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Last week showed us Venus passing the Retrograde baton to Mercury. Mercury is now Retrograde until December 6, as Venus has gone back Direct.
What do Mercury and Venus have in common? They are both about relating.
Mercury is communication, mostly mental and fast moving. Venus is about relating, mostly from the heart.
Venus is also more indicative of the state of one’s relationships, romantic or otherwise.
Mercury is more indicative of thinking and analyzing, gaining information, and sharing the thoughts and information with others.
So with Venus going back Direct again now, we are beginning to move out of having our life spotlight on relationship issues, relationship patterns, relationship changes and healing.
Venus will not be back to where it started its Retrograde movement (10 degrees Scorpio) until mid December; so we still will need to repair, heal, find closure, or find some kind of resolution to relationships.
Last Friday Venus was going Direct on the same day as Mercury went Retrograde. For many, the time surrounding those planetary movements were confusing, disorienting, or difficult to understand.
Mercury will stay Retrograde until it goes back Direct on December 6, the same day as the New Moon in Sagittarius.
Remember that in the bigger picture we are moving out of an Old Chapter of our lives and into a New Chapter of our lives- on the way toward the Age of Aquarius.
With Mercury now Retrograde, we do not move forward right now. We ponder, reflect, and process.
We are best now if we do not try hard to find answers, do not jump to conclusions, do not hold onto or push rigid agendas.
With some people we are now in the process of saying goodbye, whether we consciously are aware of that or not.
With others we are in the process of seeing if it is possible to change old patterns and keep the relationship.
And in some cases we are wanting to know if a new relationship can be a part of our lives now.
As you look at the current state of relationships in the American political world, the federal government is playing musical chairs with its employees. I have never before witnessed so much turnover in a president’s White House or Cabinet.
Mercury Retrograde promises more confusion and turnover in government, even while we still wait to see voting results from the recent Election Day.
So much is shifting and changing in our world, both collectively and personally. It often seems like a replay of the revolutionary ’60s and ’70s, even including the comparisons between Presidents Nixon and Trump.
Nixon was the personification of what revolutionaries were fighting against. To many, Trump now is the face of what is wrong in America.
One of the big differences between then and now is in how much more entrenched many are in the mud of our programmed world.
Yet the recent elections show a strong tide just beginning to form of people who believe we can change the world for the better.
Nixon was disgraced and left the presidency, the war in Viet Nam ended, rights for women and blacks had gotten so much stronger than before. The world was truly beginning to transform.
Then there was a break in the revolution and evolution in the ’80s as Ronald Reagan’s administration sought to bring the country back to making “America Great again”.
And the revolution temporarily died as many people seemingly “sold out” and/or went to sleep. We were at that time likely meant to slow down and consolidate, before moving forward again.
Now over the last several years, the urge for change, transformation, revolution and evolution has picked up steam again.
And just like the ’60s and ’70s, there is a wall being built to stop the change. Trump is the face on that wall for many.
And now as we move past 2018 soon, people are passionate about breaking down that wall.
And now there is much more likelihood than in the ’60s, of everything crashing down in order to make space for this New Age to enter.
This wall coming down is like drawing the Tower Card of Tarot. As it is coming down, some are feeling panic; others are feeling liberated from a confining world paradigm.
Many people will be “taking up arms” and picking sides for battle. I suppose some are meant to do just that.
As the wall gets more cracks and holes in it from the Transformation getting more powerful, those in power will try to dominate and bully to “keep the order”.
And that could get ugly, just as it was when Jim Acosta, the newsman, was having his access to the White House taken away.
It has been subsequently given back to him by court order, but that kind of issue will get more and more difficult in coming months: to dominate those who disagree with you.
The old system will feel the need to dominate and control the citizens, forsaking the laws and principles of this country and its constitution.
Order will then be threatened by Chaos, and the wall will come down.
After Mercury goes Direct and there is a New Moon in Sagittarius on December 6, we will be in the early moments of the next Eclipse Season, which shows its first of two eclipses on January 5: a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn conjunct both Saturn and Pluto.
And the walls came tumbling down. Revolutionary Uranus will be changing from Retrograde to Direct on the same day.
But for now we are feeling our way through what needs to be let go and what stays. We are reflecting on our life priorities, on what gives our life meaning and where is our sense of direction and purpose now.
This week has the waxing Moon moving up toward a Full Moon in Gemini, as the Sun also moves into Sagittarius on Thursday/Friday November 22/23.
This Full Moon is exact on November 23 at 12:39 AM EST. Making this full moon more important and meaningful is the result of Jupiter being closely conjunct the Sun in Sagittarius and opposite that Moon in Gemini.
Making it even more meaningful is the fact that Mars in Pisces will be square to that Full Moon, creating a mutable T-Square. This is a strongly influential Full Moon signature.
Complicating matters more is that Neptune’s fog will appear as Neptune moves from Retrograde to Direct on the 24th.
And of course Mercury is now and will be then Retrograde.
Sharing information and wanting to find answers are themes for this Full Moon. Communication through talking, texting, and email will be more important then usual.
There may be confusion in understanding what is being said or what is going on. For some it will be a mental shit show, for others it may feel more mystical and otherworldly.
It has been getting more and more challenging to know what is fake news or fake information or fake pictures and stories.
As we come up on this complicated full moon with Mercury Retrograde, resist the temptation to figure it all out, or to fix it, or make it happen.
The more we push the river to flow faster, the more frustrated we will be. The more we jump to conclusions, the more we will get out of balance.
There is much emphasis on communication this week. But it may be quite difficult to understand and make sense of everything. Too much expectation will bring too much disappointment now.
Trust and have faith in the Universe and yourself, that all is moving as it should, and that answers and meaning will appear at just the right time.
Till next week,
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