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The Mercury Journey

By: Jennifer Hoffman

Let's look at Mercury, one of the most active planets this year and a marker of the year's events. Mercury traditionally rules Gemini and Virgo and in Gemini it rules karma, and communication, in Virgo it rules our healing cycles, soul work, and our path of spiritual initiation. It achieves its higher octaves of learning in Sagittarius (higher thought) and Pisces (congruence and divine harmony).

Mercury started the year in Capricorn, as a reminder of the 2020 Saturn/Pluto Capricorn conjunction. In 2021 it had 3 retrogrades, all in Air signs.

Its first retro was in Aquarius in late January, the 2021 energy marker with the Saturn/Uranus square from Aquarius/Taurus. In late May its second retro was in Gemini, its home sign, starting the deep 3D dis-integration that we have seen happening since that month. Aquarius is also a big marker for 2022-we where we will see a strong Saturn presence in Aquarius (no longer hindered by a Uranus square) and then Pluto going into Aquarius in 2023, not seen since 1737-1752, which ushers in a new age of enlightenment.

And on September 27 it starts its Libra retro, bringing balance to the dis-integration that has created so much chaos in the world.

Interestingly, all 3 mercury retros this year have started at 24-26 degrees of each sign. The air sign focus has been on awakening, new thought, new potentials, new ideas, and new energy (air represents energy).

At a time when we are now questioning every belief we have about the 3D paradigm, Mercury has been our silent partner and guide on this journey. This final retro in Libra is about restoring balance and equilibrium to a world sadly out of both.

But there's a twist, Libra is also the sign of 'open enemies' and that's going to be an interesting revelation over the next 2 months. Who will become a persona non grata when the mass of humanity learns the truth? The awakening has begun with the Nicki Minaj effect - she has over 250 million followers across her social media channels and they are very committed and loyal to her.