Talk Talk: Forecast for May 21-27, 2012

Off we go into the wild blue yonder! An incredible voyage is underway that is knocking debris and deadweight out of our minds and lives while Sunday’s solar eclipse shoots us to points unknown. This week, information abounds non-stop about all of it, the voyage, the debris, the destination and who’s on board.

The planet at center stage is Mercury, the cosmic messenger and ruler of our thoughts, minds, talk, information streams and means of getting around. Besides being in charge of the solar eclipse that will be playing out into the fall, he is active (and how!) almost every single day this week.

The chatter level will be off the charts as he teams with more-more-more-loving Jupiter Monday and Tuesday, a pairing that will up the volume (in number and noise) of messages, data and information flying through the air and our minds. It’s not just happy talk, either; lots of what you hear, say and think about has tangible, concrete and possibly financial implications.

Visitations from past loves could hit a critical point, too. They’re a by-product of retrograde Venus, who’s triangulating with Mercury and Jupiter. (She rules Taurus, the sign where their conjunction takes place Tuesday, and she’s in Mercury’s sign of Gemini, which puts her in an energetic resonance called mutual reception with him.)

The data flow only gets stronger after Mercury enters Gemini on Thursday. That’s one of his comfort zones (the other’s Virgo), and we will all feel his ease. As he abandons earth-bound mental processes for flying high and every which way, minds and tongues and information will loosen.

The noise-to-signal ratio may grow overwhelming, but jump into the fray anyway. Go after what you’ve been wanting to know. Reach out to folks. Ask questions. Converse freely. And take notes; pertinent and valuable nuggets lurk in all the tidbits you’ll be coming across. Look out for hints of what’s really going on (people will be tipping their hands, often unwittingly) and pointers to where you, they and situations are heading.

This total immersion approach will drive home the true nature of your information flow and likely prompt you to decide to cut the current on some of it — such as by dropping TV shows and Facebook so-called friends, spending less time online, unsubscribing from newsletters and not engaging with people who stir up negativity in and around you. What’s the junk food in your mental and media diet? Huge servings will tell you whether you really enjoy it, or whether you’re simply used to it.

What does all this mean for you? That’s not a hypothetical; it’s the question that the weekend will answer. Increasing clarity and self-understanding is coming as Mercury teams up with the Sun from Friday through Sunday. (As with Jupiter at the start of the week, the meetings occur first by declination and then by zodiacal degree, a one-two punch known as a super-conjunction.) Use the whirlwind of conversations and messages as information about you and the current state of your life and mind. All can open up to your delight and benefit before next week begins.

More in my extended weekly forecast and quickie weekly podcast.

I have developed so much material explaining and recommending strategies for this critical time that I have created a Summer of 2012 Resource page. Bookmark this and come back to it again and again!

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