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Mercury in Sagittarius ~ Nov. 15 to Dec. 5, 2009

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Photo credit and copyright to Robert Gendler
On the same day Saturn and Pluto perfect their stressful alignment, Mercury leaves the investigative, stubborn sign of Scorpio and enters the expansive, optimistic sign of Sagittarius on November 15 at 7:28 p.m. (EST), where he remains until December 5.

There's a bit of trepidation on Mercury's part when transiting Sagittarius. Mercury is accustomed to details; Sagittarius doesn't much care for it. This can leave Mercury somewhat lost in the vastness of Sagittarian intellect and formless thought process that is sometimes aimless.

In Sagittarius, our minds are built for visionary planning; our thoughts filled with philosophical ideas; our ideas less realistic and more idealistic; and our interaction good-humored, but may lack tact. It's easy to visualize the big picture ... the end game, but drawing up the detailed steps (i.e. from creating an idea into something tangible to its development then its launch, and finally its continued maintenance) can be indeterminate to a Sagittarius-Mercury.

At best, Mercury in Sagittarius is forward-thinking, optimistic, visionary, jovial, opportunistic, intelligent, curious. At worst, unrealistic, disorganized, overly optimistic, blunt to the point of tactless, and offers up empty promises.

While Mercury is in Sagittarius, he will make connections with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence)
  • November 17 ~ Mercury sextile Saturn. Saturn's influence help give the Sagittarian-mind a metaphorical ceiling. Saturn's shows the limitations and realities involving situations. Allow Saturn to also give the plans and ideas "legs" to stand on.
  • November 26 ~ Mercury trine Mars. Thinking and doing happens almost simultaneously. We act as soon as the words are spoken. No hesitation. Careful that actions are actually well-planned otherwise, results may not yield what's intended. In conversation, especially if we're angered, it's easy to blurt out words without really thinking them through.
  • November 29 to December 1 ~ Mercury square Uranus and sextile the Triple Conjunction. A few days of hopefulness with opportunities for awareness, healing and enlightenment. A good time to learn seeing the same situation from different perspective or shifting point of view to gain a more complete outlook.
  • December 1 ~ Uranus Direct in Aquarius
Where will this Mercury transit fall on your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Sagittarius. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Sagittarius zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury transiting those houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for them below then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury's transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 8th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 10th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule a session for a personal reading. Or head over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start a discussion.

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"Sagittarius and the Central Milky Way," photo credit and copyright to Robert Gendler.

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