2017, astrology, change, Hanukkah, Mercury conjucnt Venus, Mercury retrograde, Mercury semi-squares Mars, Mercury square Chiron, Saturn in Sagittarius, shadow work, Sun square Chiron, Sun trine Uranus, Weekly forecast
Were you surprised by the first snow of the season? I was. More snow fell than I expected but I am glad the ground was still too warm for it to accumulate much in my area. I had things I wanted to do and one of them was taking a dear friend to the airport so he could get back to his home in London. This travel time gave us two hours of positive one on one time together and was the first one on one face time we have had in a little over nine years. It was marvelous!
This morning as I think back on yesterday, I am wondering if or how Mercury’s retrograde affected my communications yesterday. I do not feel as if my communications were negatively affected or that anything anyone said was misunderstood. Mercury is transiting Sagittarius and this placement helps us see the big picture and expands our worldview. It also brings out the philosopher in us.
We have two more weeks of Mercury retrograde, three if you count the storm period at the end of the retrograde. The storm period is the short time before and after a retrograde when the planet, is moving slower than full speed. Astrologers consider this period to have the same effects as the actual retrograde although without being quite as intense. Mercury will be forward moving or direct, on December 22, just in time for Christmas.
Looking ahead at the energy for this week, today Mercury is aspecting both Uranus and Chiron. He is trine or 130 degrees from Uranus. Trines are considered easy, positive angles. This particular one might bring us some intuitive insights that can help us navigate any physiological shadow work we have to do.
Mercury’s square aspect with Chiron which is considered a difficult aspect. However, I find that when Chiron is in square or difficult aspect it can be a good thing. Perhaps this is because Chiron is the healer. In this case, Chiron can provide us with wisdom and insight as we heal.
No big event on Monday but Tuesday we have Mercury conjunct the Sun. This transit will bring our communications into focus and open them up for better or for worse. This could cause some sharpness of tongue so think before you speak or risk hurting someone feelings. This is a good aspect for solving problems. Tuesday is also the first day of Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah to all that celebrate!
Thursday Mercury semi-squares Mars. This is fast, witty energy. It can bring cause some stress in the workplace or an otherwise agitated atmosphere as folks attempt to get things done as quickly as possible in preparation for the holidays. We all need to be aware of how snarky or irritable we are. Try not to interrupt others and be more present in our conversations. Listening to what others have to say will lessen the conflicts.
Friday Mercury is conjunct Venus. This will help us somewhat to lighten our communications and conversations. This is a positive social aspect full of humor and good cheer. We could find it easy to tell our friends and family just how we feel. I love the honesty of this aspect.
The shadow side is that we might not be as controlled in our thinking as might like to be. Conversations will more about fun things than work subjects. I say why not? This is the season for fun is it not? But please get your work done too or it could come back to haunt you at some point.
Friday also brings the Sun square to Chiron. Under this influence our need to learn and progress through experiences and those around us is strong. The only thing that can hold us back is our fear of not fitting in and our lack of confidence. Isn’t that usually what holds us back?
Don’t allow this to carry over to your decision making and lead you to follow others because you think you need to please them. Be your own authentic self, Step out and step up for what you need and want for yourself.
Saturday, the Sun trines Uranus. Uranus is always so unique. I just love the energy of this planet. This trine can bring some original, unique changes and plans to our lives. One other thing I love about Uranus is that he asks us to be flexible. If we aren’t he can cause us to break under pressure of his sometimes unpleasant changes.
Watch for unusual opportunities. There could be new things to discover or new ways of doing things that suddenly pop up. Allow these to unfold and show you what they might be able to do for you. Sometimes the best rewards come from the most unusual places, experiences, and people.
That about covers this week’s energy highlights. As always, I wish you all the best this week. The Old Farmer’s Almanac and the local weatherman say this will be a very cold week. It is expected to warm up just before Christmas however. Think of the folks that are experiencing homelessness or might not have enough money for food or to keep the heat on in their houses. Be kind and give as much as you can to help them out. Anyone of us could in that position in a heartbeat.
As always. . . remember to smile and be kind to one another.