Time to Relinquish Judgement and To Open to Optimism & Trust – Mercury Reverses into Sagittarius

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At 12:17am this morning (AEST) Mercury reversed into Sagittarius on his retrograde journey.

With Mercury currently disposited by Jupiter in Libra, you may now receive insights that enable you to reflect upon your relationships; family or otherwise.

Where do you feel stifled and uninspired?

Is it time to consider how you can rework your life to honour your desire for greater freedom, truth, growth and adventure?

What aspects need to be relinquished, restructured or at least reviewed?

With the Moon in Aries from 02:20am Thursday 5th January until 06:18am Saturday 7th January (AEST), be aware of situations that trigger impatience, intolerance, moralistic attitudes, self-righteousness and judgement.

Sagittarius energy has a reputation for being blunt and when coupled with reactive Aries energy, you may find it difficult to count to ten before blurting out a few “home truths”.

What are those emotions attempting to alert you to and what can you learn from them?

Perhaps there’s a need for more optimism, generosity of spirit and acceptance either of others or of self?

Perhaps there’s a need to let go and forgive and to remember that we’re all doing the best that we can with the life that we’ve been given.

How connected do you feel to your spiritual self, your inner guidance and your innate wisdom?

Do you feel a need to refine this connection or to re-examine your spiritual beliefs?

For more possible expressions of Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius click here.

Mercury will turn direct on Sunday 8th January.

Until then, make the most of this time to redo your life; opening to trust and relinquishing fears and negative beliefs.

Think positive and get your optimism on 🙂

With Love, Toria xo

Any Communication Difficulties Yet? Mercury Retrograde – Plus Timeline

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The week before a Full Moon can be a little crazy.

Full Moon energy can bring us face to face with the shadow side of our personalities.

It wouldn’t be surprising given the energy of this particular Full Moon,which falls in Gemini (Gemini is the sign ruled by Mercury) and the fact that we are currently in the lead up (the shadow period) to Mercury’s impending retrograde if you have been experiencing communication issues.

Mercury rules communication and his retrograde periods (when Mercury seemingly travels backward across our skies) can be synonymous with delays and communication mayhem, so be on the look out for what is arising around you and within you.

Of course, all of this does not just happen.

It is always a prompt to something that is needing attention.

Something that Mercury is showing to us from within our psyche that is asking us to take responsibility.

Mercury Retrograde works very well with ‘re‘ words.

Words like rework, renovate, research and Mercury often gives us a chance to redo what isn’t working so well.

Often we experience technical glitches and mix ups.

Cars, computers and white goods can all be affected; often needing repair or replacement.

And… it’s a good time to check and double-check; to reread and to review, so in the build up to Christmas make sure that you’ve ordered everything that you think you have – that it’s the right item, size and colour.

 

Mercury will travel between 15degrees and 17seconds of Capricorn back to 28degrees and 50seconds of Sagittarius during this particular retrograde.

Where does that fall in your birth chart? Which house (area of life) is up for review?

Do you have planets around those degrees? What do those planets represent?

The following keywords are from my Ebook “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”, which you can download for free when you sign up to my Newsletter.

Do you have lessons to learn around any of these?

 

Sagittarius

Keywords: Optimistic, Traveller, Freedom-Seeker, Spiritual-Seeker, Religious/Spiritual, Expansive, Exuberant, Adventurous, Inspirational, Unrestrained, Intelligent, Spontaneous, Restless, Explorer, Outspoken, Extroverted, Boisterous, Aware of the Bigger Picture

Negatively: Blunt, Opinionated, Indiscriminate, Clumsy/Accident-Prone, Careless, Extravagant, Exaggeratedly, Unreliable, Self-Righteous, Preaching, Fanatical

 

Capricorn

Keywords: Serious, Disciplined, Responsible, Hardworking, Reliable, Structured, Resilient, Careful, Prudent, Cautious, Ambitious, Incredible Integrity, Self Sufficient, Respectful, Reserved, Honest/Law-Abiding, Honest, Enterprising, Traditional, Conservative, Enduring, Wise, Mature, Achiever, Appropriate Boundaries

Negatively: Burdened, Pessimistic, Stern, Mean, Narrow-Minded, Fearful, Guilt-Ridden, Opportunistic, Hard, Inhibited, Bound, Walled-In

 

It is likely that this particular retrograde will bring up a combination of themes across both signs. These themes are vast and it all depends on your own personal circumstances as to how this may affect you.

You can play around with the keywords and look at the examples that are happening in your life.

Combinations; such as given here in the following examples, may well be playing out for some and more examples can be found in my previous Mercury Retrograde posts on these two signs, which can be found in the ‘Related Posts’ section below.

  • Lessons around loosening what keeps us bound, so that we can open to more spontaneity and adventure.
  • A need to take more responsibility to become more reliable where we have previously been a little lax.
  • Communication problems that may stem from being over-authoritative and strict or that arise from judgement. Is there a need to be more open-minded and open-hearted and less critical?
  • Is more inspiration required? What has become dull?

 

Related Posts:

Mercury Retrograde – You are now in the Shadow Period – Mercury Retrograde Through Sagittarius

Mercury in the Shadow Period – Mercury Retrograde Through Capricorn

Releasing Shackles, The Power of Words and Awakening to a Deeper Love – Full Moon in Gemini – December 2016

Mercury Retrograde – You are now in the Shadow Period

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We have just entered the shadow period for our last Mercury Retrograde of 2016.

At 11:02am this morning (AEST), Mercury passed 28 degrees and 50 seconds of Sagittarius.

This is the point, to which Mercury will return on his next backwards journey before he once again turns direct.

Mercury will traverse two signs during this apparent-backwards journey – Sagittarius and Capricorn.

Interestingly, the energy of these two signs is also prominent right now owing to the Jupiter/Pluto square, so there is likely to be a correlation between what this transit is bringing to you and how our upcoming Mercury retrograde plays out.

For now, we will concentrate on his journey through Sagittarius, as that is where he is currently residing and it is whilst he moves through the last degrees of this sign (between now and 07:18am Saturday morning (AEST)) that you are likely to encounter Sagittarius-related mishaps that you may be re-visiting once Mercury backtracks through the very same degrees of this sign later in December.

Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, so any planet in Sagittarius is currently disposited by Jupiter’s placement in Libra.

With Mercury in Sagittarius this relates to the way that we think, speak and/or learn, so we may be about to discover a few truths about ourselves. For example:

  • Do you tend to ‘shoot from the hip’ in your speech without giving thought to how the other person may feel? Do you perhaps need to consider being more tactful?
  • How do you handle delays and challenges as they arise? Fiery Sagittarian Energy is naturally spontaneous and optimistic with the ability to think on its feet. During Mercury’s backward motion through this sign you may become conscious of negative thinking or situations that trigger you to go into stress or panic. Are you being shown an area of life where your reaction (and not necessarily the event) is creating a depressive or difficult view of reality? Do you need to work on being more optimistic, more trusting of your life path and less controlling with regards to outcomes?
  • Fire is also representative of inspiration, play and creativity. If you find that you go through a period of feeling stagnant, joyless or blocked whilst Mercury is retrograde,  don’t worry. It’s likely that Mercury is showing you where you need to enliven and revive an aspect of your life. How can you renew your inspiration in this area?
  • There could be delays, confusion or misunderstandings in relation to a study course, your spiritual beliefs, long-distance travel or projects/work where you have neglected to check or confirm the details.  This Mercury Retrograde can highlight where we have tended to be rash or sloppy, so remember to check and double-check the details.
  • Believing yourself to be right (even when you’re not) and issues around judgement could arise.
  • Problems with Writing/Journalism/Publishing.
  • Mercury is strongly aligned with health matters, so watch for Sagittarius-related symptoms and ailments, which may arise and see if you can find a mind/body or emotion/body correlation. Sagittarius is associated with:
    • The Hips, Buttocks and Thighs
    • Accidents that arise from rushing around/recklessness/a lack of focus, so remember to ground and centre yourself – more speed, less haste – how balanced are you at the minute? Remember that Sagittarius’ ruler (Jupiter) is currently in the sign of balance (Libra).
    • Issues with the brain – Sagittarius rules the left hemisphere of the Cerebrum.

Remember to look at which houses in your birth chart that Mercury will retrograde through, as this area of life is likely to be most affected.

If you’d like help with that you can sign up for my Newsletter and download my free E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

We’ll look at possible effects of Mercury retrograde through Capricorn later in the week. Until then, stay aware and see if you notice anything arising related to the Sagittarius points raised here.

Much Love, Toria xo

That Which You Seek is Seeking You (Rumi) – New Moon in Sagittarius November 2016

www-motherearthastrology-comOn 29th November 2016 at 10:17pm (AEST) we have our New Moon in Sagittarius.

The energy feels so expansive at the minute and with Mercury also travelling through Sagittarius at the time of this New Moon you may find yourself craving inspiration, new adventures and mental stimulation.

Fiery Sagittarius energy is boundless, optimistic and eager, so allow yourself to feel enthused.

Remember that a New Moon gives us a chance to plant a seed in order that we can nurture something new into our lives.

With this one falling on Sagittarius 8 (Sabian Symbol: “Deep Within The Depths Of The Earth, New Elements Are Being Formed”), you may feel a sense of something new approaching.

It’s like something has changed deep within you and something greater is calling, but you may not be entirely sure of what that is.

This is further hinted at With Neptune sitting on the South Node and squaring The Moon.There’s a sense of having to let go of something in order to move forwards, but the square to Neptune can also bring up irrational worries and a sense that you’re not yet in possession of all the facts; calling for trust.

Mercury’s placement on Sagittarius 26: “A Flag-Bearer In A Battle” appears to suggest that you’ll be ushering in a new energy/way of being and that it’s now time to go with it and to stand in your truth.

With Saturn (representative of fear) also sitting in Sagittarius and conjunct this New Moon, however, it may take courage for you to follow your inner wisdom.

Maybe you are fearing that you’ll become “too big” and are worrying about what others will think of you if you dare to become more than you currently are.

Perhaps there are people or situations, which you feel are holding you back or perhaps you feel a sense of inadequacy or fear around taking on the challenge.

Whatever those fears are remember that the Jupiter/Pluto Square is now in operation and the opportunity for huge transformation and powerful growth is here.

This is the time to be adventurous and to take on challenges that you feel are aligned with your soul’s calling and your inner wisdom.

Listen to your gut (your inner knowing) and pursue your vision; even if it’s just an intuitive hunch at the minute.

With Jupiter in Libra (sign of relationships) and Pluto snuggled up close to Venus (the love planet), this New Moon may see you craving much of that inspiration and growth through a personal relationship.

Conversations may be necessary to acheive much-needed changes, but be mindful that strong Sagittarian energy isn’t renowned for tact, so be mindful of ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome.

To see where this energy is activating your personal birth chart, look for 7 degrees and 42 seconds of Sagittarius.

Which house (area of life) is the New Energy falling in? What does that house represent?

Do you have a planet around 7 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)? What does that planet represent?

Can you sense new energy coming into your life around this theme?

If you’d like help with working this out, you can sign up for my newsletter and gain free access to my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

I also offer a Lunar Cycle Update each month that helps you to attune to the eight phases of the Moon.

This can help you to attune to your own innate rhythm as well as helping you to follow through with intention setting.

You can sign up here if you feel that this is something you’d benefit from.

With Love, Toria xo

Related Posts:

The Potential For Powerful Growth, Bounty and the Realising of Ambitions – The Arrival of the Jupiter/Pluto Square

Are you Ready for Powerful Growth, Unexpected Opportunities and a Chance to Break Out of Restriction? – Move over Saturn – Hello Jupiter 🙂