Mercury has re-entered Sagittarius where it will transit until January 4th.
Mercury in fire sign Sagittarius encourages us to think about a broad range of topics and we feel more open minded and optimistic. We communicate with enthusiasm and become more focused on fairness, setting our sights on a better future. Our thoughts turn towards spirituality, law, and foreign lands.
During this transit our communications with others become warmer and we feel more comfortable with speaking from the heart and being openly affectionate.
We should try to avoid the negative traits of Mercury in Sagittarius, such as exaggerating or speaking without thinking.
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Early tomorrow morning (in Europe) and this evening in North America, we have the final new moon of 2018 which also marks the last retrograde of the year.
A new moon, which is a conjunction between the sun and the moon in the same sign, ends one cycle and creates another. The new moon is an ideal time for starting new projects and creating life changes. This new moon falls at 15° Sagittarius and is loosely conjunct benefic Jupiter but makes a separating square to Mars and Neptune.
During 2018, we experienced seven retrogrades including Venus & Mars which resulted in some stressful times for all of us. This wasn’t the universe being unfair – there was a spiritual purpose for these retrogrades, and many of us managed to break through difficult karmic cycles and blockages which had been ongoing for years. Now we get the opportunity to breathe as the energies of the next few months support us in making progress.
Some relationships fell away and although this was painful, it was a natural part of our spiritual awakening process. An awakening nearly always results in losing friends and family members and sometimes this is because we stop tolerating behaviours from them that we once accepted. Another reason for separations is that long term friends and family can’t accept that we’ve changed, and our new awake selves make them feel threatened. If we have only one person in our lives who understands us, then we’re truly blessed.
The new moon presents some difficulties from the Mars and Neptune squares and this may cause some confusion. We should be aware of the potential for deception – either from others or continuing to kid ourselves over some matter. Mars, the God of war, may create some conflict with others, but we should try rise above this and nolt let others lower our frequency.
The new moon heralds a new beginning for all of us and we can blaze ahead at full steam over the next few months if we use this energy wisely.
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Later today, Venus will reenter passionate Scorpio where it will transit until January the 7th. This is the second transit of Venus in Scorpio due to Venus retrograde. Under the energy of Venus moving through the underworld, love intensifies and we’re not satisfied by anything fluffy or superficial.
People with Venus in Scorpio tend to be all or nothing in their relationships and they ooze sex and sensuality. Think of a femme fatale with dark hair, red lipstick, black eyeliner and perfumed with Dior’s “Poison.”
Venus in Scorpio may avoid relationships because of a fear of betrayal and they might wait for years to find someone suited to their level of intensity, but once they fall in love they’ll love you forever. That is, unless you betray them, then they’ll cut you off and never contact you again.
During this transit, some bonds may strengthen while other, weaker bonds break and we’ll seek transformation through intimacy, sex and exploration of the shadow side.
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Neptune, the planet of dreams, spirituality, illusions, and the subconsious has been travelling in retrograde motion since June and tomorrow the planet stations direct. The retrograde caused us to reassess and question the truth about our lives and some illusion or fantasy may have been shattered, forcing us to see the uncomfortable reality of a situation.
The retrograde taught us to be more realistic about life, learning how to trust our intuition over the honeyed words of others, and giving us a well needed reality check.
Neptune direct will make life seem softer and more supportive but there is a risk of retreating too far into an inner dream land and falling for deception again because the truth is too unpleasant to face. We will feel this on a personal but also a global level – world events are already getting incredibly confusing and we’re unable to trust the mainstream news.
On the plus side, direct Neptune is highly creative and the direct motion period is a good time to write fiction, create art and films and also practice psychic, shamanic and dream work.
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