“That day I saw beneath the dark clouds
the passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before
life is no passing memory of what has been
nor remaining pages in a great book
waiting to be read.
It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold.
It is the heart after years
of secret conversing
speaking out loud in clear air.” David Whyte
Although this time of year can be very busy, it is wise – especially with the Mercury station on 12/19- to set aside some to to reflect and further integrate the meaning the many fast moving events that have taken place in the past year or so.
Mercury will station retrograde on 12/19 providing a good time frame (through Jan 8) to review and rethink matters – particularly those related the structure of your life, its foundation and the amount of responsibility you commit to in order persevere and make things happen. With Pluto closely aligned there is the opportunity to get to the bottom of things in a way that might not ordinarily be possible.
It is also a good time to look at how you use your mind and direct your will forces.
It’s wise to leave extra time when traveling and anticipate possible delays- throughout the retrograde period but especially within a day or two of the stations when effects can be stronger. Plan to have more patience if snafus with mechanical and cyber things occur. Double check the meaning of any emails or messages received before jumping to conclusions.
Mercury stations at 15 degrees of Capricorn and one of the Sabian symbols associated with this time is, “A young woman surreptitiously bathing in the nude.”
Sabian symbols refernce from Lynda Hill.