Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mercury/Hermes: The Messenger I'd Most Like to Shoot!

Mercury Transit May 9th 2016
Just like the planets in our Solar system, I’m going back over old ground after receiving a very unsettling and disturbing message. This has caused me to have to change my life plans again. So here I am asking the Universe the age-old question... why?

Courtesy of Sally Kirkman, I’ve had to re-read and reproduce here what she explained a few days ago on her blog.

There was a rare phenomenon in the sky on May 9th, as the messenger planet Mercury could be seen as a black dot as it moved across the light of the Sun.

The last time this cosmic event took place was November 8th 2006, almost 10 years ago.

Astrologers and astrology-lovers will be focusing on the symbolism of this exciting event. What does it mean?

Mercury/Hermes the winged messenger of the Gods
The Facts

Here are some basic facts about the communication planet Mercury and May 9th Sun/Mercury union.

Mercury turns retrograde three times a year for three weeks at a time and this period often coincides with communication problems – Mercury is currently retrograde. This Mercury transit is important for astrologers because the Sun and Mercury are in conjunction. They are both at 19 Taurus.

There are numerous Sun/Mercury conjunctions throughout the year, e.g. the last Sun/Mercury conjunction took place on March 23rd 2016. Yet it’s rare to see a Mercury transit in front of the Sun.

The Sun/Mercury conjunction on May 9th 2016 is called an inferior conjunction and this can only occur when Mercury is in retrograde motion. It’s the beginning of a new Mercury cycle and on July 7th 2016, the Sun and Mercury will meet again at 16 Cancer, this time when Mercury is in direct motion. This is the superior conjunction. Mercury then completes its current cycle and a new one begins on September 12th 2016.
Hermes on an old Brazilian stamp?
This inferior conjunction is the equivalent to the New Moon phase, a time of pure potential. This is the eager, progressive phase which will culminate in two months time at the superior conjunction. This conjunction is effectively the change-over time when Mercury moves from setting behind the Sun in the west to rise before the Sun in the east. It changes from being an evening star to a morning star.

What does it mean?

Here’s what we can surmise about this rare transit. Currently Mercury is looking backward which might link to insights from the past. During retrograde phases there is more focus on the subconscious and it’s a fertile time of learning and evaluation.

Effectively this is Mercury’s hidden phase and yet on May 9th Mercury was visible, as a tiny black dot in front of the Sun. Mercury is currently mid-way through its current retrograde phase. Therefore what is being brought forth in your life? What messages are you receiving? Make time to listen to your inner voice. Look out too for synchronicities, nudges from the universe. How are you being guided, what is life telling you?

Today I saw the new trailer for the TMNT - the turtle being just one of the symbols of  Hermes - it appears as if they are standing on the top of the Acropolis, like Greek Gods in this shot?
I finally caught up with Captain America: Civil War, but sadly there was no Thor and his winged helmet- aka another one of the symbols of Hermes/Mercury!
Certainly, in line with the way things are moving, I also discovered Suicide Squad's trailer
has Queen with Freddy Mercury singing Bohemian Rhapsody and not Flash?!!
You've got to laugh right?
Ok, now this just appeared on Twitter: Final manned Mercury mission launched atop Atlas rocket with Gordon Cooper today in 1963

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

“…Caught in the Middle of the Dawn and the Sunrise…”

Minus One's Alter Ego - No Zombies Allowed
Travelled my old route home again, enjoying the strange coincidences that afford a trip to the eastern Med. I sat next to a counsellor for the Libyan Embassy. She seemed very well educated, quite knowledgeable about the troubles of the Middle East, and a westernised Muslim who, she explained, wore the hijab because ‘she chooses to’. Though, on this occasion jeans and a t-shirt with designer labels would do.

In front of me sat two Orthodox Jewish boys, wearing their kippahs and fringe and tasselled tzitzits around their waists. The politest guys you could ever meet. Cute and friendly to everyone around them, saying please and thank you, except when I started talking about Syria.

As for strange and unusual punishment, someone was listening as I was subsequently stuck in the airport lounge for five hours. The silence of the dark endless night pierced periodically by the barista making faux Cappuccinos for the red-eye crowd of a Slovenian, three disgruntled Russians, and me.

As I waited I watched the sunrise, and the swallows darting above the decks, as cabin crew came in to take their cigarette breaks before boarding another flight. Eventually my ride arrived and I was officially back on the Island, in one tattered piece.

Now quite weary, with the sound of ethereal music floating around my brain, the Bible, the Koran, how Born Again Christians are evil (Just think Cliff Richard) and that in all probability Prince died from a medical mistake when his celebrity doctor’s son gave him Narcan in contradiction to Buprenorphine, thus causing a massive respiratory depression (just speculating of course). I was in Zombie Land once more. It’s good to be back here, albeit for a short time anyway.

The sun is now high in the sky, the warm summerlike breeze shooing away the stale dust that had suspended itself in mid-air for six months in the locked rooms of the apartment. Hoping I would find nothing lurking in the corners, as not very good with exotic spiders and their ilk. Praying my transvestite neighbour had finally seen the light and ditched those disgusting incense sticks, and wishing I was lucky (?)

I did discover a nice surprise while catching up on local happenings. Apparently Cyprus is finally through to the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday night in Stockholm, Sweden.

Shock-horror Cyprus is through with none other than a ROCK song by a local band of crazy and talented cover-artists with tattoos and hair to match. Who would have believed it? I’d seen them quite a few years ago, and suddenly here they are all over the news, with a hit song and massive international exposure.

So, there is a God of sorts, I guess, as the question was pretty ripe on the flight over here. If Cyprus can win the cheesiest song contest in the world with an English language Rock song, then there is no telling what could happen next!

As night falls, I’ll leave you with a taste of ‘Alter Ego’ by Minus One, a song that strangely resonates with my journey. This is a Cypriot Rock band. However, the lead singer is French and a contestant of TVs ‘The Voice’ talent show, but don’t hold that against him. (The rest have American and Greek accents, but you can’t tell that from their guitars!) It’s quite good, even The Guardian reviewer said so!

If there’s a Eurovision street party on Saturday night in the capital Nicosia… I’ll be there!