|Mercury Transit May 9th 2016|
Courtesy of Sally Kirkman, I’ve had to re-read and reproduce here what she explained a few days ago on her blog.
There was a rare phenomenon in the sky on May 9th, as the messenger planet Mercury could be seen as a black dot as it moved across the light of the Sun.
The last time this cosmic event took place was November 8th 2006, almost 10 years ago.
Astrologers and astrology-lovers will be focusing on the symbolism of this exciting event. What does it mean?
|Mercury/Hermes the winged messenger of the Gods|
Here are some basic facts about the communication planet Mercury and May 9th Sun/Mercury union.
Mercury turns retrograde three times a year for three weeks at a time and this period often coincides with communication problems – Mercury is currently retrograde. This Mercury transit is important for astrologers because the Sun and Mercury are in conjunction. They are both at 19 Taurus.
There are numerous Sun/Mercury conjunctions throughout the year, e.g. the last Sun/Mercury conjunction took place on March 23rd 2016. Yet it’s rare to see a Mercury transit in front of the Sun.
The Sun/Mercury conjunction on May 9th 2016 is called an inferior conjunction and this can only occur when Mercury is in retrograde motion. It’s the beginning of a new Mercury cycle and on July 7th 2016, the Sun and Mercury will meet again at 16 Cancer, this time when Mercury is in direct motion. This is the superior conjunction. Mercury then completes its current cycle and a new one begins on September 12th 2016.
|Hermes on an old Brazilian stamp?|
This inferior conjunction is the equivalent to the New Moon phase, a time of pure potential. This is the eager, progressive phase which will culminate in two months time at the superior conjunction. This conjunction is effectively the change-over time when Mercury moves from setting behind the Sun in the west to rise before the Sun in the east. It changes from being an evening star to a morning star.
What does it mean?
Here’s what we can surmise about this rare transit. Currently Mercury is looking backward which might link to insights from the past. During retrograde phases there is more focus on the subconscious and it’s a fertile time of learning and evaluation.
Effectively this is Mercury’s hidden phase and yet on May 9th Mercury was visible, as a tiny black dot in front of the Sun. Mercury is currently mid-way through its current retrograde phase. Therefore what is being brought forth in your life? What messages are you receiving? Make time to listen to your inner voice. Look out too for synchronicities, nudges from the universe. How are you being guided, what is life telling you?
|Today I saw the new trailer for the TMNT - the turtle being just one of the symbols of Hermes - it appears as if they are standing on the top of the Acropolis, like Greek Gods in this shot?|
|I finally caught up with Captain America: Civil War, but sadly there was no Thor and his winged helmet- aka another one of the symbols of Hermes/Mercury!|
|Certainly, in line with the way things are moving, I also discovered Suicide Squad's trailer |
has Queen with Freddy Mercury singing Bohemian Rhapsody and not Flash?!!
|You've got to laugh right?|
Ok, now this just appeared on Twitter: Final manned Mercury mission launched atop Atlas rocket with Gordon Cooper today in 1963 http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/05/15/otd-may-15-and-faith-