Mercury retrograde is a phenomenon that occurs approximately 3 times per year, every year. Having gained recent popularity due to a surge of interest in spirituality amongst Millennials, it is technically not classified as a “big hitter” in astrology. This most recent retrograde however, was more than just the brilliant eclipse across the Sun. It stirred the generational pot, activating unconscious ties between Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. It triggered both their similarities and disparities, prompting an already existing aggravation into mass protest across the globe, and a surge of memes, articles and analysis online.
The mutable signs ~ Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces ~ all represent the energy of the changing seasons.
There’s been an irritability in the air. Not of the Mars variety where we could blow our top. It’s based in the mutable energy of change that doesn’t let us settle.
Mutable signs remind us that change is necessary. Stagnation is not an option and remaining in the past lacks vitality. In such unpredictable and often volatile times, we seek the security of things unchanging. Change represents chaos, and chaos reminds us that we don’t have control. But chaos is from where life emerges. It’s the void that contains the all; where we come from and to where we all return.
Each Mutable sign follows a Fixed sign. The Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) represent the peak of a season. There is no denying in February that we’re in the depths of Winter in the Nth Hemisphere – and the height of Summer in the South.
Fixed energy is sure and stable. It’s the foundation stones upon which we build life. Mutable signs, however, transition us from this stability, simultaneously aware of what it’s emerging from and heading toward. Moving, changing, gathering information, mutability is never still, never stagnant. Always curious and of service.
Mutable signs gather the information we need to transition to the peak of our potential. They are the gate keepers to the Solstice and Equinox. They are the changing of the guard from one season to another. It is both receptive and dynamic.
A snake sheds its skin before it emerges anew. The energy of change can be uncomfortable because we can’t rest and we have no guarantee of what’s to come. We have to lean into trust and roll with the energy of now.
This particular mutable season is within the veil of a Venus Retrograde cycle. The energy of change is more potent because we’re being asked to look at what we’re going to leave behind in the Underworld. We will take a Phoenix journey down and through Scorpio’s lair. If you’re struggling against the winds of change right now, ask yourself what you’re holding onto and why. What is lingering from your past that’s draining your vitality?
There is endurance to mutable energy. It has the ability to adapt. To bend and not break. Take this tree wisdom with you though the Underwolrld. We’re all going together. No one is spared.
If you want to hear more about the upcoming energy of 2018, come to my workshop on the Full Moon of Sept 24th @neighborhood – sign up is on my website http://www.druish.com
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Working with the Astrology of 2018
With Venus taking us down to the Underworld in her pentacle creating retrograde cycle, and Mercury throwing us for a loop when it retrogrades in Sagittarius & Scorpio…while the Eclipse Cycle is changing signs…
…how do we keep going forward when the planets are taking us backwards?
What is this workshop about?
In this workshop, Dru will walk you through the astrological events of each month remaining in 2018.
It will offer you tools for how to work with the planets via understanding of where they are kicking up dust in your own chart.
We will break down the meaning of retrograde cycles, eclipse seasons, what it means to have both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and what all this intense planetary activity is building toward.
Participants who sign up will each receive a workbook tailored to their own astrological chart.
Sign up to have your chart included in workshop examples.
Limited drop-in spots available.
Cost & Time
Sept 24th @7pm
2 hour workshop + workbook
4301 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Who is Dru Ish?
You can read all about me here, or come say hi in person, which is always preferable.
What’s happening in 2018?
~ Saturn retrograde – direct in Capricorn
~ Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus
~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces
~ Pluto retrograde – direct in Capricorn
~ Venus retrograde in Scorpio to Libra
~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus
~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces
~ Venus retrograde – direct in Libra
~ Mercury retorgrade in Sagittarius
~ Uranus retrograde changing signs from Taurus to Aries
~ Neptune retrograde – direct in Pisces
~ Jupiter moves into Sagittarius
~ The Eclipse cycle changes signs
~ Mercury retrograde – direct in Scorpio
~ Uranus retrograde in Aries
~ Why staying in on NYE is a better idea this year
Everyone of all levels of Astrological understanding are welcome.
These Pisces Full Moon feels run deep & there’s much to be crafted from this energy.
The ocean’s water & the ocean bed have a symbiotic relationship; both shift & change shape with each other, because of each other, for each other.
This is Pisces. 🐋
Pisces is not in it for itself…because Pisces is aware that it IS EVERYTHING. From our ocean bed to the layers of consciousness, Pisces is everywhere & everything at once. #mutablemagic
This Full Moon comes with a Grand Earth trine that offers us the opportunity to not get disoriented in this expanse, but to make something from it, to make something of it.
Without Earth, water lacks definition. Without water, Earth is barren – a disaster for an element that knows how to produce.
Take these Pisces feels & make Virgo proud! Channel this energy through your hands & bring the energy down to Earth.
…and contact Jessika Fancy if you want an Orca print!
When you board a cross~country train while Mercury’s retrograde wearing a Mercury~Gemini shirt & the train leaves 7 HOURS late & your seat is facing backwards…so you’re literally retrograding through retrograde season…& then you look out the other window & the universe paints your thoughts in letters on the neighbouring train.
#couldntevenmakeitup #mercperks#surrender #wearemagic#mercuryretrograde #marsretrograde#sagittariuslife #traveldiaries#astrologyinaction #viarail #viarailcanada
This #mercuryretrograde is in #virgo . SMACK. BANG. IN. THE. MIDDLE. OF. ECLIPSE. SEASON. Virgo rules digestion. It governs the assimilation, dissection & processing of information. It’s an earth sign that wants to materialise, manifest & produce something from what it assimilates. .
This means that we’re dealing with our own shit. The #eclipse is highlighting aspects of ourselves, our society, our communities that are hard to look at. What’s being exposed can be hard to digest…both personally & publicly…& yet sitting in our own shit is the only way out of it.
This white supremacist dialogue is not in an American vacuum. Not growing up in America & not being American I am all too aware of the dominant American agenda & rhetoric. But this is more than that. This time, these events, these revelations, this exposure can be utilised for the benefit of everyone. .
This eclipse is traveling across the US, highlighting the shit, giving us all opportunity to see how complicit we are, wherever we are.
Virgo has amazing powers of discernment that are best used in service to others. It’s no coincident that this is all happening right now. Holding on to your shit is toxic, & anyone who’s healed anything knows that you have to dive deep before you can reemerge. Mercury Rx is a time to reevaluate, reassess, relearn. Take the time to thoroughly digest what is coming up & make use of what you learn.
This is as true of our spiritual journey as it is of our sacred activism and dismantling systems of oppression.
Critics of my open letter to spiritual white women on white supremacy have accused me of fueling hatred, shame, division and reverse racism (!) through the points I have made in my letter. However I know that at no point did I say anything to the effect of ‘I hate white women’ or ‘white women should be ashamed of themselves’. As I mentioned at the beginning of the letter, the vast majority of the women I serve through my business happen to be white women. I wrote this letter not as an accusation, but as an invitation…Please read full post @wildmysticwoman ~ #fuckwhitesupremacy#thisisourshit