Hermes the winged foot god is patron of merchants, travelers and thieves. In Greek mythology, he was also known as Mercury Psychopomp, ‘Guide of The Souls’ and could travel to the transformative underworld yet return to the earth unchanged. Mercury was the messenger of the gods and is astrologically associated with communication, writing, transportation, short trips, and daily routine. Since Mercury governs our mental habits, he also is our inner voice which guides our decision-making process. Here is where one’s power lies: the ability to relinquish ineffective habitual thought patterns in favor of a positive outlook which results in constructive actions and rewarding outcomes. When the quicksilver god changes zodiacal sign, a shift in mental focus is indicated.
On Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:29 am EST, Mercury enters Zeus’ realm and remains in Sagittarius until January 11, 2018. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. At this time, we can find ourselves making a mental leap, thereby broadening our perspective and increasing opportunities. Everyday thoughts are not subjected to the monotonous routine of inner dialogue. No longer is it satisfying to make decisions based on social conditioning. Now, wisdom and life experience influence choices. Expand your horizons. Embark on short trips or dine at ethnic restaurants. In order to receive the most from this expansive period, allow your personal philosophy of life to be in the driver’s seat.
Beginning Tuesday, November 7 at 6:39 am EST, Venus the Goddess of beauty, love, and art will travel into the soul-searching sign of Scorpio. In Greek mythology, the goddess was not only beautiful and charming but jealous and vindictive as well. If she were not honoured, Venus would become spiteful and summon Cupid to carry out her revenge. Cupid would shoot his arrow at the unsuspecting victim who then became powerless over the irresistible spell of romance, causing him to fall in love with whomever he laid eyes upon. The object of desire was often unavailable, or in one case, a sea serpent.
Until the early morning of December 1, Venus in Scorpio will intensify the desire nature as well as highlight aspirations that bring deep satisfaction. At this time, one becomes introspective about relationships, as well as personal values. The Scorpio signature asks us to descend to the underworld, the deep private part of ourselves, to find answers. Are social norms the foundation of your heart felt desires? Remember, Scorpio is everything taboo, which is always a matter of perspective.
If at this time you feel drawn to a person, place, or job, the fascination is awakening your unclaimed longings. The pull we feel is caused by the hidden part of our nature asking to join the encounter. Perhaps even an edgy allure like a Calvin Klein advertisement. (By the way, Mr. Klein is a Scorpio well known for his perfume called Obsession). Not to worry that you will be compelled to reside in Transylvania or begin a treacherous relationship with a vampire. However, if someone you are dating avoids mirrors and abhors garlic, I would get curious. The significance of Venus in Scorpio for this time period is to discover our buried talents and hidden desires. Look within not without, for the gold.
Venus in Scorpio Quote: “Kiss a lover, Dance a measure, Find your name and buried treasure.” Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book