December 15th- December 21st 2016
December 19th- January 8th
Saint Nick (not me) and all the shippers, has asked me to remind all of you that Mercury retrograde is upon us. In case you have not been watching your spiritual calendar, Hanukkah begins on the 24th. So we have Hanukkah and Christmas on top of each other! Where does Mercury retrograde come in to play here? If everybody decides to ship gifts at the last minute…well, you get the picture.
On December 19th at 2:56 am PST, Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn. On January 5th it goes back into Sagittarius before going direct on the 8th at 1:43am PST.
So what does this mean? People are going to change their minds about what gifts they want and probably at the last minute, or everybody fails to communicate and one person gets the same gift from four different relatives. Due to Mercury retrograde, double and triple check travel itineraries and that is pending the weather allowing travel to cold weather locales. I hate to sound like Scrooge, and I do love this time of year, but this Mercury retrograde will cause a lot of returned gifts. Do you really want to brave the stores on the 26th?
If you are an NFL fan, this is one of those weird years when football is played on Christmas Day. Remember to set your DVR. Do you really think your family is going to allow you to watch seven hours of football on Christmas? Mercury retrograde likes to tinker with electronics, remember? What electronic devices are buying and setting up on Christmas or Hanukkah?
And there’s one more thing, as Colombo (Peter Falk) used to say. What happens within our government on December 19th? The Electoral College votes. Hold on to your Santa cap. Mercury’s reversal could cause the winter winds of change to howl.
Mercury retrograde is like Murphy’s Law. Sure, something can always go wrong…if you let it.
Remember, the Gemini-Sagittarius polarity is a mental axis, where Gemini rules the third house and represents the “lower mind” and Sagittarius rules the ninth house and represents the “higher mind”. A Gemini Moon encourages us to think logically, while Sagittarius persuades us to think in a far broader, down-the-road manner.
Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for greater meaning and ideas that expand upon the here and now. Gemini is quite comfortable in their immediate environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture beyond. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about communication, attitude, and our sense of what is to come.
The Full Moon is the time of the month to proclaim what no longer serves you, and then release it. Because Sagittarian energy is more indulgent, and we are heading toward the New Year, this is a great time to clean out before we accumulate more.
How does this Full Moon affect you?