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Hello friends! I guess you noticed I took last weekend off. I unplugged this week and am back ready to take on the last, remaining month of 2017.
I hope everyone had exactly the sort of week and holiday they hoped for. I spent a lot of time catching up on chores, connecting to the light, binge watching old and new TV shows, just for a change. I unplugged from my phone and social media and enjoyed a stay-cation. Now it is time for this week’s astro post. Let’s GO!
The Sun moved into Sagittarius last Tuesday. The energy is definitely different. This transit takes us from feeling the need to connect in itimate and personal ways to wanting to reach out and connect with the world around us. Sagittarius is one of four mutable signs, which means it is able to adapt and change. The other mutable signs are Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo.
This Sun in Sagittarius energy is chartiable, optimistic, and confident. Our view of the world is more welcoming and broad, while our attention to detail is less focused. The shadow side of this is doing more than we are able to physically or mentally. Use caution that so that you don’t obligate yourself to more than you can do. We are now into the holiday season and we know what a demanding time this can be. Don’t be afraid to say “NO”. Do remember to be kind about it.
Mercury joins the Sun in Sagittarius. Our thoughts have moved from the deep places Scorpio took us, to a place where we want to learn more about a wider variety of subjects. Optimistic thoughts prevail and we believe in ourselves and others with persuasive fairness. Note: Mercury will go into his storm period on Tuesday. Get ready.
Mercury retorgrade begins next Saturday or Sunday depending on your location. For those in the pasific time zone, this will be at 11:34 pm on December 1, 2017. Folks on the east coast will see the retorgrade begin at 2:34 am December 2, 2017. The retrograde period ends on both coast on December 22. Be aware that he will still be moving slow and in storm until December 28th.
Expect to feel Venus’s energy shift this week. She is in the last degrees of Scorpio and by week’s end will join Mercury, Satrun, and the Sun in Sagittarius. You might expect that Venus would be rather intense in a fire sign but this transit is not as focused on the individual relationship as it is our relationship with the collective. This transit asks us to spread love and caring out to the masses, and take on a more universal approach to love and compassion. This energy is far more interested in truth and spirtiuality than personal intimacy.
Mars is in Libra. Mars is the planet of action. Libra shows us how to use our charm to get what we want. It also helps us see all sides of a situation and people without causing discomfort or being too disagreeable.
Saturn is touring Sagittarius until December 19/20, 2017. Except for a three month retrograde back into Scorpio in 2015, Saturn has been in Sagittarius since Christmas 2014. This transit is about doing what we say. Saturn is all about control. He loves to stop or at least slow us down to think things over.
In Sagittarius, Saturn’s mode of control is often manifest in the information he shares. It is important that we try to avoid imposing our ideas on others. We can still share info while at the same time leaving lots of room for the other person to think for himself and be creative.
Once Saturn moves into Capricorn, we will notice a big shift. Capricorn is a sign that Saturn rules so he will feel right at home during this transit. It will last until March 21, 2020. More on this as we get closer this shift.
Jupiter, as you probably know, is touring Scorpio now. This sure has brought lots of stuff up from the depths. Secrets are no longer safe as more and more have come under the scrutiny of light. So much of this is quite painful to witness and experience regardless of whether we are in close proximity to it or not. It is important to keep in mind that all is exactly as it should be. Staying in observer mode can be. Do your best to allow it all to just be, without getting your knickers in a twist.
Uranus is still in Aries and Pluto is still in Capricorn. These two have given us a run for our money for the past decade when they were in square or difficult aspect to each other. Now they are moving apart and their problematic energy is losing its hold on us. Don’t get too comfortable, however. This coming year will have its own difficulties and I am planning to bring all that information to you just like I have for the past five years.
Some of the aspects we have coming to us this week include Venus in an inconjunct aspect to Uranus on Monday. This can lead to some impulsive spending. We might also ask ourselves whether we need more joy in our downtime and our relationships, or if we need to be free of such things altogether. This can cause some turbulence for some, especially if our confidence is lacking.
Tuesday Mercury conjuncts Saturn. This aspect will increase our concentration and focus while at the same time causing us to feel the need for some private time alone. This is a good aspect for business travel and important conversations.
Friday Venus enters Sagittarius. I have already discussed this above.
Mercury will oppose Uranus on Friday. This is an antsy aspect that is also full of rebellion and short attentions. Impulsiveness with no thought of effect could mean trouble for some of us.
Changes in plans are almost a given so don’t be surprised when some of yours fall through or get rerouted. Some of us might find a streak of courage or at least way to break up a routine. Technology might not be so co-operative today. Try n to let this get to you.
As usual, this week is full of promise. It is up to you to do what will with it. I hope you are able to make the best of it and if not, at least learn from the mistakes. I wish you nothing but success!
Remember to be kind to one another.