[Excerpt from TT: 2009-09-13]
[Question] Right now we are in a period of ‘mercury retrograde’. All sorts of problems/issues involving communications, electronics, transportation, etc. are blamed on ‘mercury retrograde’. How much, if any, does the ‘appearance’ of a planet revolving in reverse direction around the sun really have? Is this a real influence or is this a case of ‘finding something because you are looking for it’? Or do we ‘create’ these incidents by our expectations?
[Michael Entity] In the same way that our Energy Reports could be read at any point in the year and find some validity, so can the symbology of Astrological influences. Planets are symbolic representations of general emphases, but they are not literally the causes. Electronics, communication, and transportation issues can be found at any point in the year, as can, in our case, issues of emphasis represented by Goals, Relationships, Attitudes, etc. However, observing syncronicity among patterns, and extracting meaning from those patterns, is valid and an evolutionary perception. In other words, while Mercury does not cause electronic or communication issues, it does symbolize the period of time when awareness toward those areas of life can be most clear. Our Energy Reports do not tell you what will happen in your world, or what is causing it, but what is most obvious and capable of being explored with some amount of clarity, based on valid patterns we perceive.
[Comment] Ok, so we ‘find’ those incidents because we are ‘looking for’ them
[Michael Entity] Yes, to some extent that is true; the patterns of clarity in observation of those breakdowns coincide with the movement of the planet, so that “more” of them seem to occur during that time, but more did not happen, it is only that more of them are seen.
Keep in mind that the symbology of Astrology is ancient, and the patterns were adapted long ago. This would be true of most planetary systems with different planetary configurations. “In the beginning” these forces were not as aligned, but as observations began to be noted and shared, the Sentient species begins to use the planetary configurations as a kind of clock that will extend through the existence of the species. Planetary configurations, or Astrology, could be said to help with the bridging between Essence and Personality in terms of “keeping track” and planning. The first place this is utilized is in the Body Types, as your Body Types are generated from planet closest to the midheaven upon conception of your body.
[Question] and that is more than ‘coincidence’ or just coincidence, that the patterns leading to those breakdowns coincide with the movement of the planet?
[Michael Entity] We would not call any significant connection between the symbolism of Astrology and your real world experiences as being merely coincidence.
[Question] so the patterns are not caused by the planetary positioning but have been aligned in human thought to take advantage of the planetary positioning?
[Michael Entity] That is close. We would not contain it to human thought, though. It would be more an Essence perception. It is a momentum that is utilized effectively. The clock is turning, so to speak, and Essence has learned how to use that clock for various aspects of creation of the life, Agreements, Karmic patterns, and potentials of Personality.
Though this is extremely simplified, think of how the Sun comes up every day and how one times his or her life to work with that cycle. It is not that the Sun causes your day, or your experiences, but one does know that one can see better during the daylight, find sync with more people actively during the daylight, and rest, or play in the night. The Sun does not decide this or cause this, but it is used as a means to emphasize certain areas of life. And so it is with all of the planetary “influences.” Mercury does not cause the breakdowns of electronics and communication, but it has been assigned as the symbol and pattern associated with your species exploration and emphasis of what it symbolizes.
It is known to some that the more one truly studies Astrology, the less the influence is seen. This is similar to how one can find one is ruled by the momentum of the day’s clock, or eventually see the clock as simply indicating opportunities and potential, but it is never the influence in itself. The recognition of patterns is a Higher Moving Center positive pole of Beauty, or Energy. As one recognizes patterns, one begins to comprehend that the current pattern is within other patterns. From the most personal level of omens and signs to astrology to “Michael Math” and beyond, the patterns are valid and exist.
We can discuss this further as this then moves into discussion of fractals and their place in understanding the nature of reality.