Mercury Retrograde Shadow Realizations

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Mercury Retrograde Shadow Realizations are happening right now. It’s the best bit of any Mercury Retro. The Trickster turns Full Magician, decrypting puzzling emotions, and inspiring high-level bibliomancy. Classic bibliomancy is when you open a book and choose a paragraph at random; it’s like an Oracle. But with this mercurial magic at work, you don’t even need to do that. The insight or pertinent quote you need comes to you.

And people of interest reveal their real nature or a vital clue to their character; no sleuthing or ‘tell me everything’ dialogue required. It’s incredible and, because it is in Leo, it’s properly lit and perhaps even styled. You get a text or read something, and all that’s missing is the ‘ding’ of the lightbulb over your head. Or a triumphant blast of a trumpet.

Mercury Retrograde Shadow Realizations Are Energy Saving

What exactly is the Mercury Retrograde Shadow? It’s when Mercury has turned Direct already but is yet to return to the degree it was at when it turned Retrograde. We have been in the Shadow Zone since it turned Direct on August 1. But, the Shadow Realizations come in the last few days of this zone: Now until Thursday. That applies to anywhere on the planet. Shadow Zones don’t need to be measured precisely.

The point is that the next four days are big on omens and guidance. What you need to know is writ large in various mediums – intuition, recurring phrases and snippets of media/poetry. Or realizations that just land fully formed in your mind. Symbolism is not challenging to read, but, like divination, your mindset is everything. If you’re straining for the answer or the “right” navigational cue, you often become more flustered. Symbolism does not mean “has to be mysterious or require a knowledge of esoteric correspondences.” It is the language of the subconscious mind, magic, and Quintessence.

There is no course in it. Just clear your mind of cant and stay receptive. But the Mercury Retrograde Shadow Realizations mean that the answers come easy. You may already have noticed it but if not try a question. Say it aloud and anticipate an answer or omen within days.

Are you feeling it yet?

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Lili
Lili
August 14, 2019 11:17 pm

On Mercury retrograde and direct- a friend in local office is off the Nov ballot because a word was left off of her affidavit- the govt bodies overseeing this missed the error- until their Virgo powered maven caught it- too late to be rectified.

Many see conspiracy, I see Virgo Vision unleashed- all too late.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
August 13, 2019 11:38 pm

Lo Piscean qi vamp boss has shown her true colours. I have never worked with anyone who lies as much as she has done and the devastation is everywhere. She has Merc conj her sun. Gift of the gab. I can only hope Saturn-Pluto kicks her in the consequences.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Reply to  Chrysalis

ha ha.

bird
bird
August 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Reply to  Chrysalis

“I can only hope Saturn-Pluto kicks her in the consequences.”

So clever, Chrysalis! I love it! There are so many people I will bestow these blessings on. I’m sorry you’re dealing with someone like this. They seem to be everywhere. Once seen, can’t be unseen.

EdgeofJupiter
EdgeofJupiter
August 13, 2019 11:42 am

Hi and WoW. Just got an instant Mercury Retro bibliomancy thing happen. Frustrated with zero inspiration in the land, except a listen to Bon Ivor’s ‘i,i’ new album and THE GRindddd, so thick that it is like Astro fog. And sat down to read Mystic’s advice (again) Always brilliant and then her Daily Mystic arrives mid morning (Australia) and she is so exact with the news — ‘..clarify your planning around the next five months..’ Thanks Mystic. Anything to save ‘Rage Googling’.

Skarab
Skarab
August 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Reply to  Mystic

YESSS!! You are so right about ZH – fabulous comparison. I had to stop reading it coz among other things, it was OTT rage-inducing and histrionic…..And the commentators were the worst – it made me wonder very much if humanity was actually worthy of this planet.
I did learn some great swearing though.

Invicta
Invicta
August 13, 2019 4:24 am

yes!
I have felt such a strong energetic undertow today. Just really swampy.
Saying that I’ve still been semi productive. A little bum on seat effort has paid off, and the odd healthy habit helps but yes, I surrendered to the psychic dirge and muckrake noise.

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles
August 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Reply to  Invicta

That is that perfect word “swampy”. It exactly defined yesterday.

Sam
Sam
August 12, 2019 10:36 pm

I suddenly was overcome with the desire to just suddenly drop a whole bunch of stuff that my mind has been gnawing away on for WEEKS, months even, like, OK done file in the out-tray, i mean whoa what just happened? I sent a thank you to a deceased relative and my future self in case other beings were helping out…also the world in general I mean who can’t be happy to be suddenly relieved of mental gunk (sure hope i wake up feeling the same way ha) I thought it might be the sun jupiter trine lighting up. OH… Read more »

Sam
Sam
August 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Reply to  Sam

hey mystic did the planets widget/plugin get turfed in the recent makeover? x

baristagem
baristagem
August 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Genius MM!!

Sam
Sam
August 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Oh that sounds fun! Maybe you could include Gary 🙂

Widget seems to be back.

Skarab
Skarab
August 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Reply to  Sam

Aaaah, Gary….. thanks for the reminder, Pi. That explains these stirrings. He’s almost on my Lilith & opposite my Jupiter.
Mental note to partner: hide the chainsaw, gaffer tape & car keys till it passes.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:26 pm
Reply to  Skarab

But keep the tool belt

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
August 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Reply to  Skarab

PLEASE YES to include Gary in any widget thing!
Gary on your Lilith sounds interesting lol. I bet Lilith is on top *snicker*

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Oh i wouldn’t ask for anything more with all the insights plus evolving tech functionality – wonderful! supportive! – but GODDESS YES PLEASE and don’t forget Gary. That’s a Mystic original find! Now…to love my work as much as you do, inspiration witch.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 12, 2019 6:56 pm

Talking about Pluto. I have just come off antidepressants and the dream I had last night was off the scale. I was a 3 or 4 year old Torres Strait or Fi Jian girl. Explains why my face is so expressive in this life. I had tight, curly black hair. My older sister who I feel is the same one in this life was supposed to be watching me was negligent. We were near a watering hole. So I wandered off aimlessly and happy on my own. I came across some undesirables and I felt trapped. I don’t know what… Read more »

Sam
Sam
August 13, 2019 12:29 am

Wow, Wish, that dream sounds amazing in all the serious ways.
North node in taurus… How lovely too. The here and now, nourishment, stability, and dominion over your space, absolute ownership of your physical being.
Present day consciousness releasing an untimely past death. Do you and your sis have node or IC links? Or is your sister represented in your 3rd house maybe?

In fact I’m going to go to sleep right now for some refreshing dreams (hopefully).

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Reply to  Sam

Hi Pi,

Thanks for the description of my Taurus North Node. It’s the best description I’ve heard so far. It sounds so inviting.

Unfortunately I am estranged from my sister. I know her birtdate (she is a twin wit her brother), but I don’t know time of birth.

I have no ides about node, ic links etc.
How do I go about finding out please?
And can you elaborate please? What does IC mean also?

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Scorpio South Node can focus on the sting of violent past deaths and injury. But you can think Eagle and realise that your deaths out of those lives was a fast evolution, along with what you carry of primal oceanic emotion (the happy 3 year old) that sustains. This sounds like Zerkhet/Serkhet/Antares/ Cor Scorpionus. Taurus NN will look at body healing of (past) trauma. IC is where and how you need comfortable base, home and grounding. If your NN is there, you will be working on that this life

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Reply to  milleunanotte

Gee m, amazing words you speak. I received evolution just from reading them. This takes time to digest. About 15 years ago pre astro knowledge I bought a past life regression CD from a lady I really connected with at a spiritual fair. I did these progressions on my own. They were intense death memories. But yes I did experience the richness of those lives. And from your words I will focus on the richness. The day I accidentally broke the CD was a good day. These past lives were overwhelming. I had no support, I did it on my… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 14, 2019 6:56 pm

My pleasure 🙂 I have strong Antares, too, and it just felt like the right energy. Your CD accidentally broke?? That’s weird cool how it helped you.

Skarab
Skarab
August 15, 2019 2:11 am

Amazing dream, Wish. Do you have trans Uranus conjunct your North Node right now? Coz when it was on my nodal axis i was having v vivid dreams about what seemed other existences & other people. Call them past or parallel lives, but they were powerful dreams that affected my waking life quite a bit. and made me look into patterns i am holding on to. Writing down your dreams would be great therapy right now. It’s like you’ve got these past events that need to be revealed/communicated (Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury) – so that you can… Read more »

Skarab
Skarab
August 15, 2019 2:15 am
Reply to  Skarab

It won’t let me post the link to Mystic’s post on Uranus/SN but if you write in the search box on the side : Notes From Uranus On The South Node it will come up

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 16, 2019 5:29 am
Reply to  Skarab

Scarab I checked and yes Transmitting Uranus is bang on my Taurus North node in the 3rd house conjunct my natal Taurus Moon.

Thanks for noticing this. You must be really in tune with astro nuances.
And yesterday I ordered a special dream diary and a journal. Also the Goddess and the Alphabet.

So now I have no excuse not to write.

I will find that post now and read.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 16, 2019 1:43 pm

I’m still absorbing and processing this information in conjunction with coming off antidepressants after 8 years. I briefly read Mystics post on the South node but sensed there was an important distinction between south and north for me. And alas after searching you tube one fine lady made the distinction for me. But the south node post made me realise I am in my own personal zap zone and although street art isn’t talking to me other forms of media are. And I was zapped 3 times recently. 1.Trickster energy made me come off medication. It was Friday after 5pm… Read more »

bird
bird
August 12, 2019 5:21 pm

I’ve seen the dark side of a quality in someone very close to me. I used to admire this quality and thought it was kind of sexy and funny but what erupted yesterday has caused a rupture in my family and I feel lost, disillusioned and confused.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Reply to  bird

I can read between the lines. That sounds horrible.

Just remember it is not your fault. This person sounds horrible and tricky.

Try and stand back and see it for what it is.
He sounds very low Pluto.

bird
bird
August 13, 2019 7:23 am

Thanks Wish. They’ve acknowledged that trust has been shattered and are taking steps to repair. This person has always been safe, so it was a shock to witness them flip and lose control. I will watch and wait, and hold space for my family.

I have an appointment with my therapist this morning so I’ll explore it with him.

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
August 13, 2019 7:25 am
Reply to  bird

A person I thought was pretty positive and easy-going has started to act passive-aggressive, drinking more, blacking out and verbally abusing everyone, doesn’t remember anything the night day.
The things he says when drunk is cruel. My friends shrug it off as don’t take the drunk talk seriously. Are they hidden dark thoughts he festering in him? or just drunken babble?
I really don’t like this recent change.

Stella Polaris
Stella Polaris
August 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Reply to  Scorpio_Rising

do you know what’s prompted the change in behaviour?

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
August 13, 2019 7:26 am
Reply to  bird

I forgot to add, it’s disheartening and surprising when people you care for show their ugly low Plutonian sides. Sorry, you are experiencing this. Remember it’s his shit to deal with.

bird
bird
August 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Reply to  Scorpio_Rising

Thank you xxx I had an amazing session with my therapist. He helped me find clarity and a way forward that will enrich and educate us. The situation was related to parenting a teenage boy, and how much physical intervention is okay. There are complex family dynamics involved.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Reply to  bird

You are amazing to care and understand so much, but you can also focus on your boundaries of trust and protection. You will want to be a source of care and loving undetstanding that heals. Do that for you first. No denial of compassionate feeling and urges for others, you have that gift. Spend it first and every time on you. Then you can trust gut feelings, and if you are needed, you will just happen to smoothly fulfil that. If it’s wrenching your gut, you can feel all those feelings and process alone, with buckets of time and less… Read more »

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Reply to  milleunanotte

Good grounded words Millie.

Katiepi
Katiepi
August 12, 2019 5:15 pm

So yesterday, I walked through a room in a gallery, right through a potential situation involving people I haven’t seen for a few years. Me, my husband, and this couple. She nearly walked into me. And it was as if I was the only one awake – nobody else even noticed. The couple didn’t see me or my husband, my husband didn’t see them. Not like there was a crowd; just us 4. They’re at the centre of a situation of a few years ago that was immensely painful to me, and messy; one where no matter how I’ve tried… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Reply to  Katiepi

Sounds like you have changed and are evolving more, with exquisite senitivity, while they/she just sit stuck in oblivion. Blessings on your insight, and sit with that wisdom in quiet power xxx

Katiepi
Katiepi
August 15, 2019 9:37 am
Reply to  milleunanotte

You might be onto something, in that I’m not very good at owning my power. Not at all. And that was definitely a part of the past situation. It all went weird when I gave my power away. Hmm. Thanks for spelling it out for me! ❤️

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
August 12, 2019 4:57 pm

ZOMG yes.

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Last night my partner of 10 years dumped me. Suddenly he wants someone who is interested in marriage and babies. I am horrifically sad. This is just one of those sad cries of pain out into the universe/internet.

Pisces Sun, Cancer Rising, Libra Moon.

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Reply to  Mystic

His brother and SIL had twins about a year ago and many of his friends have gotten married in the last two years. I am a very non traditional partner in many respects and I think his more traditional upbringing has just caught up to him. I can’t understand why he didn’t bring it up earlier, but the trouble certainly came to my attention the minute we started on this round of mercury retro.

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl
August 12, 2019 3:51 pm

I feel your pain. Be kind and gentle with yourself. You need to be who you are, even if it means on your own for now. It is a betrayal and cowardly on his part to not have talked. Scream and cry if you need to, but you deserve better.

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Yes he admits as much. I think he knew it would cause the end of the relationship and he wasn’t quite ready to let it go. It’s extremely sad. I am at a friend’s house with plenty of candles and water views and space to myself. Thank you for your message.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 12, 2019 4:11 pm

Oh you poor darling. Scream as much as you can.

You are loved. You deserve someone who knows what they want.

One day at a time hey?

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Thank you for taking the time to say something. <3 I really appreciate it. Today I have been surrounded by the kindness of strangers and it is very affirming.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:55 pm

SaturnPluto is completely on your side, granting time and introspection. Maybe his side, too. Look to everyone else who grounds and nourishes you enough and more. Ask them to look out for when you should rest but try to keep going and can’t feel like you can stop.

oceanmama
oceanmama
August 12, 2019 5:06 pm

I’m so sorry this happened to you. Relationships are never easy but I hope in time you can find peace and look forward with the promise of better blessings to come.

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Reply to  oceanmama

<3

bird
bird
August 12, 2019 5:29 pm

I’m sorry. That sounds very hard. xxx

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Reply to  bird

Thank you, I really appreciate you took the time to say something.

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 12, 2019 6:40 pm

Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this
Me: Mercury retrograde
Therapist: No

Gemyogi
Gemyogi
August 12, 2019 8:29 pm

1. Keep your invisible crown on.
2. You are loved
3. It’s his loss, poor fool.
4. Sending hugs, PenelopeR

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 13, 2019 9:10 am
Reply to  Gemyogi

Thank you Gem <3

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks, love, you accidentally gave me a bit of empathy xx

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 12, 2019 9:02 pm

I haven’t commented for a while or read too much of the blog in recent times… but I just saw your post and could feel your hurt. After 10 years despite unconventional approaches to relationships or whatever this would feel so shocking as there has literally been a decade to discuss anything that wasn’t feeling harmonious and progressive in your relationship. It sounds like you’ve been blind sighted somewhat in this event too – and I can only empathise with that feeling and can only imagine the betrayal you’re feeling after no doubt feeling like you think you’re going in… Read more »

SheRat
SheRat
August 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Reply to  Centaurus

“If it comes out of your mouth or is done by your hand it’s yours regardless of whatever triggers or influences” —gerdDARM I know some peeps who REALLY need to fuqin’ take this schizz on board. Fer reals.

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Reply to  SheRat

Hehe, yep and sometimes if I’m feeling like projecting I have to remind myself too 😉

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Reply to  Centaurus

Gee Centaurus, some good advice there.

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Thanks Wish – as Pluto’s foot soldier I have to keep the positive pep talks up pretty regularly. I’ll get my exit papers soon all being well and I’ll just add that there’s lots of amazing words of wisdom around here and some of it’s been from you as I recall x

bird
bird
August 13, 2019 7:02 am
Reply to  Centaurus

So beautiful. Tender and wise. Good to see you again, Centaurus. xox

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Reply to  bird

Thank you bird, it’s lovely to be welcomed back like this <3

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
August 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Reply to  Centaurus

Love, i didn’t want to be friend in need, so forgive my silence. Other times, i’ve been making hay while the sun shines. I’ve got 9 karmic soul connections with my love, and there’s been a bunch of shit zinging down, but i’m wryly grateful, frustrated, worn out and hanging in cos i’m loved, with always thoughts of my buds whom i have not quite known how to explain to, bc the next chapter starts before i get to put it in neat Cap cusp 3rd words xoxoxo

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Reply to  milleunanotte

You can be any kind of friend Millie and I’m ok with people being where they need to be. Am much the same of late. Ooh yeah there is lots going on/down/around and I have been MIA in the trenches myself., Pluto’s foot solider – I’ve been promoted! It means more work, less freedom and harder slaps if I drop a ball but it is making me put one foot in front of the other despite being so enervating. I think in these times (and perhaps for some more than others) the luxury of just hanging out exploring and having… Read more »

PenelopeRevelry
PenelopeRevelry
August 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Reply to  Centaurus

Thank you for this wise and lovely message. I have reread it many times since you posted it. He and I have spoken every day and told each other we love, care and respect each other and want to transform our relationship in as positive a way as possible. I hope it works out.

Centaurus
Centaurus
August 19, 2019 6:57 pm

You’re welcome 🙂 I think there’s wisdom in what you’ve written. It’s a shared responsibility. I think that can make things blend when it comes to which thing belongs to whom or who’s responsibility it is for something as there’s you, the other and the relationship has it’s own dynamic. I would have added that as well had I remembered. It’s also important to stretch ourselves to consider or try to understand things that don’t necessarily sit well with us or align with our world view – sounds like you’re both giving that a go and open communication is the… Read more »

Alouetta
Alouetta
August 12, 2019 10:32 pm

Oh that is harsh. Give yourself time. You deserve someone better than him.

emg
emg
August 13, 2019 6:39 am

You loved him, he loved you no doubt ? But you want differing things. It didn’t start out that way but in your own way you’ve grown into the people you are. He’s seen something maybe he didn’t even know he harboured a longing for, you don’t feel it. Best to kiss each other goodbye and tell him how much you enjoyed then move into your life to do you things you love and find another like minded soul for how ever long it lasts. Allow growth and honesty and never part with anything other than love

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
August 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Reply to  emg

Emg, you are a wise old soul.

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