Embracing New Intellectual Stimulation
Channeling Your Energy
Paying Attention to Details
Astrological transits are a part of what is usually called predictive astrology, the claim of astrology to predict or forecast future trends and developments. Most astrologers nowadays regard the term 'prediction' as something of a misnomer, as modern astrology does not claim to directly predict future events as such. Instead it is claimed that an astrological pattern with regard to the future can correspond with any one of a variety of possibilities. What is in fact foretold is the trend of circumstances and the nature of the individual's reaction to the situation
Mercury spends about a week in each natal house. During that time it affects your mental outlook, communications with others, and urges to take trips. When Mercury is in retrograde motion during its transit it may introduce delays in the affairs under its influence.
Mercury Opposition Natal Mercury
At this time you’ll have an active mind and will be thirsting for stimulating conversations. And so, if you put yourself out in the world at this time, you’re likely to meet new and interesting people.
Your mind might, however, be a little too active on occasion. It’ll jump from topic to topic connecting themes and building ideas, but it may also end up taking leaps of logic that are simply a bit too fanciful.
So remember that after making broad brushstrokes, it’s important to step close to the canvas and examine the details. Get feedback on what you’re thinking from an intelligent friend. Then you can see if your ideas stand up to critical scrutiny.
During this transit you may find yourself feeling restless. Wherever you’re at will feel like a place you want to leave.
Try relaxing where you are. Your active mind is seeking new stimulation, but instead of constantly moving while getting nowhere, find a place where you can stay and focus all your mental energy on one particular thing.
It could be a new project. Brainstorm out some ideas, explore them and let them grow.
Rash decisions, however, are a peril of this transit, so don’t make any medium- or long-term commitments until after it has passed.
Useful Mercury Opposition Natal Mercury Crystals