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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LiliMM Member
Lili

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.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

ha ha.

birdMM Member
bird

“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.

EdgeofJupiterMM Member
EdgeofJupiter

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’.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

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 SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

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

Pi
Pi

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 »

Pi
Pi

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

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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 »

Pi
Pi

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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?

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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 »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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.

skarabMM Member
skarab

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 »

skarabMM Member
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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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 »

birdMM Member
bird

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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.

birdMM Member
bird

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_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

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 PolarisMM Member
Stella Polaris

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

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

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.

birdMM Member
bird

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.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Good grounded words Millie.

Katiepi
Katiepi

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 »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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

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-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

ZOMG yes.

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

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.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

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?

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

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.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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

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.

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

<3

birdMM Member
bird

I’m sorry. That sounds very hard. xxx

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

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

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

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

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

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

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

Thank you Gem <3

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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

Centaurus
Centaurus

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 »

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

“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.

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

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

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Gee Centaurus, some good advice there.

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

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

birdMM Member
bird

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

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

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

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

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

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

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 »

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

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.

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

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 »

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

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

emgMM Member
emg

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 StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Emg, you are a wise old soul.

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