“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ―
Effective Dates: October 31st, 2018- January 5th, 2019 (Retrograde November 16th- December 6th, 2018)
Helios on Mercury in Sagittarius– Heretics, I know you’re in pain. I know you’re scared of the future, and how every day things seem to get bleaker. These are not easy times. Times like these, you want to just break down and start sobbing, if you’re even able to get out of bed in the afternoon- I get it. It can feel like the world is caving in around you.
It’s easy to use this as an excuse to devolve into our lowest impulses, our survival instincts. Rage, hatred, fear, and us vs them mentalities- This is the natural reaction of human beings. It is okay to WANT to do that, but it isn’t okay to act on those urges. You see, Sagittarius demands that we strive to be the best versions of ourselves possible- even during Mercury Retrograde.
This one will be a trial, for all of us. Can we overcome our deepest instincts and fears to rise above our pain to show the world the absolute best version of who we can be? Can we shine through the muck and merde to light the way for others? In any other year Mercury Retrograde in Sag, where it is already in Detriment, would be a nightmare- But this year, where we have already fallen so far, so fast? It presents us with an opportunity. Mercury is a psychopomp, meaning he is the only one who can come and go between Heaven and Hell as he pleases. Typically he leads us down to only leave us there, wiping his hands of us as he goes off to lose all his drachmas in Vegas or something, but this time? Well it wasn’t him who left us here, and he knows we don’t belong. This time, this Mercury Retrograde, after everything that has happened, Mercury will bring us home.
You will see demons all around you during this transit- in the faces of your neighbors, your family, you name it. You will confront literal evil, committed by human beings. Hatred and bigotry masquerading as righteousness will be considered more right than tolerance and forgiveness. Your mission will be to not give in to the temptation of committing those same acts to defend what you think is right, while also not allowing those who want to hurt others to do so. No, this is not easy but when is the right way ever the easy one? You have to find a way to do this, and your worst enemy will be that little voice in your head that urges you to just go for it, give in- after all, everyone else is.
You have to remember who you are. Rise above your worst to become your best. Anything less isn’t good enough. Even if we lose everything, we have to stay true to who we are, or we risk damning our souls forever. This, Heretics, is the way.
I love you all.
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