Transit of Mercury – Mercury eclipse – May 9th 2016
By Agent 22 Maggie Kerr
Mercury Eclipse May 9th 2016
‘Transit of Mercury’ – or Mercury eclipsing the Sun – always when Mercury is retrograde
Occurs on May 9th 2016 @ 19 degrees Taurus – takes around 7 hours to pass by the Sun
Always on Taurus/Scorpio axis due to the North and South Nodes of Mercury currently in these signs
Historically carries revolutionary themes re mind/ideas/inventions
Previous cycles 1907,1914. 1924, 1927, 1937, 1940, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1970, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999, 2006, 2016 – next Nov 2019
This one very active with Moon in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) sextile Mars in Aries
As both Mercury & Venus are between us (earth) and the Sun, they pass between us periodically creating ‘eclipses’. Because they are so small they don’t block the Sun’s light so are not generally noticed down here on Earth. But they are considered quite ‘rare’ and when you check the above dates of previous Mercury eclipses the historical associations are very powerful in terms of social change.
They have fascinating cycles in their ‘eclipsing’ that make them major players in global evolutionary affairs. The last Venus eclipse happened in Gemini June 2012 in the midst of the Mayan Calendar 26,000 cycle shift. Mayan cosmology refers to this period when our Sun aligns with the Galactic plane as a “doorway” through which Unity consciousness will come to dominate the mass consciousness of the Earth. The Mayans refer to this as the Return of Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent, and look to this timeframe within which the mass enlightenment of humanity will take place. And believe it or not this has been happening!!!
Mercury is also a very important player in these shifting times, especially since the late 1700s as Uranus was discovered, heralding the birth of the Aquarian Age. Uranus has been given the title of the ‘higher octave of Mercury’ as he connects us to new frequencies emanating from ‘the source’ energy that may be downloaded to feed through Mercury. Thus the science & technology age we are now experiencing with a major acceleration since the late 1800s, 1940s, 1960s and 1990s and beyond, has been using dear little Mercury to bring us this unprecedented wave of techno innovation…with so much more to come.
Mythically Mercury is the ‘God of the Crossroads‘, connecting & stimulating the trade & commerce of life plus communicating the words & ideas & people that bring forth new activity for this commerce. Traditionally Mercury rules Virgo & Gemini, the signs that bring forth ideas & then order and make them productive. In Esoteric or spiritual Astrology Mercury rules Aries i.e. action follows thought – in the beginning was the word etc. SO he is a very powerful little dude as he does his thing flitting between heaven and the underworld triggering & conveying the inspiration that drives the unseen forces of evolution.
The historical Mercury/Sun Eclipses feature many examples of revolutionary independence movements including also being a player in the French Revolution…as Uranus & Pluto were in opposition at that time.
The major factor or feature that underpins these revolutionary forces is always money & resources – i.e. Taurus/Scorpio. This eclipse cycle always occurs when Mercury is retrograde in inferior conjunction with the Sun in the axis of Taurus and Scorpio. So this cycle has great impact on collective values/money/ resources activity.
Recent previous Mercury eclipses in 1999 & 2006 brought us the introduction of the Euro, & then debt driven madness that set up the ongoing 2008 GFC.
So where are we at as this next Mercury Eclipse comes in on May 9th?
Well we are in the midst a very intense geo-political/economic phase…in case you haven’t noticed! This is the result of two major sets of planetary forces.
First we have the 90 degree square between Jupiter & Saturn in their 20 year cycle…which began in 2000…in Taurus! These 2 boys have everything to do with market forces and the ‘behind the scenes dudes’ that manipulate them. We are experiencing extremely volatile times since August last year as their square began… & this completes in late May. The next conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn comes in 2020 in the sign of Aquarius when a much more conscious phase in human affairs will begin.
Next we have another totally important ‘big global challenge’ between Saturn & Neptune as they are also in square in their 36 year cycle. Briefly this is the socio/economic cycle containing the ideologies & beliefs that drive our society. It is now at its . point bringing maximum stress as the process of ‘converting ideals into practice’ or ‘preventing ideals from becoming reality’ is played out. As the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 a new era was born with the rise of a major new phase in capitalist globalization and the communist systems in Russia & China also morphed into new phases and a new era of terrorism was born to keep the global war machine rolling along…big business after all.
This current square highlights the theme of truth & lies & the whole business of what is real and what is not, and the extreme positions on offer in every stage of human affairs. Bottom line is you can’t believe any of the lies & spin the old guard continue to weave in the desperate quest to stay in control. This square brings us a crisis in faith, belief & meaning for our system & in each of our lives.
So Saturn features here also…first with Jupiter & now with Neptune. This co-incidence of their two cycles is extremely rare. The Saturn/Neptune square perfects right through from June until early September after initializing in December 2015.
Both of these 20 year & 36 year socio-economic cycles are integral in the birth, development & expression of the underlying zeitgeist or inspiration that drives our economic systems. As they are both in their . phase…known as the ‘crisis of re-orientation’ in their cycles, we are witnessing the ‘result’ of the profoundly unconscious drivers of our culture, as they began their cycles in 1989 & 2000
respectively, based on fear & greed & non sustainable values. The chickens are coming home to roost…and they are not healthy chickens.
Since then we’ve also had another major set of planetary heavy weights doing their thing as Uranus & Pluto have been in square during 2011 through 2016. The 127 year Uranus/Pluto cycle is responsible for the progressive revolutionary forces unleashed when the seed of the new arises as a regenerative imperative to take us forward in our evolution. Yep it’s a whole new consciousness arising now as so many people are waking up to the broken damaged system that runs our planet by those who feather their own nests at the expense of our planet & her people.
This revolution also involves re-connecting to our spiritual values as part of the new zeitgeist, the higher potential of the Saturn Neptune cycle from 1989. And indeed this has been arising big time as the practices of compassion & love & tolerance are returning as fundamental human qualities, and we re-connect to our natural world to be honoured & preserved & made sustainable once more, PLUS consciously working with invisible higher forces as source energy & inspiration.
OK so this Mercury ‘eclipse’ in this potent cyclic soup is a major player triggering a threshold moment, as historically these eclipses offer ‘revolutionary themes re mind/ideas/inventions’ that stimulate material world matters. Just keep in mind that these invisible evolutionary impulses & forces operate way below the ‘threshold of consciousness’, and yep sometimes we see immediate outer world events or shifts.
So, more big ups/down/extremes in global currency/share markets over coming weeks is a big possibility. But hey nobody knows what’s happening anymore…the global Ponzi scheme is coming to a major head and the confusing balls are all up in the air! Certainly not a time for risky speculation over coming months, but rather careful planning & strategy based on your true values. Ultimately we are in need of a whole new financial model to arise in the next few years that returns power to productivity & sustainability, not just making gazillions through speculative trading by the elite few.
Mercury assures us that ‘our thoughts create our reality’. So here’s your opportunity to transcend old limiting thoughts containing fear & insecurity. Our awakening higher consciousness allows us to manifest prosperous outcomes as we value ourselves & everything/one else in the unity consciousness of our creative life.
Blessings to us all as we move through these tremendously exciting transformational times!
Agent 22 Maggie Kerr
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Reference: Greek Astrologer George-Orpheus Matsosas current issue of ISAR Journal. That’s what I love about our global astrological community as we all share our research and learn from each other along the way.