Mercury goes direct today, November 20, 2019, at 12:12 pm MDT. It will turn at 11 degrees Scorpio, and its shadow period – the zodiacal journey that it traversed while retrograde – will end on December 6, 2019.
During Mercury’s recent transit of the Sun on 11/11/19, I was steeped in the sacred lands
of Sedona where time bends into the realm of infinite possibility. Where shrubs and trees
become shifting figures of ancient guardians with a peripheral glance. Where you can
reverently step into the center of twisted crone junipers and receive the enduring love of our Earth Mother. Where the almost full Moon takes your breath away as it ends its journey in Aries and claims the eastern sky even as the Sun sleeps in the west after painting the land with love.
Ceremonial gatherings at dawn always stir my soul across the expanse of time and space, and this one enriched my journey well beyond my expectations.
As I ascended the red Earth up to the place where we would gather in meditation, my heart’s prayer was that the message from Mercury’s transmission would alight on and heal our collective heart. I prayed that it would seep into the hard places on our planet and begin to soothe them; that it would allow our wounds to connect us so that we could lift each other up; that it would shine its soft golden light on the shadowy places in our consciousness that long to be seen and set free.
Crows carried our energy from the western rocks behind us into the path of light as prayer flags caught our intentions in a flash of color and our fears rose and fell on the breeze.
As the Sun kissed the eastern ridge and our circle with its light, the Messenger planet spun this across the sky and into our hearts: Love.
I’m ever grateful that we have the capacity to love, always. It is the true agent of transformation. It is our collective why and how, and the time to embody it is now.