The first pictures of the other side of Mercury, which have never been photographed before, were revealed today. On each of the three occasions space craft had flown past the planet before, ‘the same hemisphere was in sunlight’ ( NASA MESSENGER website).

I can’t imagine more appropriate news on the eve of Mercury retrograde in Aquarius. Uranus rules space travel, as well as technology, which makes space travel possible. Uranus is also the modern ruler of Aquarius. The fact that the new pictures revisit a hitherto unseen part of the planet on previous occasions also resonates with the retrograde, during which events from the past may resurface and be reassessed.

This is the link to other information on the flyby. MESSENGER is a team at NASA dedicated to research on Mercury. I’ll post their link on the Resources page for future reference.

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