Mercury is technically retrograde from the 3rd December until the 23rd December. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 24th November through to the 1st January.

Of late your world has been consumed with powerful emotional responses as you have seen overt evidence of this chasm between the Yin and Yang forces. It has also been emotionally intense, as deep insights into the truth of your emotional body have arisen offering you the chance to objectively ‘see’ the scripts and patterns that you have been working on played out in your working life, as well as your private life. Something within you has eagerly embraced the Inner Path and has dived into your own Lake,

Maybe – just maybe – we’re beginning to get that to step up to the potent, utterly life-changing, taking- no-prisoners galactic astrology being live-streamed into our worlds, we have to focus like a laser on the meta cycles, on the big picture and learn to futurise to make better choices in the present. It’s no longer cutting it to react to each passing transit. In fact, the 3D concept of “working on yourself”, jumping like Pavlov’s dogs whenever there’s a Full Moon or an Equinox or some other manufactured drama, is dead in the water.

From the astrological and elemental points of view the Taurus Full Moon on Saturday 4th November, @5:23UT, is Fixed Earth: tenacious, solid and strong. Please bear these simple but practical qualities in mind, because setting the astrological tone and holding sway over of this exalted Moon, in the sign of the earthy Bull, is the intense and complex, dramatic Scorpio Sun, as ‘Fixed Water’. Thus the powerful and intuitive water sign Scorpio now benefits from the stable Taurean influence, as Earth and Water can be extremely fertile: anchored in mud’s murky depths (Scorpio) the beautiful lotus can surely grow and flourish (Taurus). Earth also provides a container for Water’s acute sensitivity. 

Reflect, for a moment, on the anticipation and excitement that floods through your soul during that moment when you set foot upon unchartered land – the overwhelming uncertainty coupled with a paradoxical eager hunger to push on regardlessly; the heightened senses acutely alive taking in everything; the fear of the unknown strongly contained with a matrix of necessity that this HAS to happen; and the projections through time towards an envisioned summer when the fruits of the dream flourish within the warm golden rays of a perfect day.

☾☼☽ This fiery Full Moon is in Aries, a most innovative sign of the zodiac that has a reputation for inspiring the brave and strong, steamy and hot headed: being swift to rise for cause, competition or challenge, but just as quick to come down and, if somewhat clumsily, carry on whatever he or she is doing regardless. Handling this emotionally independent rocking and rolling during Thursday-Friday’s Full Aries Moon is all well and good if you have speedy Aries or other fire signs (Leo or Sagittarius) prominent in your horoscope, as fire flashes back to centre at the speed of light – and out again, not before zapping opponents with the disarming charm then dashing off swiftly onto another life-illuminating, heroic adventure. 

In October, out of the Fire Walk that was the August 21 Solar eclipse and the continuing Evolutionary Burn, the Fire Bird – the phoenix – rises from the ashes of 3D dross. During the 3-month arc from the Eclipse Gateway, to the Equinox and on through to the December Solstice the solar activity is being magnified beyond anything yet experienced. We are in the burning fields without a vibrational roof, threading light between higher and lower realities as the amplified Solar flare activity intensifies this Solar-system-wide shift.

Within these Orwellian times where nothing is certain, ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength’, it may feel as if those pillars of certainty – honour and honesty are no longer stalwarts. The goalposts constantly changing within a world that is no longer feels solid, chaos reigning within a dense personal and public fog, it feels to me that within this challenging diffuseness, where even the best laid plans and commitments have been waylaid, all you have is your personal code of integrity and your heart’s intelligence.

Despite all the drama and fireworks of August’s eclipses, the repercussions, the revelations and the re-sequencing of your path really begin in September. Paradoxically, given the showy Leo Fire energy, August was a month of inner work, of being drawn down deep inside by the retrogrades of 9 planets – including Mercury – into spending extended time out time periods Since Retrograde planets travel clockwise back to Source downloading deep space data

Here’s what it’s like when two Gemini’s born the same day meet for the first time. It’s a little conversation between Debra Silverman and myself. I think it’ll make you laugh ~*~