As Mercury enters Sagittarius today (October 31st) the energy around communication and information shifts from investigation/secrets to big-picture views and ideals.
Mercury is expansive in this sign. Details are less important than the overall story, which will usually have a touch of the idealized exotic. This is the transit of promises, inspired words, the sales pitch and certain versions of the truth.
Initially, this may feel like a huge leap as Mercury’s compression in Scorpio suddenly gives way to rapid expansion. You may be flooded with ideas, stories and big pronouncements. But Mercury will station Rx in Sagittarius on November 16th, and you’ll be questioning the story. Or, there may be delays and reviews of the big promise.
As noted in this post, Mercury Rx will dip back into Scorpio, telling us that the review of something new and expansive will trigger an additional look at what lies beneath the story. Sagittarius is associated with truth, but there’s a sense here that what you first learn may not be the whole truth.
Mercury’s first major aspect in Sag will be a trine to the Leo North Node, which will fire up new ideas with brilliant future potential. This will truly be about looking ahead. But Mercury will also make an inconjunct to Uranus Rx (ruler of the Aquarius South Node) so there may be something unfinished (a surprise or disruption) that you have to take into consideration. Uranus/Mercury can be impatient and disconnected. You’ll want to to say “Yes” or speak out ASAP. Just keep in mind that the retrograde will slow things down.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Sagittarius/Scorpio will make:
Oct 31st: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus (0 deg)
Oct 31st: trine the Leo North Node (0 deg)
Nov 10th: sextile Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (10 deg)
Nov 16th: stations Rx at 13 deg Sagittarius
Nov 21st: sextile Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (11 deg)
Nov 24th: sextile Pallas in Libra (8 deg)
Nov 26th: square Mars in Pisces (6 deg)
Nov 27th: conjunct the Sun (5 deg)
Nov 27th: conjunct Jupiter (4 deg)
Dec 1st: re-enters Scorpio
Dec 1st: sextile Vesta in Capricorn (29 deg)
Dec 2nd: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries (29 deg)
Dec 4th:trine Chiron Rx in Pisces (27 deg)
Dec 4th: trine the Cancer North Node (27 deg)
Dec 6th: stations direct (27 deg)
Dec 7th: trine the Cancer North Node (27 deg)
Dec 9th: trine Chiron in Pisces (27 deg)
Dec 11th: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries (28 deg)
Dec 12th: re-enters Sagittarius
Dec 21st: sextle Vesta in Aquarius (9 deg)
Dec 21st: conjunct Jupiter (9 deg)
Dec 24th: square Neptune in Pisces (13 deg)
Dec 26th: sextile Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (15 deg)
Dec 29th: inconjunct Juno in Taurus (20 deg)
Dec 29th: sextile Pallas in Libra (20 deg)
Jan 2nd: inconjunct the Cancer North Node (26 deg)
Jan 3rd: square Chiron in Pisces (28 deg)
Jan 4th: trine Uranus Rx in Aries (28 deg)
Jan 4th: Capricorn ingress