Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius 2012 –Electra Jung

Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, the lovely Electra Jung.

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius 2012
November 6, 2012 Election Day

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves

Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of doctor good

Have you been talking, buying, and selling a bill of goods? Re-member your words this retrograde in “talking too much” Sagittarius, for they are destined to come back and haunt you. In fact it may already be too late as there has been a lot of talk and too little action of late… actually no action. The meaning lies within the “no-action” as the atmosphere of emotion becomes dark and brooding when Mercury retrogrades back into Scorpio on the 15th turning direct at 18 Scorpio on the 25th. Resentments are lurking in the shadows and this is the time to clear the air…the Spiritual Air.

Using frankincense, myrrh, rosemary and sage…keep your mental and emotional environment free from your own up and down thinking. Clear the air with forgiveness and practical action. This also means keep a low profile and keep your expenses down in order to find some equilibrium during these retrograde days!

Promises, games and repeat situations can wear you down, so slow down. These are very busy days filled with endless tasks which need prioritizing. How easy it is to get taken advantage of. You know the story: so make a conscious decision not “to play” anymore… Back down, re-evaluate your way of responding, and choose your words carefully this retrograde. Now is the time to review your choices and choose the decisions you make.

“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.” — Emile Henry Gauvreau

Time to keep your eyes open and keep your wits about you…this is no time for letting your guard down. You may feel that your authority is being challenged or that you want to challenge the authority of someone else simply because things are not going your way… in the usual way that is because these are unusual times.

Although planets are weakened when in apparent retrograde motion and the mental, communication planets Mercury and Jupiter are both retrograde. This transit is further complicated by the exchange of signs or mutual reception between these two… when two planets are in each other’s signs of rulership. Jupiter rules this retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius and travels through Gemini, the sign ruled by Mercury. Both Jupiter and Mercury are weakened by this placement and support a more scattered, mis-informed and mis-understanding of thoughts, ideas and agreements. Caution is needed when entering contracts, take the time for thorough research.

This retrograde Fire energy is rising now with nowhere to go except backwards. As the Inner Journey tells us:

If you are not learning and moving forward, you are unconsciously entrenching older patterns more deeply. You are actually going backwards. So take a few minutes each week to reflect on what matters most in your life.

A positive financial and debt re-view and resolution time, indeed! Take action carefully; re-consider your options…in fact, opt out if you don’t want to find yourself on the defensive. The continuing areas of un-resolved financial issues, shared resources in utility bills, appliance repairs, vehicle insurance, property taxes, appliance breakdowns and where did that number go?

Everything seems to happen all at once and even your friends are difficult to rely upon… so rely on yourself and get done what you can. When a planet goes retrograde it retraces its steps and provides the opportunity to reconsider your options and get things right the best you can. There is no real point in resurrecting the past when we have retrograde Mercury providing the best replay of past drama… as mentioned earlier, the past comes back to haunt you.

Take a deep breath when no one answers the phone, comes up with their share of the bill or you get short-changed by those who feel “entitled”…short changed is better than getting the shaft! Go ahead with plans to re-assess your property, re-finance your house and re-apply for that loan, that credit or that job.

Leave your ego aside as it usually gets in the way and definitely will get in the way over the next 3 weeks. Remember the Art of the Deal or the Lost Art of the Hook? The basic meaning of a retrograde Mercury in its lowest expression is the thief… and more specifically “the pickpocket”

“Pickpocketing is a subtle theft,” says Jay Albenese, a criminologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. “It requires a certain amount of skill, finesse, cleverness, and planning… and the patience to do all that isn’t there” among American young people. This is “a reflection of what’s going on in the wider culture.”

Even the most loyal of citizens realize today that our greatest play on words comes from the political promises and campaign stories of a better, healthier economy …Being outwitted by a pickpocket in a crowded subway car is one thing; being relieved of your savings by an anonymous hacker/banker is quite another.

The higher expression of retrograde Mercury is the Magician… being and able to find Peace and Magic in the midst of change and crises. Knowledge and experience will see you through. Trust yourself as you learn to live in harmony

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”– Unknown Source

Always Loving Life,


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