Happy New Moon and stand by for Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio. If you spent a good part of your Dark Moon – aka the weekend – in a funk, fantastic. Seething is part of the process.
It’s like some dark alchemy of the soul where your brain becomes a crucible for resentments and shadow emotions. Dark Moons are always suitable for surfacing such feelings, and the lunar prelude to a New Moon in Scorpio is especially so. You can try to eat, orgasm, positive-think, or booze them away, but then they stay leaden, never turning to gold. Think about this: How many of your most liberating decisions and great ideas came after confronting your shadow selves?
It was also excellent preparation for the mental metamorphosis of Mercury in Scorpio. There is but one condition; the seething. Yes, of course, the standard Mercury Retro cautions will apply. Back up your data and be mindful of details. Avoid signatures on big-deal contracts. Allow extra time for delays. But really, it’s the data backed up in your psyche and circumstances from long ago that are more likely to capture your focus.
Mercury Retrograde In Scorpio Will Be Metaphysical More Than Mundane
As Shamanic Neptune is in league with the Magician Planet, this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio will be one of the most metaphysical Merc Retros on record. So, think quickly: what was the core theme of your Dark Moon funk. If you have to turn it into a one-sentence plot point or character motivation in a story outline, what would it be? Come with it fast because you don’t want the layers and styling. That’s your go-topic for the next seven weeks.
Seething is supposed to be out of context and off-brand. You do it at 3 a.m after a strange dream or hypnagogic episode where you’re between worlds, looking for a mysterious machine or lost object. You’re not asleep, but you’re hardly awake; you don’t know what the missing thing is, but it is crucial. Or you’re trudging furiously through freezing rain to be somewhere you don’t want to be, questioning every primary life choice to date and hoping your card is not declined.
Bonus Seething Points For Being In A Psychologically Charged Telephonic Queue
In Utopia, seething is done in yoga or via eloquent words, but the nature of it is that it’s so heavy and awkward. Your back is too stiff or you too energetically sludgy to try and think. Maybe you don’t want to encounter a person or explain a thing. Bonus points for being in a stained t-shirt or psychologically charged telephonic queue.
That’s the stage of your seethe when you’re about to enjoy a fantastic insight. And Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio will be full of such moments. You have already begun it, congratulations.
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