The Darker Locations
There’s one thing about speaking with an older, wiser, gentler individual that makes you’re feeling like a greater model of your self. They appear to see you as kinder than you’re, your motivations extra honorable, your talents extra spectacular. And with out ever addressing the darker locations inside you, they assist lead you out of them and into the sunshine.
At its finest, Mercury’s transit by Capricorn can really feel like speaking with a clever elder. As Mercury sextiles Venus in Scorpio (Dec. 11, 2023, 11:17 am PST, 8º17′ Capricorn/Scorpio), they’re on on the Sabian symbols 9 Capricorn: An angel carrying a harp and 9 Scorpio: Dental work. Hold your eyes open; a clever individual could provide a chance to confront the darkish, painful locations to be able to transfer ahead into your sweeter, stronger, higher aspect.
The Sagittarius New Moon (Dec. 12, 2023, 3:32 pm PST) is at 20º40’ Sagittarius, on certainly one of my favourite Sabian symbols, 21 Sagittarius, A baby and a canine with borrowed eyeglasses. This specific New Moon finds the Solar and Moon collectively in a sq. facet to Neptune, and every time Neptune is on the scene, we now have to imagine that we’re not essentially seeing all the things that clearly.
As an individual of a sure age, I’ve a number of pair of eyeglasses for a wide range of completely different features. And these days, I discover that I hold choosing up my laptop glasses, which after all are for seeing issues which can be about two toes from my face, when I’m actually in search of my long-range spectacles, after which I stroll round in a haze till I lastly work out that I’m simply carrying the unsuitable ones.
We have to have a look at issues by the fitting glasses – our personal, not someone else’s, and those with the fitting prescription. Each the figures on this New Moon’s Sabian image are harmless and uncalculating. They don’t essentially know the distinction between their very own perspective and one which they’ve borrowed from someone else.
That may be our place at this New Moon. So we now have to watch out about how we select to take a look at issues and to be sure that we’re trying by our personal eyes, with our personal beliefs and convictions, and never one thing that we’ve inherited or borrowed from someone else.
The New Moon level is in a trine facet to the North Node in Aries, which means that this means of seeing extra clearly factors us within the path of our most cherished ambitions. As a result of as soon as you’ll be able to see precisely the place you’re, you’re in a significantly better place to determine learn how to get the place you wish to go.
Messages from a Greater Energy
Mercury turns retrograde this week (Dec. 12, 2023, 11:09 pm PST, by Jan. 1, 2024), and by now, we all know the drill: Decelerate, go away area in your schedule, let your thoughts drift a bit, assessment current occasions.
It’s simpler mentioned than achieved, particularly with Mercury in Capricorn, which prefers shifting forward and dealing by a to-do listing on our option to the summit. However Mercury turns retrograde at 8º29′ Capricorn on that pretty, otherworldly Sabian image, An angel carrying a harp. What does your greater nature need for you? How are you going to method your each day routine with the gentleness and kindness of a revered elder?
Mercury backs into Sagittarius between Dec. 22-Jan. 13, so it’s a few weeks into the brand new yr earlier than Mercury is again in Capricorn and able to craft real looking plans for 2024. This retrograde interval contains Mercury’s second sq. to Neptune (the primary was on Nov. 27) and second conjunction with Mars (the primary on Oct. 29), and we’ll must hold regular heads to hunt readability and keep away from impatience and impulsiveness.
As Mercury enters its retrograde interval, dream slightly extra. Nap much more. And assessment 2023 completely earlier than shifting forward to 2024.
Journey and the New Frontier
Let’s say you fantasize about shifting to a dusty little adobe hut in the midst of New Mexico, establishing your individual little residence, and residing alone in a spot the place no one is aware of you and also you’re free to be whomever you please. In your creativeness, this model of your self can be courageous, blunt, and unapologetic, embracing journey and new frontiers.
The issue with that fantasy is that you just in all probability like your life and your self sufficient that you just don’t actually wish to run away from residence. However perhaps you might take a few days for a retreat, and even simply take an extended practice journey by your self. Out of your ordinary context, who is aware of what you may study who you’re and what you need?
Because the Solar in Sagittarius trines the North Node in Aries (Dec. 14, 2023, 9:35 pm PST), an journey, nevertheless modest, gives essentially the most heartfelt and inventive option to transfer within the path of your finest new frontier.
To grasp the Solar’s sq. to Neptune (Dec. 16, 2023, 7:43 pm PST), think about you’ve traveled removed from residence, to a spot the place you don’t converse the language and also you’re undecided you’re dressed fairly proper, or that your pure persona is suitable. Your ordinary persona has turn out to be a bit melty; the sense of self shits, and confidence is a bit low. It’s uncomfortable, being a stranger.
However if you don’t have your ordinary bag of methods to fall again on, when the development of who you’re and what you’re doesn’t match together with your environment, you have got the distinctive alternative to determine who you’re with out these constructions. Seems, the true you has little to do with these issues.
If you end up feeling a kind of craving homesickness within the days surrounding this transit, contemplate that what you’re homesick for will not be essentially a unique place or different individuals. What you’re homesick for is you.
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