It is no coincidence that the retrograde Mercury which begins today will be moving from Pisces to Aquarius and back again: water to air and a return to water – all at a time when our world is in confusion as to whether it wishes to be governed by the Fish or the Water Bearer.
However much some people wish to remain in the Piscean Age of Illusion which has shaped humanity for 2000 years, focusing upon materialism and ego, there is no option but to accept the new world of community and caring which is the hallmark of the Age of Aquarius. You cannot stop it, for it is on its way, and the more you resist, clinging onto the old Piscean ideals, the harder it will be.
This new Mercury retrograde will help you to understand the non-choice that you have, but it serves you to remember that Mercury is cunning and likely to set some tricky traps as he tests you in your humanity and your spirituality. So, as he flits from Pisces to Aquarius, and then back to Pisces in the middle of March soon after he ceases his backwards movement, he will present you with illusions that appear to be reality and will shroud the truth with pretence: like a parlour game, he will challenge you to discern what is real, what is not, and he will give you, one last time, the choice to follow the example of the Fish or the Water Carrier.
The game he plays with you is serious, however much it may be disguised as otherwise, for it is more akin to an exam than playtime in the School of your Life. Playtime is over, for now, for how well you do will determine if your place in the Age of Aquarius is painful or joyful, whether you are a prefect or are called for re-sits. Be aware, be discerning, look out for trick questions and look beneath the obvious, for face value is worthless now.
If you are in doubt as to what to do in order to overcome the wiles of Mercury at this time of Mercury being retrograde, choose, always, the path of caring, for it will lead you easily to the airy, exalted new era which is Aquarius without any danger of being tripped up on your way.
I will teach a three part internet-based course on the 7 Cosmic Rays starting at the end of March. Details are being finalised and there will be more information soon – please let me know if you wish to register an interest at this stage.