In My Mind’s Eye: Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

On December 3rd, 2017 Mercury, currently in the sign of Sagittarius, will (29 degrees) begin a Retrograde station at 5:34 EST/ 2:34 PST. Know as a Mercury retrograde, it will remain in this particular transit for a merciful short time period (3 weeks), concluding on December 22rd  8:50pm EST/ 5:50pm PST. Concurrent to this Retrograde will be A Full Moon in the Sign of Gemini. The Full Moon may lend a which dramatic, demands mental energy to this time, adding a intense element to the start of the Days of December 3-6.

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius may ask you to revisit some important past decision or choices  in an effort acquire new knowledge and insight. You might have to reinvestigate some past concern solely for the experience it provides or unlearn something you thought was settled in your mind. Unfortunately, you won’t know that at onset. It may require rigorous reexamination and reconnaissance.

Mercury, in astrology, governs thought, communications, ideas, short term travel and concepts. It represents the way we think, communicate and share our thinking. It embodies thought in conception and action

Sagittarius, the Philosopher of the zodiac, examines the many mental possibilities to develop the best course of action. Sagittarius is a calculated risk taker, often leaping head first into an arena in order to gain knowledge through direct experience and observation. At its best, Sagittarius is resourceful, insightful and romantic. At its worst, Sagittarius is reckless, scattered and impatient.

Mercury Retrogrades in Sagittarius is a time of reflection and review, where one is encouraged to reexamine important past issues in service to a new understanding. During the transit, your daily routines may be shaken up; you may encounter mental challenges, or be required to make some alternate plans to matter that were set in stone.  Expect to be distracted and made to improvise a great deal into the coming three weeks.   You may find unpredictability and randomness to be the order of the day.

Determine where you’ve allowed rote, mechanical thinking to supplant your intuition or sense of spontaneity. Bear in mind that Retrogrades are not the time to initiate new endeavors, but review past ones to aid you in decide what course to take once the Retrograde is over.  The information you uncover at this time should serve you in good stead in weeks following the end of the transit on December 22rd.

Mercury retrogrades are notorious for their affect upon devices of planning and communications. Telephones, computers, written message and contracts may experience problems during its passage.  Try not to initiate new projects or make commitment wherever possible at this time. Keep your focus upon existing concerns instead. In light of this transit it might be in your best interest to get a second opinion or an outside observer to help review your work. Reach out to those you trust and support your research with another set of eyes.

Sagittarius, this Mercury retrograde may raise the stakes on a number of issues from the past, providing indication of how your current thinking has changed in context. A flexible, open perceptive will provide useful insights in the coming weeks

Gemini, Tend to any of those concerns you neglected or overlooked. Examine the big picture to refine what routines and activities you should engage in that will refuel and restore you in the coming weeks during and after the Retrograde.

Pisces and Virgo, Some pressing need may require direct attention at this time, possible commanding your full attention. Address the matter with diligent and patience and this time could prove a most rewarding one.

Both Mercury and Sagittarius will encourage channeling your energies towards reviving or reinforcing past efforts and projects. This retrograde will ask you to rekindle something you deemed lost or unworkable. Use the next 3 weeks to delve in some past dreams or desires.

Aeion is a professional astrologer and tarot card reader with 20+ years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living.

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