The Sun conjoins Mercury at 7+ Capricorn shortly after 1:27 am EST Sunday, indicating that this will be a weekend to recall in more than one sense of the word. It begins with how the timing of their conjunction will recall the previous merger of the Sun and Mercury at 9+ Scorpio on Nov. 1, 2013. For it was only two days later that the Moon took Mercury’s place, joining the Sun for a Scorpio New Moon and solar eclipse on Nov. 3 — the final eclipse of 2013.
Now, the Sun and Mercury are about to recall the first days of November with a conjunction that will again be followed by a New Moon (in Capricorn this time, with no eclipse) only two days later to begin 2014.
For astrologers, similar events create correlations with times past. Those correlations in turn can help you to plot your course into the future by noting both similarities and differences. It begins with practicing some recollection.
You would begin by taking some time this coming weekend to collect yourself and recall Nov. 1, along with the days that immediately followed. You would want to find some memories to both compare and contrast with your life now. Where there is comparison, you will be able to evaluate what has remained the same for you over the last two months or so. Where there is contrast, you should be able to gain insight on what has changed. Taken together, you should be able to gain insight on changes you may want to make in 2014.
When you consider how eclipses often correspond to both accelerated and precipitated change, it is likely that at least some parts of your life are very different now from how they were eight weeks ago. The difference may be in your health, your work, your home or your relationships. Where your recollection of times before Nov. 1 makes the subsequent changes look good by comparison, you will have a note of your progress and know what you want to continue doing.
If, on the other hand, the result of changes over the last few months represents an unfortunate contrast to your life in late October, some time for recollection this weekend will provide information you can use to turn things around next year.
That’s because the first day of the new year will feature a Capricorn New Moon that will not be an eclipse. Instead, it will be a very different and far less common intersection of the Sun and Moon — with both beginning their respective cycles anew on the same day. That does not happen very often, far less often than eclipses, and that makes it a big deal.
It’s a big deal to have a New Moon on New Year’s Day because, just as similar events correlate with times past for astrologers, uncommon events imply a potential to break with the past. For you, in a very real way, the new year and New Moon begin Sunday.
It will begin Sunday with an event that represents both similarities to the past and potential contrasts in the future, a Capricorn conjunction of the Sun and Mercury. It will be a weekend to recall similarities to the past for purposes of what you either wish to perpetuate or discontinue, but there will also be something more in the quality of the time.
That quality will be such that this will be a weekend to recall in two very different ways. In one sense it will be a couple days to collect yourself and look back on what was. In another sense, the remaining days of this year will be a period you can look back to, for many years to come, as when you took a cue from the cycles of astrology and picked an auspicious moment to bring those cycles down to Earth as part of your life.
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