Mercury Retrograde Sagittarius
Mercury Retrograde Sagittarius begins Saturday at 11:34 PM PT. The phenomenon of Mercury Retrograde occurs when the planet appears to stand still in the sky and then slowly begins to move backwards, picking up speed as it goes. The slower the apparent motion, the more powerful the influence. Thus the day Mercury turns retrograde and the day it turns direct (Dec 2) are usually the most dramatic. The backward motion is an illusion, based on the geocentric theory of the solar system, when scientists thought that the planets revolved around the Earth instead of the Earth revolving around the Sun. Mercury Retrograde Sagittarius occurs at 29.18° Sagittarius so if you have mutable angles or personal planets (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), then you may feel this more than others. If you want to find out more about your chart, then you can schedule a reading with me. Mercury Retrograde Sagittarius asks us to think about our philosophical beliefs, and to strive for the truth and what is in alignment with our integrity. It is a good idea to delay shopping, especially for anything with moving parts, until January 10, 2018 when the shadow ends. This does not bode well for Christmas shopping, so maybe this is a good year to think outside the box. Also check all communications and documents for errors, watch out for lost mail, and travel snafus as well. Look for friends and objects from the past to resurface, and be very careful when driving as it is notorious for fender benders.
More to come
Mercury conjoins Saturn on Monday at 10:58 PM. This is a sober combination, however, it is also the sign of the philosopher, especially with them both in Sagittarius, the sign that rules philosophy and religion. As Mercury is going Retrograde this week, this aspect will return on the 6th. Venus leaves Scorpio’s possessive waters for free-spirited Sagittarius on Friday at 1:14 AM. Just a few minutes after this we have a very volatile Mars/Uranus opposition at 2:05 AM. This aspect can cause accidents and Mercury Retrograde can as well so be very careful.
Void Moon Times
This is for you Anna! We have one Void to beware of this week. The first is on Thursday in Aries from 10:37 AM until 12:38 PM. Void Moon in Aries is impatient and antsy, use it to clean your home or conjure new ideas.