NIGHT LIGHT NEWSESOTERIC ASTROLOGY AS NEWS
Esoteric Astrology as news for week September 22 – 28, 2021
Autumn, Mercury Retrogrades in Libra & Sukkot
Sun has entered Libra, informing us autumn has arrived in our northern hemisphere. We are now in the dark half of the year, our night growing longer. For our southern hemisphere neighbors spring has arrived, and they are experiencing the light half of the year the Sun now down below the equator lighting up the southern latitudes). The change of seasons reflects the bible verse, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3)
In our astrology study we discover that those “seasons,” including seasons of change, are governed and guided by the planets, stars, Sun and moon. They guide humanity and all of nature by a rhythmic cycle of light and dark, growth and rest.
And so, not only have we entered into the rhythm of autumn, we begin this week to enter into the rhythm of Mercury retrograde (Sunday, Sept. 26 – Octo 18, from 26 degrees Libra back to 10 degrees Libra). Our previous Mercury retrogrades this year were January 30 -February 21 (Aquarius): May 29 – June 22 (Gemini) and now, September 27 – October 23 (Libra), all three in air signs.
The significance of this retrograde of Mercury is Libra, sign of deep intimate relationships, interaction with others, partnerships, diplomacy, balance and our social identity. Libra also points out the duality and polarization within relationships and under Ray 3, Libra represents our intelligence, our ability to be democratic and esoterically, Libra rules finances and the economy. All of these may be challenged during the retrograde. (more on Mercury retro in Libra next week)
On Monday evening this week, the seven-day Jewish Festival of Sukkot began. During this festival, remembering our forty-year long walk from Egypt to Canaan, from the Age of Taurus, to the Age of Aries, temporary homes (little huts in nature) are built. We enter into a harvest of prayer and thanksgiving, understanding our fragile and impermanent existence here on Earth. We reflect upon our lives, our humanity, our true nature, our spirit and each other. Offering gratitude, we become a magnet of care for others. We observe. We see the needs. We love more.
|March 21 – April 19: Mercury retrograde is moving through your house of partnership and marriage. Notice any conflicts impatience or misunderstandings. Notice thoughts and feelings concerning all partnership and relationships. Rearrange yourself so that harmony is the goal, not conflict. If anyone has wedding plans during the retro dates, it’s best to postpone the celebration. One does not want a Mercury retrograde marriage unless both partners were born with Mercury retrograde natally, which means they communicate telepathically.|
|April 20 – May 20: During the retrograde, Mercury will be moving through your sixth house of everyday living. The sixth house rules health, service to self and others, small animals, diet, gardens, routines and daily work. It is important to focus on nutrition, how one tends and cares for the self. Be aware of the health of one’s animals, too. Be sure your daily routines are balanced between health and on work that is gratifying, rewarding and fulfilling. You need a bit of enchantment.|
|May 21 – June 20: The Mercury retrograde takes your creativity inward, offering you the opportunity to explore different future pathways, imagine new directions and points of view. It calls you to be flexible and fluid so you can assess the last three months events and what may be in store the next three months. Nothing limits your ability to dream, visualize, imagine plans for the future. It’s important to explore ways to bring more of your creativity to light. I always thought you and Aquarius might have a found-art gallery. Try to recapture childhood spontaneity.|
|June 21 – July 22: This Mercury retrograde will offer you the opportunity to be out and about in the world offering your talents, gifts and abilities. You will, however, also long to be home, while being very aware of inner emotional shifts, feelings of missing someone or something, and focus upon all inner needs. New patterns of creativity are taking shape. You may also consider a reorganization of your home. Is the daily work you are doing offering enough creative opportunity? New aspirations emerge.|
|July 23 – August 22: As Mercury retrogrades through your third house of thinking and communication you may find yourself walking a bit more, traversing neighborhoods, camera in hand. You may also seek to understand how what you learned a child affects your present life. Attempt to bring balance to friend and sibling relationships. Notice if your use your hands more. You consider what thoughts and aspiration have brought you to this moment in time. And gain clarity about your authentic friends, collaborations and ambitions. At the end of the retrograde, blinders are removed from your eyes.
|August 23 – September 22: In this Mercury retro in Libra, your values and resources are assessed. Also, your need to see the self as valuable. You may notice your need to rest more, seek comfort and calmness, not push your will so strongly. You may seek more in-depth personal communications with those you care about. Feelings may appear that are unexpected and a sense of Venusian stillness and composure may arise. Your imagination may take hold and all things hidden away within may surface. An important choice also will be made.|
|September 23 – October 22: Mercury retro in Libra will be in your first house (Aries house) of self-identification and purpose. During these difficult times, has your awareness of self and your abilities, or your sense of purpose changed? Do you find yourself more courageous, more risk-taking? As the retrograde progresses you may need to slow down, rest more, evaluate who you thought you were and who you might be now. A change has occurred within and the retrograde will introduce you to your “new self.” Practice a bit of reverie now and then.|
|October 23 – November 21: The Mercury retrograde will be in your house of mystery, religion, things hidden and veiled, which offers great refuge. During Mercury retrograde review and assess what religion or spirituality means to you. Perhaps you long for vision, hope, for refuge and a place for the mystical to be revealed. Mercury retrograde is offering the sounds, colors, tones, and beauty of harmony and balance. Scorpio and Pisces are like sibling – one the Disciple, the other the Savior. You need each other. Do daydream a bit more. Dream about the future.|
|November 22 – December 21: Mercury retrograde will traverse your house of groups, friends, hopes, wishes and dreams. It’s a perfect time to review these things. Who are your real friends? What groups do you belong to? Do they further your hopes, wishes and dreams? What ARE your hopes, wishes and dreams? Is your technology up to date? Notice if anything technological just stops working! Alternate sources of information may pop up unexpectedly. Study them for their usefulness. Stay in the heart, Leo. There isn’t anything else to do!|
|December 22 – January 19: Mercury retrogrades in your house of work in the world, how you’re recognized and it concerns the master plan for your life. You may need to ask others to assist you in completing previous tasks. You may be impatient, too, feeling the need to direct everything. However, that will be impossible. You are used to doing things by yourself, being your own boss, taking the reins. However, before the new can come forth everything concerning your world of work needs cooperation from others. Assess this so a re-balance can come forth.|
|January 20 – February 18: Mercury retrogrades through your house of journeys, justice, and the law. We are all asked to take your blinders off and look around. Our world is in a state of conflict and chaos and since you are the messenger from the future, it’s important to recognize inner work is needed. You are to research the truths humanity needs to know in order to survive. Everything will slow down so you can do thorough work of study and research. You are and will be called to put on the professor hat soon. Get ready.|
|February 19 – March 20: Mercury retrograde travels through your Scorpio house of deep dark secrets, of puzzling things and mysteries and it calls you to gather your wisdom and your strategies to understand them. Uncovering secrets helps us create security and safety and truth in our daily lives. You have the wisdom needed to navigate our present difficult times. You will need patience, more courage than usual. In between your warrior work bring to all relationships tender loving care. They, too, may be on a “precipice.”|
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