Welcome to Celestial Chatter Nov 29 through Dec 5 Solar Eclipse Week.
Monday morning begins with the lingering effects of Mercury Casimi the Sun. This is happening in early Sagittarius and here is the Sabian symbol from Dane Rudhyar’s “An Astrological Mandala” to ponder for any dreams that linger this morning:
(SAGITTARIUS 8°): WITHIN THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH NEW ELEMENTS ARE BEING FORMED.
KEYNOTE: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of man’s inner life.
Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.
At this third stage of the five-fold sequence we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind Of PSYCHIC GESTATION.
This measure of Hermes energy can appear daunting if one is not prepared to grab the bull by the horns. Maybe a better way to phrase this would be opportunity knocks and those prepared can utilize it. The next question is if your mental capacities are flexible enough to be willing to step across a threshold into new territory. It would behove one to be very clear on these matters as to wether or not the Trickster is in the mix. In other words do you sense there is soul support for taking that next leap of faith?
On the last day of the month the Sun and Mercury traveling in unison form a sextile with Saturn in Aquarius. Again this is a preparation step for Mercury stepping out-of-bounds (oob) on the 2nd. The far-sighted perspective of Sagittarius combined with the innovative Aquarian thinking are not aiming to keep things moving along the same old path. To add ingredients into the cauldron of life, Mars in Scorpio is in a trine aspect with Neptune in Pisces. These two planetary beings are in their own signs. Imagine, if you will, the intense investigative capacities fueled thru Mars holding hands with that Neptunian dance into the depths of unlimited subliminal space. At the same time Venus, in the culminating days of its oob trajectory thru Capricorn is casting opportunity toward Neptune to engage with others in positions of authority in a fashion that is unlike many in those spots may be used to dealing with.
December arrives and it may seem surprising that 2021 is almost in the history books. When a planet stations that means it is bringing an intense focus on a particular degree of the zodiac which can be very potent. Neptune has concluded its retrograde cycle for 2021 and is in just that kind of place currently. You have to wonder as to how deep you have been willing to wander thru the depths of psychic space or spiritual quests?
December 2nd brings some energy shifts up to contemplate. The Moon goes oob, and Mercury does as well. This can indicate an excursion across the boundaries established as appropriate by the rule setter Saturn. So, from a lunar perspective are there feelings you have been attempting to contain within parameters that seem a bit cramped? Are there thoughts that appear to be a bit out there or things you wish you could say beyond polite company? The Moon will only be oob for about a week but Mercury will wander farther afield until near the end of the month.
The Moon at this time has shrunk to a small sliver in Scorpio as it approaches the next solar conjunction. The heaven is being set for the next solar eclipse that transpires on the 4th. I am inclined to be a little less enthused by eclipses as they occur a couple time each year. We no longer live in the times of great superstition where these could be sold as omens of questionable repute to hide ourselves from. It is basically a new Moon that will happen in early Sagittarius. If a person has something in their astrological package sitting in these early degrees of any of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) this will carry a bit more of an influence to contemplate. An eclipse carries some measure of destiny in its quiver and relevant for Sagittarius the Archer more pointedly. As a new Moon it is always a good idea to set one’s intentions as to what may be considered for the next lunar cycle (month) ahead. Since we begin this process in Sagittarius, certain things should be placed on the table. Jupiter, as ruler of this arena must be consulted. As it is still wandering the zone of Aquarius, innovation is near the surface. Sagittarius has the task of stretching boundaries beyond any kind of limitation. Setting intentions with limitation factors included may not be the most beneficial to accomplishing the life quest we are on.
Time for some personal reflection. This eclipse is one degree from my MC (midheaven). This point represents one’s public image or reputation. Since the lunar eclipse a couple weeks ago I have been revamping my website as it never really was an authentic expression of who I keep shifting into becoming. It should be officially launched by this next weekend. Check it out: https://astroshapeshifting.com/
In true Sagittarian fashion as well as my overt Aquarian leanings attempting to contain my enthusiasm for life is near the top of my penchant for being. The soul directive that drives me would like for as many as possible to expand opportunity for soul growth to transpire at a conscious level. However, my version of soul does not require this for it knows a level of connection with all of life we are all a part of even if we ignore it.