Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius: Opportunity to Decondition

On January 14, 06:41 AM ET, Mercury stations retrograde at 10°20’ of Aquarius, offering us an invitation to reflect and an opportunity to decondition. Mercury will come back to Capricorn on January 25 and station direct on February 3 at 24°22’ of the sign of the Sea-Goat.

While Mercury is in retrograde motion, we have a chance to rethink, review, reevaluate, and reconsider our communication habits, our way to share our ideas and thoughts, our thinking patterns, and our perception of reality itself. In Aquarius, this is likely to play out in our relationship with social movements, groups, and communities, both online and offline. It could affect our ideologies, our dreams for the future, and our concept of social progress as a whole.

 

Mercury Retrograde: Invitation to Reflect

 

Mercury is the planet of logic, thought, communication, and language. It is connected with our perception of reality and with how we classify and mentally relate with our surroundings. The ruler of Gemini and Virgo is associated with problem-solving, discernment, and how we gather and filter data and information.

Mercury retrograde is a common event, happening three to four times a year and lasting for approximately three weeks. Retrogrades happen when a planet slows down and appears to be moving backward from our perspective on Earth. Astrologically, these are times of decreased momentum, an invitation to introspect and reevaluate the direction we want to take before moving forward again with more clarity when the planet turns direct.

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

In popular Astrology, Mercury retrograde is infamous and feared for its correlation with misunderstandings, forgetfulness, miscommunications, travel delays, and technological issues. Nonetheless, this transit has an often overlooked evolutionary potential. All retrogrades accelerate our individuation process in specific areas of our lives by encouraging us to turn within and question our existing reality, narratives, and ways of being.

 

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius: Questioning our Perception of Reality

 

Aquarius correlates with the Higher Mind, the Hive Mind, group consciousness, scientific discoveries, innovation, social progress, deconditioning, and individuation. The sign of the Water Bearer teaches us objectivity and detachment, but it also encourages us to dare to be different from the norm, rebel from existing standards, and explore alternative ones.

In Aquarius, Mercury expresses itself eccentrically and creatively. This transit connects our lower minds with the Higher Mind, facilitating innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, inspiring us to explore different ways to see and interpret reality. During this retrograde cycle, we may reexamine our ideals and ideologies, reevaluate our relationships with the groups we are part of, reconceptualize our current idea of progress, as well as our dreams and visions for the future.

Mercury stations retrograde while conjunct Saturn and square Uranus in Taurus, and activates the ongoing square between the modern and traditional rulers of Aquarius. For this reason, during the upcoming weeks, changes and revisions of the current norms, rules, restrictions, and regulations established by authorities are quite likely to happen. Simultaneously, more and more people will feel the urge to reclaim and defend our right to think and express ourselves freely.

 

Mercury back to Capricorn: Reviewing the Past to Step into the Future

 

On January 25, 10:05 PM ET, retrograde Mercury comes back to Capricorn, inspiring a deep reassessment of the social, familial, cultural, and religious conditioning we have absorbed and internalized and that still affects our thoughts and perceptions. Mercury retrograde in Capricorn gives us an opportunity to review our past experiences and the narratives they generated: this is a time to reconsider and rethink our relationship with authorities, institutions, governments, and society as a whole.

Just a couple of days after entering Capricorn, on January 28, Mercury joins Pluto for the second time of a cycle of three, offering us an invitation to dig deeper into our psychological material. Mercury retrograde conjunct Pluto is a wonderful moment for deep therapeutic and psychological work aimed at working through old experiences that generated disempowering thinking habits and limiting perceptions of the world around us.

The last Mercury-Pluto conjunction will take place on February 11, when Mercury will be in direct motion. This aspect has the potential to give us fresh insights into our psychology, our behavior, and the way our mind works while reminding us of the power of our thoughts and intentions, underlying the importance of being aware of the stories playing out in our head.

 

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius: Opportunity to Decondition

 

Mercury will come back to Aquarius on February 14 and its post-shadow phase will end on February 24. As the Messenger comes back to the degree where the retrograde started, it completes the integration of what happened during the previous phases.

We are entering a time to carefully explore how social conditioning has distorted our perspective of reality: Mercury retrograde in Aquarius urges us to question our perceptions and gain awareness of how the information we take in affects us. This transit promotes a process of intellectual deconditioning and encourages us to think for ourselves.

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

We have a chance to reconsider our role in our community, our way to assert our opinions or express our thoughts in group contexts. During the upcoming weeks, we may become aware of limiting thinking patterns and narratives that hold us back from aligning with our essence, of ways of communicating and perceiving life that aren’t constructive. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius gives us a chance to reflect on our vision for the future of society. This transit may inspire us  to join groups of like minds we feel aligned with and separate from those that are not.

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Full Cold Moon in Gemini: the Power of Thoughts

On December 18, 11:35 PM ET, the last “Full Cold Moon” of the year takes place at 27°28’ of the sign of Gemini. This Full Moon is the first lunation in the sign that is not an Eclipse since 2020, and it is inviting us to reclaim the power of our attention, thoughts, and words.

We are reaching the maturation point of a six-month cycle that began on June 10, 2021, with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini, but we are also culminating the shorter cycle that began two weeks ago, with the Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. The Full Cold Moon closes the Eclipse portal and the calendar year, bringing strong energy of culmination and closure.

During this time, the intentions we set on these two New Moon Solar Eclipses can manifest and blossom. We have a chance to reap the rewards of our efforts, witness the results of our work, and gain more clarity around something that was still uncertain. 

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Full Cold Moon in Gemini: End of Year Reflections

 

Full Moons are times of emotional intensity and deep feelings, characterized by moments of revelation, breakthrough, and understanding, unfolding during the course of a few days. Full Moons always imply an opposition between the Sun and the Moon, an aspect that reflects some tension between the rational and the emotional, the conscious and the unconscious, the private and the public, the certain and the uncertain.

full cold moon in gemini

The Full Moon taking place in December is also popularly known as the Cold Moon, due to its proximity to the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. This is a time of introspection, withdrawal, and retreat, particularly for those of us who live in places where temperatures are dropping. Nonetheless, the end of the calendar year tends to be a moment of reflection for everyone on the planet. At this time, we are inspired to look back at what we have been through, contemplate our choices and actions, evaluate what we desire to continue, what we desire to let go of, and what we commit to improving.

 

Full Moon opposite the Galactic Center: New Awareness

 

Currently, the Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Gemini: their alignment brings to maturation a learning cycle, and it could mark a substantial change in our perception of reality. 

The Sun is conjunct the Galactic Center, placed at approximately 26-27 degree of Sagittarius. When planets are transiting over this point in space, marking the center of our Galaxy, they can trigger a significant acceleration of our evolutionary processes. It is said that planets conjunct the Galactic Center can facilitate the emergence of new spiritual awareness: they may bring sudden downloads and intuitive insights and initiate a process of awakening that can ripple in every area of our lives.

This Full Moon in Gemini will energize our minds and speed up our thought processes, possibly making us prone to overthinking and overanalyzing our emotions, feelings, and actions. During these days, information previously unknown, uncertain, or unavailable may come to light or be shared with the public. The data revealed and exposed could have a significant impact on our opinions, worldviews, beliefs, and perceptions, generating lasting changes in how we see reality.

 

Full Moon square Neptune: Extreme Openness and Sensitivity

 

The Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini are forming a T-square pattern to Neptune in Pisces. Whenever planets are in a challenging alignment to Neptune, they suggest difficulties integrating an extreme openness to what’s happening in our environment. Feeling the emotions and sensations of others as if they were our own is a very common experience.

Particularly, when the Moon and Neptune are in a hard aspect, our sensitivity has no boundaries: it’s vital that we learn to distinguish between what is ours and what is not, and that we don’t take responsibility for others’ feelings and projections. The Sun square Neptune, on the other hand, may suggest some difficulties defining our identity, as well as a sense of lack of purpose, confidence, and vitality. Nonetheless, this alignment maximizes our empathy and artistry and increases our capacity to creatively express something that can feel relatable to everyone.

We currently have celestial bodies transiting all Mutable signs except one, Virgo. The archetype that is not being activated by the T-square pattern indicates qualities and traits we need to gravitate towards in order to find more balance. A crucial lesson related to the Virgo archetype is being discerning relative to what we take in and what we allow into our energetic field. This configuration emphasizes the need to remain grounded in the material reality and in our bodies, to honor the work we need to complete, and to maintain healthy routines and habits.

 

Full Moon trine Jupiter: Open-mindedness & Intellectual Expansion

 

The Moon in Gemini is trine Jupiter in Aquarius, an aspect that promotes an objective and optimistic approach to emotional matters, facilitating open-mindedness and intellectual expansion. This alignment increases our desire to explore different ways of perceiving reality and supports our capacity to interpret in an optimistic and growth-oriented light what is happening around us and to us.

The Moon in Gemini tends to deal with emotions rationally, while Jupiter has the capacity to find the lesson and the higher meaning of everything we may go through. As the Moon-Jupiter aspect is taking place in Air signs, it can be considered an opportunity to take a step back and evaluate our situation from a distance before we react, to try to see what is bothering us from another vantage point. 

During these days, we may have important insights that help us understand how to better cope with difficult feelings and emotions. This alignment supports networking and cooperation, promoting an expansion of our social life: new encounters and connections may stimulate our mind and increase our capacity to find creative solutions to the issues we may be facing.

 

Mercury trine Uranus: Spontaneous Downloads & Innovative Ideas

 

Mercury, the planetary ruler of the Gemini Full Moon, is currently transiting Capricorn. This indicates a tendency to interpret new information in a practical way, to take with a grain of salt data that isn’t proven by facts, and to not invest much energy in gossip or small talk. Mercury in Capricorn has a natural capacity to focus on intellectual tasks and to be disciplined with intellectual pursuits and learning processes. 

Mercury’s trine to Uranus in Taurus is another aspect that can indicate new data coming to light and bringing new awareness. There could be a discovery of unexpected information, or spontaneous downloads coming out of the blue could help us solve a problem we have been struggling with. This process has the potential to generate innovation and lasting, tangible results.

 

Venus stationary retrograde & conjunct Pluto: Transformation of Relationships

 

Meanwhile, the Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn intensifies our experience of relationships: the stage is set for the upcoming Venus retrograde, starting in just a few hours. Venus being stationary retrograde indicates that the planet of love, beauty, wealth, and receptivity represents a powerful player during this lunation. Relationship matters and intense encounters could already occupy a large portion of our attention, especially for those of us who have personal planets or angles around the 26 degree of Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

The conjunction of Venus and Pluto increases the possibility of experiencing romantic obsessions and particularly passionate connections or breakups. Due to Venus stationing retrograde, people from our past could come back to allow us to solve something that hasn’t been previously concluded. We may be able to understand the patterns, dynamics, and unconscious complexes behind the whole story. A deep and lasting transformation of the way we experience relationships, of our values, of our taste, of our artistic expression, and of our way to relate to money is about to begin.

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Full Cold Moon in Gemini: Mastering our Thoughts

 

During the rest of the current lunar cycle, we are being encouraged to detach from old stories playing out in our heads, to release distractions, and carefully evaluate what type of information we take in. By becoming more conscious of the importance of the words we use, the kind of ideas we dwell on, and the influence that other people’s opinions have over us, we have a possibility to unlock new levels of awareness and let go of thinking and speaking habits that aren’t serving our highest good.

This Full Cold Moon in Gemini will inspire us to question our perception of reality, change how we habitually communicate with others, and work on mastering our thinking patterns. We may start doubting a narrative we have been encouraged to believe, and the questions emerging now may contribute to ideas and insights that could lay out a new foundation for our future.

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New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Breaking Point

On December 4, 02:34 AM ET, we experience a Total Solar Eclipse at 12°16’ Sagittarius. This cosmic event will be visible from Antarctica and, in part, from some Southern regions of the Southern hemisphere of the globe. While Lunar Eclipses can be watched safely, Solar Eclipses should never be watched with the naked eye.

This New Moon Total Solar Eclipse is a breaking point that culminates a cycle of 18 months during which we experienced Eclipses on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis: the Lunar Nodes are entering Taurus and Scorpio in January, beginning a new karmic cycle. For the upcoming year and a half, Eclipses will happen in Taurus and Scorpio: this is the last one in Sagittarius until 2029.

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Solar Eclipse on the South Node: a Beginning with Flavor of an Ending

 

A New Moon takes place when the Moon joins the Sun on the same degree of the same Zodiac sign. These events mark the beginning of the lunar cycle: they are a moment to set intentions, plant seeds, start anew, and envision our future. Solar Eclipses are very intense New Moons that take place when the luminaries align close to the North or the South Node of the Moon: they mark potent turning points in our lives and in collective history, and they often correspond with life-changing events. 

The current Eclipse is happening on the South Node: this point in space represents something we know well, something we master, something we are familiar with, talents and gifts we naturally express, qualities we easily connect with. It relates to our past, our karmic history, and our emotional attachments. When a New Moon Solar Eclipse takes place on the lunar South Node, it can be considered a new beginning with the flavor of an ending that requires a lot of letting go. As there won’t be another Eclipse in Sagittarius for the next eight years, this is, even more, the case. 

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

Sun and Moon aligning on the South Node bring up unfinished business, unresolved issues, deeply buried emotions, something we need to integrate, release, or detach from. The current Total Solar Eclipse sets in motion a process of purification and purging: as it is happening in the sign of Sagittarius, this is likely to highlight the need to let go of beliefs, attachment to ideologies, philosophies, and ways of making sense of the world that we no longer feel aligned with.

 

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Dissolution of Beliefs

 

Eclipses represent a time of high volatility, fast change, and unpredictability, where time feels different than usual and out-of-the-ordinary experiences become the norm. Solar Eclipses happen when the Moon is placed between the Earth and the Sun in such a way that prevents sunlight from reaching us. Because sunlight is what makes life on Earth possible, these events have been equally feared and respected for a long time. 

When the Sun is being eclipsed, it may be hard to connect with our inner light, with our joy, with our creativity, with our sense of purpose. A Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius may correspond with a feeling of loss of meaning, a dissolution of beliefs, a sense of not knowing what our truth is anymore: during these days, connecting with feelings of hope and faith may be more challenging than usual. Nonetheless, this event sets in motion a process of rebirth, that will unfold throughout the upcoming six months.

 

Solar Eclipse conjunct Mercury & square Neptune

 

The Sun and the Moon are in tight conjunction with Mercury, the ruler of the Gemini North Node. Their aspect highlights the urge to expand our perception of reality and our intellectual understanding of it, as well as a desire to share what we are learning with others. Dogmatism, arrogance, self-righteousness, and a need to convert others to our viewpoint in order to feel safe can represent shadow expressions linked with this configuration, which highlights the importance to honor our personal truth and allow everyone else to do the same. 

On another note, Sun, Moon, and Mercury are all square Neptune in Pisces. This alignment can reflect some confusion and uncertainty relative to our identity, to what we think, believe, and feel. Our sensitivity to others’ emotions, thoughts, and experiences will increase: our boundaries may be blurred or hard to keep, as we struggle to distinguish between what’s ours and what’s not. Positively, this configuration increases our fantasy, imagination, and creativity. It strengthens our connection with our intuition and inspires us to embrace a spiritual perspective of life that doesn’t require a rational or logical understanding of circumstances.

 

Solar Eclipse quincunx Uranus & trine Chiron

 

The Sun and the Moon in Sagittarius are forming a quincunx, an alignment of crisis and paradox, to Uranus in Taurus. This aspect is increasing the unpredictability already present on this Eclipse: the activation of Uranus always brings up a desire to fight for our right to be ourselves, for our freedom, and our sovereignty

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

On a collective level, the possibilities of disruptions, protests, and social unrest are very high, as our desire to break free from limitations and implement innovation and progress increases. On the personal level, there are chances of feeling emotionally alienated and disconnected from our environment and the people around us: we may find it hard to reconcile different needs, emotions, desires, and drives.

On a different note, the trine between Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Chiron in Aries suggests ease of psychological and intellectual understanding of our emotional reactions. These aspects facilitate a better awareness of what’s behind our triggers. Yet, with trines, chances and information are often unnoticed: as always, it is up to us to make the choices and the effort required to generate tangible change.

 

Jupiter square the Lunar Nodes & Jupiter square Mars

 

Jupiter, the planetary ruler of Sagittarius, is currently traveling through the last degrees of Aquarius, forming a square aspect to Mars in Scorpio and to the Lunar Nodes on the first degree of Gemini and Sagittarius. When planets square the Nodes, they point to karmic dynamics that need to be solved for our evolution to take place. As the ruler of the South Node of the Moon, Jupiter has been an important player for the last year and a half: the South Node ruler indicates our habitual way of operating in order to meet our emotional and security needs, and offers us keys to understanding patterns and attachments we bring with us from our past.

Jupiter’s transit through Aquarius has been bringing our focus on our relationship with the collective, with technology, and with social movements, highlighting the sense of alienation that often arises as a result of our deconditioning process. Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28 and will continue to square the Lunar Nodes for the upcoming weeks, emphasizing issues of authenticity, transparency, and integrity, reminding us of the importance of acting in alignment with our beliefs and values

The simultaneous square between Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars in Scorpio suggests the possibility of taking impulsive actions and a strong desire to fight to defend our freedom, our rights, our beliefs, and our ideals. Excessively destructive reactions and taking action without pondering the consequences of our choices are risks associated with this aspect.

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Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Living Authentically

 

While the Eclipse is taking place, Venus is approaching a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn and is in her pre-shadow phase. Venus will station retrograde on December 19, just a few hours after the Full Moon in Gemini, the lunation that culminates the cycle starting now. The symbolism of Venus will be very active during the upcoming weeks, and it will be colored by Plutonian themes of death, rebirth, and transformation. Their alignment intensifies our feelings and anticipates big changes in our relationships, in our value system, and our finances.

This Total Solar Eclipse can correspond to a sense of crises in faith and a feeling of not knowing what we believe in, not knowing how to make sense of what we are going through, of the circumstances we are facing. This is a time when we are called to detach from old beliefs and from our attachment to a certain worldview or version of the truth. 

As we keep letting go of the past, we can get to a place where we feel we don’t know anything, and we can’t hold onto anything anymore: this can feel scary and disorienting. Nonetheless, welcoming the feeling of being lost and inhabiting the state of not knowing can represent an opportunity to create space for something buried within ourselves to emerge, unfold, and begin to shape a new path.

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December 2021 Astrology Update: Surprising Closure

December brings the year to closure in an intense, unpredictable, and surprising way. We end 2021 with a powerful Astrology, just like we started it. During the upcoming weeks, we will experience the last Eclipse of the current cycle on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, a powerful New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. Later, Venus will station retrograde in Capricorn in exact conjunction with Pluto, just a few hours after the last Full Moon of the year in Gemini, and while Chiron stations direct in Aries. 

At the very end of the month, we will experience the culmination of the last exact Saturn-Uranus square. This alignment has represented the main astrological theme of the year, and it will continue to be active throughout most of 2022, even if it won’t be exact again. Finally, Jupiter will come back to its home sign Pisces, ending the year on an optimistic note.

Let’s have a closer look at the main astrological transit for the upcoming month.

 

Neptune stations direct in Pisces

Dec 1, 2021, 08:22 AM ET

On the first day of the new month, Neptune stations direct after being in apparent backward motion for roughly six months. This event may reveal to us where we have been too caught up in illusions or fantasies. When the veil is lifted, we may experience some confusion and disorientation, linked to the sense of suspension that often comes up when we transition from one level of consciousness to the next one. Neptune stationing direct invites us to surrender to the wisdom of and timing of life and to trust what we are meeting on our path, even if its purpose isn’t clear yet

 

New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

Dec 4, 2021, 02:42 AM ET

The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse marks an intense new beginning while bringing to completion a karmic cycle: it is the last Eclipse in Sagittarius until 2029, and it is happening on the South Node of the Moon, which relates to our past, our story, our natural talents, what we know well and are familiar with. As the Sun and the Moon meet the South Node, we can expect some emotional purging and processing. A Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius may bring a feeling of loss of meaning, of not knowing what to turn to. As we detach from old beliefs, assumptions, and ways of making sense of life, we often perceive a sense of void that can feel scary. This void, however, is precisely what creates the necessary space for a new and deeper faith to emerge.

 

Mars enters Sagittarius & Mercury enters Capricorn

Dec 13, 2021, 04:53 AM ET & Dec 13, 2021, 12:52 PM ET 

On the same day, both Mars and Mercury change signs. Mars leaves magnetic Scorpio and enters cheerful Sagittarius. The way we go after what we want will change, and it is likely to be less obsessive and more expansive. With Mars in Scorpio, we act with determination and intense focus, and we are single-minded in our pursuits: Mars entering Sagittarius inspires us to widen our horizons, explore different options, and consider more possibilities.

Meanwhile, Mercury leaving Sagittarius and entering Capricorn reflects a tendency to get serious, think about our future, organize ourselves better, and manage our days in a more structured way. During this transit, we tend to think more and speak less: we appreciate silence and choose our words carefully. Mental discipline, focus, and commitment will be facilitated: Mercury in Capricorn will encourage us to embark on new learning journeys or to build something with the knowledge we already have.

 

Full Moon in Gemini, Venus conjunct Pluto

Dec 18, 2021,11:35 PM ET

This Full Moon culminates a cycle that began with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini, bringing to light information, facts, and data previously unknown, unavailable, or uncertain. This lunation will energize our minds, inspiring us to learn and expand our understanding of reality: new ideas are likely to emerge, and new connections could be born. 

While the Full Moon takes place, Venus is conjunct Pluto and stationary retrograde: this alignment adds a scorpionic quality to this lunation, which marks the beginning of a period of extreme transformation of how we experience relationships. Our relationship with ourselves, with our values, and with money will also change. This alignment will happen for the second time on December 25, while Venus will be retrograde. Venus conjunct Pluto inspires a deep analysis of repetitive patterns that show up in our relationships and increases our desire for loyalty and commitment.

 

Venus stations Retrograde in Capricorn, Chiron stations direct in Aries

Dec 19, 2021, 05:36 AM ET

Just a few hours after the Full Moon, Venus begins her retrograde journey, which will be a time of reassessment of our values, financial situation, love, and social life. In particular, we will review and reconsider our boundaries and the way we relate to the limitations we encounter. Substantial changes in the world economy and volatility in financial markets are also likely. Venus is stationing conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and will remain in Capricorn until March. During this time, we will reevaluate the way we have been structuring our life and we are likely to undergo deep and lasting inner changes. Simultaneously, Chiron stationing direct in Aries reminds us that working on wounds that affect our self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-assertion represents the foundation for improving our relationship with others.

 

Capricorn season begins

Dec 21, 2021, 11:00 AM ET

The Sun entering Capricorn begins a new season: the Solstice represents either the shortest day or the shortest night of the year, according to where on Earth we are living. The Winter Solstice brings our attention to how we find our way through the darkness, while the Summer Solstice marks the peak of light and creative energy available to us. Astrologically, the Capricorn season represents a time of introspection, maturation, and self-knowledge. We are being encouraged to reflect on what we want to work hard for and why, what we want to build, and whether it has value in the long term. At this time of the year, we are encouraged to cultivate discipline and to carefully evaluate how we want to invest our time and energy.

 

Saturn in Aquarius square Retrograde Uranus in Taurus

Dec 24, 2021, 02:16 AM ET 

The last Saturn-Uranus square brings to a culmination and breaking point the battle between old and new, past and future, tradition and innovation that we have been experiencing for the whole year. Socio-political and financial issues are likely to be in the spotlight: there might be important global changes and intense protests as a result of new regulations being implemented. On the personal level, we could notice an inner conflict between our desire to move forward and do something entirely different and our need to hold back to the known and the familiar. The tension generated by this aspect, when channeled creatively, can result in lasting innovation and in a productive renovation of outdated structures and models.

 

Jupiter enters Pisces

Dec 28, 2021, 11:10 PM ET

At the end of the year, Jupiter comes back to Pisces. This transit may bring our attention back to issues we were focusing on between May and July 2021, during the first ingress of Jupiter in the sign. Jupiter enters Pisces in a square aspect to the Lunar Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius. For the upcoming month, this alignment will be active, emphasizing issues of honesty and authenticity: it may reflect some insecurity about what is true and what isn’t, and what to believe in. Jupiter will remain in Pisces for most of 2022, expanding our desire for spiritual growth and our drive to find the true meaning of life. This transit is likely to increase our urge to turn to spirituality and ancient wisdom to gain a deeper perspective of what’s happening within us and all around us.

 

December Astrology Update: Our Invitation

 

2021 has been a year of transition, a year of adjustment, a year where we have been challenged to reinvent ourselves over and over again while adapting and trying to keep up with the deep systemic changes that are taking place. A lot is going on this month and, astrologically, we are experiencing many long-term transits that speak about cycles coming to closure.

When we are transitioning from old systems, structures, and ways of being to new ones, we have to go through a necessary phase of exploration and experimentation where we may not know exactly what we are doing or what’s happening. New solutions don’t emerge immediately: as we wonder how to solve our current issues without much success, fear tends to come up. This phase usually brings up some doubts and uncertainty, and a temptation to try to remain in control of how everything is unfolding. 

As we prepare to leave 2021 behind and approach 2022, we are encouraged to trust the unknown and have faith in our capacity to navigate it, while keeping in mind that we are always being supported, even in ways that we don’t immediately understand.

December 2021 Astrology Update

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Mercury enters Libra: Learning through Relationships

On August 30, 01:10 AM ET, Mercury left its home sign Virgo and entered Libra. Mercury will be here longer than usual due to its retrograde cycle, starting on September 27 and lasting until October 18. The planet of thought and communication will enter Scorpio on November 5.

During Mercury’s extended stay in Libra, we will seek diplomatic exchanges of opinion and become more aware of the role of politeness and kindness in our conversations. As we listen and learn from each other, we refine our communication and explore different ways of perceiving reality.

 

Mercury’s Transits: Shifts in Our Mental Orientation to Reality

 

In Astrology, Mercury is associated with the learning process, the thinking mind, logic, and the left brain. The planet, named after the mythological messenger of the Gods, rules communication, commerce, transportation, and crafts. It reflects our way to make sense of the world and mentally process the information we receive from the environment, reflecting our thinking and communication style. When Mercury changes signs, it corresponds to a shift in our perception of reality, our thinking patterns, and our communication habits.

Mercury in Virgo is analytic, sharp, and focused on details: during this transit, we seek to solve problems efficiently and practically, while a substantial amount of our attention is turned inwards and dedicated to self-analysis. As Mercury enters Libra, we learn from understanding how other people think, speak, and perceive reality.

 

Mercury enters Libra: Learning through Relationships

 

Libra represents our endless quest for balance, in particular between the energy invested in ourselves and the energy invested in relationships. One of the characteristics of Mercury’s transit through the sign is an ongoing search for harmony and peace, both in our inner thought processes and in our communication with others.

Mercury enters Libra

Relationship matters are likely to be prominent in our minds during the upcoming weeks. While the planet of thought is in Libra, we strive to reconcile opposites, both inwardly and outwardly. Conflict is not appealing for this Mercury, which may sometimes be too accommodating. Opinions and thoughts are exchanged in a diplomatic way, and we strive to solve any disagreement that may occur through negotiation and mediation. We enjoy hearing all sides of a story before forming an opinion and we are not quick to judge, as we naturally try to understand reality from other people’s perspectives.

 

Mercury square Pluto: Journey through the Subconscious Mind

 

During its journey through Libra, Mercury will square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn three times. The first exact alignment occurs on September 22, while Mercury is in direct motion. The second one takes place on October 1, shortly after Mercury has stationed retrograde. The last square happens on November 2, when Mercury is direct again.

This cycle of squares brings up information from our subconscious, facilitating psychological and emotionally charged information to surface, potentially leading to a new and deeper awareness of the unconscious patterns and dynamics at play in our relationships. During this time, there might be fear around communication or a feeling of being held back from speaking our truth, controlled, silenced, or censored by people in positions of power and authority.

Mercury square Pluto may reflect verbal confrontations and psychologically charged conversations: the purpose of these alignments is to promote a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. There can be a danger of emotional and psychological manipulation and the temptation to use our mental abilities to gain power over others.

 

Mercury opposite Chiron & Mercury conjunct Mars

 

Mercury in Libra opposes Chiron in Aries on September 8, highlighting the possibility of feeling misunderstood and rejected by other people when trying to communicate with them, and difficulties integrating the awareness of each other’s reality. This may trigger old wounds around our worth, and make us question how much space we allow ourselves to get in relationships.

On October 9, Mercury retrograde will join Mars in Libra, inviting us to reassess, review, reevaluate, and reconsider our way to communicate, express our desires, assert ourselves, and ask for our needs to be met by others.

When Mercury stations direct on October 18, it is just one degree away from another exact opposition to Chiron. Themes that first come up during their first alignment will emerge again: we will be encouraged to elaborate on the insights that came up during the retrograde and make conscious decisions with the new information we have gathered.

 

Mercury trine Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius 

 

Trines are 120 degree angles: they are aspects of flow and ease that promote a supportive connection between celestial bodies. Mercury will trine Saturn once, on September 5, and Jupiter three times, on September 20, October 4, and November 1. Mercury trine Saturn supports our mental abilities, increases our capacity to focus, and facilitates our ability to speak and think in a structured and clear way.

The cycle of trines between Mercury and Jupiter broadens our minds, promotes learning experiences, and opens different communication channels. These alignments will support encounters with like minds, enhance the importance of teamwork and collaboration, inspire us to reevaluate our role in groups and communities, and whether or not we are truly on the same page with them.

 

Mercury enters Libra: Deeper Understanding of Self and Others

 

Mercury’s journey through Libra offers us plenty of opportunities to reflect upon how we communicate and express our needs, opinions, fears, and desires with others, but also how we verbalize them in our own minds. The retrograde timeframe, in particular, calls for a reevaluation of how we relate to other people. It is an invitation to find constructive ways to get our point across, finding common ground, and healthy compromises that represent a positive solution for everyone involved.

Mercury enters Libra

Gaining a deeper understanding of how other people think and perceive reality leads to better strategies for communicating with them. This transit allows us to increase our self-knowledge and gain a better understanding of how our minds work through the awareness of others’ mental processes and ideas.

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Mercury Retrograde in Gemini: Questioning Our Mindset

On May 29, 6:34 PM ET, Mercury stations retrograde at 24°43’ of its home sign, Gemini. Mercury will station direct on June 22, after traveling back to 16°07’, and will remain in Gemini until July 11.

Retrogrades represent an optical illusion that depends on our perspective on Earth: as the speed of Mercury decreases, from here it appears like it’s moving backward. Astrologically, retrogrades represent a time to slow down and turn inwards, a moment to review and reassess our plans, our intentions, and our ways of expressing the planetary energy involved.

Mercury goes retrograde three to four times a year, for three weeks. The pre-shadow phase began on May 14, while the post-shadow phase lasts until July 7, when Mercury will reach again 24°43’ of Gemini. While Mercury is in retrograde motion, we are encouraged to question our habitual ways of thinking, our ideas, our form of communicating and perceiving reality. After the post-shadow phase is over, we are likely to have a clearer idea of the meaning and purpose of what we have been going through.

 

Understanding Mercury in Transit

 

Mercury is the planet ruling the rational mind, logic, problem-solving, and critical thinking. It reflects our learning style and our way to deal with the details of everyday life. Mercury feels comfortable expressing itself in Gemini, its home of Air. Mercury traveling through the sign of the Twins reflects an increase in our willingness and desire to learn, gather new information, focus on details, and join long talks.

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini

Mercury in transit reflects our changing orientation to logically understanding both our reality and ourselves. During its journey through Gemini, we explore different ways to make sense of ourselves and life and we look for more data in order to gain a more diverse perspective of everything. Mercury in the sign of the Twins inspires us to initiate conversations and debates, to exchange opinions with others, and seek new sources of information as a way to learn more about our inner and outer environment.

Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation, and tends to be a feared astrological transit. Due to its misrepresentation, it has been popularly associated with technology breaking down, communication drama, and blamed for all sorts of issues creating delays and obstacles in our daily lives. While we may experience some challenges with technology, misunderstandings, and unexpected changes of plans, the real purpose of Mercury retrograde is to help us turn inwards and think for ourselves, rather than playing out the same conditioned mental scripts and patterns over and over again.

 

Mercury square Neptune: a Conflict between Rationality and Intuition

 

Mercury will be in an ongoing square to Neptune for its entire retrograde period. The first exact square happened on May 21-22, the second one will be between June 3 and June 5, and the last one between July 5 and July 6. Squares are angles of 90° reflecting friction and tension between planets. The Mercury-Neptune square emphasizes the archetypal struggle between the mind and the heart, our rationality and our intuitive feelings.

This series of squares is likely to reflect a sense of confusion, lack of clarity, contrasting news, and a general feeling of not knowing what is true and what is not. Both planets are transiting their domiciles, and this intensifies the effects of this aspect: discrimination and critical thinking are likely to be more challenging than usual.

Mercury square Neptune may cloud our perception of reality: as the left and the right brain collide, we are left wondering what to believe in. While Gemini wants to know it all and aspires to build a reliable and logical framework to classify reality, Pisces reminds us that we don’t know anything for sure, no matter how much information we accumulate. The data we have collected so far is likely to be contradicted by contrasting information, and this may undermine our sense of security. Miscommunication and misunderstandings may occur: during this time, it is important to be patient and compassionate with both ourselves and others.

 

Mercury conjunct Venus & Solar Eclipse in Gemini

 

Just a few hours before stationing retrograde, Mercury has formed a conjunction with Venus in Gemini. This aspect supports negotiation and mediation as it promotes a diplomatic mindset, while our speaking and writing styles will tend to be harmonious and charming.

During these days, our social life is likely to be stimulating and intellectually enriching, while our interactions with others tend to be quicker and more diverse than usual. Venusian themes, such as issues around relationships, money, and self-worth, may continue to be at the forefront throughout this Mercury retrograde cycle, maybe recalling something that first emerged last year around this time, while Venus was retrograde in Gemini.

As the planetary ruler of the North Node of the Moon, the role of Mercury is particularly important at this time, and especially so as we are navigating Eclipse season. Mercury retrograde will be conjunct the Sun and the Moon during the upcoming New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini, taking place on June 10. This aspect emphasizes the importance of clear communication and critical thinking and invites us to be open-minded yet discerning, as our emotions are likely to heavily affect our thoughts, our words, and our perception of reality.

 

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini: Thinking Outside the Box

 

Mercury retrograde represents a time to open up to consider different perspectives and ways of thinking that may allow us to change course and discover something new. It is a great moment to review something we had started learning about long ago, to complete a course we already began, or go back to our old journals, reflect on repetitive patterns, or on how our way of being has changed. 

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini

This retrograde cycle in Gemini represents an invitation to question our mindset, our habitual thinking patterns, our learning style, our relationship with our close environment, and our perception of reality. It has the potential to help us to understand the results of our social, cultural, familial, and religious conditioning and detach from the mainstream mentality.

By promoting introspection, Mercury retrograde gets us in touch with new possibilities, ideas, and growth opportunities. This transit has the potential to support our individuation journey by increasing our capacity to think outside the box and challenging our existing ways of perceiving reality. It is up to us to make the most out of it.

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Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius: Questioning and Inquiring

On January 30, 10:51 AM ET, Mercury stations retrograde in the sign of Aquarius. From our perspective on Earth, the planet of communication, logic, and critical thinking will be in apparent backward motion until February 20. The post-shadow phase, during which Mercury will travel for the third time between 11°01’ and 26°29’ of Aquarius, lasts until March 13, and, on the same day, a New Moon in Pisces takes place, marking a fresh start.

Mercury retrograde is the transit that most often gets blamed when things go wrong, even though there is no need to be dramatic about it. Nevertheless, we may experience technological glitches, delays, a sense of brain fog, and some confusion surrounding all domains related to Mercury. During the upcoming weeks, pay attention to how you verbalize your feelings and thoughts to avoid misunderstandings, double-check any documents you need to sign and make sure that you have replied to emails and messages so you don’t miss important information. You will be fine!

 

Understanding Mercury’s cycle

 

Mercury retrograde is the most common retrograde we experience: it happens three to four times a year and lasts for approximately three weeks. Retrogrades are an optical illusion: Mercury is not changing the actual direction it is traveling towards, it only appears to be moving backward from our perspective.

Mercury retrogrades tend to happen in a pattern due to which they take place in signs of the same element for a period of time. While last year all retrogrades happened in Water signs, except for a brief transit from Scorpio to Libra, this year they will happen in Air signs. The last time a Mercury retrograde cycle occurred in Air signs was in 2016. This is emphasizing the transition to the Age of Air that is already taking place, as marked by the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius of December 21, 2020.

The Age of Air is an era dominated by technology, data, and information: things happen quickly, and there is a lot of focus on the mind and the intellect. For this reason, as there is already a lot of activation of the Air element at this time, it is essential that we consciously connect to our emotions and feelings, and regularly practice grounding activities, so that we don’t get too lost in the intellectual realms.

 

Mercury in Aquarius: Originality and Innovation

 

Aquarius’ is about liberation, deconditioning, and individuation, while Mercury represents our linear thinking patterns, our communication habits, our learning style, and our left brain. When Mercury is retrograde, we may notice challenges with logic and left-brain thinking.

Nonetheless, our intuition and all right-brain functions are enhanced. The fact that this retrograde is happening in Aquarius has the potential to be highly beneficial for our originality and innovation: Aquarius is a highly creative sign, naturally thinking outside the box.

Moreover, as Aquarius relates to group consciousness, Mercury in Aquarius highlights the connection between the individual mind and the collective mind. During this Mercury retrograde cycle, many of us are likely to experience sudden ideas, downloads, and flashes of genius apparently coming out of the blue.

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

The Sun, Saturn, and Jupiter are also in the sign of Aquarius. Venus will enter Aquarius too just two days after Mercury stations, and will exactly conjoin the planet of communication on February 13. Jupiter will align with Mercury twice, on February 14 and March 4, increasing our attention on the mental realms and inviting us to question our beliefs and assumptions.

 

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius: Between Past and Future

 

The condition of the two planetary rulers of Aquarius gives us more information about the way this Mercury retrograde cycle is going to manifest. Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, is currently in Taurus, and in a tense square with Saturn in Aquarius, the traditional ruler of the sign. Saturn will exactly square Uranus on February 17, for the first time out of a cycle of three.

This configuration is very interesting to explore: while on the one hand, their alignment reflects a substantial amount of inner and outer tension, on the other, it offers us the motivation we need to overcome challenges and obstacles. While Saturn is oriented towards conserving the past and doing things the way they have always been done, Uranus is completely projected towards the future and desires freedom, novelty, and experimentation. Yet, Saturn is in Aquarius, a future-oriented sign, and Uranus is in Taurus, a sign that tends to prefer stability and comfort.

During this Mercury retrograde, each and every one of us is likely to experience a similar inner conflict between two different parts of the psyche, one that wants to know what to expect and stay comfortable, versus another one who wants to liberate from the old and try something new.

 

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius: Questioning Our Perception of Reality

 

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius will invite us to reexamine everything that has been taking place during January, offering us an opportunity to reassess our plans and reflect upon our perception of reality.

Pay attention to any repetitive thinking patterns, assumptions, beliefs, and communication habits. Ask yourself where did they originate from: ponder upon whether your perceived fears and doubts are actually yours, or they represent a product of the conditioning, the education, and the programming you received.

This Mercury retrograde cycle is a fantastic opportunity to dive deep into self-inquiry, to question the way we habitually perceive reality, and to move forward in our deconditioning process. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius will invite us to break free from all those ideas, ideologies, and thoughts that aren’t serving us and encourage us to open our minds to new possibilities.

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Mercury Direct: Balancing the Mind – November 2020

On November 3, 12:50 PM ET, Mercury stations direct in Libra after being in apparent retrograde motion since October 13.

Mercury was already in Scorpio, it came back to Libra on October 27, and will be in the sign of the Scales until November 10. Before Mercury enters Scorpio again, we have the opportunity to make meaningful changes in our relationships and in the way we use language. 

Mercury retrograde is always about going within: it is an invitation to reflect on our journey, review our commitments, reassess our plans, and resolve past issues. This transit allowed us to conclude something we already started, and to realize that some deals, projects, and connections were not meant to continue. At some points, we may have felt a lack of certainty, clarity, and direction that affected all our thought patterns.

Every time Mercury stations direct, it gives us the chance to process what happened during the retrograde, to implement changes and adjustments, and to gain a deeper, clearer understanding of the real meaning and the lessons behind what took place. Mercury stationing direct in Libra can help us find balance in our minds: we now have the chance to come up with innovative solutions and comprehend why we have been feeling a certain way.

 

Mercury, the Eternal Student

 

Mercury represents the way we organize reality in our mind: it correlates to our understanding of what is happening and our expectations on what could happen, based on our perception of how reality works. Mercury is linear, it rules our left brain, and it’s related to logical, rational, and tangible concepts.

Mercury is the eternal student, constantly asking why, questioning everything, looking at the same thing from many vantage points. Mercury stationing direct can allow us to understand the human experience more deeply if we are open to embarking on an ongoing learning process. 

Mercury enables us to understand contrasting perspectives and to recognize the validity of different opinions and viewpoints. This planet allows us to look at all sides of an issue and to think critically, to analyze ourselves and the world.

 

Mercury stations Direct: Duality and Openness

 

There is an inherent duality in Mercury: it rules two archetypes, Gemini and Virgo, and for this reason it has a Yin and a Yang side. The Yang side of Mercury is directed outwards, towards communication and the gathering of data and information, while the Yin side is directed inwards, towards self-analysis and critical thinking, which support discrimination. The concept of duality has been emphasized during this Mercury retrograde cycle, as it happened in two different signs.

This could represent an invitation to consider different perspectives and possibilities, to avoid being stubborn, to avoid getting stuck on our ideas of how life should look like, or on our original plan for this year. Mercury stationing direct invites openness and versatility, it reminds us that there isn’t one solution that is absolutely right for everyone and that eventually many different paths lead to the same destination.

 

Mercury Stations Direct in Libra: Learning from Others

 

During this Mercury retrograde cycle, we had the chance to release stagnant energies and to speak words left unsaid for too long. As Mercury stations direct, we are likely to feel clear and more focused, ready to implement the changes we envisioned throughout the previous weeks.

Mercury retrograde through Scorpio had a cleansing and purging effect: this cycle offered us the opportunity to purify ourselves from all those thoughts, behavior patterns, ideas, relationships, agreements, and obligations that didn’t add value to our lives. The retrograde cycle of Mercury through Libra invited us to reflect on the right balance between our needs and other people’s needs, and on the way we show up in relationships.

By supporting the creation of equality, based on the discovery of our true needs and our true values, Mercury stationing direct in Libra encourages us to learn from others, to understand how they function and how they think. The invitation of this transit is to create balance and harmony in all our interactions by making sure of what we need to receive and what we are willing to give, before deepening our relationships as Mercury enters Scorpio again.

 

Mercury square Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter: Releasing Old Ways of Thinking

 

Mercury stations direct in a square to Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter in Capricorn: these alignments are giving us important information about the themes coming up for us during the next few weeks. This cycle of squares started at the end of September, and it opened a window of opportunity for us all.

The friction generated by this configuration has the potential to bring to creative openness where previously there was just tension. These are Three Quarter squares, which means they are about breaking free from our old ways of perceiving, thinking, and interfacing with the world.

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The process requires consciously letting go of our old ways of learning, speaking, analyzing, and perceiving both reality and relationships: this allows us to create space for a profound transformation of our mental structure, our thinking patterns, and our perception of the world.

 

Mercury stationing Direct: Restructuring our Language

 

As the planetary ruler of the Gemini North Node, until 2022 Mercury has a crucial role in our evolutionary journey: all its transits will emphasize themes and issues that are particularly relevant for our movement towards the future, both on a personal and a collective level.

Gemini and Mercury have a strong correlation to communication, language, to the ways we express what we think and perceive. Mercury stationing direct in a square to Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter in Capricorn represents an invitation to restructure our language: this includes both the way we communicate with others and the way we communicate with ourselves. 

Transforming our communication style, how we think, speak, and interpret things, in a way that feels authentic and that reflects the transformation we have been going through is the main purpose of this transit. Mercury stationing direct reminds us that consciously changing our language and the words we use daily has the potential to reshape not only our perspective of reality but reality itself.

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Scorpio Season 2020: Rebirth and Transformation

On October 22, at 7:00 PM ET, the Sun enters Scorpio, the sign related to death, rebirth, and transformation. Wherever the Sun is transiting, our conscious awareness goes: the yearly journey of the Sun through the Underworld puts the spotlight on our unconscious psychological dynamics, our secret fears, our obsessions, and our existential issues.

During the transit of the Sun through Scorpio, we have the opportunity of seeing ourselves and the world around us through a different lens, and we naturally feel the need to investigate. We ask more specific questions, we dig deeper and deeper: we want to know what’s truly going on, what’s beneath the surface.

Throughout the upcoming month, we have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us by becoming aware of our subconscious intentions, motivations, and desires.

 

From Libra to Scorpio: Deepening our Relationships

 

The Zodiac in its natural order can be seen as the natural progressions of twelve phases, each one representing an essential and necessary step in the evolution of consciousness.

The first sign, Aries, symbolizes the birth of the Self and the separation from Source. Pisces, on the contrary, represents our highest spiritual potential and the return to oneness and unity consciousness. For this reason, Pisces can be considered the very first archetype, the beginning and the end of our evolutionary journey.

While Aries is the sign representing the Self, Libra, the opposite one, represents the Other. Libra season represents a necessary phase of exploration of the social sphere, through which we are invited to learn about life through relationships.

Libra season is mainly a trial and error phase: Libra is a Yang, Cardinal Air archetype, through which we form a variety of connections with very different people in order to get to know ourselves through comparison and contrast with others.

As Scorpio season begins, we naturally internalize our focus, we question ourselves and the world more deeply. With Scorpio, a Yin, Fixed Water archetype, we let go of “talking about the weather” type of relationships and we focus on deepening our more significant connections, exploring emotional bonding, intimacy, trust, and vulnerability.

 

Scorpio Season 2020: Exploring our Soul’s Desires

 

Pluto, the planetary ruler of Scorpio, is related to our Soul’s desires, to our deepest unconscious wounds, to our most vulnerable places, our compulsions, obsessions, our unexplainable attractions and repulsions, often correlated with our previous lifetimes and the karmic journey of our Soul. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will be there until 2023-2024; he stationed direct on October 4, after being in apparent retrograde motion for several months.

During Scorpio season 2020, Jupiter will form a conjunction with Pluto, the third and last one of a cycle of three: this planetary event is very relevant because it happens only every 12-13 years. The Pluto-Jupiter alignment is perfecting on November 12. However, since both Jupiter and Pluto move slowly, its influence will still be quite strong on November 16, when the New Supermoon in Scorpio is taking place.

The third Jupiter-Pluto conjunction will speed up the transformation of our belief systems, of our vision, and our sense of meaning, by exposing what has no value anymore, by bringing truth to the surface, and allowing us to become aware of our true desires.

Scorpio Season 2020

The Scorpio New Supermoon of November 16 is the very first New Moon after Jupiter and Pluto have met for the last time and begun their new 12 years cycle. For this reason, it represents an extremely powerful new beginning that kicks off a brand new period of growth for all of us, giving us the opportunity to align with our Soul’s evolutionary intentions.

 

Rare Blue Moon conjunct Uranus: Sudden Changes and Disruptions

 

On October 31, a rare Blue Full Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus takes place. This is a very intense configuration: we are going to feel its influence for a few days before and after the perfect alignment, throughout the rest of the lunar cycle, until the Scorpio New Moon.

The Full Moon conjunct retrograde Uranus, both in opposition to the Sun, will highlight the ways we unconsciously try to create conditions of security in our lives. The Taurus-Scorpio axis is strongly related to our survival instinct and the natural human impulse for procreation, as well as to the human need for soul connection and deep emotional bonding with another.

Power plays and manipulation dynamics can emerge during these days: we may become aware of unconscious behaviors and compulsions, directly linked to the way we try to feel safe, that affect the way we show up in our intimate relationships.

Uranus is related to sudden shocks, disruptions, and unanticipated changes. Unexpected events have the potential to offer us an opportunity to elaborate and process past trauma that we haven’t been able to integrate previously.

 

Scorpio Season 2020: Rebirth and Transformation

 

Scorpio season 2020 is going to be about resilience, inner strength, and radical metamorphosis. 

During this period of time, we have the opportunity to leave our old patterns behind. We have the chance to embrace a more profound sense of authenticity, to discover who we truly are, what we truly want, and to transform completely.

Mercury stations direct on November 3 and enters Scorpio for the second time on November 10, increasing the emphasis on the Scorpio archetype, intensifying the depth of our perception and our thought processes. 

Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio, stations direct on November 13 after being retrograde since September 9, representing a key factor that will propel us, supporting our movement towards the future and our capacity to take immediate action.

Scorpio Season 2020

The Cosmos will ask us to honor our sensitivity and our vulnerability, to embrace all that we are. Scorpio season is an invitation to stop denying our pain, to acknowledge the depth of our wounds, to explore our fears and our compulsions without being afraid of our darkness, in order to be able to rise from our ashes with a more profound level of self-awareness.

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Retrograde Mars square Jupiter: Authenticity and Faith

On October 19, 01:37 AM ET, retrograde Mars in Aries creates a square aspect to Jupiter in Capricorn, now in direct motion.

The first square between the two planets happened on August 4, when Jupiter was retrograde and Mars was direct, and there will be a third one on January 23, 2021. When the next square takes place, Mars will be in Taurus and Jupiter in Aquarius. We are now experiencing the second chapter of the process, and issues that first came up during August can resurface and be seen under a different light.

While the Mars-Jupiter square is taking place, we also experience the second opposition of a cycle of three between retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and retrograde Uranus in Taurus, exact at 10:53 PM ET. This aspect can reflect sudden revelation, unexpected news, and the disclosure of previously hidden dynamics. 

The planetary configuration of the day has the potential to reflect the exposure of behaviors, people, and organizations that are not rooted in integrity. Retrograde Mars square Jupiter emphasizes the need to be true to ourselves, and the friction generated by this aspect invites us to make an effort to pause and reflect before reacting to triggers.

 

Mars Retrograde in Aries: New Sources of Motivation

 

The retrograde transit of Mars through his home sign and his cycle of squares to Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter in Capricorn is an energy that can bring a fair amount of frustration, especially for those of us who have Mars or the Aries archetype emphasized in their birth chart.

Both Mars and Aries are very fiery energies that need fast, instinctual action, forward movement, unrestricted freedom. The fact that Mars is retrograde means that his function is internalized, directed inwardly rather than outwardly. This transit can slow us down and make it harder for us to manifest immediate changes in the external world and the 3D reality.

Retrograde Mars square Jupiter

Nonetheless, the internalization of Mars energy has the purpose of inviting us to use the tension we experience as fuel for conscious action, to find new sources of motivation, new ways of moving forward, that are more aligned with who we truly are, with our individuality. 

All retrograde planets promote the process of individuation and self-actualization. Ultimately, they facilitate self-knowledge, originality, and creativity, as they force us to solve problems in different and unusual ways.

 

Jupiter in Capricorn: Beliefs, Faith, and Truth

 

Jupiter, as an archetype and a function of our consciousness, represents our need to believe in something, to have a higher perspective of life: it reflects our search for meaning. Jupiter is related to our intuition, to our right brain, to experiential knowledge, life-experience, philosophy, cosmology, and metaphysics.

Before the discovery of Neptune in 1846, Jupiter was considered the ruler of both Sagittarius and Pisces. For this reason, both planets have a natural correlation with spirituality, mysticism, and the search for truth.

The difference between Jupiter and Neptune is that Jupiter is associated with personal truth while Neptune corresponds to absolute truth: when we confuse the two, and we mistake our personal truth with the absolute truth, huge distortions of the function of Jupiter can happen. Expressed unconsciously, Jupiter is related to arrogance, dogmatism, to fake gurus and teachers, to the need to convince and convert others to our point of view in order to feel safe.

Jupiter’s transit through Capricorn started in December 2019 and it was marked by his conjunctions with Pluto and Saturn. During this time, Jupiter has been contributing to the shift in the societal structure and in global consciousness that we are experiencing. As we revisit our ideas of ethics, morality, and our belief systems, the way we perceive our social function and the role we aspire to have in the world is changing dramatically.

This year-long transit is helping us confront the existing reality and recognize what no longer works, what no longer feels authentic. The purpose of Jupiter in Capricorn is to support our movement towards the future, and to inspire us to envision new structures.

 

Retrograde Mars square Jupiter: Past Issues Resurfacing

 

Issues related to the past may resurface during these days, as Jupiter is the planetary ruler of the Sagittarius South Node, a point in space strongly related to our personal and collective karmic past.

Moreover, Jupiter is famous for expanding whatever he comes into contact with: the Mars-Jupiter square can reflect an increased restlessness, nervous tension, and awareness of the friction between the options available to us at this time and our real desires. We may experience some frustration due to our need to be true to ourselves and our purpose and our limited capacity to take action.

Meanwhile, the Mercury-Uranus opposition is putting the spotlight on hidden agendas, on the subconscious motivations and psychological dynamics behind our impulses and desires, on the unconscious ways we try to create safety and security. Trust, betrayal, and vulnerability are big themes of the whole Mercury retrograde transit through Scorpio: this is another aspect that can bring us back to the past. If you haven’t already, we invite you to download our new free Mercury Retrograde ebook to learn more about true meaning of Mercury Retrograde.

 

Retrograde Mars square Jupiter: Rooting in Authenticity

 

Through these planetary transits, the Cosmos invites us to be honest with ourselves and to keep searching for meaning and purpose. In particular, the Mars-Jupiter square reminds us to be true to our nature, even when we need to confront hardships and challenges.

Retrograde Mars square Jupiter

Ultimately, the friction created by all squares has the function of promoting changes in our approach to an issue. The type of square taking place between Mars and Jupiter is also known as a “crisis in action” square, that brings to the forefront issues related to how to implement concrete and tangible changes in the actual reality while being in integrity with who we are and what we believe in.

During these days, beware of impulsive and explosive reactions and be mindful of the way you react to triggers. Pausing and reflecting before responding, giving ourselves the time to wait and listen instead of being immediately defensive or aggressive can offer us the opportunity to direct our willpower and our energy in more constructive ways.

Jupiter invites us to be optimistic, to have faith in ourselves and in a higher order. Aspects to this planet always reminds us to seek the deeper meaning of whatever we are experiencing, and to navigate it without losing hope in a better future.

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