Today is the first of a dynamic duo of retrograding planets that are also the higher and lower aspects of one another, so be prepared for shifting energies and changes, especially in the realms of the mind, attitude, communication, and consciousness.
As astrologer Elisabeth Grace explains, we’ve just had the big, outer planet of Uranus (yes, that’s the one that is doing a dance of paradigm-changing upheaval with Pluto) stationing retrograde this morning.
She writes, “A subtle shift this morning: freedom-loving Uranus turns retrograde 5:49AM ET, not to turn direct until December 14th. When a planet is retrograde, the energy it represents is best expressed by turning inward, instead of outward.
“When direct, Uranus tends to rebel against the status quo set by others. When retrograde, Uranus needs to set itself free from limits that are self-imposed. That is your subtle mission over the next few months, guided by the Sabian Symbol for 8 degrees of Aries: ‘a crystal gazer.’
“Someone who looks into a crystal ball is intending to see a vision of the future. So what limits do you need to release internally in order to see that vision clearly — and have a real shot at making that vision come true?”
And, as if she had read our Card of the Week here on Monday, astrologer Lisa Zimmerman adds, “Uranus represents your Authentic Self and liberation, so wherever you feel restricted, you are ripe for release!
“Get ready to break out of old, stale routines and the best case scenario is having the courage to step out of the box, embrace a new perspective regarding yourself and your life, and do something different!”
Lisa concludes, “I lovingly call this a ‘hostage release.’ Courage is required and will serve you well. You will never become who you’re meant to be by staying safe!”
While you are processing all that, today is the day to make sure you double-check travel plans and back up all your data: hard drives, phone numbers, and other tech gear that can go haywire during a Mercury retrograde. Because that’s what’s coming up for tomorrow!
See you then (hopefully!)