Sun conjunct Mercury 2015 will be exact at 9:00 PM PDT (4:00 AM Friday UT) Erin Sullivan’s Retrograde Planets, denotes this superior conjunction of Mercury and the Sun as the start of the Epimethean phase. The Epimethean phase of the Mercury cycle heralds the harvest. The Epimethean phase begins at the superior, or direct Sun conjunct Mercury 2015, and ends with the inferior conjunction, which occurs during the actual Mercury Retrograde. Now is the time to implement and consolidate all of the new creative ideas generated during the Promethean phase. In this case, that would be from January 30, 2015 until today. The current Epimethean phase will end at the inferior conjunction of the Sun and Mercury during the next Retrograde on May 30, 2015.
Mercury is the go-between, the messenger in Greek mythology. In terms of how Mercury functions in our lives, the discipline of semiotics comes closest to an explanation. Language, art, and poetry are all attempts to translate what goes on in our minds to another person or to the world in general. Just as poetry translated from one language to another loses much in the process, so the very act of any form of communication loses much of the essence of what the subject held inside. Anyone who has attempted any form of writing or creativity, understands this. But something unique and unexpected also happens in the translation from inside your head to practical reality. And without this step we remain isolated in our own world. The Epimethean phase is the time for the practical application of ideas generated in the Promethean phase. Once the next Mercury Retrograde begins, (on May 18, 2015, shadow on the 4th and the storm on the 10th), then the Epimethean phase will become introspective.
More Sun conjunct Mercury 2015
When you are born with this aspect in your natal chart it gives power and endurance to your mind but is said to lack objectivity due to the over-identification of the self (Sun) with one’s opinions or beliefs (Mercury). This most often occurs when it is combust or within 1/2 to 4 degrees. All of our opinions are somewhat subjective, but with this conjunction, one is more likely to talk, than to listen. However, when the conjunction is exact (less than 1/2 a degree), as it will be today, then it is said to be casimi, or cazimi, when the frequencies are so perfectly aligned as to make the will (Sun) function as a superb vehicle of mental expression (Mercury). This promises a full day of extreme mental clarity and power.