Posts Tagged ‘Mercury’
The Capricorn Sun on Sunday December 21, 2014, is the official start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and is the shortest day of the year. This Earth sign, ruled by stern Saturn, believes in duty, responsibility, and loves being in charge. Regardless of our actual birth date, we may all feel the influences of the ambitious 10th sign of the Zodiac and get a thrill directing traffic and telling people what to do. Fun for the boss, but maybe not so much for the employee? Remember to be careful with how you treat others, you can be authoritative with honey, rather than vinegar.
After all the excitement and activities of the holidays, there is no need to have an energy let down. As the year’s end approaches, it’s the perfect time to look at what we’ve accomplished in 2014. With Capricorn‘s affinity for work and organization, we can keep busy, accomplished and sensible. Plan what’s next for 2015, tune up career moves, set up a networking campaign, determine whatever needs to be shaped up and do it. Make something happen. Just don’t get so bogged down that you become rigid and/or cautious. Relax, remember that you have a sense of humor – use it.
And just to make it all the more interesting, there are Planets transiting Capricorn during this time:
*Venus (Love, beauty, money) 12/11/14 – 1/3/15 – relaxing of “all or nothing” attitudes for getting ahead. Focus on financial gains?
*Mercury (Communication, travel, tech) 12/17/14 – 1/4/15– Reading/writing can become more serious. Maintain sense of humor. Reign in sharp, hurtful exchanges. Listen.
*Pluto (Rebirth, transformation) has been in Capricorn since 2008 – deep feelings, changes in career direction?, revelations, regeneration (until 2023)
**Capricorn Sun = December 21, 2014…6:03 PM EST / 3:03 PM PST
Gemstone: Obsidian, Onyx *Power color: Black, grays * Body Part: Bones
FYI: “The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter…The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.” (per WikiPedia)
That lucky old Sun bounces into Sagittarius on Saturday November 22, 2014. Ruled by “more is always best” planet Jupiter, this time of year is about livin’ large, taking chances, everything is great, the million dollar deal is done, “BIG”- ideas, actions, themes. All of this can can be full of adventure and great fun, but aim for “controlled” excess if things seem to be going over the top.
Venus (11/16 – 12/10/14) = the planet of love, beauty and grace. The effects of Venus’s pleasure principle can be enhanced and intensified while in Sagittarius. Social networking, flirting, charming encounters are all possible now.
Mercury (11/28 – 12/17/14) = Communication focused, clever, curious and often razor sharp, this planet visit can be great for creativity, sharing knowledge. Teach class, take a class, finally write something that you’ve been thinking about forever. However, watch language as you share YOUR views, no need for the snark or the snippy. Long bouts of verbal testiness is not attractive and can really smother a party.
A Sagittarius Sun wants us to be happy, to be with people, to revel in the abundance of the season. Be an “of course” for abundance, reach for the good things, learn something new, pay attention to your intuition (Sags love a good laugh but they are also wise and can see truth that others don’t) but, just be aware of the edges.
Of course, most affected will be those with a Sagittarius Sun, Ascendant and/or Moon sign. But, regardless of your actual birthday, always try to take advantage and benefit from the best vibrations of whichever sign the Sun is transiting. For the next 30 days, we can all share in some Sag fun.
BTW: The symbol for Sagittarius is the Centaur – half man/ half horse, usually with a wine pouch. Perfect – just in time for a holiday gathering. Spread cheer!
*Sagittarius – November 22, 2014 - 4:38 AM EST / 1:38AM PST
*Gem stone: sodalite, * Power color: Lilac, Mauve * Body Part: liver, Hips
The Moon will be in multi tasking Gemini on Saturday and Sunday. Ruled by flexible Mercury, the weekend will probably be all about communication of some kind. Twins, think Castor/Pollux, are the usual symbol for Gemini and its dual nature makes it a great time to do two things at once- scrabble and crossword, chat and charm, read and write, but remember to breathe – everything doesn’t have to happen at warp speed.
Try to hold off on the gossip, it can come back to bite you. If the temptation for verbal mischief is too great, see a movie, take a class. The winged planet is currently Retrograde, so be careful with personal interactions to avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Instead of snark, be clever, be entertaining – with an Airy Gemini Moon, the options are endless
Have a versatile weekend
The Autumn Equinox arrives the same day as the Sun glides into Libra on Monday September 22, 2014. Relationships of all types are now in the forefront for the next few weeks – family, friends, marriages, business partners. It’s fun to be with people, to chat, flirt, cajole. The 7th sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Venus, seeks cooperation, genial negotiations in both business and personal relationships.
Mercury, Communication planet ruler of chatty Gemini and analytical Virgo in Air sign Libra since 9/2/14, will remain until 9/28/14. It will return again on 10/11/14, until 10/25/14, while Mercury goes into its Retrograde period. (The backward motion will actually begin on 10/5/14 in Scorpio.) It should make for some clever, smart dinner conversation.
The Libra way is to see both sides of an issue before making decisions. However, seeking harmony by trying to be “fair” can sometimes lead to appearing indecisive. Or, using the “Pros/Cons” list method for making decisions can just strings the selection process out. Be aware that important action can be stalled by over think. Paying attention to instinct and being honest will give a more direct line to a choice. Don’t hesitate to show your spine when needed (some may be surprised when the Libra inner tensile strength is revealed), you’ll still be loved!
As always, your experience of the Sun in a particular sign depends most upon where it appears in your chart, but a Libra Sun does set a mood to benefit us all. Edges can be smoothed off of some contentious interactions, they may soften and even be resolved. Libra wants to cast a glow of congeniality. It’s all about balance, socializing, networking, getting along.
*Libra Sun / Fall Equinox 9/22/14 – 10:29 PM Eastern / 7:29 PM Pacific
Gemstone: Aventurine * Power colors: Blues and violets * Body Part: Kidneys
(BTW: The Scale is Libra’s Astrology symbol. All other Zodiac signs are either people or animals.)
Focus! Both the New Moon and the Sun are in efficient, down to earth Virgo on Monday August 25, 2014. We experience a double dose of the responsible, practical, detail oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac. Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, creating = new beginnings. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take care of needed changes now.
Mercury ruled Virgo is notorious for picking at details. Don’t spend too much time being critical of others or yourself. Being constructive will be better appreciated.
Virgo New Moon: 8/25/14 5:33AM EDT / 2:33AM PDT
Put the Leo drama and sequins aside. Earth sign Virgo gets a chance at the Sun – Friday 8/22 9:46 PM PDT and Saturday 8/23 12:46 AM EDT. Whether it is your birth sign or not, we will feel the effects of this hardworking, service oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac until 9/22/14. Organize, make plans, plot progress, unravel confusion. Also, implement a good health/exercise regimen. Feeling better helps you work better. It’s all in the details!
Being conscientious doesn’t necessarily mean “dull”. Quick witted Mercury, Virgo planet ruler, has been visiting since 8/16/14 (thru 9/1/14) making us sharper and faster at work. Be aware that judgmental, although clever, words may be seen as “nitpicky” and cause bruised feelings. However, lovely Venus will transit from 9/6 to 9/30/14 and can soften some of those critical, over analytical edges.
Do Virgo things – be useful, bring calm & order, be a contribution.
*Gemstone: Carnelian * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)
**Virgo Sun: 8/22 PDT 9:46PM / 8/23 EDT 12:46AM
On Friday August 15, 2014, we are treated to a sensuous yet security concerned Taurus Moon. This fixed Earth sign may have us trying to make choices – either tackling that bank statement or indulging, with your partner, in delicious, chocolate dipped strawberries. Remember, not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too
Sunday afternoon, the Moon enters Gemini and remains until Tuesday evening. The chatty, quicksilver, variety loving traits of this Mercury ruled Air sign is great for scrabble, catching up on current events (gossiping?), traveling, communication of all kinds. Gemini’s duality (the Twins) can make us clever and versatile and also a little flighty and distracted. Go and chat someone up, but, think before you speak (or push “send” on that email or text).
Taurus and Gemini Moons can mean a very social weekend: delicious food, entertaining conversation, high or low brow literary pursuits, etc. Whichever way you lean, have a great time!
Finally, finally, Mercury stops its Retrograde motion as of July 1, 2014 and goes Direct. Don’t get sloppy now and forget to check the details, back up electronic gadgets or assume you know “the way to San Jose” without a map. It will take a few days for Mercury’s winged feet to get up to forward speed and dispel any murkiness we’ve had to deal with for the last 3 weeks. So, continue vigilance and watch out for any snafus. However, by the weekend, things are clearer and the pace quickens. There is great potential for any social occasion that might pop up – the Moon moves into Venus ruled, charming, flirtatious Libra early Friday morning July 4th.
The 7th sign of the Zodiac, Air sign Libra, inclines us towards cooperation with partners – searching for balance, fairness and calm.Others feel good around you. Pretty up yourself and your surroundings, get with people, spread cheer – invite a few folks to watch fireworks (and / or cocktails)?
The characteristic youthfulness of Gemini, they usually look younger than their age, has nothing to do with immaturity. It is a curiosity for new places and things, the enjoyment of doing several things at once and the willingness to adapt that keeps the wrinkles, mental and physical, at bay. Fun, flirty, festivity loving, focus challenged, flexible, flighty (Full disclosure – I have a Gemini Sun, so I’m really having fun w/ this
Planet ruler Mercury, (communications, education, transportation, short journeys) is transiting Gemini until 5/28/14, therefore its influences will be enhanced. We will be nudged to learn something new, meet and greet, read and write, chat too much/gossip too much, want to be in two places at once (that Castor/Pollux, “duality” thing). And don’t forget travel, whether it be real or arm chair, the search for greener grass will be enticing.
This can all be such a good time, but also exhausting. Rather than be overwhelmed or scattered, hit the pause button occasionally. Collect your thoughts, watch what you say (Gemini verbal cleverness is legendary, just don’t be verbally careless), re focus, complete tasks that need to be finished, then go on to the next.
Gemini Sun: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – 10:59PM EDT / 7:59PM PDT
Gemstone: Pearl or Agate * Power Color: Yellow * Body Part: Hands
Take the opportunity on Friday and Saturday to use the Virgo Moon to get all practical, responsible and stuff. As the steady, efficient Mercury ruled 6th sign of the Zodiac, Virgo reminds us of the importance of health, nutrition and service – it will lend itself to a guilt free “what’s next” – the very social Libra.
Very early on Sunday April 13, 2014, the Moon moves into relationship focused Libra and remains there until Monday’ . We can network. We can initiate sparkling conversations. We can schmooze. Ruled by lovely Venus, Libra really appreciates comfort in both surroundings and partnerships. You can fill the balance of the weekend with silk and cashmere quality events if you want – people, pretty things. Sounds good to me.
Have a sensible yet delicious weekend!