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?
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
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?
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