Mercury enters Sagittarius on November 20th, accelerating the scope of knowledge and the exchange of information.
This is a transit of opportunity, revealing new angles, perspectives, and pathways. Sagittarius is about philosophy and wisdom, so there's a pull towards ethics and education. But this is also the sign of salesmanship. The optimistic energy is fantastic for convincing others, because belief and vision are combined in one glorious story. Big ideas can take you further (and lift you out of a rut) but big promises can mislead you.
Saturn in Sagittarius is the guardian at the gate of the promised land, only allowing access to those who walk the talk. There will be checks and balances on Sag's expansive energy. The Saturn/Neptune square will tackle fact and fiction, and Mercury will be a major player in the upcoming Gemini Full Moon.
Sag action increases on November 22nd, with the Sun's ingress. November 29th will be a notable day, as the Sun conjoins Saturn and squares Neptune, effectively underlining everything the Saturn/Neptune square stands for, and extending the influence of the Gemini Full Moon. Chiron in Pisces will station direct on November 28th (at 16 deg) upping the stakes for the showdown between Neptune fantasy and Saturn reality. If your birthday falls between (roughly) November 25th and December 3rd, this square will be directly involved with your Sun (the focus of your year) for your 2015/2016 Solar Return.
Although Mercury and the Sun will not meet in Sag, their influences will be combined. Mercury will be the advanced messenger; every planet/point he aspects will be touched by the Sun a few days later. That's a double shot of emphasis from Sagittarius in your chart. Situations will progress, as Sag pushes you to see more, learn more, and ask "what if?"
Aspects Mercury in Sagittarius will make:
- November 24th: conjunct Saturn at 6 deg
- November 25th: square Neptune in Pisces and sextile Mars in Libra at 7 deg
- December 1st: trine Uranus Rx in Aries and square Chiron in Pisces at 16 deg
- December 4th: square Jupiter in Virgo at 21 deg
- December 8th: square the Nodes in Virgo/Pisces at 27 deg
- December 9th: Capricorn ingress
Aspects the Sun in Sagittarius will make:
- November 25th: Full Moon at 3 deg Gemini
- November 29th: square Neptune in Pisces and conjunct Saturn at 7 deg
- December 6th: sextile Mars in Libra at 13 deg
- December 8th: trine Uranus Rx in Aries at 16 deg
- December 9th: square Chiron in Pisces at 17 deg
- December 11th: New Moon at 19 deg Sagittarius
- December 14th: square Jupiter in Virgo at 22 deg
- December 18th: square the Nodes in Virgo/Pisces at 26 deg
- December 21st: Capricorn ingress