Wednesday’s Mercury: Celebrating the Joy of Authentic Communication

Written by Jamie Epstein


It’s Wednesday, July 10, & Moon is in Leo, in the starspace or Nakshatra called Purvaphalguni. Leo brings out our leadership qualities, our ability to stand on the stage of life under the spotlight without quaking knees, to speak without quivering voice. Leo is ruled by the Sun, who shines shines shines 24/7—even tho we don’t see those rays 24/7 (unless we’re flying around the world). Who gives his heat & light selflessly, generously … b/c he can, b/c that’s his Dharma (Cosmic Law). We all embody the qualities represented by each of the planets. As above, so below. The sun lives within each of us. Can you think of taking center stage & shining your light as a gift to others, as encouragement for them to do the same? When each of us shines, it shows others that it is possible. Leo invites us all to lead by example.

Purvaphalguni is ruled by Bhaga, Mr. Delight himself. This asterism brings a lesson about the importance of taking a timeout from the duties of being a sovereign to rest up & rejuvenate, to counterbalance working hard with playing hard—or napping hard—to enjoy the fruits (“Phalguni” = “fruits”) of our labors. it’s a good day to take a break from our worldly duties, relax & amuse ourselves, INjoy life itself.

It’s the fifth lunar day (tithi), the fifth phase of the waxing moon, which has the quality of comort & helps us achieve our goals. And Purvaphalguni + the fifth tithi + Wednesday = Suta yoga, a combo that gives us the power to extract the nectar of fulfillment from life, to experience satisfaction by achieving our goals. So have at it!

Wednesday is ruled by mercury, who loves loves loves authentic communication.

“Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.”—Yoko Ono

Which is to say that when we don’t speak our truth, when we don’t feel free to express ourselves, we are denying who we are & who we are shrinks. Each time we do that we shrink a little more, die a little more, until our authentic self is no more.

But/& that’s not to say that we should say whatever regardless of how it might affect someone else. Our truth should not, imo, be used as a cudgel, as a weapon. For mercury likes to keep things civil, friendly.

And that’s your daily bliss! Which is a sort of lunar weather report. May it allow you to align with the day’s cosmic energy so you can find & create a little more bliss.

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