Mercury, Mars and a Peek at This Week’s Astrology

“One cannot speak of  mystery. One must be seized by it.” Rene Magritte

Some say a squadron of horse, some, infantry,
Some, ships are the loveliest thing
On the black earth. But I say
It’s what you desire.” Sappho

It’s another busy week in the starry heavens as Mars, the planet of action and desire, prepares to station direct on Friday.

Mercury will re-enter Scorpio,  the sign of depth and mystery on Tuesday after the brief retrograde stint in late Libra. This presents a good time – through the beginning of December to contemplate the mysteries of life  as we make our way through the “darkness before the dawn” to  celebrate the return of the Light on the Winter Solstice, December 21.

Thursday Jupiter and Pluto will be conjunct in the late degrees of Capricorn. This is the third and final  2020 conjunction of these two heavy weights. which are associated with events of a global nature. On a personal level it can strengthen ambition and the desire for success.

And the long -awaited end to the Mars retrograde will come Friday at 7:30 PM EST at 15 degrees of Aries.   Areas of life that have been stuck can  start to move forward and start to make progress. In general the retrograde period – since 9/9 – has been a good time to reconsider the Mars related areas of life – what we desire and feel passionate about and how we use and direct energy. It bodes well to consider now -as Mars is stationary in the sky in preparation for the station – how ideas have changed or evolved in these areas.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”Brightly clad nature spirits  dancing in the warm dying light.”

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