If there was ever an example of Mercury Retrograde in action, at the highest level, one only has to look at what’s become of Donald Trump over the past two weeks, and more importantly during the last seven days. We’ve noted on many occasions that with his Sun/Uranus/TN conjunction in Mercury, that he would be capable of disruption and the unpredictable, but these would happen in equal measure to some degree. That Trump would be involved in a radical exchange of give and take, doling out political alms on both sides of the ideological aisle and for a time, that’s what’s happened. He unplugged from the TTIP, the equivalent of the globalists dog collar. He pulled out from the Paris Accord, which most sane people saw as yet another Ponzi scheme aided and abetted by scientism, that would ultimately become the cornerstone for the New World religion and reallocated some of that money to places like Flint, where poison is available on tap. These were issues that were part of the mandate and then it all started to unravel.
Some people think that when Michael Flynn was asked to resign, that that was the beginning of a silent coup from inside the Trump White House. I think it began before that.
We have to go back to when Milo Yiannapoulis was sacrificed at the alter of “free speech.” Milo was not only a heat-seeking missile for free speech, but he was also an ardent Trump supporter. The disassembling of Trump’s alternative base started then. If he was still in the thrush of provocation, his whiplash wit would be stinging critics and perhaps even Trump himself. Instead, he’s on mute, another casualty of the court of mind crimes and bogus social transgressions. There was clearly a double standard on display as George Takei was essentially saying the same things as Milo and yet, he was rewarded for his flamboyance and general perversity.
But even Milo’s crucifixion pales in comparison to Trump’s 21st Century Schizoid Man act. Everything’s gone in the opposite direction; Non-intervention became massive intervention on three fronts. China went from currency daemon, to best trading buddies all over again. Now he’s back peddling on both the TTIP and the Paris Accord. All during Mercury Retrograde, which started at Taurus 4. In retrograde retrospect, the Sabian Symbol for that degree, which is actually 5 Taurus is not just interesting, it’s revelatory.
PHASE 35 (TAURUS 5°): A WIDOW AT AN OPEN GRAVE
KEYNOTE: The impermanence of all material and social bonds.
“All natural compounds decay,” said the Buddha. The most beautiful and most enjoyed substance loses its potential energy through continuous actualization and the principle of integration and form is withdrawn, leaving the Void — “the open grave” that ends all attachments. The Void is the great challenge: What next? One must begin anew, and if possible at a “higher,” i.e. more inclusive and universal, less egocentric, level.
This fifth conclusive stage of the sequence which deals with root elements and basic actions and responses may seem negative, yet it opens the door to self-renewal. Beyond the personal attachment rises the possibility of participating in a larger sphere of existence. This possibility rarely manifests itself except as one is ready to DISCARD THE PAST.
As I peruse the comments sections on various websites, the Trump supporters are in a state of mourning, feeling duped, betrayed and let down. Venus went from aggressive and direct Aries, retrograde into Pisces and while Venus is exalted in Pisces, and in it’s detriment in Aries, the retrograde motion has led people into a swamp of emotion, ungrounded and even drowning in their relationship to surety, the cardinal ordinances of relating all based on the application of will. It returns to Aries on the 29th. Now that President Kushner and the First Lady, Ivanka are running the show, how will people feel in general as Venus returns, to Aries, remerging from the quagmire of the swamp, the inevitable Piscean let down? Will we experience anger from the Alt-Right, betrayed and dismayed? Or will Trump play the military strongman, clanging around, spouting off the macho cue cards drafted by his generals and Neocon enablers, making America great again for people still mired in the fog of deception, looking for some great moral victory against the demonized strongmen, holding out against the central bank cartel aka the Rothschild global network?
May is a tricky month, a test, quite possibly of epic proportions as transiting Mars in Gemini begins to not only move towards Trump’s troika of Gemini planets (Sun/Uranus/True Node) it also marks the Mars return of McMaster, whose Mars in Gemini is conjunct Trump’s natal Uranus. The key dates are the 11th through the 29th as Mars passes over Trump’s Gemini planets. This phase is, how shall we say, highly combustible.
The Left is quiet, the Purple Revolution is on hold, thanks to President Kushner in shaping Donald into a made man and the American Spring is on hold. No matter whether it’s out there, in terms of a global conflagration or right here, with civil strife and disobedience fueled Soros credits, the people are held in psychic bondage, hostage to ideologies, doubling down lest they have to confront the schism of their beliefs and the attendant shame that can come along with it. With all of this Pisces swirling around us, Neptune, Chiron, Venus direct, I think it’s okay and important that we forgive ourselves for votes cast, choices made, hopes pinned upon the stars because that’s the only way out and through this time, which in and of itself will be more chaotic and confusing than any other point in recorded history.
Back when I was last on Regina Meredith’s Open Minds show and we talked about this Spring, I spoke about the need to tap into new emotional presets and that goes for everyone, left, right and in the middle.
It’s time to get up-to-speed and right in the present. Eradicating the mind traps of guilt and shame is the first order of business. The values of sovereignty, free speech, free minds and free hearts are still and always be the core of the human experience, and for eighteen months, we were given an imperfect cipher and a flawed prophet as the Vox Populi, and that’s just fine, because just as the Alt-Right referred to Trump as “Daddy” we need to move beyond the psychological tape loops of disappointment as rapidly as possible and herein lies a tremendous gift if we can view it in that light.
You can check out my interview with Regina, HERE.