Embrace Your Shadow to Reveal Your Light
Solar eclipse on Thursday, November 24 at 10:10pm at 2°37' Sagittarius. The Sabian symbols describe this degree as "two men playing chess." A good chess player is motivated, fast, intelligent, focused, and patient; she also has foresight and a photographic memory. She never stops honing her skills or learning from her mistakes. Eclipses always mark points of no return. This particular eclipse tests our loyalty and our ability to learn and expand our horizons. It could lead to traveling, to a new philosophy of life, and to renewed faith and optimism in ourselves and our dreams.
Mercury turns retrograde on November 24 and stays that way through December 13. It travels between 20°06' and 17°18' Scorpio this month. These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian symbols as "a soldier obeys his conscience and resists orders" and "a woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway" and "a parrot repeats the conversation he has overheard" and "a path through woods, brilliant with multicolored splendor." During this period, we are asked to own our power and not accept anything blindly. We need to think for ourselves. Our first loyalty is to ourselves and the divine within. As we step into our truth, an ancient path is revealed that guides us to our higher destiny.
Jupiter is still retrograde this whole month until December 25, between 4°53' and 1°30' Taurus. These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian symbols as "a widow at an open grave" and "the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" and "natural steps leading to a lawn of clover in bloom" and "an electric storm." Joy, happiness, prosperity, and protection are promised to us as we let go of the old and rely on divine intervention. The more we trust in the higher powers that be, the more "luck" will come to us in the form of strange synchronicities. We will receive sudden answers to our questions and doors that were hidden until now will open.