Mercury is starting to slow down, preparing to turn retrograde on December 3 in the sign of Sagittarius. This upcoming retrograde journey will be a reexamination of our beliefs, our opinions, and how we responsibly and irresponsibly use our voice.
Retrogrades are a time to reflect on our relationship with that planet. Mercury is the planet of choice as well as communication and travel. When it turns retrograde we need to take a second look at our past experiences with choice, communication, the mind, ideas, and how we move — especially the choices we’ve made over the last three months, the length of this previous cycle.
Pivoting at 29 Sagittarius, just a degree or two off of the planet Saturn, there’s going to be a seriousness to this retrograde cycle, a need to not only examine our choices, but to choose something more responsibly or make a major decision to cut ties. Saturn is like the parent. It holds us to a higher standard, but it also has no problem showing us when we’ve made an error or not honored a commitment.
In the meantime, we have an Aquarius Moon today, helping us to connect with community, friendships, and life’s broader themes like the collective and humanity.