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This is a strange and wonderful monthly cycle for you, Gemini. The meditative period of the Mercury Retrograde is quite special, and for your sign in particular. You have entered into a thoughtful period of time and when the end of the month rolls around, could find that you know yourself just a bit better as a result of your recent musings. There is a focus on soul-purpose that is as remarkable as it is productive of fresh insights. You have an unusually high degree of service-orientation now as well, so that, along with the prayer of St. Francis, you might be willing to state: "Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved as to love."
As the month begins, you are inwardly focused, operating in a more reflective mode than usual. Even though the subject of your meditations might well be your plans and goals for outer world achievement, regarding these matters you are coming from a standpoint of both inspiration for success and also your fears regarding actually getting what you want. In this time of the retrograde Mercury, you are coming into a better sense of what those fears actually are and how best to navigate around them. You also this month have a deliciously active set of intuitive realizations coming your way regarding where in this world you might be heading The first week of November will be spent, in part, in dreaming into being a new dawning for yourself in this way.
Mercury spends this month and part of next in traversing your sixth solar house, representing on the most esoteric level what seminal astrologer Dane Rudhyar called the "discipleship to your higher self." This fits well with the close Uranus-Pluto-Chiron configuration that is one of the most prominent features of this month's astrology, described in greater detail below. The sixth sector also represents health and fitness, including daily exercise regimen, the day-to-day concerns of the workplace and the most ordinary aspects of life on planet Earth, as well as issues of service to others, and to the greater collective. All these areas of your life are subject to a great deal of introspective thinking and re-thinking as the retrograde of your ruler, Mercury, continues to unwind. Mercury stations to direct motion on the 10th, and the few days surrounding this event represent some of the more intense moments of the retrograde.
Uranus and Pluto have reached the latest installment of their exact square alignment with the advent of November, and Mercury aligns with these planetary powerhouses for many of the subsequent configurations of the month, in particular in the first few days with the Solar Eclipse New Moon, and then again two weeks later, in the days following the mid-month Full Moon. Since this is so, you are dealing with massive transformation in your life, characterized by a combination of revolutionary insight and drastic metaphorical death and rebirth. You are continuing to see more and more clearly where your best shot actually lies, regarding a future that you can live with and for. You are simultaneously delving down into your inner core for a better understanding of your deepest motivations regarding the inclusion of others into your life. You might perceive that you win by coming from a place of fullness rather than of lack.
In this, another profound contribution is made by the energy of Chiron, the Wounded Healer, located in your tenth sector. With Chiron emphasized, you are potentially quite aware of both fears and dysfunctional patterns regarding how well you take it when you achieve what you are after. This relates back to soul-level, and whether you have the courage of your inner convictions. With the otherworldly influence of Neptune an enormous factor this month as well, you are able to tune in to soul perspective and approach the world from that interior and numinous standpoint, inside out. You are constantly tempted to avoid this more cosmic perspective, which does not mesh well with materialistic consensus thinking; yet you ignore it to your peril, for this dip into the inner depths of your being represents the very stuff of life for you now.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
All transits are fully interpreted with insightful clues on how to navigate the challenges ahead and gives the date range for when each transit is in effect. Includes transits to planets Mars through Pluto. Also includes interpretations for Chiron - a unique feature of this report!Learn More