Easter and Fools
The Wise sage and the rebel youth. The General and the warrior. The Queen of Beauty and Love in her own castle. The players in the sky right now are aligned in strong and emphasized energies. This is not a time that likely feels balanced or easy for most. Yet in the emphasis of energies we have the opportunity to learn something about essence. If all of life were balanced and vague all the time what would that look like? Would you feel satisfied? If so, why? What might be lacking in such a world?
Mercury is in one of his most powerful positions today, exactly as I write this in fact, he is aligned between the Earth and the Sun. This is the very end of his cycle and he is sometimes called the Wise Sage in this phase. He /She- Hermes Trismegistus, the messenger of the Gods and Goddesses, he alone can traverse this space so rapidly that he can escape the fires of Hades, although it is said that Venus has done the same with the aid of her relations. It is here he receives deep wisdom and enlightenment, and it is here he enters the underworld to be reborn anew.
It is at this time Mercury drops off some seed to be transmuted by the Solar Fires. All transmutation in the Alchemical practices involve Fire as the burning away of the old makes way for the new to be born. Fire burns away the duff to purify something to its essential form. Mercury moves so quickly he can access higher wisdom and intelligence rapidly in this space. Be open and aware of transmissions of wisdom you receive today. Writing and meditation are great ways to channel this energy if it feels blocked.
This is a time we can release whatever has been “up” for review and rethinking during this retrograde cycle-seeding it into the Sun for transmutation. Whatever that “thing” is you have been overthinking or trying to solve to no avail- surrender it to the great Alchemist and he will pick up the gold it has transformed into on his way back through this degree at the end of the month. Take the downloads you receive from his passage in their place, and leave the rest for true transmutation which takes time and cycles, as reflected in the passages of the planets above.
May this day bring the illumination and understanding that has been the Key to the door unto the next phase of your journey towards wholeness.
Blessings and Stardust,