Mercury entered Capricorn the last day of November. With Mercury in Cap our communication becomes bare bones, essentially informational. Those born with (and during transits of) natal Mercury in Cap can sound harsh, unsympathetic, insensitive, unforgiving, strict, stringent, austere and authoritarian. That is not their intention, however strict their communication sounds. Capricorn, Saturn ruled, is concerned with and thus simply goes to the "heart" (core) of all matters. Mercury in Cap speech is purposeful, methodical, resourceful, exacting and rigorous. Don't push them to speak quickly. Allow them time to gather their thoughts. Mercury in Cap has crystal clear judgment, a special authority.They are appreciative of law and order, especially the law. There’s a rejection of things flippant and frivolous. The great King Solomon was most likely Mercury in Capricorn. Mercury retrogrades (5 degrees Cap) early morning Friday, Dec. 10, re-enters Sag, Saturday, Dec. 18, is retrograde through Christmas, turns direct Dec. 30 (19 Sag). Mercury’s retro shadow will thus enter the New Year. Let us be consciously aware of (our) communication during Mercury in Cap (and Mercury retro, when our minds turn inward). Let us not be/sound pessimistic, rigid, humorless, scolding or judgmental. This can happen easily with Mercury in Cap. If others speak to us in less than kind ways, let us think, realize, understand and say aloud, "Oh, that's Mercury in Capricorn influencing you. I know love underlies your intentions and words." This is how the NGWS interprets words and communicates. It’s the Disciple’s Way.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Dec 9–15, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
Tending to careful and conscious communication, especially with elders, wise ones, teachers, supervisors, colleagues and those you work with, is most important. There could be misunderstandings and misgivings. Have the intention to “hold the mind steady in the light” of Right Relations so that all your thoughts have vital power with love. This allows for true leadership. At times you may need to be strict. Do not be afraid of this.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Everyone around the world must become a Thinker. Thinker begins with thinking. Usually we simply believe what other people believe and think. In our world ignorance is more acceptable than thinking. This must change for humanity. Taurus’ mind is supposed to be illumined with the light of knowledge. Throughout all your lifetimes, illumination grows and eventually glows in your mind. Knowers and Thinkers see this light.
Gemini May 22–June 20
For deeper self-identification it would be good for you to study the lives of ancient philosophers. Many, as Thinkers, Philosophers and Knowers, began schools and academies with lifetimes as great teachers. Geminis are teachers. What are you studying and learning at present? Learn also about investments and preparing your assets, should something unexpected occur (illness, death, economic loss). This is Gemini intelligence at work.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Past loves and relationships may show up in one or more ways, especially in your mind and heart. You will revisit previous issues, especially misunderstandings and misinterpretations with those present in your life. With all communication, examine the intentions behind words, assess the meanings and do not over-react or you will fall into illusion and separation. You will need to make vital decisions soon.
Leo July 21–August 22
Take care of your health at this time; be sure to exercise (gently) as part of your daily routine. Allow yourself the thought that mistakes are made more easily now. Therefore check and re-check all work, writing and actions. With co-workers realize criticism separates, cooperation unifies. You are a natural leader. Others look to you as a model of either good or bad (manners). Wear the color violet.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Something in the past months, perhaps years, has bothered you. Something about your relationship or lover or children or even your sense of creativity. Whatever it is will re-emerge in your daily life. You will ponder upon the field of love. It is most important to be exacting and truthful. Truth occurs when we love enough. Love mobilizes us to do what we must. What is that “must” for you? Remember to “love more.”
Libra September 23–October 22
It’s important to communicate more with family members or to at least consider this communication so that in a month or so your heart will be able, organized and willing. Care needs to be taken with family and all domestic matters, including real estate. Make no major changes at home for several months. Observe what you are attached to and what you attempt to detach from. Practice with intention non-judgment and ahimsa (doing no harm.) These will protect you.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Often you feel the ancient fires coursing through your body, allowing regeneration to take place. You hide yourself away where no one can see. You know many would not understand. So often you live in the shadow of a thought form of protection. It takes a long time for you to trust. However, during this time you will need to contact and connect with others. If you remember, “Contact releases Love,” you will be released (and protected.)
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Previous financial issues may appear. Don’t feel threatened by this. You will not drown in financial perplexity. Instead think re-budgeting instead of continuing to purchase. The only real use of money at this time is for educating others and for tithing to those in need. Think on all the charities that make sense to you. For gifts this year, tithe to those charities, in other people’s names. This provides you with real wealth.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
Remain behind the scenes, even while being out in the world. It’s like hiding behind a large tree in the courtyard while a party’s going on. Why do I say this? Because in the past you have been misunderstood. That could occur again through no fault of your own. Sometimes people think you are emotionally distant. You really aren’t. You are simply spiritually an onlooker, a silent Watcher and Listener. This is a grace-filled place to be.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
A completely new world-view is beginning to emerge within your understanding. Your knowledge is being expanded, nurturing future plans and experiences. There has been uncertainty the past several years. However, this has strengthened you, allowed courage to come forth. Intuition is now your guide and will remain with you for a long time. This is a golden realm, a golden thread and love is involved.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Ideas, goals, hopes, visions, groups and friends from the past may show up either in person, in classes, in dreams, letters, emails or phone calls. It’s therefore important to review your hopes and wishes for the future. They may no longer exist. So many dreams, so many beliefs, visions and hopes have been shattered. However, a new light dawns, new opportunities arrive along with a new sense of detachment.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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