Mercury is doing that retrograde thing again where we can anticipate slowdowns and sometimes delays in anything related to communication or movement. Hermes, the Mercurial god that had wings on his feet is not as efficient at the moment. Of course, all things happen for a reason and the review process always helps us check in with ourselves to remember where we truly want to go. Humans have a tendency to get caught in the hamster wheel or the conditioned life of habit, and a little change or difficulty to the constant mind-numbing drive can help perspective.
Not only is Mercury retrograde, but also out of bounds. Out of bounds means Mercury has gone beyond the ecliptic (orbit of the Sun in a year) and that makes it less controllable, more rebellious. As it is outside of the container, it can bring alternative thinking. In Sagittarius, Mercury wants to be optimistic and believe in the big dream becoming reality. Mercury in this position may have the effect of us being really excited about something that others may not comprehend. We should contemplate the possibilities that arise, knowing that great change comes from taking risks to travel a different road.
Pisces has a large presence in the sky today. Mars, Moon, Neptune, and asteroid Chiron are all in the sign of Pisces. This can have us wanting to sleep away the day. We may find we are caught in the daydream. We may crave music and anything that transcends our mundane reality. Pisces communes with all that is and honors compassion. Soften your hard edges today and allow yourself some downtime to explore your imagination.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” the French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
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Jupiter enters Sagittarius
Jupiter, King of the Gods, entered the home sign of Sagittarius yesterday. Jupiter is the Planet of Expansion and being the largest Planet to the Sun has a BIG presence. Sagittarius is FIRE and often associated with optimism and good luck. Fire is infectious energy, just like a blazing fire, it ignites what it comes into contact with. As Jupiter enters Sagittarius for one year, we may all bear good fortune.
As of right now, the Moon and Mercury are also in Sagittarius so there is an alignment with our feelings and our communications. Sagittarius believes the answers lie just over the next horizon so the sense of possibility is strong. Known as the great adventurer and philosopher as a result of this belief keeping the engines and drive motivated to carry on no matter what arises.
Jupiter EXPANDS what it touches and as we know in life there is always light and shadow to make life whole. In evolutionary astrology, the branch of astrology I practice, we believe that casting strong light also casts strong shadows. Life is a balance and we have a choice to choose the light side or the dark side. Much like we saw in Star Wars as Luke and Darth Vader were in contrast, one in the light and one showing the power of the dark side.
In this way, what is dark Jupiter? Dark Jupiter can display things as too good to be true, or as something glistening so brightly we become blinded and lose perspective. It is the promise that is larger than life and never comes true. It is the seduction of optimism that can lead down a road of feeling manipulated if you lose grasp of what is really true for you.
We can welcome and cherish what good things come our way this year, and also remember to not lose sight of ourselves. Always check in with your body and soul to see if you are in alignment. Enjoy the FIRE and hold to the belief that the answers are sitting just over the next horizon, waiting for you to discover them.
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Details, Perfection, and Health
The Moon continues it's journey in Virgo today. Virgo is striving for perfection. In this way, Virgo approaches life from the lens of 'constant and never-ending improvement'. Virgo can quickly see the flaws and what can be 'made better'. Virgo can see the ultimate perfect potential and that motivates Virgo into action. Virgo knows if you do the daily steps towards your goal, the reward will be realized in the end. Archetypally, the energy of Virgo is the Maiden or the Servant. This does not imply slavery per se, however a humble approach of allows for the energy of openness to see what is possible.
As we are still under the strong influence of Uranus opposing Venus, the Virgo Moon may drive us towards what is wrong and may be fixed in our relationships. Pluto is attempting to speak to the Moon and input what may bring on real healing if addressed.
The warning today is to watch your tongue as Mercury is in Sagittarius which is fire energy. It is quick moving and can take on the energy of "I KNOW" if taken too far. In addition, Mercury is "out of bounds" which means it is in a distance from the ecliptic that makes it a little bit rebellious. When in out of bounds condition, it can want to carve its own way and not follow the herd.
This energy inspires genius insight as it can innovate. Use this energy to bring insight and perspective in the most constructive way possible. Be open to a different way to communicate and listen to the messages from the universe tapping you on the shoulder to guide you in a better direction. Sagittarius is the great visionary, so let the visions emerge, no matter how far fetched they may appear.
Venus has been retrograde for a little bit now. Venus is asking us to turn inward and contemplate our values, our relationships, what brings us pleasure, and where we find beauty. She has moved into the sign of Libra. Venus has been in deep penetrating Scorpio, the unleasher of the shadow and master composter. As she shifts into "Let's Compromise and Negotiate" Libra we find the push on relating even stronger. Libra is the sign of balance and strives to get to an equal playing field, yet that does not come naturally.
Whenever a Planet is at 29 degrees , what we say the 'final degree', there is no messing around. Venus in this position will be asking us to set the record straight. The strong opposition from Uranus is prodding us to take everything we know in our bones and body, and listen up.
As Uranus and Venus sit in tension to the Nodes of the Moon, we are at a 'crossroads'. We are addressing our past and our future like never before. What is our ultimate truth? We have been in the place of detachment in order to gain perspective on our lives, and now the question becomes, how will we shine forth offering our unique spark? What do we truly value and want to bring into the world? What relationships are working and which ones no longer fit?
Our bodies are acting like tuning forks at the moment, offering true knowing. We are being called to pay attention to what is throwing us off balance and make a decision. If you feel a push or tension with those you are relating to or what you value is shifting, know this is all for your higher calling. Sometimes letting go is allowing for the birth of creation.