16 November 2018 — 6 December 2018
This cycle of Mercury Retrograde started on the day that Venus stopped being Retrograde and went Direct. Mercury has started this Retrograde period in Sagittarius and will move over Jupiter and the Sun and make a square to Mars and Neptune. Mercury will travel through Sagittarius until the end of the month and then on December 1st Mercury will move into Scorpio.
Sagittarius Season is upon us and having Mercury Retrograde through the early parts of the sign can have a tinge of hindrance for the normal rainbows and unicorns vibes of Sagittarius. Mercury Retrograde is asking us to stop, to think things through, to be patient, to double check things, and most importantly Mercury is asking us to connect with a have a deeper understanding with those around us and the deeper meanings within our Psyche and the Cosmos.
This might seem like a lot that Mercury is asking, but honestly… it is all Mercury wants. When Mercury is Retrograde it appears to be going backwards in the sky which gives us time to slow down and think things through and connect more deeply. Sagittarius is wanting adventure, it is wanting to expand and uplift, Mercury is into that… but first wants to make sure that the adventure is well thought out and that the expanding and uplifting are happening in the right direction.
This slowing down of the Sag impulse for grandiosity will fade when Mercury crosses over into Scorpio creating an intense and reactive vibe in our communication. It is a time when we are able to sink into our connection with those we are intimate with and our own internal patterning. Go deep or go home during this period… if that is not for you no worries! Mercury will go direct December 6th as it will continue to move in a forward motion for the rest of the year! But on December 5th, right before going direct the Moon and Mercury will be conjunct—right next to one another—in the sky, making this deep dive hit even closer to home!
As Mercury goes direct on December 6th there will be a New Moon in Sagittarius giving us an opportunity for new adventures, new growth, and a new way of spilling ourselves onto the world!