Mercury in Retrograde and Ritual

Mercury in Retrograde and Ritual

Started here, Mercury Retrograde Ritual, but has evolved, over the ensuing years.

Mercury in Retrograde and Ritual

The old definition for “ritual” is along the lines of a religious ceremony performed in a proscribed pattern, and one that is — etched in stone.

“Etched in stone.”
That term will get its own, soon enough.
“ne inscriptam in lapis“

Glancing at a definition for ritual helped because my understanding of the term varies.

For me, ritual is an action with deeper significance behind each action. Symbolic and imbued with meaning. To some, the term suggests empty actions, done over and over, without current significance.

Although it’s been close to a dozen years now, I used to love the weekday noon service at Westminster. Some high cleric, bishop or some such would do the honors, a service that lasted a little more than 20 minutes. In the sanctuary of Westminster Abbey. Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, listen to a little Old Testament, a little New Testament, maybe a homily, confess thy sins unto the Lord, get a shot of grape juice and a cracker, and be absolved — be absolved of all sins. Cool!

Love the Low Church
All the ritual!
Half the guilt!

“Let’s go out and sin again!”

Mercury in Retrograde and Ritual

So my Mercury in Retrograde rituals are still pretty much the same, and with the Full Moon on Monday, and the planets where they are — Jupiter in Aries, Mercury slowly slipping backwards in Taurus, Mars at the other end of Taurus, but that Jupiter at a tense angle to Pluto in Capricorn, and that at a tense angle to Uranus in Aries, yes, none of this suggests that the near future is smooth and even.

The combination of Fixed energies, Taurus, The Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius — with that Cardinal energies, Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn? That combination is pushing for changes, and the cue is to use that fixed energy to drive forward — with its concomitant pitfall of punching too hard in the wrong place.

Hint: if the elevator is broken? Take the steps.


Portable Mercury Retrograde


If only there was a manual…

Portable Mercury Retrograde – Kramer Wetzel

Portable Mercury Retrograde:’s Mercury in Retrograde

About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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