Eleanor Kibrick – Astrologer

Astrology Update – November 6, 2012

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Mercury goes “retrograde” today.

Today, on American Election Day – Mercury turns retrograde – and will move forward again on November 26.  For those of you not familiar with this term – retrograde means a Planet appears to go backwards by slowing down relative to the Earth.  Mercury has three cycles each year for about three weeks at a time when it goes retrograde. Today, it is “still” while the retrograde cycle begins.  Mercury is the planet, associated with communication, transportation and technology.  When it goes retrograde, all kinds of glitches can occur with our computers, and our cell phones, with appointments that are cancelled or delayed, and with travel plans. It is highly recommended to put off – until the retrograde period passes – signing any legally binding contracts or agreements.  If you  must sign anything during this period, please pay extra attention to the details and/or have a friend or colleague check things over.

Planet Mercury

The upside of this transit is that during this period it’s a good time to slow down and re-evaluate previous decisions and actions.   Its timely to review previous work or plans, and/or to reconsider certain past agreements and renegotiate.  It’s key that we are patient with ourselves and others and take time to be quiet and mull things over before becoming reactive.

This is the first time in US history that Mercury begins its retrograde period today – exactly on the US Election Day.  In the Bush-Gore campaign of 2000 – Mercury was turning direct on voting  day – standing “still” – bringing the necessity of recounting the votes and not coming up with a clean “victory”.  Everyone’s vote is critical this time – for a clear result.

Other Aspects involving Mercury

At this same time there’s a favorable relationship between Mercury and Uranus, which can be very mentally stimulating.  Ingenuity is the theme for the next few days – brilliant problem solving, quick intelligent responsiveness, and a heightened sense of intuitive knowing.

Uranus squaring Pluto

Planet Uranus

I’ve also written about the ongoing tension between two major planets, Uranus and Pluto – between June 2011 and March 2015.  Uranus is the Planet associate with breakthroughs and breakdowns.  Its energies are unpredictable and can be exciting and rewarding or upsetting and disturbing – especially now – when it’s in the fiery sign of Aries.  Pluto, in the earth sign of Capricorn, delves into foundational issues.  If a foundation is weak – it will fall apart – and it can also bring breakthroughs – allowing for unexpectedly new and exciting directions and solutions to appear.

We’re all experiencing this pattern in our personal lives as well as collectively – with collapsing democracies, banking systems, political systems, and more.  Where it becomes “up close and personal” is when this square affects our birth planets – so if you’re born, for example, in the early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn  - you may have sudden changes in your direction – at work, with personal relationships, and with setting priorities.  Also if your Moon is in the early degrees of those 4 astrological Signs – you may be finding it imperative to free yourselves from previous limiting conditions, belief systems and emotional patterns, and be more authentically who you are.

The Good News

Right now Venus is in harmony with Jupiter until November 12.  This is a very beneficial time for relationships, travel and attracting resources.  So many people have opened their hearts and wallets and homes by taking actions to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  We can all be benefitting from this period to reach out to friends and loved ones and to extend our generosity to others who need it in our communities wherever we live. We are blessed with so much abundance in a world of severe lack – let’s share it with others – benefitting them and ourselves in the process.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have and certainly you can share this with others.

Keep looking up!!

Eleanor

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