Mercury is moving into position today to form a square to Saturn tomorrow. Mercury, the Winged Messenger, presides over not only messages and communication but also the way we process our experiences through our conscious awareness. In Gemini, its own sign, it is particularly facile and communication typically flows without interruption.
Saturn will put the brakes on that easy flow for a few days. Saturn, lord of restriction, karma and time, stops the presses while corrections are made. Saturn demands that we apply focus and diligence to all of our communication projects. This is not a time for easy promises; accountability is required for the next few days until Mercury has moved out of range of the square.
Meanwhile Uranus has slowed down to a standstill in preparation for its change of direction on July 2nd, and between now and then we will begin to see the force of change dominate the news to a greater extent than before. Watch for destabilization of the financial markets and political structures in general. Uranus is retrograding back for its last passage through Pisces before it moves into Aries next year, and in my view this demands a wakeup call.
Uranus is known as “The Awakener” and Pisces rules sleep, and while Uranus has been in Pisces (since 2003) the disruption (Uranus) from the longing for the unconscious (Pisces) has been powerful. Uranus will move into Aries in 2010 and there will be no more opportunity for sleep. This then is a good time to begin to prepare for Uranus entering Aries by completing the awakening process within our own lives. Where are we stuck in subconscious reactions to situations? Where do we limit ourselves by taking the easy road? Uranus always asks the question: Where in our lives can we be more authentic? While Uranus is retrograde we will have a deeply personal opportunity to discover the answers to these questions.