by Laura Walker
– Moon in Leo
– Aspect of Sophia (Aeon of Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles and Dhumavati, Goddess of Death
– Aspect of Thelete (Aeon of Will/Desire): Elias, God of the West, God of Transformation
– Skill: practice patience; think forward
– True Alignments: projecting our will and desire into the future, standing up for ourselves or others, trusting signs and messages, emulation of something greater, seeing beyond the disguise, rewards, useful, heightened imagination, working for the good of everyone involved
– Catalysts for Change: burying emotions, lack of depth, self-sacrifice, complicating matters, pretending to be something other than real, leading astray, trying to maintain a certain image, face to face encounter with the shadow self, mesmerizing someone to control them, destruction, punishment, superficial, escapism and denial
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “in winter, people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer”
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”
Mercury and Mars begin a “square dance” today that will last until January 1 and will repeat on January 11. This time Mercury and Mars are in square (90 degrees apart) brings the following:
1- IMPULSIVITY: Both energies of Mercury and Mars like to move, and they also like to speak their minds. In astrology, squares bring turns – right turns – because squares are 90 degree angles. Our minds and thoughts (Mercury) can make aggressive (Mars), sharp turns and changes. Since Mercury is beginning to move at a snail’s pace as it prepares to turn retrograde on January 4, the completion of square with Mars takes longer, until January 1 in this case. Patience is essential. We want to slow down our reactions and responses. Knee-jerk responses may be exactly what is needed to put things in proper order, but this can be hard on the systems of the body, so we want o take extra care. In order to not be at the mercy of the astrology, we are aware of the tendency to react without thinking, and endeavor to moderate that. We are in control of our responses, not the planets. The energy is designed to take things to another level, as we will see with the Sabian symbols that are involved. Be aware that travel and travel plans can be disrupted or speeded up with this dynamic. Road rage is heightened also. We are careful with our words and we retreat into the inner space of calm when we no longer wish to square dance.
2-THE POLARITIES OF ANGER AND DEPRESSION: Anger is an indicator that something needs to change. Anger is also depression turned inward. Venus is in sextile to Mercury, so it is adding the Venusian elements of relationships, values, and beauty. With Mars involved, issues with these themes and the theme of getting or having what you want is the root cause. We want what we want, but it is not always in our highest and best interests. This energy is a whirlwind, and we are wise to follow along without allowing it “in” too much. The highest outlet is to recognize that structural change is being orchestrated from a higher level, and follow along with the process.
Since a massive mirror array is focusing back emotional pain and suffering that has been inflicted (see weekend Special Report below), it is a power punch of consequences for past actions. Being forced to see or take personal responsibility for the unenlightened actions we have taken would make anyone angry. So, if you are angry or depressed, with whom are you angry? Is it yourself? The square dance of Mercury and Mars elicits these thoughts over the next few days.
On January 11, when Mercury retrogrades back to today’s degree of the Mercury-Mars square starting today, Mars will be in opposition to the Chiron Point, so a lesson or teaching or wisdom about what is in play today will occur. You may want to take note.
Be aware for the potential for sudden eruptions as this square dance continues until January 1.
3-THE POLARITIES OF DIRECTION/FOCUS AND LACK OF DIRECTION/UNFOCUS: Again, both energies of Mercury and Mars want us to be on move – off of the past and our outlook of limitation. We are usually asking ask ourselves Where do I go? and often say There is nowhere to go. Mercury is located at the Sabian symbol of “a mountain pilgrimage” and Mars is located at “an airplane sails high in the clear sky.” The direction is UP — up the mountain and up into the sky. So we know this combination is changing things so that we can go higher. We want to aim high. If the energy is dragging you in the opposite direction, call upon a higher power (the Wisdom Goddess Tara guides and the Wisdom Goddess Dhumavati ends). Connect to the images of these Sabian symbols to navigate this energy and focus yourself on a positive flight path.
Wise owls are practicing the skill of patience today. Let’s by-pass the frustration that accompanies. Let’s be tolerant of people’s level of understanding. Let’s recognize that everyone is on a journey that is like a trek up a mountain. Let’s undertake the pilgrimage consciously.
(Thank you in advance for your patience, as Mercury retrograde often manifests with challenges to Oracle Report. Today the Squarespace web host was glitching.)
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