Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.” – Charles Caleb Colton
Effective Dates: April 10th- May 4th 2017 (In Shadow May 5-21st)
Well, remember what we told you about Mercury in Aries? Yeah, well you avoided some shit, and now Mercury is backtracking through for a review. Like an editor who wont publish you without your following some certain guidelines, Mercury is going to show you exactly where you failed to speak your mind with the force of properly articulated arguments. Yeah, all those impassioned screaming fests and quick tempered snap backs are coming to bite you in the ass… And all those passive aggressive jabs are about to get a taste of towering confrontation. This transit wants you to double back and make those confrontations you chickened out of because Aries isn’t a goddamn coward. What? Did cowardice have your tongue?
With a Full Moon in Libra coming at us a after this retrograde begins, we will be called to become diplomats – conflict resolving in a time when all we want to do is deck the fucker in the face. Keep your cool, Heretics, even though keeping your cool will be an absolute impossibility during this transit. I recommend an intense meditation practice during these weeks, and with that intense meditation an intense contemplation. Why are you flying off the handle now? Should you have dealt with these issues when you had the chance – instead of running from them? Would that have kept you from exploding like a fucking volcano from the slightest provocation?
The thing is, you blinded yourself. You chose not to see certain things or at the very least painted them in some sort of positive light so that you could continue on living in your life. Unfortunately, when you plug a leak it doesn’t vanish – it eventually gets bigger.Now we are about to have 5 planets in retrograde and the cosmic powers that be want you to realize that you can never truly gloss things over. Mercury retrograding from Taurus into Aries will be a gradual build of anger. At first, you will feel perturbed that you have to deal with this shit AGAIN, but the annoyances will continue building. Unresolved shit will continue to tower over you until you want to decimate everything for the sake of quelling your anger.
Ah, but these issues have always been there, Heretics! The anger should actually be directed at YOU not at them, for they showed their true colors the first time and you decided to take the “high road.” Boundaries and tough love are necessary, and when Mercury loops backwards into Aries, the tough words will not be able to be stopped. I recommend you resolve your issues ASAP with people so that you don’t rain blood all over them during this transit. Sure, raining blood on them will resolve the issue once and for all, but then you’ll have to deal with the fact that you’ve burned bridges for good. Learn your lesson the first time, because the second time is never as nice, and the third time makes you seem like a goddamn fool.
Expect a lot of hotheadedness from everyone around you – snappy come backs and general war mood during the entirety of this transit. People will speak their mind for once but it wont be pretty. It’s not going to be an easy transit for those with thin skin, so build yourself some defenses or find an emotional outlet for all the slights. Shit will go awry seemingly out of nowhere, and with Uranus/Eris combo not too far away from Mercury when he enters Aries again, the chaos of Mercury retrograde will become magnified. So fix all your leaks. There are those that don’t necessarily have your best interests in mind, and there is no way you will be able to ignore this anymore. You are going to need to take action to take your power back, whether it is on your terms or Mercury’s terms.