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Mercury Moves Behind The Sun
April 24th, 2017

by Rebecca Brents

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  SxS 2017  

The Sun conjunct Mercury Rx
at the Aries / Taurus cusp
Mercury moves behind The Sun

Mercury, backing up now across the border between Aries and Taurus, has passed behind The Sun again and moved into a trailing position, where it will stay until late June. The conjunction of these two occurred at 0° of Taurus, as they play their eternal game of tag once more.

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In next few weeks you'll become more contemplative, spend more time in planning and research, thoughtfully consider what you've learned recently ... and what you want to do next with yourself, your life, your interests, and your mind.

With Mercury in a trailing position, you will be more observant and less talkative, more intuitive and less expressive, more compassionate and less candid with your opinions.

With Mercury trailing the Sun, your thoughts become more visionary, fantasies about your future dreams may supplant active "data gathering," and your intuition is sharper ... by a long shot. You'll talk less and listen more, observe rather than offer information or comment, and keep your thoughts, opinions, and knowledge to yourself.

This is a time to digest, ruminate, and create ... "doing research" as opposed to giving (or soliciting) advice. All this, of course, is "still you" ... but you've gone into your quiet mode for a while.

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Mercury Natal Chart -- Fore, Aft and Center ---> Mercury, named for the Roman god of commerce, communication and messages, has come to symbolize in Astrology, the way a Native employs his mind, wit, charm, and intellect, the way he communicates his thoughts, views, and opinions, and the way he acquires ... and applies ... the knowledge and information he uses to manage his life. Mercury is concerned with learning, logic, rational analysis, and language skills.

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  SxS 2017  


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