Mercury in retrograde, December 19- January 8, 2017, is a time to prune away what is not working. At the deeper level, a retrograde ask us to acknowledge the truth about our body/mind and soul purpose alignment.
"Mercury the Messenger” is here to deliver a personal message.
Where in your chart “Life Map” is Mercury parked right now? Since Mercury is in Capricorn ruled by Saturn, the planet of wisdom, who requires a step by step process toward growth, we're being given a great opportunity. It's time to take inventory of our ideas, systems and approaches toward our life experiences.
Wherever Capricorn and Saturn sit in our own "Life Maps", is the place of life experiences that present challenges for immense growth. Initially these challenges sometimes seem insurmontable. But if we stand like the stalwart, Capricorn, mountain goat, and demonstrate courage in the face of extreme difficulties, obstacles and setbacks, even when we want to run away, life will bring us to a place of deep inner awareness and peace.
Saturn through Capricorn provides us with the wisdom about ourselves and life that we are seeking. If you are willing to move step by step, in a realistic, direct and sound way, whatever you desire will be yours.
The astrological image of Capricorn is the "sea goat". This sign embodies the feminine, nurturing earthy element of being supportive, steady and sure-footed in life pursuits. The Capricorn is also a "seer" having the ability to see the chosen vision in the distance. They are the metaphorical mountain climbers, always seeking higher ground.
On an emotional level the Capricorn person is a very sensitive individual, but you won't always see this sensitivity because it's covered by a very efficient and business like manner. On a practical and mudane level, Capricorn is about doing things in a big way.
The astrological house for this sign is the 10th. This house position marks the place of one's appearance in the world, the ability to stand as a leader, the capacity to garner accolades and recognition, and how an individual is regarded by others. It's also called the position of fame, riches and worldly success.
Capricorn is one of the signs of collective consciousness that is spiritually linked with establishing something that will echo through generations to come. Capricorn, Saturn and 10th house oriented people, have a deep need to build things which have a message of universality, that is linked to the Divine Source Energy.
These are the people who provide a depth of support and strength when life requires some emotional heavy lifting. If you are someone who is willing to put forth effort and willingness to work toward your life purpose and expression, then you'll definitely have a loyal and loving friend in the Capricorn person.
During this retrograde period it is not about jumping into something brand new. This is the time to check your commitments, and make good on things that were perhaps, started earlier in the year. Capricorn is the sign of excellence. These are people, if they have Sun and Moon in Capricorn, or if this sign stands in any other prominent places within the chart, want things done correctly. So the message in this retrograde period, is to take your time. I've listed what I call the 3 R's.
This retrograde period is calling for a bit more introspection and personal inner communication, as well as a time for listening to others. For you Capricorns, and to some extent, the other earth signs Taurus and Virgo, go ahead and share your work and life vision with those closest to your heart. They're just waiting to appreciate your brilliance.
For every zodiac sign, this Mercury Retrograde encourages bringing a bit of playfulness into the mix. This is a powerful time to take nature walks, meditate, do art journaling flower arranging, use your imagination! Remember the 3 R’s
See you in 2017