Mercury will station retrograde on Thanksgiving Day EST at 20 degrees of Sagittarius. To avoid possible snafus with communication and travel it bodes well to make any necessary repairs and to back up information before the station. Leave extra time with travel and if there are delays look to the opportunities present. Practice patience. Make an extra effort to ensure communication is clear, respectful and thoughtful. We live in a time when information is coming at us fast and this retrograde period ( through Dec 14) provides excellent timing to review, update and expand spiritual and philosophical belief systems.
The pundits and politicians who can’t fathom the significance of OWS and its potential as a force for change could take a history lesson from the 60s and early 70s when this revolutionary pair- Uranus and Pluto were active in the sky as well. The lyrics to the Doobie Brothers song “Takin it to the Streets” sums it up well.
“Take this message to my brother
You will find him…everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair
Are you…telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see
Takin it to the streets…” Michael Mc Donald
Mars is in Virgo now through early July 2012. This time frame bodes well for improving daily routines to build health, stamina and strength. It lends assistance with projects in need of organization. When functioning well the sign of Virgo excels at critical thinking – helping with pragmatic affairs. The downside of Virgo is being overly critical of self or others. Virgo and Pisces are both signs of service and function most effectively when being of service to others and the world. Worry and nervousness can increase under this influence. If this happens remember to believe in yourself.
The Full Moon this month is Thursday November 10 EST at 18 degrees of Taurus. The Sabian symbol for this Full Moon is “A New Continent Rising Out Of The Ocean.” This symbol speaks of the emergence of promising opportunities which come about as the result of spiritual and emotional evolution. It is a good time to expand horizons mentally and to bring awareness to patterns which interfere with or impede that process. Pay attention to synchronicity for signs which point the way forward.
* quote from Lynda Hill’s The Sabian Oracle 360 Degrees of Wisdom
Students of history know that governments become rigid over time and periodically there is a need for change in the power structures. Visionaries advocating for a more just world have always been a key force at these kinds of turning points. What we are witnessing in the Occupy Wall St. movement is not just a desire to move the country in the direction of more social, political and economic justice but also an effort to evolve the world in a more idealistic direction. Neptune- now a strong influence in the sky – governs idealism, higher dreams and visions. Efforts like making decisions by consensus, partaking in peaceful protest and organizing globally to bring about positive change will receive help and support from the powerful evolutionary dynamics – also called the aspects of 2012- at play in the sky now.