We don’t hear too much about Sigmund Freud these days, but he popped into my mind when I looked at the charts for this weekend. He would no doubt have appreciated the irony of his current return to my consciousness because the charts speak powerfully now about what he termed the ‘return of the repressed’.
During this passage of Mercury retrograde, communication may falter if we seek hard facts and unequivocal clarity. Dealing less in words uttered and more in body language, tone of voice and thoughts and feelings unspoken, this Mercury is influenced by emotion rather than intellect.
There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and doom laden. Mention of travel disruption, communication breakdown & misunderstandings abound.
Saturn squares Uranus three times this year (February, June and December). This square is therefore a defining factor in the events of 2021, especially at a collective and societal level. Saturn is the planet of discipline, calendar time, karma and responsibility.
October 2018 sees a square from Uranus to the moon’s nodes settling in for five months. This alliance speaks of both positive potential and risk. It may signify sweeping change that cultivates a more innovative and courageous attitude at a personal, local and global level.
When we have a solar eclipse sandwiched between two lunar eclipses like this one, we often see a process of emotional upheaval and purging triggered by the first lunar eclipse, followed by a time of radical action and significant events...
This lunar eclipse and its partner solar eclipse on 14th December close the door on the intense Capricorn focus of this year. Just after the second of these eclipses, Saturn leaves Capricorn on 17th December, with Jupiter following suit on 19th December.
This final retrograde phase of Mercury in 2013 occurs in the sign of Scorpio. Here Mercury engages with secrets and lies, investigations and exposés. It wants to dig beneath the surface and get to the root of an issue.