Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mercury into Sagittarius and the Upcoming Retrograde | thinking BIG, BIG news, higher knowledge, open windows, KARMIC release, we all take the RED PILL

the red pill by ahermin
Today we have Mercury - the ruler of our minds, thinking, communication, the process and physical means of getting things from point A to point B, our local environment, our siblings - coming up from the depths of Scorpio and moving into the "sky's-the-limit" space of Sagittarius.

The scope of information available to us broadens. All the little details we have been immersed in during Mercury's transit through Scorpio fade from view a bit.

It's like we have applied a wide angle lens to our camera. There is more to see (know) but less to specifically look at.

Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) is optimistic energy.

So those big bodacious ideas will carry us further now. People will be thinking and talking BIG. Making BIG plans. Using BIG persuasive, language. It's a good time to sell your "whatever it is", but also a good time to be sold a bill of goods. Keep in mind that words and information could mislead us as our focus moves away from those pesky details and onto the larger landscape.

Sag's mutable energy is rather boundless and stretchy. This can be a good thing. Sometimes a very good thing. But it can also have its drawbacks. The fly in the ointment - always a fly in there even as the weather grows frosty. Damn flies.

Sagittarius is the great teacher/sage. The archer rules wisdom and philosophy. This is a good time to take something we are interested in to a higher level. Sagittarius rules our collective 9th house (plus the house in your chart with Sagittarius on the cusp!) so communications and information could focus on 9th house themes - legal issues, foreign issues, higher education, travel, religion, weddings, politics, the media, marketing.

Any planets you have in your Sagittarius ruled house will host a meet-up with Mercury over the next few weeks. Since Mercury's archetype is the 'fleet-footed messenger' and 'the magician' the more Sagittarius points and planets in your natal chart the more mental activity and Mercurian transformation you can likely expect. Our planets in the other mutable signs - Gemini, Virgo, Pisces - will be impacted by squares and oppositions.

NOW here comes the uber important part because Mercury isn't the only fellow calling Archer-ville home these days.

We still have Saturn in Sagittarius (since 2014 and just a few weeks from his Capricorn ingress) and he is very slowly and very methodically making his way toward the most important part of our universe - the Galactic Center otherwise known as the Black Hole in the center of the Milky Way otherwise known as 27 degrees Sagittarius.

Today, we have Mercury at 0 degrees Sagittarius and Saturn at 25 degrees Sagittarius.

On November 28th, Mercury (I have said he is fleet-footed, right?) catches up with Saturn and they meet at ... wait for it (drum-roll) ... the Galactic Center, black hole in the center of the Milky Way, 27 degrees Sagittarius (Saturn will be exact on the Galactic Center on November 24th - the culmination of his three year journey!).

Then five days later (December 3rd) Mercury stations retrograde and reverses his course.

Moving backward he meets up with Saturn AGAIN on December 6th (at 28 degrees Sagittarius still pretty much on the Galactic Center!) then continues back all the way to 13 degrees Sagittarius - during his retrograde journey he will have conversations with not only Saturn, but Mars, Venus, Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, Uranus, the North Node and remember he is in Sagittarius so answering to Jupiter and Jupiter is in Scorpio and answering to Pluto! This is HUGE.

(We are part of a spiral galaxy known as the Milky Way. It is 100,000 light years across and includes over 200 billion stars including our closest star, the Sun. All the stars we see in the sky are part of the Milky Way Galaxy. At the center of our Milky War Galaxy is a super-massive Black Hole.)

Normally Mercury is in a sign for about 3 weeks, his journey through Sagittarius will be more than 2 months!

What is possible now? Almost anything!!

One thing I am fairly certain about is we are seeing and will see MASSIVE releases of karma.

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." 

Yes, we've collectively agreed to take the RED PILL! 

For now, pay attention to any news/information/conversations - whatever Mercury's ingress into Sagittarius carries. Often we get a hint of what a long transit will be about at the very start.

Googling the news I see we have Trump just arriving in Asia, there is a headline story about the Saudi Princes I haven't read, the Dem feud, Mueller's investigation, Hollywood sex scandals - some/all of this is probably important. I am searching in the a.m. and this transit really starts later in the day, so we will see what other news stories hit. There will be alot of BIG (Sagittarius) news (Mercury) during this transit!

With all of this happening in Sagittarius it will be about what we believe/truth. We will probably have to go all the way to late December or early January before we can separate fact from exaggeration. 

This applies to our personal lives/lies, too. Big developments, key events will be triggered. There are squares to Chiron so, yes, there will be some painful revelations and decisions, but there are MANY sextiles (opportunities) and trines (brakes off) to keep us moving in the right direction. Lots of limiting beliefs will be unpacked and disguarded. 

This is our karmic clean-up before Saturn comes home to Capricorn (where were you in February 1988 the last time Saturn was home?). THIS IS A BIG OPPORTUNITY. Now, some of this will be out of our hands, but we are powerful creators in our own right and there is alot we can do to help ourselves here.

We are now in a time when we can literally recreate any part of our lives. One small energetic push from each of us puts ALL OF US on a higher timeline with a different outcome. And we can see from the collective news we need to get off this timeline! We want to be on the path toward where we want to be before the cement starts to gets poured (ie Saturn comes home to Capricorn in late December). 

Let's push.

Maybe start with a notepad. 

First, list everything you want to eliminate from your life - bad habits, painful experiences you want to release, situations that have you bound. The stuff we no longer carry any passion for, and yes, it will likely be stuff we used to be quite passionate about. The people/ideas/beliefs we have given our power to that are no longer serving us. The North Node is in Leo - we need to be brave and follow our hearts here. Feel what it feels like without this load. Burn the paper. This is the stuff we aren't going to carry with us.

Make a second list. Here we will write what we want to create - new habits, experiences, ways of being and thinking. What inspires us? What makes us excited? What do we want to do with this one brief life? We can be specific and fly low here or go big and wide - the sky is the limit, except even that isn't true anymore.

The time for who we used to be is past. That's why we are all feeling unstable. We can see this all around us and feel the truth of it in our own hearts. Unless you carry alot of mutable energy this is all probably pretty uncomfortable and scary. 

Maybe alot of what shifts as Saturn approaches the Galactic Center isn't stuff we can see, but as we travel the right path (heart-focused) we will be met, from the opposite direction, by exactly what/who we need to meet. Oxygen mask on your own face first everyone.

Let's take as many steps as possible toward as many things as are calling to us. For example, I am feeling the need to strengthen by backbone (yes, that backbone AND yes, that other backbone) so am taking a 14 day course on strengthening my spine

It doesn't matter precisely what steps we take. It doesn't have to be a big thing. Life can use whatever energy we put out.

xo all 

I have been asked why I am making a photobooth when I already have a handmade jewelry business I love. I'm not sure. I made a make-shift photobooth for my sister-in-law's baby shower and it was alot of FUN. I had a trailer - sort of. I wanted work that was less labor intensive with the least negative environmental impact. I need to be around more people. I have never in my adult life thought about doing something because it could be fun for me. This is a hard truth to swallow because I am many decades into my life!

Of course, this project has turned out to be anything and everything BUT fun. Because I believe things need to be hard work in order to work, that is the truth (ie limiting belief) I have been met with at every turn. Also the scarcity thinking that I need to hold onto what I have. And the belief that I have to do everything myself. 

I can see I have procrastinated many things about this new venture and been sidetracked multiple times and wonder if my heart is really in it anymore. If other people having fun is enough. Lately I keep picturing myself painting stars on the ceiling of the Shasta which probably wouldn't work for a photobooth ... so I am finishing the booth (sans stars) - but staying open to multiple possibilities ....

That could be the key now to alot of things - taking action AND staying open to other possibilities. Because everything is shifting and we don't know what we don't know.

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