Be in this world but not of it. Perfect mantra for us in regard to the astrological sky – and for us co-dependents!
During a Mercury retrograde – mishaps in communications are likely. Delays are likely with travel and communication devices. Do not fear!
This is a time to sharpen up our communication skills. A time to edit it out what doesn’t work with the story we want to live. This will play out through the theme of Capricorn/Sagittarius and the houses these signs are in your chart.
Mercury is asking us to reflect and listen more – in many instances, when we communicate with others we place our own spin to what we hear – . We don’t always say what we think. We don’t always say what we mean. We don’t listen to others because we are only listening to what we want to say next in response. We are talking at one another but not with one another.
So, going within, listening, reflecting – is a good thing – on any day of the week. Going within assists you in promoting change from within outward.
Then, there is the force of your exterior world to change to match your desires. If we look at the recent events in Aleppo, we see how physical force caused destruction of the structures of the city and the emotional quality of its inhabitants. This force was executed by a faction of people who desired to snuff out the rebel forces. Atrocities took place that are supposed to be prevented under international law – and destroyed a historical city and brought so much suffering to its citizens.
So, can you feel it? Can you feel the tension in the air? Something must burst to reset itself. We can look at the astrological position to talk about this – Mars will conjunct Neptune and the South Node in Pisces, Uranus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra, Pluto conjunct the Sun in Capricorn all on New Year’s Day – and I think within the week between Christmas and New Year’s there will be sparks of the angry kind exploding – wanting to explode in our personal lives and in the world at large.
Mars in Pisces conjunct the South Node means we are reverting to actions that are based on old conditioning – and Neptune in the mix has this covert energy about it – so we won’t really know what has hit us – and it is going to make a quincunx to Jupiter (ruler of Pisces) opposite Uranus – so whatever unexpectedly disrupts our fun will bring attention to coming together as a community. Kind of like the 9-11 kind. For those who don’t want to make conscious change – the hard shit happens to open our eyes.
The good thing is this trine with Saturn and Uranus. What comes as a surprise and catches us off guard is something we will be ready to deal with.
Mercury retrograde will pass over the area we just experienced over the last three weeks so we re-experience that same theme. When it goes direct, it will pass over that area again. We get to edit and re-edit, revisit and redo – yeah, it’s like we are rewriting a script.
This particular retrograde has already shown me the plot, setting, players and possible results that will be affecting my life – so I’m ever so watchful.
Capricorn falls in my 6th house of routine, work, health and service and Sagittarius, 5th house – what I love to do, my performance, creativity.
My sleep routine has been interrupted by some noisy neighbors who have illegally rented from the tenant and I’ve had maybe 12 hours sleep over the last 3 days. This contributes to a rather bitchy, Moody gal. No one wants to piss off a Leo with Leo rising and Moon in Capricorn. That’s like – not good. The rigid General appears with strategic battle – to win at all costs! Mars in Libra tries to sweep all the bullshit and bad feelings under the rug for peace and harmony – and the angry ember is still burning within especially when the pact is broken. Then all hell breaks loose!
My attention is being grabbed with these unexpected twists and turns (Uranus – unexpected, excitement) square Mercury retro as it stations backward – and Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn and ruler of time – is kinda placing a huge red STOP sign in front of me. Capricorn is the material world, Mercury is the world of the mind – and Sag is ruler of philosophy, truth, and beliefs – so it’s time to disconnect from the material world and the world of the mind to enter into this meditative space to observe and review.
When shit hits the fan, do you try to clean it up? That’s what I’m doing. I’m getting involved in other people’s shit and trying to clean up the mess – I’m all up in other people’s shit.
When something happens, we are ‘triggered’ to respond – we have physical sensations that are the result of our emotions. These emotions ‘trigger’ these thoughts that are a part of our world view – and then we do something about it to relieve the tension. Or we run from it. Or we blame others.
Let’s put all that aside (I’m going to), in favor of observing our inner world without doing anything to change it – that brings us into a state of mindfulness – Mercury’s highest evolution is mindfulness. When we enter into a state of mindfulness we suddenly realize there is nothing to do. Not yet. In time, we realize what we do – and that ‘what we do’ if we are to come from a 5D reality — stems from a 5D perspective and not from the physical sensation of emotional intensity reacting.
The 6th house is also work and with Mercury about to go retrograde – I should pay close attention to how I communicate at work and with co-workers – maybe some old clients will return – maybe run into previous co-workers. I’ve run into two previous co-workers unexpectedly in places I unexpectedly and rarely visit who also had, at the last minute, decide to venture into new territory.
No big deal, you might say. It doesn’t mean a thing. And yes, it is no big deal. It doesn’t mean anything except the meaning you give it. We wouldn’t grow or evolve if we didn’t apply a meaning to something and then investigate this meaning on a deeper level to evoke some inner change.
Remember: As above; so below.
So, allow the machinations of disruption, interference, and possible chaos happen so you aren’t a pawn in the karmic game.
Life is an inner journey. The outer journey is the experience that you use to understand, learn and grow as a human being. Or not. Be an observer of your inner and outer reality – be in this world but not of this world —
Get off the weird mystical tracks that try to make this out to be a magical thinking mystery ride.
Switch the power track from outer to inner – and start the REVOLUTION from within.
The power has always and will always be within you.
Thank you for reading —
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