Mercury Retrograde March 2019 ~ Wings Of Wisdom (Marina)

We have a Mercury retrograde from 6 to 29 March 2019 in Pisces.
Generally though, the traditional advice with Mercury retrograde is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” However, the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

Effects of a Lunar Eclipse (Tanaaz)

A total lunar eclipse happens when the earth’s shadow falls directly over the full moon. For a brief period, the moon disappears and the night turns dark. In ancient times, it was believed that this darkness was a sign of great change and a bad omen for what was to come. These beliefs have created superstitions around lunar eclipses, some of which are still observed today, most of them seem to stem from the fact that the dark night and shadow on the moon brings an ominous feeling.

Dark Moons and New Moons

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There is often confusion between “Dark Moon” and “New Moon”, with the phrases often being used interchangeably, even on calendars. Yet, as each moon has its own unique energies, understanding the lunar cycle properly can be crucial to the timing of ritual work that focuses on drawing upon those energetic qualities.

February- Month of Renewal

Following on from the Full Moon lunar eclipse that was witnessed at the end of January, this coming week, we will experience a partial solar eclipse.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring view of the sun from our vantage point here on earth.  With this event being  “partial” eclipse, this means that the sun will only be obscured partially.

Although this eclipse probably will not be able to be visible from Adelaide (we will have to wait until July before we can witness a partial solar eclipse), it will be visible in southern South America, in particular Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and even in Antarctica.  This does not mean however that its energies will not effect us, because they will, regardless of whether we can witness the event or not.

So what does this partial solar eclipse mean energetic wise?

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A New Year and Many New Moons

As I write this, we are already a fortnight in of this new year, which, in esoteric numerology equates to not only a “2” year, but a Master year of “11/2”.

“2” is the number of cooperation, sensitivity towards others, association and balance.  Master numbers relate to an additional potency in energy allowing for a higher achievement of the base number, which is considered to be achieved only through the action of higher service, ie for the benefit of mankind.  With this  in mind, “11” relates to the power of “1” but on a higher vibrational (or spiritual) level, ie, inspiration, illumination, and revelation.

2018 is described as the year to be “patiently open to receive”, where, according to the Astrology Club, opportunities will present themselves to us where we will be “invited to work with our passion and sense of belonging particularly as these qualities spring from our urge to create”.  Throughout the coming year we will be shown the way in which we are to channel this energy, at all times, however, we need to keep in mind to utilise these openings in ways that will enable us to actually contribute to the better world that we yearn to see.

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