Mercury resumes forward motion shortly after 4 pm EDT Sunday, ending its Pisces retrograde and implicitly leaving you with a decision. The particulars will be as unique as you are. The astrology of Mercury’s direct station, however, indicates that circumstances will come down to either making it good or making good on it, whatever “it” is for you.
Neither decision is necessarily good or bad. The choice between two very different things, just as Mercury will be when it turns on a dime and gives you ten cents change, will hinge more on how you do than what you do.
Mercury’s turn away from Neptune’s Pisces position will be akin to polishing the dime. A shiny coin is of no greater monetary value, but the appeal is not worthless either. Presentation does not make a meal more nutritious, but nourishment is more than vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. If next week finds you needing to make it good to get by, consider that your motivations and the spirit of your effort can take you from getting by to getting better.
While a grocery clerk is not impressed with the appearance of your money, a child who receives some as a gift might well be. More than that, taking the trouble to go to the bank for some crisp bills and newly minted coins is a message to yourself about how much you care. The same is true for a dinner made from scratch and served by candlelight on matching china with cloth napkins. It’s the sort of making it good that makes you better.
It is not so easy to feel that way when you step up to make good on something, which corresponds to Mercury’s turn back toward Chiron’s Pisces placement.
The astronomer who discovered Chiron referred to it as a “maverick.” That is probably how maverick astrologer Al Morrison latched onto it so quickly with the concise and still-accurate phrase “inconvenient benefic.”
It can be inconvenient to make good on a promise, a debt or a mistake, but it never does any harm. Indeed, making good on anything does good for everybody involved. When imbalances are addressed, when remorse is genuine, and when correction is complete for all concerned, it transcends the physical and the personal to heal the world.
When you look at it that way, whatever way you decide to turn when Mercury does, it can be the right way so long as you do it right. Making it good can be more than just appearances and appeal. It can be tangible evidence of that most precious of intangibles, a sincere intent from the heart. Making good on it, whatever “it” is for you, can go beyond resolving an inequity. It can close the door on the past and open a future that would otherwise have been impossible. Not a bad position to be in. It all comes down to how you make it.
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