Eclipse Season, Mercury going Direct, and Astrology Forecast December 2-8
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Shifting energy tides this week, as there is a New Moon in Sagittarius and Mercury going back Direct toward the end of the week.
This coming Thursday December 6 shows us Mercury going back Direct. Then on Friday December 7 at 2:20 AM EST there is a New Moon in Sagittarius.
Even though our days are getting darker till Winter Solstice on the 21st of December, we will nevertheless symbolically feel and see more “light” as free spirited fiery Sagittarius is where the New Moon will reside.
And the light of clarity will begin to flicker again as Mercury goes back Direct. It may be a very faint light of clarity at first, yet no more than 10 days or so after it goes Direct, a fuller clarity will be revealed.
Sagittarius is like a fireplace of warmth and light as we move toward the darkness and cold of approaching winter.
Sagittarius is expansive, progressive, and always seeks to take the high road. It sees meaning in everything, and believes that solution to problems is inevitable. Hence it has faith and confidence in life and the Universe.
Its potential downfalls are in leaping before it looks, being impulsive, taking ill advised adventures, believing it is always right, and forgetting it has a body.
The Centaur’s archer shoots for the sky, forgetting it is has a horse’s body below. So Sag can sometimes be so manic in its zeal and excitement that it forgets to ground itself in the reality of the physical world.
Mercury has been Retrograde since November 16, the same day as Venus went back Direct. It started its Retrograde process on October 5.
So issues of relating and relationships have been on the front burners of our hearts and minds for a few months now.
And when Venus gets back to its original Retrograde starting point of 10+ degrees of Scorpio on December 17, our relationship lives can gain more sanity and clear direction.
So don’t go fast -forward on relationship issues at the Pearl Harbor invasion anniversary of December 7, when the New Moon in Sagittarius arrives.
And don’t go fast forward with decisions and relationship plans on December 6 when Mercury goes back Direct.
Wait till after mid December to begin being clear enough and energized enough for your life’s journey into the New Chapter to resume.
Not long afterward, on January 5, the power of transformation will drastically amp up. That is when the first of 2 eclipses will be ignited: A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn conjunct both Saturn and Pluto.
And Eclipse Season pretty much begins after the New Moon in Sagittarius this week on December 7. The first winds of new changes will blow in afterwards, then intensify greatly after the Solar Eclipse on January 5.
This New Moon in Sagittarius is more complicated than the usual New Moon in Sagittarius, as both Mars and Neptune- conjunct in Pisces- will square that New Moon in Sagittarius.
That Mars/Neptune conjunction in oceanic Pisces will bring in huge waves of chaotic emotions and events.
Is it not getting rather obvious that we are on the precipice of enormous change and transformation in the world?
The Trump presidency is about to face the strong grim hand of the Mueller investigation, and who knows where his presidency will go from there. The American stock market is getting closer to crashing. And America seems to be ramping up the energies of battle against Iran, Syria, China, and Russia.
The Solar Eclipse on January 5 is in close opposition to the USA Natal Sun in Cancer. Heavyweights Pluto and Saturn will be conjunct that New Moon and also opposite the USA natal Sun in Cancer.
The USA is so ready for powerful transformation now.
And many personal lives are also getting ready for further transformation and change.
So many people have been waking up these past couple of years, and are rejecting the old ways from an old paradigm and age.
We have been conditioned and programmed to be and act as the old world has required us. We are now breaking those chains and embracing new consciousness and ways of being.
The old world is slipping away no matter how much people cry for MAGA. The past is in our rear view mirrors, but the future is being created now in our hearts, minds and lives.
The Universe has been showing us through its planetary cycles and symbols that we are needing to shift our ways of relating and communicating. Venus and Mercury Retrograde have been recently giving us that message and the experiences needed to make the changes. Here are some lessons people have been learning for the consciousness of the New Age:
Number 1 relationship lesson is to be truly present in our relating, not distracted by other things. That presence is the only way to truly listen to and see someone else.
Number 2 lesson is to know that empathy is necessary in making a healthy relationship of any kind. If we cannot put ourselves in the shoes of another we cannot understand their journey and perspectives. Just the process of trying to empathize brings us closer together.
Number 3 lesson is that no one is in essence superior to anyone else. Each of us is different from one another, with equal value, and not superior or inferior.
Number 4 lesson is that everyone wants to love and be loved, no matter how they seem.
Number 5 lesson is that communication is so important to any kind of relationship. Authentically expressing our truth is not enough. We also need to be aware of how the other person “hears” what we are saying. We may need to rearrange our wording or our tone so the other person can truly take in what we mean to say.
Number 6 lesson is that it “takes two to tango” as my Mother used to say. It is not usually a matter of someone being right and someone else being wrong. And it is usually not a matter of someone being the villain perpetrator and the other an innocent victim. Creating stories in our minds like that are hard to acknowledge and release. And if not released, these stories come with us into new relationships, causing dysfunctions once again.
Each party needs to be held accountable for their part of the issue. Even if one person has cheated on the other , or one person has an addiction that has hurt the relationship; the relationship problem is always deeper than the outer circumstances would suggest.
Nevertheless, sometimes it is right to leave a relationship as the original contract has been ended or breached, and it is time to move on.
And now our contracts as individuals in the old age and paradigm has been ending. The Aquarian Age awaits us. We are each in the process of consciousness transformation into that Age and Paradigm.
The next few months of Winter Eclipse Season 2019 is about to begin. I will have a new video coming out within the next couple of weeks.
Till next week,
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