Mercury Retrograde Ends Wednesday

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” Henry David Thoreau

“To see things in the seed, that is genius. ” Lao Tzu

The sign of Scorpio is strong in the sky this week – with Mercury stationing direct in Scorpio and Mars entering this  enigmatic sign of mystery and magic. Scorpio is the sign of transformation and rebirth. One of the symbols for this sign is the phoenix rising from the ashes.

In the early part of this week Mercury is making a challenging aspect to Jupiter which can add to the potential confusion surrounding the Mercury station. It’s wise throughout the week to take extra  care with communications of all kinds.  It’s also a good time to keep a healthy perspective as Jupiter can add excess to the thought process at this time.  New realizations and revelations can occur under this influence but are likely to be things of a shadow nature – things that  come up from the deep and can be hard to integrate at the time. It’s wise to keep note of them however and to revisit  them over time if appropriate.

Mars the planet of passion, action and desire moves out of Libra into the sign of Scorpio Tuesday and will stay in this sign through the beginning of January. This is a good time to move forward with what you feel is important on a deep level in your life. It also is a good time to deepen intimacy in relationships. It’s wise to watch out for jealousy and possessiveness – the shadow side of this sign – throughout this time.

Mercury will station direct on Wednesday at 2:12 PM EST, at 11 degrees of Scorpio,  ending the retrograde period. This has been a powerful retrograde period as Mercury stationed retrograde on Halloween and will station direct in a favorable aspect to Neptune.  Mystical energy is strong – do pay attention to your intuition at this time.

The Sun will move into Sagittarius on Friday. This ushers in a good time for expanding your horizons through learning and travel. It can be a more optimistic time. Do watch out for overeating, overspending and overdoing.

On Friday Mars with trine Chiron, making this a good time to move forward with initiatives that lead to increased wholeness and authenticity.

One of the Sabian symbols for the Mercury station is,”A youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual gains a sense of the great “other world.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill




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