mercury station direct

collage/painting by Emily

Mercury’s direct (forward) turn early this morning (5:50 am Pacific) is the first of three cosmic signals that the energies of 2014 are shifting from slow-mo to fast-forward. Can you feel it??

Mercury Retrograde, since June 7, called you inward to restore and replenish feelings of safety, security and nourishment, and to rethink and revise habitual emotional responses. Now, as Mercury stations, what new insight or perspective is coming to light? How has your inner process over the past three weeks helped you reach a new understanding about how you want to move forward?

We’ll emerge from the Mercury Retro shadow – i.e., we’ll be fully out of the influence – on July 16, and that same day, expansive Jupiter moves from watery Cancer to fiery Leo. What’s been incubating in the womb of creation for the past year is getting ready to bust out into the spotlight. Jupiter in Leo amplifies and rewards creativity, individuality, confidence and open-heartedness. The last time Jupiter was in Leo was from August 2002 to August 2003, and reflecting on that time in your life can give you a preview of what’s to come.

On July 20, action planet Mars emerges from his Retro shadow and it’s time to take a courageous step in the direction of your dreams. Mars Retrograde, in effect for the first half of the year, has slowed down momentum so you can get clear about what you really want, what you feel passionate about, and what feeds your vitality. Mars has been in Venus-ruled Libra – the sign of partnership, art, love, beauty, peace and collaboration – since last December, and ideally, by the end of July, the confusion clears and you can see how to move forward in these areas.

The Capricorn Full Moon on July 12 marks a culminating moment in July’s turning-point energies, asking you to commit to a long-term plan and take charge of your destiny. The Sun and Moon will square Mars in Libra and the Nodes (a “Moon wobble”), so it’s super-charged with high-intensity emotion and feelings of instability.  More on that in next week’s post – just giving you a heads-up, in case you sensitive types are already feeling it. In the meantime, let yourself receive the insights and downloads now available, and trust that all the pieces will be in place by the end of the month.

– Emily Trinkaus

Hey Priestesses! Want support for navigating the turning-point and taking a big step forward? Energy-healing genius Katie Todd and I have two galactivating opportunities for you – join us on July 11 for the Capricorn Full Moon and/or July 16 for a special Jupiter in Leo teleclass. All women are welcome, and you can participate by phone, online, or via recording from anywhere in the world. More info here.