december 17th—thoughts toward Cappy praxis

The sign of Capricorn is heating up just in time for the spectacular Winter Solstice/New Moon on the 21st!!

Venus ingressed to the sign of the Goat last Wednesday and this week it is Mercury’s turn.

Florence-Mary-Anderson-Illustration-024Even dear Mars in Aquarius shares an affinity with all planets transiting the 10th sign in the fact that Saturn used to be the 11th sign’s ruler too, way back when.

So, on the 17th, the Winged Messenger will move from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

From Mutable Fire to Cardinal Earth.

With this change, thoughts and communication will get a bit more serious, some of the jolly will be replaced with rational thoughts of holiday budgets and proper decorum.

Ah yes, but the flip side is Mercury will team with Venus to give each of us the perfect tools to create or simply carry on the seasonal traditions that make this time of year so meaningful.

Yes, Capricorn is the sign of tradition and steadfast cultural mores. He gets greatest satisfaction by building upon the past. Remembering our histories and respecting our collective customs make the Goat’s heart flutter.

All the little things we do this time of year simply because someone older did them when we were growing up are the requisite Cappy fodder.

Don’t resist it—the Sagittarius party is coming to an end.  The Saturnine need to hunker down and horde time honored habits and ways of life is at hand.

‘Tis the Season.

Lona

nov. 28th – dec. 17th—thinking plump and happy

Our winged Messenger crossed into Sagittarius country late on Thanksgiving night.

Maud-Humphrey-Vintage-Children-002Today, he is squaring Neptune in Pisces, and we all may feel a bit overwhelmed mentally. Or maybe, hopefully, that’s just me.

Again, hopefully this isn’t interfering in any travel plans for returning home. If it is, then I wish you the best of luck with your return. Dear Neptune never provides the most direct route.

Anyway.

For his remainder in Sagittarius—what is it like for Mercury, the Planet of Communication and Thinking to be traveling through the 9th sign?

Well, we will be susceptible to overindulgence.  Jupiter, who rules Sagittarius, is the God of expansion. Whatever we pick up now to play with will most likely get blown out of proportion.

Maybe good, maybe bad. Totally depends.

I’m aiming (get it?) for good!

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of daggers and thieves

November 8th sees our resident sprinter Mercury again returning to the sign of Scorpio, joining the Sun, Venus and Saturn. He will remain in the Phoenix’ realm until the 27th.

The shift from Libra to Scorpio is palpable. Our circle shrinks—our intelligence is utilized for the survival of our select few.

Suspicions rise and loyalties are calculated. Deep are the musings, when Mercury inhabits the sign of the Scorpion.

The Winged Messenger comes from under the Retrograde Shadow on Monday, the 10th to immediately trine Neptune in Pisces the next day.

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september 27—mercury into scorpio—razor sharp

“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”—William Blake (Mercury in Scorpio)

What is the fundamental difference between Libra and Scorpio?

It’s simple, really.  Libra flints and flutters on the surface with no desire to puncture the seal and reveal all that messiness underneath, while Scorpio lives and breathes buried beneath the murky depths of  ‘messiness’.

On Saturday the 27th, Mercury moves from the sign of balance to the sign of extremes.  Instead of the charming, diplomatic sparring we’ve been amusing ourselves with as of late, our mental activities will be turned to the more authentic, the more crucial, the more intense.

Scorpio plays for keeps.

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september 2nd—ready for the debate?

Mercury moves from Virgo to Libra early Tuesday, September 2nd.  He will stay in the sign of the Scales till the 27th.

This month our Quicksilver Trickster will be in major aspect with all the planets beyond the Asteroid Belt save Saturn and Neptune.  Then in October, he will retrograde from Scorpio back into Libra for almost an entire month.

Almost two months in one sign by the fastest moving planet in our solar system!!  Yep.  So, let’s get acquainted . . .

Here our Messenger God is all about fairness and charm.  He tries to keep everything in perfect balance (more on that in a sec).  Hermes in the 7th sign of Libra loves a debate that gets the intellectual functions operating at high speed.  Libra is an Air sign and Air signs rule the intellect.  Mercury is our mind and communication, so he is very adept in this realm.

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the god of thieves sprints through virgo: part 1

Mercury moves into Virgo on Friday, August 15th and will be there just over 2 weeks until  Monday, September 1st.

The Messenger of the Gods is comfortable in Virgo, a sign that he rules.

Mercury is strong here.

While in Leo, it was all passionate speaking and creative thinking, but now our minds get to switch gears.  Virgo Mercury is analytical and rational.  She processes and communicates with sagacious integrity and insists on only conveying accurate information.  She delves into the details and comes up with a fine-tuned ordered system.

For the next 2 weeks, words will come easier than at other times, since Virgo Mercury energy is one of the wordsmith.  If a crisis should arise, you may also notice that you have the ability to stay somewhat more level-headed, which is another trait of this mercurial Maiden.

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