December 10th – 28th
On December 10th at 4:05 a.m PT, Mercury – the cosmic trickster enters into its fourth and final retrograde cycle of 2010. Mercury begins this retrograde cycle with a powerful intensity in the sign of Capricorn conjunct the lord of the underworld – Pluto. Capricorn is the sign related to our social political world and Pluto is the planet responsible for uncovering hidden secrets and agendas.
Pluto began traversing the sign of Capricorn over two years ago, during which time we’ve observed many devastating global governmental hidden agendas. With Mercury so closely aligned to Pluto during this retrograde period there is sure to be additional public exposure to power hungry corruption. Therefore, it is especially important during this time of continual transformation to embrace and celebrate the most significant mass awakening of our time – heart consciousness.
Although the cosmic messenger turns retrograde at 6 degrees of Capricorn he will spend half of his retrograding journey in the sign of Sagittarius highlighting the center of our Galaxy. The center of our Galaxy is associated with the ending of the Mayan calendar, as well as spiritual wisdom and truth consciousness. While Mercury is traveling through this sacred and noteworthy part of the celestial heavens we can expect to have interesting philosophical discussions and perhaps even a few mystical experiences.
If you’ve had the opportunity to follow my previous Astro-grams you may remember that planetary retrograde periods are normal. Mercury, the speedy and lucid messenger of the gods, is most commonly recognized because those areas associated with his domain seem to go haywire while he’s retrograde. If you don’t regularly backup your computer now is the time to do so. Stay alert to confusion with travel and scheduled appointments, as Mercury is sure to contribute to a frenzied holiday season. You will also want to postpone serious communication and signing of contracts until the first of the year, and ideally after January18th.
Contact with people we haven’t seen or spoken to for a long time is typical during Mercury retrograde periods. It is important to remain flexible as schedules and communications may take more effort during this period. We may also find that we just can’t fit all our desires and demands onto our holiday social calendar. Once Mercury returns to the point where he first turned retrograde on January 18th all things associated with Mercury’s domain – mainly communications and travel – will finally settle down.
Copyright 2010 by Linda Kaye