Tonight, we are in the midst of a potent and universal opportunity. Sagittarius and Gemini energies - the Full Moon opposition that allows us to see finally address what must at last rise to the surface - are giving us an incredible opportunity to expand and channel. With the Mercury Retrograde, lasting from today until the 23rd, the timeline seems to collapse and reach a stasis all at once. Things are speeding up, going forwards and backwards, we are experiencing the re-emergence of past relationships and behaviors, everything seems to be trapping us within a swirling vortex. It feels overwhelming, but really the Retrograde is a period for us to welcome what surfaces and address it once and for all. With the sun in Sagittarius and the moon in Gemini, we are able to step back and release with ease. Neither Sagittarius nor Gemini like to stay in one place for long, so channeling those energies will help you contextualize whatever is coming up for you and truly see it from a grander perspective. We are embracing growth, moving on. Like the always on point arrow that Sagittarius shoots, our trajectory from the Retrograde period and forward is allowing us to go further, further, further into expansion.
Sagittarius and Gemini thrive when they affirm their place in the collective; they are eager to communicate, learn, engage in others, and absorb everything and anything. Sagittarius transforms this life experience into knowledge, Gemini communicates with buzzing urgency and vitality. For the next couple of days, as more seemingly challenging things saunter into our lives, remember to take a step back. Affirm the necessity of everything you're experiencing and choose to see it as an integral piece of part of a much larger, complex reality.
An old woman, bearing signs of old age and wisdom, gazes into a fire pit. Spirit guides circle her, illuminated by the Full Moon in the foreground. Connection to Spirit, the harnessing of all the elements and the affirmation that all things are one… these are the ways that we gain insight. We are being called to acknowledge the necessity and Divinity of everything we are experiencing, just like the lessons that Sagittarius and Gemini energies seek to impart on us. This is how we transform seemingly mundane, inconvenient, difficult or even painful everyday experiences into knowledge, lessons, Truth. Wisdom is gained through experience and awareness, not necessarily old age. We are constantly experiencing "life lessons," because everything is our own creation with a specific intent, and so we would be mistaken to associate wisdom with age. Can you tap into the all-seeing, all-affirming energies within you? Will you harness the Crone's ability to become omniscient?
This card asks us to see all things as necessary in our path, to open ourselves up to that inner Crone, Hermit, Hierophant figure within us. You know the way, it’s simply a matter of trusting yourself.