Friday, March 16, 2018

Mercury trine the North Node | thinking about the future, the right words at the right time, hearing something we need to hear, learning something we need to know, starting a new conversation

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Mercury at 14 degrees Aries is trining (brakes off) the North Node today at 14 degrees Leo.

Mercury in Aries is blunt and decisive. Information can be tossed at us for a quick decision - which we can make because we are not so enmeshed in that "seeing all sides of a situation and need for balance" that Aries polarity sign Libra requires.

Our decisions are based on what is best for us at the time. 

Now Mercury has been traveling with Venus (say what you want) since she/he arrived in Aries and they both squared Saturn and had to pivot. On Monday they meet up again. In the meantime Mercury has this trine with the North Node (our collective path forward). And remember Mercury is walking his shadow - meaning degrees he will walk two more times over the next few weeks with his upcoming retrograde - so information, ideas, all things Mercurian - have a triple significance now.

There could be a long-running conversation that needs to get started. Aries is pushy, though, and tends to run off half-cocked, so let's avoid too much of that.

Trines are beneficial, but often missed, in the same ways we don't notice the things that move smoothly. So, this is a time to pay attention. There is a clue here somewhere and with tomorrow's New Moon in Pisces having multiple aspects that warns about trying to start something from a position of weakness - let's see what words come to our attention today.

There could be a conversation, idea or communication that points us in a certain direction - with that Leo North Node toward what our heart wants, toward our natural center stage, toward our space of greatest generosity of spirit and courage.

Notice your own language today. Watch for negative words when you mean positive things - like saying "this isn't bad" when you mean "this is good" or using the word "want" when you mean something more than being in a state of "not having". Watch for your limiting beliefs to show up as you spin your stories now.

Limiting beliefs are the thoughts, stories and 'spells' that we invite, through our own words, into the deepest spaces inside us and sometimes expel out into the world as conversation that inhibit our potential and limit the choices we make in our life.

For most of us, there is less question about whether or not our words are powerful - we know they are - as there is about how to best use this power to improve our world.

I have always loved anagrams and cryto-quotes and similar kinds of word puzzles. I had a bit of an obsession with them as a kid actually - also mythology, astrology and Rumi.

(And yes, all these things will work there way into this series. I was also obsessed with my metal wheeled roller skates, Ellen O'Neal and Tiger Beat magazine - luckily for you, dear reader, I will leave them out of this one.)

Words are powerful.

I love how "word" and "lord" can be combined to create "world". And "uni" meaning one and "verse" meaning word or poem or song makes "universe". And a spell is a s-p-e-l-l.

And dog is God spelled backwards (maybe especially that one).

You might be familiar with the Bible story of the Tower of Babel - which is the story of God's displeasure at humankind's progress after the great flood. Everyone speaking the same language and working together meant soon nothing would be out of humankind's reach. This worried God so much that he scattered everyone all over the planet and changed their one language into many as a way to dis-empower everyone.

One nugget to take from this story is that Babel babble = dis-empowerment.

This is the same story we work through every Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is the God of communication. We honor Mercury when we speak our truth, when we think through our thoughts before we say our words, when we say more and talk less. We dishonor Mercury when we babble.

We also dis-empower (and self-limit) ourselves.

So, consider the words you use before speaking today. Maybe speak half as much as you usually do. Unless you don't usually speak all that much - in that case, speak twice as much. Avoid gossip. Avoid babble. No little white lies. Think about your random thoughts and the song lyrics that get stuck in your head. This would be a good time to sign up for a class or begin a course of study - it doesn't have to be some big, important thing. Mercury rules Virgo and the little details, too, remember - one foot in front of the other now.

Listen. What is your life trying to tell you?

The right conversation, words, ideas that point us forward will find us. Maybe something we learn now will be needed later.

Listen, and think about, words and phrases that are repeated now. It's a time to speak carefully and purposefully. Talk about what you want to happen and not what you do not want. Words always matter. We are beginning something here that spills the seeds our next something is rooted in. Use precise language.

And remember Mercury also rules our neighborhood, our siblings and transportation - which sounds random, but actually isn't.

I will be back tonight or tomorrow morning with a big New Moon post by sign - in the meantime we will set an intention to speak a little more clearly today and then we'll do it.

xo all

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