Mercury enters Sagittarius; Mars enters Libra

On Wednesday, December 4th, the planet of communications and the conscious mind,Mercury, leaves the sign of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius at 06:42PM, pacific time. How do you spell relief? It might as well be “Mercury into Sagittarius.”

This is a big deal since Mercury has been transiting the sign of Scorpio since Sept. 29th due to its retrograde cycle during the month of October/November. Mercury usually transits a sign around 19 days geocentrically when it’s moving at normal speed, so a little over two months in one sign, especially Scorpio, is a bit much!

It’s time to let go of any emotional or mental garbage in our lives and move ahead with more faith and optimism for the future we can create. Mercury’s transit through Sagittarius will bring a more festive spirit during the holiday season.

On Saturday, December 7th, Mars leaves the sign of Virgo and enters Libra. This is another big deal as Mars’ transit through Libra will be one of the longest in years. Better get used to it for awhile! The planet Mars usually transits a sign in about six weeks geocentrically. However, due to Mars’ retrograde on March 1st, 2014, Mars’ transit through Libra will last until July 25th, 2014 or approximately 7 1/2 months.

Mars in Libra is in the sign of its detriment, opposite the sign it rules, Aries. While the Aries principle is about taking the initiative, risks, and going at it alone, the Libra principle is all about creating more balance in our lives, making compromises, and the need for companionship in all of its many forms. There is an increased desire for doing things together with partners or motivated by the needs of significant others in your life.

This may also lead to some inaction or indecisiveness at times. However, during the second half of December when Mars opposes Uranus in Aries, this probably won’t be the case at all! More about this in the next issue.

Stay tuned for more important “Astro-News” next week about Jupiter trine Saturn, Uranus turning Direct, and the Winter Solstice as Venus turns Retrograde on Dec. 21st.

Until then.

Astrologically yours,


T.S. Phillips
Astro Advisory Services, Inc.

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