The bare trees of November reveal dimensions of life unseen during the foliage-filled months preceding. In the November of our own lives we get to see what we might have not seen before – about ourselves, about how we navigate this sometimes treacherous journey of life unfolding.
With the Sun and Jupiter transiting Sagittarius together until the Winter Solstice on December 21, we can tap into the truth-seeking imperative of this mutable Fire sign. But confusing elements – Mercury retrograde back into Scorpio and both Neptune and Mars in Pisces – are tossed into the cosmic fray so finding the truth can be challenging at best, painfully frustrating at worst.
Mercury moving retrograde is traversing back over the early degrees of Sagittarius, retreating back into Scorpio on December 1st. Mercury will move back to 27 degrees Scorpio, stationing Direct on December 6, right before the New Moon falls at 15 degrees Sagittarius. Mercury will move forward on the 7th, re-entering Sagittarius on December 13th and then re-visit all the degrees of Sagittarius it just visited in its retrograde movement, quickly cruising through that sign through the rest of December.
That’s the nitty gritty astro details but the only really important part of this retrograde period is how it is affecting you.
For me it’s been a techno-challenge, though that is fairly common for me as I traverse the Everest of techno-learning seemingly without oxygen and an easily frustrated mental capacity for technology. Suffice it to say that when I had to surrender my computer to the Geek Squad for a couple of days I felt a tremendous relief at knowing I could take a rest from working on it.
On the other hand it’s how I connect with you and all the other beautiful souls who want astro info. I am expanding into SOUNDCLOUD where you can listen to astro podcasts and other timely topics like how the Law of Attraction works (watch out for that one as it can bite you in the patootie as easily as it can bring wonders).
I am am also doing YOUTUBE videos (thanks for subscribing to my channel for almost-live astro updates. I need 100 subscribers -it’s FREE – so that I can create my own web address)) and I set up PATREON where you can become a patron of my work so I can pay for living on this planet and continue to bring you inspirational astrology!
That is a crapload of internet connectivity but with my North Node at 4 degrees Sagittarius in the 11th house – it’s time. And don’t think it’s easy. There is nothing harder than stepping into one’s North Node, one’s destiny. Sometimes all I can do is cry and wish I could hide under the covers for the rest of my life. But Destiny calls. I don’t have to answer, but I am.
I saw a trailer for a movie coming out about the great opera diva, Maria Callas. She says that she wished she had had a family and a loving relationship but that wasn’t her destiny and one cannot avoid one’s destiny. As Madeleine Albright stated in her interview with Terry Gross on NPR, she would have traded in her entire political career (she was Secretary of State) for being beautiful and having her husband love her and stay with her. So there you go. Sometimes our destiny is way outside what we truly desire. The calling is the calling and if you are called and you choose to answer the call, it’s not always an easy path. Sometimes it’s downright terrifying, especially when the path is unclear and poorly lit. Then you have to depend solely on your intuitive intuition and your connection to the great GPS in the ethers.
Mars and Neptune transiting Pisces this month can help you connect more deeply to the numinous unseen realms of potential but this duo can also send you headlong into your favorite addictions and escape fantasies. You get to choose and for some it will be quite a more treacherous path through the forest and fog than for others. What will it be for you and how are you faring during this Mercury retrograde? Schedule a session and let’s find out!