- Turning retrograde on May 10 ...
Mercury is in Gemini, it’s home sign. This is the realm of the mind - how we think, communicate, and understand. This is our reality construct; what we perceive to be true. When Mercury is stationary, our minds are focused on something - struggling with it; trying to understand. We may not be aware of this process but it is going on under the surface of consciousness. With Mercury in Gemini, an air sign, this process is specifically around an idea. An intellectual understanding of … something.
This Mercury station occurs at the mid-point of our passage through our current eclipse portal. This transition began with the April 30 Solar Eclipse and will complete with the May 15/16 Lunar Eclipse. We are shedding something, releasing something that no longer serves us. With this combination of energies, the shedding is around something specific to our thought process – an attitude, an idea, a concept we no longer believe in.
Mercury will turn direct on June 3 in earthy Taurus, in a square to stationary Saturn. This Mercury retrograde period is building toward something that needs to change on the material plane – a change that we are in some way resisting. First, we need to understand, then we need to act. For now, concentrate on understanding.
May 9, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.