Something is up with my email program -- this morning I had over 17,000 messages in my inbox! It's a this is your life moment, as every message since 2008 comes back again. As I get busy deleting, I see how many souls I've had the good fortune to connect with.
I see so many kind comments, and inquiries about a specific astrological quandary. I see a deluge of sharing -- impressions, art work, astrology blogs and related creations.
It's a reminder that I haven't been able to respond personally to every email and as a sensitive person, that bums me out. But all make their impression. With Mercury Cancer (retrograde), every message I receive lives with me, from press releases for books I've yet to review to ongoing conversations with other astrologers. It churns around for days, months or years, until finally, it's a wave I can ride on the surface. Seeing all that's there makes me want to be more empowered -- to make the most of what comes to my inbox. And yet, this is my mercurial way, with its own sense of time.
It's a strange week for Mercury, in the responsive air sign Libra. Nearly at the same linear time, Mercury is opposite its higher octave Uranus Thursday (6:23 pm EDT) and square to Pluto (7:21 pm EDT). Susan Miller describes this day as "Mercury under siege," and warns against signing contracts or making final agreements.
Perhaps my self-replicating inbox is a preview mirror of "Mercury under siege," and in my case, reminding me of being overwhelmed with both opportunities and demands. It's wise to be alert, but sometimes, a situation just has to play out, before you find clarity. Mercury (Libra) gets embroiled with the Uranus-Pluto square -- the volatile energies can cause some disorientation. It's a great week to explore meditation/quieting the mind, to be better able to deal with extremes (both inner and outer). And to be more mentally prepared to act on what comes your way, in the moment.
Update: I just realized there's a Select All function, so I'll wait until all the tens of thousands of messages download, and then scythe it in one go. Perhaps a message not to get stuck in the past, but when possible, to clean the slate in one go!
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