Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Geminids & Mercury Direct

Today, the Geminids are in the night sky, and Mercury goes direct, after being retrograde for 3 weeks. The meteors from the Geminid shower are slow moving in December and peak on Dec 13-14, with the highest intensity in the early morning of Dec 14. This shower seems to be intensifying every year and recent showers have 120–160 meteors/hour with optimal conditions, around 2am to 3am local time. Geminids were first observed only 150 years ago, much more recently than other showers such as the Perseids and Leonids. In those days, the Geminid meteor showers, arriving so close to Christmas, were revered by people as signs of peace and the prophecy of rebirth, some thought the Geminids brought fear, representing cleansing the human experience by our creator. With Mercury going direct and forward, maybe there was some Mercurial technique of how we have always been and continue to be "guided to our Soul," since Mercury, or Hermes, is known as "The Guide of Souls." Also known as the "Divine Trickster" giving the ability to coordinate, organize, put things together, understand the whole and the parts, seeing the process and the larger cycles of life. The better to see what is really important during this season!

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