The planets want you to take on a new perspective. This week, all the personal planets, meaning those on our side of the asteroid belt, change signs.
Every time we go from one sign to the next, it’s an evolution of consciousness in response to the previous sign.
Meaning, we all have our faults and strengths. The sign after the one preceding it responds to those faults in particular. For example, Virgo in excess can get obsessive with work and staying busy – never being social. Libra, the next sign, is social and relational by nature. It must get out and play.
Shifting your mindset is best done consciously, but it doesn’t make it easy when what you know or have gotten used to experiencing is fading away.
Trusting yourself, taking small risks helps you growth your faith in yourself and others, ultimately leading to personal development. Evolution.
On top of that what’s changing, Mercury already is in his “shadow” for when he goes into retrograde motion in January. I bet you’ve had your eyebrows raise a couple times like, “Oh no, is it Mercury Retrograde again already?!!” (I did this past week).
Look at the funny typical Mercury Retrograde problems and notice where communications fizzle out. What breaks? What do you need to repeat over and over again?
You can choose for it to be amusing instead of annoying. This Mercury Retrograde is going over my natal Mercury. All of a sudden, I’m finding myself needing to repeat what I’m saying at least 3 times for many things.
I see Mercury poking fun at me, showing me that I’m not being heard or understood. So I will be working on changing something about the way I express myself.
I suggest weeding out what might be your Mercury Retrograde story (or what you want to work on) so you can be conscious and be on top of the unravelings rather than a pawn to them.
Need help on possible topics? Check out my consideration on Mercury as Menace or Mitigator in Capricorn here.
Monday & Tuesday Sun-Neptune Sextile, Mercury-Mars Square
The astros support clarity of focus today.
You probably have a couple things you would like to experience in your palette of feelings next year.
What experiences will you have to set up for yourself to create the context for those feelings of contentment, rest, accomplishment, overjoy…??
Too, you’ve met some interesting people at all those holiday events. Have you already followed up with the important ones? Are the someday-maybe followups added to your contacts list with a date to checkin if it’s a good time to reconnect with them?
If the answers are no – maybe you’re not setting yourself up for success next year.
I know you hold yourself up to high standards, and I just wanted to offer ways I’ve found myself self-sabotaging good intentions as well.
I want this 2016 to be awesome for you.
It’s the little things that trip you up, but the big things that pull you in the right direction. Today you have aspects to do both and with a sharpened perspective.
Set yourself up for success, eh? Remember, time for you also is time supporting others.
Wednesday Venus enters Sagittarius
Until January 23rd, Venus’ journey through Sagittarius will be interesting – to say the least – and potentially full of emotions.
I know you can keep your cool well, and that last month’s journey of Venus in Scorpio feels pretty natural for you. Being strategic, quiet, letting things happen as you prepared them to be…
This Sagittarius journey, though, is a different story…
… your impulses and desires (and those around you) are not easily manageable in this configuration.
On one hand Venus will have a million ideas that all seem very practical and worth the journey. (Jupiter rules the Sagittarius house she’s in).
But then, the actual process of it – the interactions, things, moving pieces to the process – will get scrambled like puzzle pieces. (Mercury, who will go retrograde directs Jupiter’s influence).
I know you can appreciate a good challenge, but that’s not the point to push through and over-exert your energy to prove your intellectual and energetic might.
You’re shifting responsibilities and what you spending your time on. Will it be for you and your aspirations, or for whatever you are compelled to become a part of. (Saturn governing Mercury’s influence).
Venus is right there next to Saturn, helping you change your relationship to this seemingly fun story actually gone quite complex.
So if I were to take one thing from this scene, I would ask myself daily for the next month:
“How am I partnering with my own aspirations today?”
Put it on your alarm clock on your phone. 😉
Thursday & Friday Mercury enters Aquarius
Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, meaning it’s a super great time for discovery and articulating your aspirations.
Go out and do something small – or even a bunch of small things that inspire you.
It can be important or not:
– Buy some fruit at the grocery store you’ve never tried.
– Try applying a skill set in a different type of project than you normally take on.
– Go to the science museum and fascinate your brain.
Enjoy these moments before Mercury goes Retrograde back into Capricorn.
And if something doesn’t pan out well, a) you learned that about yourself, and b) you’ll have another opportunity to try during the Mercury Retrograde and return into forward direction through February.
Saturday & Sunday Mars enters Scorpio
Mars enters the 2nd sign he traditionally rules on Sunday.
In Aries, he uses his force, energy, and passion to initiate and explore what once was unknown.
Here in Scorpio, the same vitality and strength is channeled to the mind.
Meaning, Mental sharpness. Acute decision-making. Precise methods.
You see how these can be useful.
Squaring Mercury in Aquarius, you have the opportunity really to discover some of the hangups that previously frustrated you.
Unlock that tense, raw edge.
Mars gives you the power and accuracy to pinpoint unrest in your psyche, and Mercury will discover the bits and pieces to help release those stresses.
These are called breakthroughs, which often are the smallest things. So give yourself time for reflection to recognize your mini-ephiphanies.
Meditation is so good with this configuration.
Make at least 5-minutes each day for yourself for that, eh? Set another alarm on your phone if you must.
If you find yourself a bit cold, shrewd in a bad way, or unnecessarily snippy – that’s the Mars energy is not getting used.
You need to keep his energy busy with intellectually engaging things to solve.
So, if you need an altoid for snippy days, take up Sudoku again…
Mars will be in this sign until March 6th and will take 2.5 years to return. Work it! 🙂