Mother's celestial inspirations

Mercury enters retrograde in time for holidays

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Pisces Moon, in the wake of Thanksgiving and the annual, Black Friday greed-athon. There is so much going on it’s hard to know what to focus on, and just as hard to figure out how to talk about it without sounding like a fanatic.

On the surface of things we are looking at a Mercury retrograde phase that will begin on Dec. 3 and last until Dec 23. This gives us three weeks where Murphy’s Law will be the order of the day. The standard take on Mercury retrograde is that everything goes awry. This is not a hard and fast rule. These phases that place Mercury in what only appears to be a backward motion are, in fact, opportunities to sharpen our intuitive faculties and rearrange our thinking about things that are supposedly written in stone.

As much as our holiday activities are bound to be crazier than usual, there is nothing to say that everything needs to go haywire. The trick with retrograde Mercury lies in remembering that anything that gets rearranged will turn out better than whatever we had in mind. Going with the flow is the main thing. If we can figure out how to do that, our holiday plans will inevitably unfold in ways that are a vast improvement on whatever we imagined.

It’s time to bear witness and come clean. What we are witnessing on the world stage is only a macrocosmic image of a transformation that needs to occur inside each one of us. We are the world – and what’s going on “out there” is a projection of who we are. To help us stay in touch with what needs to be kept in mind as we move deeper into this transition phase let me invite all of you to take what you can from this weeks’ ‘scopes.

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