Hello lovely ones and happy almost weekend!
Friday November 16 2018 sees a lot of activity in the cosmos.
Venus stations direct (no celebrating as yet, when a planet stations either retrograde or direct is often when they are at their most chaotic!) and Mercury stations retrograde!
Cue dramatic movie music….
Expect the unexpected today and over the next few days.
Things can and will get a little chaotic because such is the way when planets are all moving in this way…
But back to this Mercury retrograde which takes place in the fire sign of Sagittarius.
First of all, you can use the Soulstrology zodiac guide below to see where Sagittarius rules in your natal chart (read for both your Sun and Rising sign).
If you’re a bit more of a Soulstrology whizz, then check where you have between 13 degrees and 27 degrees of Sagittarius as these are the exact degrees of the retrograde with Mercury going retrograde at 13 degrees of Sagittarius and ending her retrograde at 27 degrees of Sagittarius.
The life areas Sagittarius rules in your chart and any planets or house points between 13 and 27 degrees of Sagittarius will show you the areas of life and themes which good ole Mercury is going to be raking over during the period of his retrograde which lasts three weeks until December 7 2018 and ends just after the Sagittarius New Moon….
Now I don’t think I need to tell you all that Jupiter has recently gone into Sagittarius for a 13 month transit!
You all hopefully read the blog last week on Jupiter in Sag and how it is time to get lucky!
That is why, this Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, at the outset of the year long Jupiter in Sagittarius transit, is such a blessing.
As I think you all know by now, Mercury retrograde (in whatever zodiac sign) asks us to do all things RE.
And so on and so forth…you get the picture.
During a Mercury Retrograde sometimes issues arise because they need our attention and our input.
‘Problems’ and chaos in the form of Mercury mischief and muddles will arise because we usually need to do something RE in relation to said problem, chaos, mischief or muddle.
There is always a lesson in it. Always!
Even if that lesson is less than sweet medicine, ultimately it is good for us, it serves us and our highest good.
With Jupiter having moved into Sagittarius so recently, we want to be thinking about the miracles we can hopefully create in the Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts/lives over the next 13 months.
The Jupiter in Sagittarius blog would have given you some pointers on how best to start this process.
Now, with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, we are being given a gift by the cosmos.
A window of opportunity to clear the path for this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit.
Think of it like this.
When that Sagittarius New Moon rolls around next month, we want to plant the seeds of change and miracles in the Sag ruled parts of each of our lives, some of which will manifest over that lunar month (hopefully meaning 2019 starts off on a great note) and some which will manifest over the next year, through to the end of the Jupiter in Sagittarius transit in December 2019.
When you plant any seeds in the physical plane, you don’t tend to plant them without first preparing the land, tilling the soil, pulling out any weeds which might get in the way of your seeds growing into little seedlings, and then flowering further.
You create the right conditions for those seeds to flourish in.
It makes sense, right?
So too, we must be making sure conditions are perfect for the seeds we plant in the Sag ruled parts of each of our charts, to make the most out of the Jupiter in Sag transit.
And, we must make sure that we plant the right seeds.
The seeds which we want to flower into certain blessings in our lives.
This Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius gives us the PERFECT opportunity to make sure the land in which we are planting our seeds is healthy, weed free and can create a safe haven for our seeds to grow and then blossom.
It is no cosmic coincidence but rather a cosmic gift, that this Mercury retrograde starts a week after Jupiter moved into Sagittarius and ends around the Sagittarius New Moon!
This is a gift guys.
A gift which allows us to clear the path for blessings.
A gift of time in which to slow down, rest and review, reconsider our goals and reset ourselves.
A gift of time and space in which to ensure that not only is the land (in this case the Sag ruled parts of each of our lives) healthy, but also that the seeds we are planting are truly ones we want to see flourish.
So we need to look at this Mercury retrograde as a miracle making opportunity.
An opportunity to clear the path for miracles and manifestation.
Are you excited yet? I hope so!
Of course, there may be the usual Mercury mayhem, but we can even use that to our advantage by trying to understand what it is that the cosmos wants us to learn and to correct (and do all things RE in).
I set out below, underneath the Soulstrology zodiac guide, the Mercury Soulstrology Soundbath.
I highly recommend listening to this often during the Mercury retrograde. It can help you clear your mind, get present and connect to the higher vibrations of this transit.
It may also help you to do all things RE. It never fails to amaze me what clarity I get after listening to a soundbath and then journaling.
Try it! Let me know how you get on.
Happy miracle making Mercury retrograde!
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE
Aries/Aries rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing
Taurus/Taurus rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging
Gemini/Gemini rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic
Cancer/Cancer rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.
Leo/Leo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity
Virgo/Virgo rising: Home, family, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.
Libra/Libra rising: Your mind and communication and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community
Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem
Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you
Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects
Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.
Pisces/Pisces rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul’s highest legacy.