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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