initial first days of the cycle are the worst in that there’s so much to adjust to. Mercury has literally done a 180 & it’s discombobulating AF.

Mercury will go forward again but for now we’re retracing our steps, gathering information & feeling the depths of our pains & losses while not ignoring the intensity that is contained in the stories. Old narratives arise indicating where we are still healing & where we need to take care to protect open wounds.

In the coming days I’ll unpack each rising sign so we can see where exactly our energy is being called back to.

Stay tender, stay true.

Oct 31st – What’s on the table?

Nov 1st – Be like a tree and leaf!

Nov 3 – Stay tender. Stay true.

Nov 5 – Detox symptoms

Mercury Rx Scorpio Detox

Mercury Retrograde cycles coincide with large numbers of people going offline for a short term reset-detox. It makes sense considering Mercury is the messenger of the cosmos, retrograde periods call us to review, revisit, reset and technology pervades most aspects of daily life.

October 30th, 2019 Mercury digs in its heels and stations at the 28th degree of Scorpio, or the 238th degree of the Zodiac. It will retrograde back to the 12th degree of Scorpio on November 19th. That’s 20 days for you to detox, to call back your inspiration, assess any unhealthy patterns and reset boundaries. The Phoenix you choose to rise as depends on how deep you want to go. It’s your call and you are your only judge.

For the duration of this Mercury Retrograde period I’ll be here offering Merc Perk detox tips, decoding the messages from the Cosmos and watching how the planetary configurations play out on the world stage. It’s a process of slowing down, being present, re-empowering ourselves and consciously composting what needs to be released.

I will continue to share updates throughout this Rx season . I hope you’ll join me on this journey into your own diamond mine reclaiming what has been lost and releasing what has expired.

Be like a tree and leaf!

After leaving San Francisco yesterday we headed for the Redwoods in Northern California. I chose this spot and this date purposefully knowing Mercury would be Rx, knowing that it’s Samhain and knowing I need to be in nature at this time of year, every year.

Standing at the foot of these literal giants I fell silent; there’s nothing that could be said to enhance the moment and words would only get in the way of listening. Impressed by how spongey the Earth is underfoot, able to hold up all 350 ft of solid tree, I take in more of the surroundings as the forest begins to open up. Lying horizontal are several giants. No longer upright, yet no less participating, present and necessary. No less breathtaking.

The Avenue of the Giants, California. Oct 31, 2019

I’m reminded of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. In it he describes the importance of dead trees to the ongoing sustainability of a forest. No longer vertical, trees still share energy and nutrients with each other, operating much like a family reliant on one another for survival.

Scorpio has in recent history become associated with death and transformation, due mainly to its also modern association with Pluto. But the natural progression of life’s cycle at this time of year does reflect this nocturnal, dying off and transforming phase (in the Northern Hemisphere where Western Astrology originated). Once Libra sets us straight with equal parts day and night, Scorpio Season alerts us to the irreversible descent from Autumn into the cold, dark depths of Winter. The reality of hibernation and retreat is undeniable.

If you can picture yourself as a tree, heavy with golden-red leaves, branches stretching wide having held nests, birds, moss and sunlight, with roots steadfast and deep as the branches rise…..what does this encroaching Winter hold for you? Will you drop a branch or two as the weight of an old story becomes too much to carry forth? How will the leaves that you have grown nourish you as they fall to your feet? How well has your bark protected you in the form of setting and upholding boundaries? Will you do next year differently, wishing you’d been clearer about how much energy you put out, or who you offered shade and shelter to, who you wish had found sanctuary in your forest? What will you mourn and what will you rejoice in the inevitable loss of?

This is an excerpt from the Mercury Retrograde Scorpio Season detox being updated through out the 2019 Rx cycle. Read the full article here and follow the links below for ongoing updates.

Oct 31st – What’s on the table?

Nov 1st – Be like a tree and leaf!

Nov 3 – Stay tender. Stay true.

Nov 5 – Detox symptoms

What’s on the table?

Oct 31, 2019

The image of Mercury digging in its heels is as awkward as it feels. It’s time to stop. Reassess. The wings are grounded and there is no flight. Any lofty ideals crash to earth for a reality check and the more you push the harder it becomes.

Mercury is aligned with the Greek God Hermes; equipped with winged heels that enable swift movements and slippery deals. A psychopomp, Hermes is the guide who leads you down to the Underworld for death and renewal, be it removing the facade of mortality in facing your own death or that of someone you love, or by moving through difficulties that push you through to a new way of being.

Hermes (image source Pintrest.ca)

This is an excerpt from the Mercury Retrograde Scorpio Season detox being updated through out the 2019 Rx cycle. Read the full article here and follow the links below for ongoing updates.

Oct 31st – What’s on the table?

Nov 1st – Be like a tree and leaf!

Nov 3 – Stay tender. Stay true.

Nov 5 – Detox symptoms

The ways of water

Kootenay National Park, BC

The waters are stirring up what’s been below the surface. For some it stirs a need for connection, for some it’s time to let go.

The Sun & Moon in water signs was the perfect dynamic to gather in Calgary for the 1st of these Living Room Sessions. We talked about wtf is going on; how easy it is to feel powerless when the world is a dumpster fire & the ways we’re learning to reframe “work” & the Capricorn narrative we’ve inherited.

Today Mercury Retrograde passes through the eye of the needle. It’s like the Winter Solstice of its retrograde phase & we can now breathe out knowing the end is near! Mercury will go direct on August 2nd.

With this Venus~ Pluto playlist blaring in the background it’s not time to look away. Take some time for yourself & listen closer. Often it reveals a diamond, a crystal clear piece of the puzzle that you’ve been waiting for.

Under the current sky it might not be what you want to hear; water is subversive. If you’re noticing water damage in a relationship you know exactly where your own leak is because this didn’t start yesterday. Now is the perfect time to renegotiate boundaries & take out your own garbage. Personal responsibility wears many hats & it starts & ends with you.

Living Room Sessions: Kootenay National Park, BC
Kootenay National Park, BC
Kootenay National Park, BC
Kootenay National Park, BC

Moon landing eclipse~aversary

Image of Earth from Space – source NASA

50 years ago today we (speculatively) sent 3 humans to the Moon. Wether you ‘believe’ it happened or not, something significant unfolded: we saw ourselves for the 1st time from a distance, living on a rock hanging in space. It’s impossible for human consciousness to not shift fundamentally from this point onward. #whatisthemeaningoflife

It’s interesting that this 50th anniversary occurs on a Lunar Eclipse! From the view of this image (taken by the Apollo 11 crew) the Moon is between the Earth & the Sun. These 3 celestial bodies that we rely on indefinitely ~ the Sun, the Moon & the Earth ~ all dance a dance, around & with each other, casting shadows, reflecting light & inspiring wonder. On & on.

I know a lot of folx are having hard things come up in this shadow time ~ ahoy to those who are riding high!

Eclipses stir the pot. They disturb the sediment. It has been an intense week/month/year #lezbereal .Eclipse season can bring up what we haven’t wanted to look at, distilling its poison, revealing the shadow.

Letting go occurs in so many ways & phases. It’s ok to wait for the light to return. It’s ok to have distance for perspective & detach from the stories. Remember that your feet are on the Earth & that staying grounded – or holding your ground – is part of finding your way.