Mercury in Sagittarius: a Global Vision

On December 1, 2:51 PM ET, Mercury entered fiery and lively Sagittarius. After spending more time than usual in Scorpio, due to its retrograde cycle, the planet of logic and communication has moved on and will stay in Sagittarius until December 20.

We are coming out of a long season of introspection and self-reflection, during which we deeply analyzed our own psyche and the psychology of people around us to find out what is beneath the surface and discover the deeper motivations and intentions behind situations and events.

While Mercury was in Scorpio, our mental focus was completely within: now, it’s going to be the opposite. Mercury’s journey through philosophical Sagittarius is a transit that reflects a natural opening towards the social sphere and an increased need to exchange thoughts and opinions with others, laugh, and have a good time.

 

Sagittarius: Meaning, Faith, and Purpose

 

Sagittarius corresponds to our need to give meaning to our existence. The evolutionary transition from Scorpio to Sagittarius reflects the moment in which we find a new sense of purpose and faith after an existential crisis, a Dark Night of the Soul, which caused a complete psychological death and rebirth. 

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The sign of Sagittarius correlates to the archetype of the teacher, the philosopher, and the pilgrim. It is the seeker of the Zodiac, on an ongoing quest for self-discovery and truth. Authenticity is one of the keywords related to Sagittarius, which is strongly connected with our instinct as well as with Natural Laws.

Sagittarius needs absolute freedom to explore reality as felt in any given moment: this sign desires to live in the present and enjoy life to the fullest. The expansion of consciousness through direct experience is the ultimate goal: Sagittarius aims to find the true purpose of every adventure by learning from observation and correlation and an ongoing trial and error process.

 

Mercury: Deductive Reasoning, Logic, and Rationality

 

Mercury’s function is to help us make sense of reality. The planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo allows us to intellectually classify and give names to the world around us. Mercury corresponds to how we communicate our internal reality to others, to how we learn, gather, and absorb information and data, to how we manage and handle the tasks and chores of everyday life.

Mercury reflects left brain functions and is associated with deductive reasoning, with linear and rational thinking patterns. It corresponds to our immediate environment and to the way we interface with our surroundings. On the contrary, Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, rules the right brain, inductive reasoning, non-linear, intuitive thinking patterns. Jupiter corresponds to those long journeys in which we get to interact with different cultures, discover new philosophies and ways of perceiving the world. It is related to our belief system and to the way we tend to attribute meaning to our existence.

 

Mercury in Sagittarius: Bridging the Left and Right Brain

 

During the transit of Mercury through Sagittarius, we will experience the natural conflict between the left and the right brain. According to traditional Astrology, Mercury is considered to be in its “detriment” in Sagittarius, meaning that the energy of the two archetypes may have some difficulty to blend well: in fact, Mercury is at home in Gemini, the opposite sign. Sagittarius, archetypally speaking, doesn’t have a lot of patience with details: it is naturally focused on the big picture and prefers learning from direct experience rather than spending hours on books.

However, Mercury in Sagittarius offers us important opportunities for growth by allowing us to create bridges between the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. If we are able to harness the full potential of this transit, we have a great chance to develop both our intuition and our capacity for critical thinking. 

 

Mercury in Sagittarius: a Global Vision

 

The journey of Mercury through Sagittarius has the potential to help us significantly shift our mental approach to reality by inviting us to focus on the big picture while promoting a sense of hope and an optimistic outlook towards the future. During the upcoming weeks, we get a big chance to connect all the separate parts of the whole and develop a global vision of any issue we are interfacing with. 

Nonetheless, we need to be mindful of not neglecting important details, avoid excessive generalizations, and be careful of not being too blunt, preachy, self-righteous, or inappropriately sarcastic, which can be some of the downsides of this transit.

Moreover, Mercury will exactly conjunct the Sun and the Moon on the South Node during the potent New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, taking place on December 14. This configuration represents a strong invitation to release old ways of thinking and learning, as well as beliefs and assumptions belonging to the past that are holding us back from moving forward and aligning with the person we are becoming. 

Mercury in Sagittarius will be supporting our journey towards self-knowledge and authenticity. This transit can help us become aware of thought patterns and prejudices that are not rooted in our personal truth and don’t reflect our worldview but rather represent a product of our conditioning.

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December 2020 Astrology Update: Letting Future In

Eclipse season has just begun, and we kick start the last month of 2020, once again, with a high level of cosmic intensity. December is the final chapter of this extremely transformative year. The first half of the upcoming month is a time for completion, during which we are encouraged to keep releasing the past. On the contrary, the second half of it is about letting the future in by aligning with new dreams, new visions, and new sources of motivation. 

We have recently experienced a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini, which highlighted the need to reconnect with our voice, to be open to exchanging ideas and opinions, yet without forgetting to discern and discriminate the type of information we take in. In less than two weeks, the Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius of December 14 is likely to bring up similar themes: the spotlight will be on the need to let go of outdated beliefs and assumptions belonging to the past. 

After the Total Solar Eclipse, we experience two weeks packed with cosmic action: as the Moon starts growing, change is likely to happen incredibly fast. A huge amount of energy will shift from an Earth to an Air archetype: the highlight of the month is the Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius. The pressure, the sense of fatigue, and the heaviness we have been experiencing for months are going to decrease. While we are likely to feel physically lighter, our minds are going to be way more active: the Cosmos is inviting us to experiment, to be original, and to create something that has never been done before.

 

Mercury enters Sagittarius

December 2020 Astrology Update

As the new month begins, the planet of logic, communication, and information enters expansive and philosophical Sagittarius. Sagittarius, as an archetype, is naturally focused on the big picture, has a tendency to generalize, and not much patience with details. Yet, the transit of Mercury through this sign will uplift our mood and support our intuitive capacities through the activation of the right brain. Mercury in Sagittarius can offer us opportunities to gain deeper self-knowledge, by helping us become aware of assumptions and judgments that are not rooted in objectivity.

 

Venus trines Neptune

December 2020 Astrology Update

The beautiful Water trine between Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces is ushering in powerful healing energy. This aspect is exact on December 5, but we have been feeling it for a couple of days, and its influence will be available for a few more. The Venus-Neptune trine reflects strong feelings of empathy, compassion, and increased sensitivity to other people’s emotions. Make sure to ground and align with your own energy: this is a fantastic influence for our creativity and for any artistic endeavor, which can allow us to transmute the intense emotional energy constructively.

 

New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

December 2020 Astrology Update

On December 14, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury join the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius and we witness a total Solar Eclipse. Since the beginning of time, Solar Eclipses have been considered the most powerful omens of change. While this cosmic event can reflect a sense of crisis related to a loss of faith and meaning, it also offers us the opportunity to begin a brand new cycle of growth. The Solar Eclipse will emphasize the necessity to completely let go of the past, of our expectations related to it, of our old beliefs and ways of thinking, in order to be able to move towards a new and more authentic direction.

 

Venus enters Sagittarius

Just one day after the Total Solar Eclipse, Venus enters Sagittarius, increasing the emphasis on this archetype. Venus in Sagittarius is an energy that needs absolute freedom of expression, as it aims to self-discovery and self-actualization. This transit will support our ongoing search for truth, purpose, and for the meaning of life: for this reason, during the journey of Venus through Sagittarius, many of us will feel inspired to dive deeper into personal development and spiritual growth. 

 

Chiron stations Direct

December 2020 Astrology Update

Meanwhile, on the same day, Chiron stations direct in Aries after being in retrograde motion since July. Chiron stationing direct represents an invitation to take concrete action towards healing, by implementing behaviors that support emotional self-regulation and promote the integration, rather than the suppression, of our sensitivity. Cultivating a stronger sense of self-worth and self-confidence, and learning to be who we are without apologizing for our nature will be the main themes of the upcoming post shadow phase, lasting until April 2021.

 

Saturn enters Aquarius

As Saturn enters Aquarius, we are encouraged to find a deeper sense of personal responsibility, not based on our conditioning but rather on an embodied feeling of how the energy we send out through our actions, words, and deeds positively or negatively affects the collective. The importance of community will be emphasized throughout the next two and a half years of Saturn in Aquarius. During this time, we will have the chance to build something of lasting value by working together with others.

 

Sun and Mercury conjunct the Galactic Center

December 2020 Astrology Update

On December 18, both the Sun and Mercury will form their yearly alignment with the Center of our Galaxy. We are likely to feel the effects of this configuration for a few days: the Galactic Center is a region of space and not an actual celestial body. When this point is activated by planetary transits, themes from the past can emerge to be released, so that we can move forward lighter. These aspects invite us to embrace a higher perspective of life and to reconnect with the Divinity within ourselves.

 

Jupiter enters Aquarius

On December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius for the first time after 2008-2009. Jupiter in Aquarius inaugurates a one year cycle of technological and spiritual expansion. Intellectual freedom and independent thinking will be big themes of the upcoming years, during which many of us will break free from deep and unconscious conditioning and limiting beliefs. Our inspiration and creativity are likely to increase exponentially through contact and exchange with like-minded Souls.

 

Mercury enters Capricorn

On December 20, Mercury enters Capricorn, after spending three weeks in expansive and intuitive Sagittarius. From now until January 8, our thought patterns will be more structured and practical, as we will seek to generate order and make sense of reality through logic and rationality. During this transit, we may feel quieter and more introspective than usual. Mercury in Capricorn will help us be more disciplined, plan for the year ahead, and organize our days in constructive ways.

 

Sun enters Capricorn

On December 21, the Sun joins Mercury: Capricorn season begins, and the Winter Solstice takes place. This year, Capricorn season will be a highly transformative time, as it is inaugurated by the powerful Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Throughout the transit of the Sun through Capricorn, we will witness some endings and many new beginnings. Capricorn season and Wintertime represent an invitation to turn within in order to discover what reality we truly want to manifest. We will be encouraged to let go of any fear of being judged by others and of any inhibition that prevents us from expressing ourselves authentically.

 

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius

Traditionally known as “the Great Conjunction” this Jupiter-Saturn alignment is taking place at the 0° of the sign of the Water Bearer. This cosmic event is inaugurating a new era full of creativity, originality, and innovation. While Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts: this may sound contradictory, but these energies can work well together: their influence will support us in bringing our ideas into form and will inspire many of us to give birth to something revolutionary.

 

Mars square Pluto

On December 23, we experience the last one of a cycle of three squares between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Themes that first came up during August can culminate or emerge again, to find a complete resolution. As this can be a highly explosive aspect, it is important to be particularly aware of avoiding reacting on impulse, as this can easily generate even more reactivity and anger. On the other hand, Mars square Pluto highly supports our motivation and our stamina: this energy will help us embody the strength we need to overcome challenges and obstacles.

 

Full Moon in Cancer

December 2020 Astrology Update

The Full Moon in Cancer is closing the Eclipse portal as well as the calendar year. This celestial alignment is inviting us to come back to our hearts, to nurture our inner child, and to honor our connection with our loved ones. On the same day, Venus is approaching a conjunction with the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius: this aspect will be exact on December 30 or 31, depending on the timezone, but it will be already active on the Full Moon. Venus on the South Node represents an invitation to seek fulfillment within ourselves, rather than expecting other people to fulfill us.

 

December 2020 Astrology Update: Our Invitation

 

December 2020 is a month during which we are invited to release what stands in the way of our freedom: the cosmic transits are encouraging us to embrace and explore our uniqueness and our individuality. Deconditioning and liberation are Aquarius keywords and will be the main themes of the entire 2021. Throughout the upcoming month, our work is to let go of any residual fear of other people’s judgment, any sense of shame about our authentic nature, and any guilt linked to not fulfilling others’ expectations.

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius inaugurates a period of spontaneous action and instinctual self-discovery, in which we are called to be in alignment with our Higher Self. Don’t be afraid to be different, and stay open to life unfolding in ways you never thought were possible. Believe in yourself and in your vision, and trust that the path that is spontaneously opening will take you where you need to be.

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New Moon Solar Eclipse In Capricorn – December 26, 2019

On December 26th at 12:17am EST, we will experience our last eclipse of the decade as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and showers us in powerful celestial energy that is here to help propel us into an abundant 2020.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Sun, and Earth align, and a portion of the Earth becomes engulfed in the shadow of the Moon as it blocks sunlight from touching down on its surface.

 

A portal of completion and resurrection

 

This Solar Eclipse falls in conjunction with the Capricorn New Moon, creating a portal of completion and resurrection. We will be stepping into a great awakening making it easier to level up and move forward and providing us with the clarity that we need to see and learn from the world. This Solar Eclipse marks the end of a cycle that began on July 2nd and is one of the greatest eclipses we have experienced in a long time due to its deep-rooted connection to Jupiter. The effects of this are incredibly powerful and will last approximately six months instead of the usual four weeks.

This Eclipse is surrounded in growth, abundance, and good fortune and blesses us with the opportunity to make the positive changes that we need to make in order to move into 2020 with confidence and excitement. We are being asked to reflect back on all of the progress that we have made this year and this entire decade and radiate our gratitude back into the Universe. Real change has happened for us and we no longer have the time to harbor that which no longer serves our souls or humanity. With each passing day we are getting more and more in sync with the divine timing of our physical reality. 

 

Time to spread the wings and fly high towards new exciting and magical beginnings

 

With this Solar Eclipse conjunct Jupiter, we will be blessed with newfound enthusiasm and happiness. Jupiter is the planet associated with growth, prosperity, and good fortune so with its conjunction to this cosmic shift, it will feel like pure magic is in the air. The Universe is providing us with the energy that we need to spread our wings, soar to new heights, and experience all that life has to offer. This is a time for expansion of self and starting something new.

We will feel a tug at our heartstrings to grow spiritually and develop a deep understanding of our soul’s true nature. Every possibility and opportunity is at your fingertips and the cosmos is aligning for you. Believe in your divine connection to everything around you, believe in the magic that radiates from your being, and watch the world unfold before you in perfect synchronicity.

The aspect of this Solar Eclipse trine Uranus further amplifies this abundant energy by heightening our sense of intuition and providing us with the flashes of insight that we have been seeking. All that you have been praying for is about to come to fruition and you are about to experience the most exciting and uplifting time of your life. This celestial aspect is incredibly powerful because it helps to unleash your true self into the world.

You’re going to surprise yourself with just how much love and prosperity you can bring to this world and everyone around you when you allow yourself to freely be just as you are. The Universe wants to help propel us into this next decade with the increased self-confidence, self-love, and sense of adventure that we need in order to realize our wildest dreams. You are about to leave your comfort zone behind and revolutionize your life. Chance encounters often lead to our greatest blessings.

 

Surrender. Trust. Flow..

 

Jupiter plays an incredibly powerful role in this Solar Eclipse New Moon. With Jupiter trine Uranus, we will get one final push from the Universe to let go of our expectations and trust in the divine path before us. If you tend to be a more conservative or shy person, this planetary aspect will help you loosen up and go with the flow. You do not have to always be in control of everything around you. Give yourself permission to just be. To just exist as a soul wanting to experience as much as possible while you inhabit this body.

Think of all that you have already accomplished. Think of all of the beauty that surrounds you and the incredible people that love and care for you deeply. Think of all of the progress you have already made towards deep self-love and self-actualization. Once you let go of how you expect your life to go and loosen your grip, you learn to trust in the power of the Universe and you begin to be led not by your mind, but by your heart and your Higher self.

 

Turn inwards, reflect, define yourself, lighten your soul and open yourself up to channel the abundance that this next year brings.

 

If you have been feeling any recent stagnation and have been experiencing anxiety, now is the perfect time for meditation and journaling as these can help provide you with a burst of newfound energy and bless you with a spiritual growth spurt and expanded awareness. 

During this final Solar Eclipse and New Moon of the decade, movements, changes, and shake-ups can unfold before us quickly as we are being asked by the Universe to define ourselves, figure out what we no longer need to bring along with us on our journeys, and set our intentions for the following year and decade.

This planetary alignment is all about completing the chapter that we are in, closing this book, and beginning to write our next one. We are being asked to turn inward and reflect. What have we mastered this year? How have we grown?

With the start of 2020 upon us, we are being taught our final lessons of the year. This is the perfect time undergo significant endings, question old habits, and make a fresh start as you do what is needed to lighten your soul and open yourself up to channel the abundance that this next year brings.

This is the right time to set your intentions for the year and watch the Universe present you with just what you need. We are making the last-minute changes that are needed to set us up for an incredible new year filled with promise, good fortune, miracles, and pure joy. 

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