Mercury in Sagittarius, The Winter Solstice and 2019 in a Nutshell

“The longing for light is the longing for consciousness.” Carl Jung

“My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake,
The darkest evening of the year.” Robert Frost

Mercury, the sometimes Trickster God, moves out of Scorpio into the fiery sign of Sagittarius this week. The sign of Sagittarius governs the expansion of horizons – both inner and outer – and bodes well for learning, education and travel. This placement can enliven conversations and inquiries and bring the Scorpio energy out of the depths and into the light.

Sagittarius is also associated with a search for the truth and thus governs the legal system and organized religion.

We are now moving up to the Winter Solstice on the 21st when the Sun will move into the sign of Capricorn joining both Pluto and Saturn. The Solstice is followed by a Solar Eclipse on January 5 at 15  degrees of Capricorn. These placements indicate that success with be earned this upcoming year by  taking a pragmatic and disciplined approach to aspirations. Best to create  plans with a strong foundation and acknowledge incremental progress as valuable.  Keep  persistence and perseverance on the front burner.

As Caroline Casey wrote about the ruler of Capricorn,”Saturn lays the tracks for the Reality Train to follow.”

Neptune and Jupiter will be making a challenging aspect throughout the year which can lead to inflated and unrealistic hopes and wishes. Beware the promise of the shiny object! Disillusionment can be best avoided by weighing in on the pragmatic side.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”The ocean covered with whitecaps.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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