Mercurial Mattangs

stick chart Walter Meayers Edwards

Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, May 1967.

Monday October 21
5:29am CST, USA
Mercury Retrograde 18 Scorpio

Saturday November 10
4:11pm CST, USA
Merc Stations direct 2 Scorp

(where it re-grooves its own sky path from Earth perspective)
Pre: October 1 :::  Post: November 27

Pictured above is a Mattang or stick-chart.  Each stick chart is individual to the creator and purpose.

A Mattang or Wappepe shows wave patterns around a single island or atoll and was used for teaching purposes only.
The Rebbelib is a wave navigational chart mapping an entire chain of islands, it shows the relationships between islands and major ocean swells.
A Medo chart is only a few islands, useful for specific voyages.

The art of reading the waves was taught to Polynesian boys with stick charts.  The charts were made by navigators who would crouch in the bow of the canoe, feeling every motion of the vessel. 
Perfect pic/concept for Mercury Rx in Scorpio.  Maps are Mercury, Scorpio is research.  We are soon to have the 3rd water Merc Retrograde this year.

Each has delivered an emotional, intuitive shift.
1 Pisces – universality, inclusiveness
2 Cancer – home, family
3 Scorp – metamorphosis of shared resources, power

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