A wise old owl sat in an oak:
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”*
Edward Hershey Richards
Mercury stations retrograde Tuesday November 6 at 6:04 pm at 4 degrees of Sagittarius. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this degree is, “An old owl perched up in a tree.”* Throughout time owls have symbolized wisdom or the ability to see in the dark. The goddess Athena is often depicted with an owl on her shoulder – to remind her of what she could not see. Mercury retrograde periods bode well for reflection and review – in order to start refreshed and revitalized when Mercury stations and moves direct – this month on November 26.
It is a good time to inform our decisions from a deeper level of wisdom.
*Sabian symbol reference from 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill