Mercury Retrograde started yesterday. It's the first retrograde of the decade! This retrograde was in Pisces and has moved into Aquarius. We have Venus' positive vibes to thank for this being the easiest of our 3 retrogrades this year! Be mindful of the usual miscommunications and weird technology glitches that come around with retrograde. Mercury retrogrades are opportunities the universe gives us to slow down in order to reflect, redo, rethink, and reinvent important things in our lives. When we consciously listen to this call, we can actually make these retrogrades work for us instead of against us.
Mercury is the Roman god of messages and communication. In Greek mythology he is known as Hermes. He has often been depicted with wings on his feet, representing his capacity to be swift, and carrying a caduceus, the same healing wand that Archangel Raphael is known to carry. As well as overseeing communication, he oversees the planet Mercury. When this goes retrograde, which means it appears to go backwards when seen from the Earth, communication can be delayed or difficult. We can call on Mercury for help with loving, honest and open conversations, divination and any form of expressive art such as writing, poetry, and journalism. He can also help us heal miscommunications that have caused distress.
Open all levels of communication now. Important messages, information and insights are being shared. You may hear from an old friend or family member, or have an opportunity to finally understand a loved one you've not had an easy time with. You may be able to clarify situations where you feel you weren't heard properly or were misunderstood. Get things off your chest in a loving way, so that you can clear all roads to love in your life. Listen too- communication is a two-way street. Mercury is here now to allow you to hear clearly and be heard.
We don't have a full picture of who Mary of Magdala actually was, but we do know from spiritual texts that she was a great visionary and teacher with clairvoyant abilities because she was able to see angels and the soul of her twin flame, Master Jesus, after he had passed away. She also had the ability to shake up crowds of people to bring their hearts and minds back to the highest good. She now devotes her time to supporting us in bringing about the radical changes the Earth needs in order to prosper, and to encourage those who feel the need to teach the joy of spirit. Mary is a rebel heart in many ways - she helps those lightworkers who feel restricted by the opinions of others to step up and speak their truth.
You have a strong desire to share what you have learned. You may feel people will dismiss you or ridicule you, but don't worry- Mary Magdalene is here to guide you through this process. Your vulnerability is actually your greatest strength because you are trusting the power of your soul, and that part of you can never be broken. You are a wonderful teacher and leader and the world needs you. You are being backed by heaven, so step forwards and share all that you have learned.
Cernunnos, also known as Herne, is the Celtic stag god who represents connection to the Earth. He is one of the oldest recognized Celtic gods and features on the Gundestrup cauldron, a giant silver vessel from the Iron Age. He is the lover of the Great Mother and impregnates the land so that it will be filled with life. He can help us form a connection with the animal spirits and ancestors of our land.
There is a deep build-up of life-force within you now and a need to channel it into action. You may have extra energy or be more alert than usual, or be aware of a sense of increased sensual or sexual energy. If you have been unsure how this ties into your spiritual path, know that it can allow you to access the richness of your soul. When we are not expressing ourselves sexually, our spiritual potential can become tamed or muted, so if you are denying yourself desire, ask yourself how you can fulfill it. Ask Cernunnos to help you access your sexual self so that you can express it with integrity, and in a way that honors your soul. If you and your partner are trying for a child and this card appears, fertility is very possible, especially if Brigid, Cernunnos's twin flame, is present too.
The Divine Director is a facet of the heart of the Creator. According to New Thought teaching, his energy is merged directly with God's divine plan so that we can access it and understand on a deeper level what will support our true function, which is to be HAPPY. The Divine Director works directly with angels, and in particular guardian angels, so that they can fulfill their role of supporting the Earth and all of her people. Right now your angels are reminding you that your divine purpose on Earth is to remember love and do what makes you happy.
Divine Intervention is taking place at this time - what is occuring in your life is providing a real learning curve for your soul. You are becoming aware of a sense of purpose in your life. It gives you a sense of joy - it's something that brings you pleasure rather than something you have to work for. Know that your career can complement your purpose but not define it. But the path you are on at this time is right, and the universe is encouraging you to move forwards.