Thursday, December 23, 2004

Mars moving to Sagittarius

Mars will be moving into Sagittarius on the 25th and will be there until Feb. 6th, 2005. Everything Sagittarian will be given more energy. Since Sagittarius is such an energetic sign, those who have it prominent in their charts will want to be careful to keep things balanced. This is a great time to pursue higher knowledge and deepen spiritual understanding. Check which area of your chart Sagittarius is in. If you have Sagittarius in the 7th house, you'll want to be on the alert for flaring tempers in your relationships. In the 4th, you'll want to avoid making rash decisions about your home.

(note: if you don't already have a chart you can get one at Astro.)

Saturday, December 18, 2004


I've been reading through the archives of Lipstick Mystic's blog. Last August, she wrote about Mercury Retrograde being a Time for Reuniting with Soul Mates. On Thursday, one of my old friends from high school called me and another one is back in town for a couple of weeks. I also think I saw one of my crushes from high school when I went Christmas shopping. I never took note of the reuniting that happens during a Mercury retrograde before. It'll be interesting to see what happens next time.

Tomorrow, the Mercury retrograde ends. The next one is March 19 - April 12, 2005.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

a chocolate-feasting zombie

Normally I love Mercury retrogrades. My Mercury is in Taurus, so it feels like everything slows down to my pace when Mercury goes retrograde. Except when Mercury goes retrogarade in the fire signs.

This Mercury retrograde feels a lot like an extended version of PMS. I haven't been able to sleep well. I'll try to sleep for a few hours then I'll get up and go into the kitchen, chanting "chocolate, must eat chocolate." After I eat the chocolate I can sleep. It's the only thing that works. It's also the only thing I tried. hee.

All the planets in Sagittarius (my ascendant) seem to be triggering all the issues Pluto's transit has brought up so far. Not externally though. It's all internal. It's quite helpful as it seems to be clearing out unnecessary sludge in my unconscious, but it's also intensely draining. The New Moon last Saturday has given me fuel so I'm feeling much less overwhelmed. Until Mercury goes forward, I will be in Pluto's cave eating chocolate and refueling.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

retro report

I've been spending the last couple of weeks finishing up some online courses I signed up for, which took longer than I expected. What a perfect example of Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, the sign of higher learning.

Other retro happenings: Today I tried to unclog the bathroom sink with the plunger and somehow clogged the bathtub. Everything's declogged now. And the lock to the garage door is not communicating very well with the key.

I also wanted to share the report for today from Celestial Timings by Carolyn Brent: "Dec 11, Saturday. The Sagittarius New Moon (21 Sag) conjunct Pluto helping to deepen our commitment to the power and magic of living the essential truth of our being that promotes love and joy. Attending to the hurts, wrongs, mistakes and issues of the past through embracing them, forgiving them and moving to new territory is supported by this New Moon energy when we are willing to take authentic action through surrender and release."

Friday, December 03, 2004

more on Mercury

Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius, so check out which house it is affecting in your chart. That's where you'll need to think about making some changes and/or tie up loose ends. Sagittarius is the sign associated with seeking higher knowledge. Ask yourself if you are only seeing the surface of an issue and need to dig deeper.

I was checking out April's blog (thanks for the link!) and she wrote about Mercury's shadow period. During the shadow period, I attempted to cook something in the stove. It was supposed to take half an hour. After the first half hour, I realized a fuse was blown in the stove. So I replace it. Half an hour later, I realize I replaced it with a blown out fuse and there are no more to be found. The next hour I try to cook using only half the stove. Then I gave up and just ate it anyway. It was cooked well enough. No food poisoning so I say it worked out pretty good considering. Lesson: If your stove needs fuses stock up LOL. Needless to say, Mercury affects appliances.