Happy Full Moon weekend and the last Mercury retrograde of 2017! Mercury retrograde is often difficult for many of us but when you combine that with tensions the holiday season can bring, I want to hide until it is all over.
Mercury officially turned retrograde yesterday, December 2, 2017, at 11:34 pm EST. For the west coast, that time was 2:24 am this morning, December 3, 2017. Mercury rules communication of all kinds, including news, and travel.
A dear friend has written a new book. She planned a release party for yesterday and hired a bus to carry a good-sized group of us to a winery some distance away to celebrate. When we all arrived at the pick-up point, we learned there was a communications problem and the bus was not showing up.
What actually happened was a different client canceled their plans and the bus driver confused that client with us. This my friends is classic mercury retrograde energy so I was not surprised at all. The good news is that several of us decided to drive ourselves and we went on to have a wonderful afternoon.
Wow! This retrograde has barely begun and is already hitting on all cylinders. Que up the famous TV sales guy, Billy Mays, who used to say, “ But wait! There is MORE!”.
This retrograde is additionally energized by the coinciding Full Moon. The Moon always shines the light on things. In this case, it is Mercury’s station and subsequent retrograde. Drum roll please.
Additionally, there is a seldom discussed aspect known as “out of bounds” taking place right now too. The definition of which I have posted here from the web site:
“A planet is considered out-of-bounds when its declination is beyond the outer bounds or limits of that of the Sun, i.e. greater than 23 degrees and 27 minutes of declination, either North or South. The energies of these planets tend to be a little out of control, stretched, or over the top during these periods. “
Mercury is currently out-of-bounds. Being out-of-bounds increases the crazy factor. Out of bounds essentially means “out of control”. Also keep in mind that Mercury is the honest, truthful sign of Sagittarius. They very last degree of Sagittarius in fact. This last degree is also the strongest degree. To more fuel to this retrograde fire, Mercury is conjunct with Saturn, the head of the Dept of Rules and regulations.
This aspect perfects on Wednesday so this energy will permeate our entire week. Our ability to focus should be quite good this week but many of us could find ourselves seeking solitude in order to get our work done. This could also bring us the beginnings of a new project that involves some form of communication. Business travel is also likely. As long as we get results we can use, most of us won’t mind some travel or hard work.
Think about this for a minute as you also think back on the news events at the end of last week. Keep these things in mind as this week unfolds but don’t get too stressed by it all. The damage stress can cause is not worth staying tuned in to what is going on the world stage. At least it isn’t for me.
Wednesday brings us two more aspects. First one is Mercury in sextile aspect to Mars. This is energy could get our minds thinking about new projects and cause some sleeplessness. Decisions can be made in flash.
The second aspect for Wednesday is Mars sextile Saturn. This energy is direct, purposeful, has a sense of responsibility. Traditional methods seem to work best now. Organization feels good to us. Being careful and using good judgment can bring its own reward.
Thursday Mercury semi-squares Jupiter. This aspect can be a difficult, especially if any either planet is triggered in your natal chart. Getting too much information can be a problem and overload us, especially our nervous systems. Remember what I said about stress earlier? This energy can also cause restless minds and make those monotonous chores like folding laundry, to be extra hard to get done today.
Friday, Venus aspects Uranus. You just never know what you are going to get with Uranus. Surpises are always likley. This time it could be an attraction to unusual people and things. Or we might find there is some struggle between wanting to be close to someone and wanting our freedom. Change can be good and bring us fresh, new opportunities in both these areas.
Saturday Mars moves into Scorpio. This means we are not finished with the secrets and things long hidden from view. Mars is all about action and getting what he wants. He will no doubt dive right into the depths of our psyche and emotions. Prepare to face important issues and penetrate the layers others hide from even themselves. If there is a crisis, all the better. Mars will get really excited then. This is not an aspect for the ordinary.
Wishing everyone a fabulous week ahead. The weather man says that winter in on it way and should arrive by mid-week. Time will tell what else will happen but at least now you know of a few of the possibilities. Take time out for yourself to relax and breath. Find a reason to smile everyday and be grateful even in the face of adversity and all the other bad stuff. I want to see you hear again next week!
Remember to be kind to others in all that you do.