Mercury Direct Nov 20

 

Mercury in front of Sun (image from Accuweather)

 

Mercury Direct 

 

November 20, 11:11am PST 

 

11 Scorpio 35

 

Once upon a time, far, far ago and when I say that I mean October 31, Mercury turned retrograde and now today at 11:11 PST it will station direct.  I promise you at that time I will get on my hands and knees and say to all that is holy, “Thank you.”  

 

How were your emotions for the last three weeks?   Were you pulled super high and super low?  Was something raw exposed in you?   Maybe something so raw you didn’t even know you carried it in your body, your mind and your soul.  Mercury retrograde in Scorpio blurs our mental with our emotional.  When these two come together, circumstances are so extreme that it gives us a chance to get rewired.  At the end this rewiring will allow us to access our power and empowerment.   Where we had corrupted thinking or thinking that no longer serves us we now have fresh thinking.  We may feel a bit battled fatigued but still the thinking has gone through a death and rebirth and now there is a newness.

 

Between now and Dec 7 we will revisit some of the issues that took place since Halloween and we will process it with a new empowered feeling.    What have learned a lot about ourselves in the last three weeks, now, how can we use this newness  to serve us? 

 

Finally,  it is safe to replace that broken electronic thing that melted during the retrograde.  Or if you are like me figure out to get your email working again.  Blech.

 

Taurus Full Moon: Nov 12, 2019

 

 

Taurus Full Moon

November 12, 2019

19 Taurus 52

5:34pm PST

 

Taurus Full Moon is a wonderful opportunity to get practical. Taurus is not about ‘theory’ it is about concrete.    If there is some airy -fairy issue that is difficult to wrap your head around, this three- day full moon phase could provide some pragmatic solutions.   You may be drawn to deal with a project that you have stalled because you weren’t ready to dig in and take care of it.  Now with this Taurus moon we access the desire to ‘dig in’.   Taurus gives us the gift of seeing the value of building something bit by bit.  Taurus is not a multi-tasker energy.  It’s more about putting your head down and do the task.  Of course, there could also be a stubbornness that also has to be addressed.   Are we stuck?  Do we think there is only one answer?   Mercury oppose Moon (conjunct Sun) brings a bit of ‘lighter’ approach.  Mentally we are a bit more agile IF it means we go deep or uncover something that has been stalling us.  Since Mercury is retrograde, the shift of thinking and approach could come from some place hidden that will perhaps have more meaning when Mercury turns direct (after 11/20).  A solid opportunity comes with this full moon due to Saturn & Pluto trining Moon which helps us process issues around money, possessions and properties along with investments.    Some  of us will cut losses but not from a grumpy “eff it” approach but more from an understanding  that it is time.    Things that seem no longer sensible and practical are easier to ditch.

Enjoy the full moon and take off your shoes and feel the ground!  Taurus wants to get grounded.

Astrology This Week

 
We are all certainly feeling Mars square Pluto that is exact on the 5th.  Watch the ‘tit for tat’.    Watch power and greed fight versus fair& balance.   Watch non committal versus laser power focus.   People with pronounced Libra and Capricorn will feel it a bit more intense than others, although Aries and Cancer come in a close second. 
It will be hard to hold one’s tongue –especially with Mercury retrograde.  During the middle of the week we have a nice gift Sun trine Neptune which helps us find our faith and spirit and soothe some of the wounds from the 5th.  
  
 

First Quarter Moon 

 

November 4, 2019

 

2:22am PST 

 

Focus on:  What actions can you take on your goals that need support through your circle of friends?  What actions are you taking that speak to the like minded groups?   What are you learning about vulnerability with friends? 

 

Special Focus:

 

11/5: Mars Square Pluto. Explosive power. Warring over power.  Warring over what is ‘fair vs not fair’.  

 

Gibbous Moon

 

November 8, 2019

 

5:29am PST   

 

Focus on:  How are you refining your self purpose?  How are you refining YOU?  How are you refining personal will power?  How are you refining your ability to be a leader?   

 

Special focus

 

11/8 Sun Trine Neptune . Deep profound sense of faith and spirit. The great unknown is experienced if for a brief moment.  

 

11/11: Sun conjunct Mercury.  Reviewing empowerment.   Where does it come from?  How can it be obtained. 

 

Mercury Retrograde on October 31 — Boo!

 

Mercury Retrograde 

 

October 31, 8:41am PDT 

 

27 Scorpio 38

 

 

Mercury Direct 

 

November 20, 11:11am PST 

 

11 Scorpio 35

 

How perfect that this Mercury retrograde arrives on Halloween because it is a bit of a Boo!  

 

Mercury retrogrades can be a fumble bumble time even in the relaxed signs.  But Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is as intense as one can imagine.    Our thinking can be dark, we can feel very far away from our goals.   It is a black and white energy were we find our language is “Everyone, no one, all, none, up, down, in and out”  It is an extreme language.   Like an insect who uses his feelers to find his bearings.  We use our extreme language to find our way— what would normally be, “I’m tired” is now; “I’m exhausted.”   We hear others speak in extreme as well.   What does it mean to be exhausted instead of just tired?   Why are we so drained?   Are we doing something that we have outgrown but need our feelings to show us?   Are we ‘dead broke’ rather than ‘money is tight’?  Will this motivate us in a new way about our finances?   Are we furious instead of angry?  Is our rage a motivator?   Watch your thinking and communication.  What are your words telling you about what is going on inside you on a deep level?    Where are you feeling, ‘do or die’?   How does this inform you about what is important to you?  

 

Scorpio rules loans, taxes, inheritance, legal matters, law & order, blood, sex, death and rebirth.   Again, not particularly light topics.  It also rules plumbing.   The analogy of a rusty pipe bursting in a wall is perfect Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. What yucky stuff was going on in that pipe for many years?  

 

With three weeks of Mercury retrograde we will be aware of rusty thinking that needs to be replaced.  

 

The last time we had a Mercury retrograde take place completely in the sign Scorpio was fall of 2013.   What hurdles appeared during that time?  Is there a connection to now?    

 

Of course, there will be technical snafus.    Of course, we will be down to one last nerve and someone will be standing on it.    Watch the snaps.  

 

It is important to remember that Scorpio is a water sign and therefore water must flow.   Our emotions may get our attention and they may be extreme but they can also shift easily if we let them flow.   There is power in the feeling and the releasing.    Three weeks of strong emotions going through us and shifting our thinking  will result in a freshness by the time Mercury is direct.  The process is the birth.    That new energy and thinking will be empowering and well worth whatever struggles come up between now and then.   Remember to breathe and the statement, “This too shall pass.” 

 

This Week Astrology

 
 
 

Please note all times Pacific 

 

The 8 phases

 

September 28 2019

 

5 Libra 20

 

11:26am PDT 

 

   

 

New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.

 

This focus:  How are you finding balance?  How are you negotiating?  How are you finding your center and your inner authentic self?  What needs housekeeping between you and your partner(s)?  

 

How is joy seeping in your daily life?  

 

Special focus:

 

9/28 Venus enters Pisces

 

9/30 Venus Square Pluto.  Love of power.  The power of love.  Love of money.  The power of money.   What do you value?   What does it say about love? 

 

Crescent Moon Phase

 

October 1,  2019

 

5:39pm PDT   

 

Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything. Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?

 

Focus on: What information are you getting that is deep?  How does this deeper knowledge inform your decisions about balance and fairness?   How is the rule of law informing your understanding of fairness?   How are sex, death and taxes informing your desire for balance?   

 

Special Focus

 

10/2: Pluto Direct 20 Cap 38  at 11:38pm (See separate post)

 

10/3: Mercury enters Scorpio

 

10/3: Mars enters Libra  

 

First Quarter Moon 

 

October 5, 2019

 

9:47am  PDT

 

First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 

 

Focus on:  What are actions are you taking that present you to your world?   What actions are you taking in public that speaks to kindness?  Who is your “partner” in the public eye?    

 

Special Focus:

 

10/6: Mercury oppose Uranus.   Brilliant although chaotic thinking.  Break outs and break through in thoughts. 

 

10/7: Sun square Saturn Hard work and discipline need attention.  Sloughs need not apply. 

 

10/8: Venus enters Scorpio 

 

Pluto Station Direct – Oct 2

 

 

Pluto Direct

 

October 2, 2019

 

11:38pm PDT

 

20 Capricorn 38 

 

And then there is Pluto…… oh, yes, Pluto.   

 

As we know Pluto is retrograde for six months every year.  On October 2, Pluto will station direct since turning retrograde on April 24.  
 
 Normally, we would assess what transformations have taken place in the last 6 months, consider what still needs a serious makeover and how it might make sense between now and the next retrograde.  But this station direct is a wee bit different.    Last month we discussed that once Saturn turned direct (September 18th) we should expect everything to speed up and for things to move fast as Saturn heads for its conjunction with Pluto on January 12.   Now it is Pluto’s time to turn around and head for the rendezvous with Saturn.     This is the first time these two have been together since 1982 and the first time they have been together in Capricorn since 1518.     
 

The build up to this aspect will not be subtle.  A few months before the 1518 aspect, Martin Luther nailed his theses on a church door and started the reformation.  Are you a protestant?  Well it started on that aspect.   Now here we are and the question is, who is getting reformed now?    Also about six months after the 1518 aspect King Charles of Spain authorized slave trade from Africa.  That is the darker side of Pluto & Saturn in the commerce sign of Capricorn.  Let’s pray to whatever we consider holy that we do not repeat that mistake.  

 

Last month we discussed all the aspects going on between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in 2020.   Now Jupiter and Saturn are both direct and once Pluto turns direct on October 2 we should all prepare to move fast and hit that clear air turbulence we discussed earlier.   Will an oxygen mask fall into your lap?  If your eyes and heart are open, you’ll see it.  

 

Just for a second pass let’s look at the dates again: 

 

January 12, Saturn Conjunct Pluto 22 Capricorn 46

 

March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius 

 

April 4, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 53

 

April 25, Pluto retrograde 24 Cap 59 

 

May 10, Saturn retrograde 1 Aquarius 57 

 

May 14, Jupiter retrograde 27 Cap 14

 

June 30, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 06

 

July 1, Saturn re-enters Capricorn

 

(July 1,  –onward three planets stay close to a triple conjunction) 

 

September 12, Jupiter direct 17 Cap 24

 

September 28, Saturn stations direct 25 Cap 20 

 

October 4, Pluto stations direct 22 Cap 29 

 

November 12, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 22 Cap 51

 

December 16, Saturn re-enters Aquarius 

 

December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius 

 

December 21, Jupiter conjunct Saturn 00 Aquarius 29 

 

All of these aspects and dates may seem overwhelming and believe me they are hard to just type but they tell the story that is in our future for the next 15 months.  It is a bumpy period filled with many moments where we are between a rock and a hard place.   Many of us will be feeling like we are put into a mill and grinded down. Obviously some people will feel it more than others especially anyone with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn around 22 -25 degrees.   The early degree Aquarians will also be coming into focus at the end of 2020 but we’ll save that discussion for later next year

Saturn Direct September 18 —

 

 

Saturn Stations Direct 

 

September 18  1:46am PDT 

 

13 Cap 54

 

Saturn turned retrograde on April 29 and during the last five months we have learned a lot about responsibility and work.  We have also learned through failures.     Sometimes we looked around and said, “Can I get some help, please?”  And the answer was a very loud, “No”.  We just had to do it ourselves.   The grind was real and hard and seemed just damn stupid at times but in the end we learned about our skills, discipline and stick-to-it-ness.  Saturn delays but it does not deny and now that it is turning direct we will see a lot of the fruits of our hard work.  Saturn spends only two (and change) years in one sign.    It has been 28 years since the last time it was in Capricorn in 1988-1991.   Now turning direct it straightens out and flies right where it will hit Pluto in January.  Be prepared to see the energy intensify, as Saturn turning direct activates a trip wire on our path to the January conjunction.    Then on March 21 it leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius.  It turns retrograde on May 10 and re-enters Capricorn on July 1 for its final months of the hard work and discipline lesson until it re-enters Aquarius in December 2020.  After that point it will not re-enters Capricorn until 2047.    So, ask yourself what did you learn about hard work since April?  What did you learn about skipping hard work that maybe you should have shown more discipline?  Can you take the energy of Saturn direct to help you now as you refine your world?  How can this Virgo cycle speak to Saturn and ask for help?   Get on the right side of Saturn while you have this gift of Saturn being in its home sign of Capricorn.  Unless you feel you have the time to wait until 2047 when it returns.   I know I don’t.