Travis and Jessica DiRuzza discuss the archetypal meaning of solar and lunar eclipses. By understanding both the astronomy and astrology of eclipses we can best align ourselves with their potent energy. Looking at the solar eclipse of July 2nd and lunar eclipse of July 16th, which powerfully activate the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2018-2021, while Mercury retrogrades over it from July 7-31, Travis and Jessica share their understandings of eclipses.
This month we have a long and rare Mercury-Neptune conjunction in the water sign of Pisces (a total of 61 days). Right now is a favorable time to slow down and pause the usual fast forward moving rational and analytical mind to spend some time re-visioning our dreams, ideals, aspirations, and spirituality as they relate to the collective. In the northern hemisphere we are approaching the Spring Equinox (March 20th), and with Mercury in retrograde during the majority of March, the spring forward energy is happening in the realm of dreamtime and non-ordinary states. This is a very supportive time for meditation, expanded states, and safely using tools like astrology and tarot that help amplify our consciousness. Sharing our visionary voice, spending time in and around water, dream journaling, poetry, and music are all wonderful ways to honor this energy and receive downloads and transmissions of healing messages from the beyond and from our higher selves. Greater empathy, sensitivity, as well as compassionate listening and speaking are all a part of this astrological alignment. The challenges of confused thinking, foggy memory, and miscommunication are also ripe at this time. Let’s be gentle with ourselves and with one another. Mercury Retrograde in Pisces from March 5th-28th, 2019.
Have a listen to this fifty minute dialogue on how to make the most of Mercury retrograde from a healing or therapeutic perspective between my dear friend and colleague, Delia Shargel and myself. I know these three week Mercury retrograde periods can be tough and challenge our patience and resolve, and I see and feel the true gifts when we stay with our process, whatever that may be right now.
I am really excited to release the second session of Deeper Than Day: The Depth Psychology and Archetypal Astrology Podcast. As we reimagine the meaning and purpose of Mercury Retrograde our conversation becomes really alive.
In Session Two, Delia Shargel and I explore the phenomenon of Mercury Retrograde, and how we use this archetypal opportunity to remember, reexamine, and retell our stories in the therapeutic relationship.
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