In my personal life, the number two is a recurrent theme. I was born on the second day of the second month extremely close to a birth time of 11:11 a.m. My name, Beth, (no, not Elizabeth, on the BC it is Beth) is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. I grew up in a house that was number 11 on the street. So you just might say that I am sensiitve to themes that involve numero dos.
Mercury in it own sign Gemini, is exactly halfway in its celestial duty in this sign. The second body of the astrologer’s lexicon, Mercury rules all things that comes in two, including twins. How Mercury cam to be associated with Gemini is a little fuzzy. But the story of Castor and Pollux, twin sons of the same mother, but different fathers, is a story of filial love and comradeship. When Pollux, who was mortal, died, his immortal brother asked Zeus that he should not be separated from his brother. Zeus made them both stars and fixed them in the constellation Gemini.
Though Mercury has turned direct, the higher octave of Mercury, Uranus, is now in station at, of all things, 22 degrees of Uranus preparing on July 1 to retrograde back a few degrees in Pisces until November of this year. Monica at Astrology Mundo, pointed out that the server problems with my regular blog may be related to this station of Uranus. Rob Tillet has this to say about retrograde planets:
Retrograde periods, although often problematic for us earthlings, are not particularly uncommon. . . As a rule, retrograde planets presage a period of seemingly inevitable or fated events, which relate to their sphere of influence. They present us with a series of events over which we seem to have little or no control, relating especially to the sign in which the retrogradation occurs.
It is af if Uranus has extended the Mercury retrograde period. Not only that, we are going to have to do over the lessons related to Uranus in Pisces we learned in the previous months until November of this year.
It looks like I have to wait until at least July 1 for the server problems with Astrology Explored to be permanently resolved. Until then, I keep posting here.
What has been your lessons with Uranus in Pisces? And do you think you need to do them over again?