“Mercury Retrograde December 26th 2009 means Honesty is the Best Policy!”

As the dark winter months roll in, our thoughts and actions turns further inward as we approach the winter solstice and the Holidays, and our biggest surprise we receive after Christmas Day under the tree, is Mercury Retrograde on December 26th 2009 at 22 degrees Capricorn.  As one who has always been cautious of Mercury Retrograde and will give it the respect it deserves, I realized, it is an important time to go inward and to reflect and pay attention to our thoughts and actions.  A Retrograde period is when retrospection is a necessity to avoid glitches, personal misunderstanding, flawed, disrupted, and delayed communications with ourselves and others.  Although I know there will be delays and disruptions we can not avoid during this period, I do believe much of the frustrations and stress we experience is sometimes caused by our own carelessness in our thinking and action.  It is our assumption, that others understand our speech and intentions that causes the delays and frustrations we experience at this time.  It is also our mistake, that what we think we are communicating to others, is what they comprehend.  If we become clear to ourselves of the situation, then both our speech and action will express to others of our intent.

 “The Sabian symbol for the 22nd degree of Capricorn is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Capricorn 22  A general accepting defeat gracefully  This is a symbol of the immediate opportunism by which the human will develops its real power, and of its underlying and uncompromising loyalty to the long-range ends in view.  A realistic practicality is made effective through a self-disciplined grace of spirit, so that men are won over very often by the enemy they have defeated.  The individual exalts his destiny as he finds its roots established in a values accepted by his fellows, as well as himself.  The keyword is expediency.  When positive, the degree is a genius for learning from experience and transforming setback into accomplishment, and when negative, irresponsible acceptance of the worst and insensibility to self-inadequacy.

With Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, how others see us and how we appear to others is of our main objective, and the need to have the respect and loyalty from them is upmost in importance.  Our need to be clear of our intentions and how we communicate it can decide how well we can create the trust of others, to follow our lead.  Whether it is to impress our own family and friends or those we work with, being careful of our decisions and how we carry them out will make a big difference in the respect and admiration we will receive, and need at this time.  And if one has made a mistake, instead of blaming others, take on the mantle of responsibility, and accept the situation and immediately change your direction to correct the problem.  One might not win, but one will win the respect of others to one’s honesty and integrity in this particular situation, especially during this retrograde period.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Michelle on December 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Well put.


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