Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 2022 – Year Review during the Holy Nights

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The Holy Nights have begun and the wheel of Yule has started spinning. During the twelve days and thirteen nights between Christmas and Epiphany the heavens open up. The potential of the whole year to come is prepared, as if it was a sort of cosmic gestation. Nature is immersed in sleep and in general a state of grace is granted to humanity.

In Anthroposophy, one of the possible ways to working with this time of year is the following. Everything happening during this holy nights and days is reflected in the following year. The first night and day correspond to January (Capricorn), the second night and day to February (Aquarius) and so on.

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On December 29 Mercury is going to stop, turning retrograde at 24°21′ Capricorn. This night and day corresponds to May and the zodiac sign of Gemini. As you may know, Gemini is a sign ruled by Mercury. It’s fascinating noticing this alignment: as the new Sun is going to cross the sign of Gemini, the echo of the Mercury retrograde of the Holy Nights is going to affect the whole month.

And as we mentioned in the Astrology of 2023 this Mercury retrograde is quite peculiar. In fact not only 2023 is going to start with Mercury retrograde, but it is also going to end with it. In fact Mercury is going to turn retrograde again in Capricorn right before the end of the year.

On top of that next year Mercury is going to perform a Great Triangle of Earth, since its stationary loops are going to take place in all three earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. Let’s now delve into the general meaning of Mercury in Capricorn.

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Lunar Eclipse in Gemini 2020 — The Dragon’s Quicksilver

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This year we all feel the desire of bringing Christmas forward. We look at the lights and decorations with a certain advance, because we feel surrounded by darkness more than usual. These lights filling the streets are like fairies watching over us in our sleep. We want to have them around.

But in addition to these lights, others are getting closer. Creeping reflections of silver scales are slowly approaching the waxing moon, in the attempt to swallow it. It’s the head of the dragon, Caput Draconis, the North lunar node in Gemini.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, we are going to have a couple of eclipses before the end of the year. On November 30 a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is going to take place at 8°45’ Gemini, the first eclipse in this sign since 2012.

The second eclipse is going to be way more important, since it’s going to be a Total Solar Eclipse occurring on December 14th at 23°06’ Sagittarius.

Full Moon in Gemini

As we know, a lunar eclipse happens during a full moon. This because the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are properly aligned in this order.

A full moon always counter balances the forces coming from the Sun. The masculine energy of the Sun in Sagittarius finds his counter part in the feminine forces of a full moon in Gemini.

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