Mercury’s epiphany day is here—have you had your epiphany yet?
If you’ve read my blog much, you probably know by now that Mercury moves in cycles lasting four months, or three cycles a year. Mercury moves retrograde (or backwards) for about three weeks of that cycle, and forward for the rest. Twice during each cycle, Mercury crosses (conjuncts) the Sun, once while both are moving forward (but Mercury is faster than the Sun), the other while the Sun continues forward but Mercury is moving backward. Those days when Mercury conjuncts the Sun are days of epiphany.
The Sun, by the way, is always moving forward, never backward. If an astrologer ever tells you that you have the Sun retrograde, they are pulling your leg.
The Mercury cycle is great for working on projects. Using the natural flow of the Mercury cycle can be like getting on a ride that helps your project get done. When Mercury is direct, as it is now, great forward progress can be made.
Today is July 13, 2009. Mercury is now moving forward, and crosses the Sun this evening around 7:18 PM Pacific time: today is Epiphany Day. Now is the time to bring your project to a culmination–the atmosphere is ripe for a peak of office energy and efficiency. Maybe you’ve had your moment of clarity already; maybe there is more to come. Look for and make use of it!
In the upcoming weeks, Mercury will continue moving forward, but will begin to slow down by the end of August, preparing to go retrograde in its usual way. At that time, the office energy will be winding down and preparing to hibernate. So get everything done that you can now, while it’s easy and the astrological weather supports progress.