As Mercury is reaching its station it will be slowing down again, which means delays, setbacks, deep introspection, road blocks, misinformation, unforeseen changes, glitches in the matrix, and revisions to our thinking will be on the menu for the rest of our Moon cycle until Mercury turns direct and picks up speed and the Moon starts waxing again. It's a time to slow down, notice the details, ask the right questions, say no to the things that are no longer possibilities, or get to the bottom of something one smart question at a time.
With three planets in Gemini right now the mind is entertaining all different kinds of options and new directions. We might be thinking of a million different things at once, or we might find ourselves in too many conversations, negotiations, collaborations, gossip sessions, chat forums, or to do lists simultaneously. Furthermore, with Mars slowly getting swallowed by the Sun, we might feel as though our will power is being thwarted, our energy levels are dropping, the direction we want to move in isn't opening up as rapidly as we'd hoped for, or our actions are falling flat somehow.
Meanwhile, the influence of Neptune is like a vague whisper...."something is happening that you have no control over, that you can't yet understand, that is part of a divine plan."
Or perhaps Neptune is hinting..."Let go...what will happen next is beyond your ability to rationalize about or consciously choose."
Or even, "Surrender your mind. So many possibilities. So little time. So much clarity comes when you simply silence your mind, silence your ambitions, and come what may."
If we push too hard and ignore this quiet, dissolving presence then we're prone to feeling very frustrated and mentally or intellectually exhausted right now. We say too much too quickly even when we've hardly said anything at all.
Finally, as the Moon leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn we're going to enter a several day period of rapid maturing. Bottom lines, non-negotiables, limitations, and simply "dealing with things as they are," will color our moods and environments.
Prayer: Gestation is the art of forgetting what we're waiting for until its arrived and surprised us by what its brought with it
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