Hey guys, here are a couple of things to note as we start the week.

First, Mercury is in Gemini after almost twelve weeks in Taurus. Normally Mercury zips through a sign in two weeks, but last month’s retrograde meant that Mercury had a lot of work to do in the sign of value, stability, security, and resource. Mercury took its time in Taurus and so we may have felt that life was moving at a much slower pace than we would have liked.

With Mercury now in Gemini, a sign that it’s right at home in, things will start to pick up. We may feel like we have more choices, more avenues to explore, more things to get curious over. (If you’re a Gemini, you can stop hitting the snooze button and feel like yourself again.)

The other big thing to keep in mind is that Neptune turns retrograde today. Are you feeling overly sensitive? More emotional than usual? Not only does Neptune blur the lines of reality; it’s non linear, a haze of memories and emotions. Neptune makes us feel — feel our pain as well as the pain and suffering of others. Neptune urges compassion, unity, empathy, forgiveness. Neptune in its highest expression is the energy of redemption. With all that is going on in the world right now, we could use a little redemption and compassion.

(Quick aside — the outer planets spend about 4-5 months in retrograde, so there is nothing abnormal about Neptune changing direction. Neptune will turn direct on November 19 at 9 degrees Pisces.)

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