I think I'll just stay in and shop online . . . or not at all!
Expect the intensity we are experiencing now to only increase -- which is customary for the holiday season, but in a certain area of your life, its going to be like intensity on steroids. And, hopefully by now, you know you can control the flow of that intensity, if you remain on your toes and proactively aware of the energies you are actually experiencing.
What twists this holiday season, is Mercury will be retrograde all by itself. This is kind of a rare thing for Mercury to be without the retrograde company of at least one of the outer collective planets to give us all a theme to unite our experience. So, don't expect too much understanding from your compatriots for the travesty that is your life. This Holiday Season will be very personal indeed, and unless you are having fun together, the common ground will be scare indeed. READ: go to every party you are invited to and leave your worries at home.
What is Mercury's eye going to be magnifying during this time of year which is already over electrified? Start keeping track now to the areas where communication and movement seems keen to draw your attention. When its all said and done, we will all likely have great battle stories to tell, and a few funny one's too. After all, Mercury will be playing in Sagittarius and Capricorn if you are immersed in the world around us, but reality has it retrograding completely in Sagittarius. WHICH MEANS: expect to have the mundane routine of your life kicked out from under you! Either the prevailing party energy will unseat any notion you have of being serious to finish out this year, OR, that mundane routine of life will seem so superficial, you just keep asking yourself "Why is my life so meaningless?"
Its always interesting to me that fun and expansion go hand-in-hand with the energies of Sagittarius, and if you find yourself experiencing delay after delay, obstacle after obstacle, static and more static, I suggest you stop whatever it is you thought you were doing and go to a holiday party, or better yet, throw one -- as that would help you integrate the energies of this retrograde very beautifully.
Paying attention to the question, "What more could I want?" would be my advice to anyone trying to expand at this time. For some, that question maybe should be, "What more should I want?" For others, the debate which question to ask is really the question.
Whatever house(s) the retrograde is hitting your personal experience will be the area in life the energies are focused. If you don't know and aren't inclined to ask or look it up, you can feel it because it will be the area of your life where you find yourself thinking about these questions. So, pretend you are five years old and climb on Santa's lap once more .... ask away, you may be surprised what the universe thinks you deserve.
When does this happen ... well, after December 5th, you will feel a surge from Uranus going direct and, for 5 days, every planet will be moving direct until Mercury goes retrograde on the 10th. Should be a fun lead-in to this holiday season -- if you liked the E ticket rides, you should enjoy the blast of play and expansion this 2010 holiday season offers you.
peace & harmony,
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