Happy Christmas one and all!
Phew! I don’t know what this week (beginning 20th) has been like for you guys but I certainly felt Mercury revving up for its pending illusion of moving backwards through the universe/ Yes Mercury went on it’s retrograde rampage on 23rd, when (by the evening) I personally felt some sense of order and sanity start to come back in. Mercury continues on its backwards drill until 14th December. But I don’t expect to see improvements until 20th. For two reasons:
1) Mercury goes into ‘storm” for a few days either side of changing direction. This storm is like an intense introduction and exit from the flavour of the retrograde. Most people think phew! Mercury retrograde ends on 14th and I can just relax and go forward- sorry guys, best to take it slowly for a few days after.
2) Venus goes direct in Aquarius on 20th helping us all to restore some harmony to humanity!
Oh dear, I do sound like the bearer of bad news don’t I?! Let me explain a bit more. Mercury is the planet of communication, it rules that motion of backwards and forwards, so things like travel also come under Mercury. Mercury goes retrograde three times a year for three weeks. This is when Mercury “appears” to be moving backwards through the sky.
This means forward motions here on the daily planet can seem like they are going against the flow and yes, they are! So go with the flow- that flow is the inner form of communication. Communication is turning back on itself. You may find that things that lie beneath the surface, or that you thought were over aren’t as they rear up again. This can make us feel quite deflated. If this happens to you, please take heart. All that’s happening is that a time to go even deeper and do another level of healing on past issues is being presented. Mercury is known as the cosmic joker and it can be challenging to keep your sense of humour in a retrograde- but the message there is not to forget the brighter side of life, try anything you can to laugh at what’s going on- as long as you are heading the message and working through it you deserve to have fun along the way.
So just to clarify- Mercury retrograde is not a good time for starting anything new, signing contracts, starting new jobs, travels, buying houses/cars etc…
Please don’t panic if you need to do these things in this period. We are not meant to manipulate our life to live our life. Astrology reflects the natural order and flow of life, the information is to help us understand why things might be happening at a certain time. Take comfort in that there will be a message/gift in the experience in this time for you.
The best things to focus on during Mercury Retrograde are things beginning with “re”: Research, review, renovate, regressions and general going back over things. The outcome of which should be a clearer, crisper way forward.
Particularly this month as Mercury is retrograde in it’s ruling sign Gemini. This gives the flavour a double scoop of communication ice cream. If that’s not enough we also see a full Moon lunar eclipse in Gemini on 10th- and Uranus (the planet of sudden insights and in Aries – the fastest sign in the zodiac!) also turning forward ont that date PHEW! Expect a lot of things to come to light. This eclipse seems to be the pinnacle of the retrograde, reaching the depths and coming up with the best catches to bring to the surface ready for the beginning of the forward motion on 14th…
On a lighter note Jupiter the happy-go-lucky planet of indulgence turns direct in Taurus (which also loves indulgence!) on Christmas day! It seems all this spiritual, mental and mental work should pay off for a very hearty feast of celebration on a lot of fronts just in time for christmas- just watch that waistline! -note to self!
For December tarot reading click here: Astro Tarot Channel For December
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Have a beautiful christmas
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