Editor’s Note: The final line said here, “Forge a union between your heart and your mind.“, is so necessary to reach that place where YOU are able to expand beyond the egoic wound and demands of life.
Please expand your Heart-Mind, delve into that inner-spot we all have where LOVE exists in peace, and then BE in…
The conjunction of the Sun and retrograde Mercury is called the inferior conjunction. It occurs about half-way through the retrograde phase. When a planet is conjunct the Sun, it is said to be cazimi, or in the heart of the Sun. When a planet is cazimi, it is said to gain strength from this. The cazimi between the Sun and Mercury occurs twice in its orbit, once when it is direct (superior conjunction) and once when it is retrograde (inferior conjunction).
The inferior conjunction is a time best spent reflecting on what has been happening rather than moving forward with matters. While the cazimi may bring some brilliant ideas, we are usually better off waiting until the retrograde phase is over before acting on them.
From the inferior conjunction until Mercury stations direct (the end of the retrograde) is called the Promethean retrograde phase. We may have grown so used to the havoc that Mercury retrograde wrecks that we become complacent during this phase. We may let our guard down and be less vigilant about double-checking our work or factoring in delays and mishaps.
There is likely to be a sense of impatience and wanting to move forward with new ideas and plans. If like Prometheus, you act too impulsively or without enough forethought and planning, you might suffer the consequences. If you have a project that cannot be delayed until after the retrograde phase, try to work in some extra wriggle room in case of delays or mix-ups.
Sun conjunct Mercury transit puts the focus on your thinking and communications, and short distance travel. It brings mental alertness, quick thinking, adaptability, and curiosity. Expect an increase in personal interaction in your neighborhood, with siblings, schools, and over the internet.
So this will be a busy time with lots of appointments, correspondence, meetings, social activity, new information to process, and decisions to make. This is a good time for sharing ideas, making plans, buying and selling, negotiating, and meeting new people. This week, try not to talk yourself out of whatever your intuition is trying to tell you. Forge a union between your heart and your mind.