New Moon in Sagittarius and the second week of Mercury retrograde
Transit strength: a strong yearly transit.
Transit duration: energies will be present throughout the week, reaching a climax during the weekend and at the start of the next week.
In the second week of its cycle, the retrograde Mercury will have an impact on all members of the fire signs, especially Sagittarians, but Virgos, Geminis, and Pisces will feel its energies just as well. Those born in the second week of December, March, June and September, and those who have important astrological points and planets between 24 ° and 13 ° in the sign of Sagittarius, Lion, Aries, Device, Gemini and Rib will feel its energies most profoundly.
The New Moon, occurring on Sunday the 17th and on Monday the 18th of December will mainly influence Sagittarians, Leos, Arians, Geminis, Virgos and Pisces born around 16th of December, March, April, June, August and September. Those with significant astrological points and planets between 24 ° and 27 ° in the sign of Sagittarius, Leo, Aries, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces, will feel also experience profound Moon’s energies.
Since a large stellium of planets occupies Sagittarius at the moment, Jupiter, the natural ruler of Sagittarius, currently in Scorpio, will also have a significant impact on all Scorpios, Leos, Aquarians, Taurians, especially those born at the beginning of November, August, May and February, and those with significant astrological points and planets between 12 ° and 15 ° in the sign of Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius.
How to take advantage of all these Sagittarian energies while avoiding the hardships of Mercury retrograde?
The energy of Jupiter and Sagittarius, the latter being packed with several planets, including Mercury retrograde, brings a lot of optimism, happiness, new opportunities, inspiration, rewards, a chance to fulfil your dreams and desires, both old and new. These energies can also bring greater abundance in a financial, material sense. On the other hand, the mentioned energy also emphasises, exposes, inflates, increases, over exaggerates certain conflicts, problematic situations, events and causes new complications, frustrations and inconveniences. Due to the presence of a retrograde Mercury, our interaction with the outside world can be something that brings us joy, excitement, success or happiness, or we have the feeling that our everyday life is fraught with tiring and unforeseen complications, occurrences, frustrations.
Our greatest enemies at these time are: too much self-esteem, a sense of omnipotence, greatly exaggerated beliefs concerning our personal capabilities, abilities, irresponsibility, laziness, greed, arrogance, frivolity or light-heartedness.
Excessive Optimism, and the feeling of omnipotence can bring us to the point where we overestimate our abilities, we take on too much work, obligations, responsibilities, or deal with certain issues with too much ease and light-heartedness. All of this can create problems, cause a series of awkward moments, disappointments and failures. We can leave wrong impressions, we can insult or hurt someone, lose the trust of others, and waste some good opportunities.
Those of you who are partly prone to superficiality, maybe a little to rash and jumpy, perhaps too often excessively and unjustifiably confident of yourself and your abilities, capabilities, should be quite careful during this period. Get involved in life with a little more caution, modesty, responsibility as well as humility this time around!
All of you, experiencing a lucky streak of some sort or a one time lucky strike perhaps, as new horizons, opportunities open up for you, bring you more optimism, joy and happiness, however you engage this new life opportunities, do not leave your sense of responsibility and your prudence behind. Remain clear-headed, realistic, do not venture into the unknown equipped with enthusiasm and optimism alone, while being otherwise completely unprepared for what lies ahead, thinking everything will run pretty smoothly on its own. During this period, certain events and experiences can quickly shatter our expectations, ideas, hopes and wash away our castles of sand.
Life opportunities will be real and true, they will come on their own or we will create them for ourselves. They will be present in all areas of life, in our relationships, work, career, home, family, hobbies and other interests. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to maintain a fraction of common sense while tackling certain opportunities, projects, ventures, challenges seriously, responsibly, with effort, moderation and zeal! Only those who understand the dangers of the above mentioned negative mental states, beliefs and feelings, emotions of the heart, only those who take on new opportunities in a wise and mature manner and not take the gifts of life as self-granted but rather appreciate, respect them to the fullest, shall truly genuinely profit from these Sagittarian energies in a positive sense. The rest will profit far less or perhaps even nothing. Those with absolutely no awareness of these current energies and influences, will even harm themselves or others!
It should be emphasised that communication between people will play an extremely important role in general. In order to avoid complications, misunderstandings, conflicts, weak and superficial communication, be very clear in how you express yourself verbally, listen carefully what others have to say, double-check any information you receive or pass on. Make sure your arrangements, deals or agreements with other people are very transparent and clear. Do not be jumpy, stubborn, self-indulgent, arrogant while presenting your views to others, while defending your beliefs.
Since there will be both positive and negative events, complications and occurrences, spicing our daily lives frequently, try to remain calm, be happy if things turn out for the best, but then again, do not get upset if they fall apart again soon after. Accept the fact that our current day-to-day rhythm is a bit more chaotic, expect the unexpected. 🙂
Try to see and perceive the big picture of a matter at hand, a situation, a problem, consider all conditions, circumstances, try to understand all aspects of a conflict or a problem, as well as any opportunity, project, challenge, venture. Listen to Mercury retrograde, change views, opinions, beliefs if you are facing a dead-end. Accept new knowledge, understanding and awareness provided by the retrograde cycle. This will help you find the most optimal solution to any problem, it will help you with your engagement, and thus you will also achieve the desired result and success!