• Full ahead into the inevitable roadblock

    Mercury will station direct on the 3rd November at 25°53 Libra (antiscion 4°07’ Pisces)

    In the sign of Libra, Mercury finds its more tactful side, eager to please (or rather eager not to have to discuss/argue) it is at its complacent best here. A master of playing with words and even when critical never seems to be offensive.

    On the downside, Mercury in Libra finds it difficult to reach a conclusion to any matter on hand. Fearful of what others might say or think, eager to please and seemingly wanting to do the best for both sides yet with the nagging uneasiness that the best for the other maybe the worst for the self.

    A couple of days after moving forward on the 5th of November, Mercury will square Saturn in Capricorn (26°31’). This could mean that news or information will be panned out in a nice way but that what is communicated might actually be orders and not requests. It could also mean that movement is slowed down, stifled or otherwise “locked down”. It is an aspect of serious thinking which might verge on depressive thoughts at times. Fortunately, this aspect will only last a few days, mainly due to the fact that Mercury is slow in moving forward and gets into normal speed only when it enters Scorpio again on the 10th of November however its effects could last much longer.

    A lot of secrets could come out when Mercury transits the enigmatic sign of Scorpio. Mercury in Scorpio is a great detective, uncovering things that some or most of us would rather pull the carpet over and even more so on the 17th of November when Mercury once again opposes Uranus retrograde in Taurus (8°00’) and some surprising information might leak out.

    Mercury might also go overboard in insults when and if perceiving wrong-doing and ideas and thoughts could get very fixed and obsessive.

    On the plus side with this transit…nothing, absolutely nothing, will be taboo (conversation-wise)!

    On the 24th the easy trine to Neptune (18°10’) could alleviate some of the gloom as we slip into a more friendly day-dreaming mood and our darkest thoughts give way to fantasy and optimism.

    The Sabian symbol for 26° Libra: “An eagle and a large white dove change into each other.” Indicating the interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise.

    The antiscion at 5° Pisces: “A church bazaar.” Indicating the value of giving a spiritual or transcendental sanction to even the most commonplace interchanges between social persons and individual minds.

    “When you are pushed to the wall, you will act and do things you have never done before.”

    Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance



    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 188, 271, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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