☆ Both Mercury and Jupiter are now about to go retrograde, making the start of 2016 a time for a serious rethink. During an apparent retrograde motion (because the planets only look as though they are going backwards) any word with a ‘re’ at the beginning applies, such as reappraise, re-wire, redo, reapply, re-join, rework, review, repair, renew, etc. All planets, except ‘The Lights’ (Sun & Moon), go retrograde at some point in their cycle, with Mercury, the celestial messenger’s retrograde being the most infamous and tricky, as he triple loops three time a year. In 2016, Mercury's focus is upon the stabilizing Earth element.
5th Jan – 25th January ~ Mercury retrograde in Capricorn = rework ambitions and goals, boundaries and responsibilities.
28th April – 22 May ~ Mercury retrograde in Taurus = re-evaluate, land, love and money.
30th August – 22 September ~ Exalted Mercury retrograde in Virgo = review mind & body, routine & skills.
☆ Optimistic Jupiter, planet of good fortune and growth, also stations
to go retrograde almost as soon as Mercury raises his healing caduceus
wand. From 8th January until 9th May, the ‘Great Benefic‘ again
constellates the very same degrees of Virgo as that of the last,
exalted, Mercury retrograde of 2016, i.e. 23- 13 Virgo. These degrees,
in the purifying sign of feminine wisdom, are therefore key to getting a
greater perspective upon what is important for this year. A clearer
overview about Virgo concerns, i.e. a major energy enhancement through
healing, serving, working, (check wherever these ten degrees fall into
an individual’s horoscope), can be repaired and re-applied when Mercury
retrogrades in Virgo the late summer.
☆ Meanwhile, best
navigate through this current retrograde season with optimistic caution.
The New Moon on the 9th accents the commitment to practice that which
is for the greater good of all _/\_ and to let go of all that stops one from doing so.
Many thanks to unknown artist for blue healing Buddha _/\_